Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Hunt(er) For Reds This December


What is the most famous baseball set of the past 10 years?

If you said, 2011 Topps Update you likely have been paying attention to the set that has some very expensive rookie cards like Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, Jose Altuve, DJ LeMahieu, and many more.

I'm not interested in those though.  I am interested in one card in particular.
A Jay Bruce All-Star card?
As a Pirates fan, don't I hate the Reds?


But this card not only has Hunter Pence, one of my favorite baseball personalities of the past decade, it also has an Andrew McCutchen cameo on the right.  

So if you thought that you're boxes of 2011 Topps Update couldn't yield anymore goodness, please take them out and look at them.  If you have any parallels of this card I am very interested.
I am looking for all parallels of this card.  Cognac, Silver Anniversary, Black, WalMart Blues, printing plates, Hope Diamonds, and most importantly Target Reds.  

Did you ever discover a card nearly a decade after it's printing that had a cameo on it of a favorite player of yours? 


  1. If Matt Boyd is on a card as a Cameo, I'd be all in for sure.

  2. It wasn't until recently that I discovered that Carlton Fisk was in the background of Carl Yastrzemski's 1981 Topps card.

  3. Nice. Good luck on this hunt. Oh, I found out that Strawberry is a cameo in some card, but I'm damned if I can remember which one now. So that's like 30+ years? Ugh. And I so love the 2011 set.

  4. Yeah. I feel like I come across at least one Tony Gwynn cameo every few years.