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Old 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM   #347 (permalink)
JohnAndrew
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Originally Posted by tajikey View Post
I guess it's safe to post this now, since all slots are paid for. Here's how I see the breakdown of the current checklist, in terms of best to worst teams:

Rangers
Nationals
Mariners
Diamondbacks
Yankees
Blue Jays
Rays
Athletics
Angels
Braves
Tigers
Giants
Red Sox
Twins
Reds
Brewers
Cardinals
Dodgers
Phillies
Rockies
Marlins
Royals
Indians
Cubs
Mets
Padres
Orioles
Pirates
White Sox

The top 4 teams were picked based on the combination of quality autos (Darvish, Harper, Montero, and Bauer) + number of different cards possible (not including refractor parallels). The Yankees were hard to pass up in spot 5 due to having 18 different cards in the set (think quantity of hits over quality of hits). The Blue Jays, Rays, and A's are next in line because of Lawrie, Moore, and Cespedes Rookie Autos. The only reaason the Jays and Rays are ahead of the A's (dang, they all rhyme!), is because of the amount of different cards they have in the set on top of the quality of autos included for each team. The A's have a relatively low presence in the set to this point, but Cespedes is enough of a draw to put them in the top 10. The Angels and Braves round out the top 10 because of Trout, and the foaming-at-the-mouth Braves fans that are passionate about their team. Plus, the Angels have 13 different cards in the set (Pujols and Trout autos, anyone?), while the Braves have 16. They ranked lower than the Angels because of the quality-of-hits potential being greater for the Angels.

*Obviously, this list is subject to change without notice. Please see your local Topps dealer for details.
As always, fantastic work Matt. Thank you!
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