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    Quick (Probably Dumb) Question on Topps Gold cards

    I assume Topps does not make gold cards (#/2017, /2018, etc) for their recent year variations or short prints. Is this a correct assumption? The gold cards would only be associated with the base Topps cards and none of the other SPs, photo variations, sparkles, etc?

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    I would say gold is limited to the base set subjects (at least that's what a lot of website checklists say).

    I am thinking back to 2011 or whatever and I think I pulled a retired SP version that was a parallel (not gold in this case, but I'm thinking cognac or the diamond anniversary parallel) so there may be some SP base cards in some years that can be found in parallel versions.

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    Thanks. Yeah, I agree with you...I think I have a Tom Seaver from either 2011 or 2012 in that all sparkle design. Which, is a super cool looking card. Just looking for the complete checklist for gold cards...

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    The other thing-- If an SP or SSP is super hard to find, having a gold variation #/2018 all of a sudden makes it not so scarce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian26 View Post
    The other thing-- If an SP or SSP is super hard to find, having a gold variation #/2018 all of a sudden makes it not so scarce.
    They do not have the Gold parallel versions of SP or SSP cards. Strictly base is all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brian26 View Post
    The other thing-- If an SP or SSP is super hard to find, having a gold variation #/2018 all of a sudden makes it not so scarce.
    SPs are an scarce as topps wants us to believe. A BO member did the math based on odds and figures around 30K, hardly “short” printed


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    SPs are an scarce as topps wants us to believe. A BO member did the math based on odds and figures around 30K, hardly “short” printed


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    Short compared to base cards, probably not compared to any numbered card

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    Quote Originally Posted by RagingAcid View Post
    Short compared to base cards, probably not compared to any numbered card
    Yeah, people don’t buy purple Bowman /250 cuz there’s too many but buy “SP” cards


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    Yeah, people don’t buy purple Bowman /250 cuz there’s too many but buy “SP” cards


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    True but Topps Flagship and Heritage set collectors drive a lot of that too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewer Andy View Post
    True but Topps Flagship and Heritage set collectors drive a lot of that too.


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