2010 Topps Sterling Baseball Cards

2010 Topps Sterling Baseball Cards
2010 Topps Sterling Baseball Cards

Topps has launched several high end fringe releases over the years. Many of these products run for just a few years and we don’t see them again for a while if ever. Topps Sterling falls into this category. 2010 Topps Sterling isn’t unlike other high end releases with single packs packaged in hinged wooden boxes at ultra premium price points. It’s a really nice presentation and the contents within are just as stunning. As is common with many high end products, the GU theme is heavily emphasized. However, the base cards are interesting in and of themselves. With framed borders, holofoil player photos, and tasteful fonts, this release by its very design alone is nothing short of attractive.

The set contains 150 cards and any card in the set can be found with 7 different variations. For completists or player collectors, this 7-card run poses serious challenges as there are two 1/1 parallels for any card in the base set. If you’re looking to build one of these 7-card runs, here’s what you’ll need to track down (examples of each are shown above from left to right):

  • Base: These feature teal frames and a print run of 250.
  • Framed White: These feature white frames and a print run of 50.
  • Framed Burgundy: These feature burgundy frames and a print run of 10.
  • Framed Gold: These feature gold frames and a print run of 5.
  • Framed Suede: These feature suede frames and a print run of 3.
  • Framed Cherry Wood: These feature wood frames and a print run of 1.
  • Framed Sterling Silver: These feature holofoil frames and a print run of 1.

The lower serial numbered stuff has already been in the unicorn category for years. If you can get at least four different cards for a single player, consider that a win. This is one of those products where if you don’t attempt to collect the different variations during the few weeks following product release, full-run goal attainment becomes foggy to nearly impossible.

I put together the run you see here by following that same purchasing strategy. A friend actually helped me secure the Gold since it’s so limited and he knew I was working on the issue. I can remember wondering if I’d ever see either of the 1/1s for my player. To my surprise, they both surfaced within a month of each other. It was an expensive month for me but that’s expected for premium products such as 2010 Topps Sterling.

If you wanna add some high end flare to your collection, I encourage you to toy with the idea of working on a 7-card run from 2010 Topps Sterling. It’s a fun chase but don’t expect to finish it quickly, especially since the spike of availability for this product has long since passed.

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Set Information:

Important Date(s)
November 24, 2010Release Date
2010 Topps Sterling

1:1 is the insertion ratio to pull a parallel/insert but not necessarily any specific one.

SetTotal CardsPrint Run(s)Odds
Base1502503:1 Box
Framed White150501:1
Framed Burgundy150101:1
Framed Gold15051:1
Framed Suede15031:1
Framed Cherry Wood15011:1
Framed Sterling Silver15011:1
Bat Barrel2011:1
Bat Barrel Autographs2011:1
Bat Knob2011:1
Bat Know Autographs2011:1
Career Chronicles Relics Triple60251:1
Career Chronicles Relics Triple 1060101:1
Career Chronicles Relics Triple Sterling Silver6011:1
Career Chronicles Relics Quad60251:1
Career Chronicles Relics Quad 1060101:1
Career Chronicles Relics Quad Sterling Silver6011:1
Career Chronicles Relics Five60251:1
Career Chronicles Relics Five 1060101:1
Career Chronicles Relics Five Sterling Silver6011:1
Career Chronicles Triple Relic Autographs60101:1
Career Chronicles Triple Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Career Chronicles Quad Relic Autographs60101:1
Career Chronicles Quad Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Career Chronicles Five Relic Autographs60101:1
Career Chronicles Five Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Cut Signatures271-2
Jumbo Swatch10101:1
Jumbo Swatch Autographs25101:1
Legendary Leather Relics Triple60251:1
Legendary Leather Relics Triple 1060101:1
Legendary Leather Relics Triple Sterling Silver6011:1
Legendary Leather Relics Quad60251:1
Legendary Leather Relics Quad 1060101:1
Legendary Leather Relics Quad Sterling Silver6011:1
Legendary Leather Relics Five60251:1
Legendary Leather Relics Five 1060101:1
Legendary Leather Relics Five Sterling Silver6011:1
Legendary Leather Triple Relic Autographs60101:1
Legendary Leather Triple Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Legendary Leather Quad Relic Autographs60101:1
Legendary Leather Quad Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Legendary Leather Five Relic Autographs60101:1
Legendary Leather Five Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Legendary Leather Six Relic Autographs60101:1
Legendary Leather Six Relic Autographs Sterling Silver6011:1
Pairs Relic Autographs25101:1
Pairs Relic Autographs Sterling Silver2511:1
Pairs Relic Cut Signatures1011:1
Postseason Relic Eight Autographs25101:1
Postseason Relic Eight Autographs Sterling Silver2511:1
Postseason Relics25101:1
Postseason Relics Sterling Silver2511:1
Relic Pairs25101:1
Relic Pairs Sterling Silver2511:1
Sterling Cut Signature Relics2011:1
Sterling Stats Relics Six140251:1
Sterling Stats Relics Six 10140101:1
Sterling Stats Relics Six Sterling Silver14011:1
Touched By Greatness Relic Triple Autographs25101:1
Touched By Greatness Relic Triple Autographs Sterling Silver2511:1
Touched By Greatness Relic Quad Autographs25101:1
Touched By Greatness Relic Quad Autographs Sterling Silver2511:1
Touched By Greatness Relic Five Autographs25101:1
Touched By Greatness Relic Five Autographs Sterling Silver2511:1
2010 Topps Sterling

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