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Old 03-16-2023, 07:48 AM
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Default Topps (SP) and (SSP ) Cards

I haven't kept up with the modern cards lately. Since Topps started adding variation poses to their sets, are any of the (SP) and (SSP) cards included in the Factory sets or just packs ? Also what year did they start doing this ? Thanks.
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Old 03-17-2023, 08:58 AM
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hey Mike

I love these cards. I am not an expert but I think the "veteran/HoF" image variations started in 2009 and then the SP/SSP for modern and veteran SPs really kicked off in 2010. The TCDB site does a pretty good job of listing all the variations.

I think the only "SPs" you could get in factory sets were the special 5-card packs in specially marked factory sets. I think in 2017 and 2018 there were "rookie image variations" of ohtani, Judge, etc...and "all-star" variations in earlier years. those are always different than pack pulled SPs
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They can be tough to find or just lost in collections. I still need some to complete my 2008 & 2009 UD Goudey sets.
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So if I buy a Factory set, I shouldn't think I will be getting any of the (SP) or (SSP) cards only the base cards, it that correct ?
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So if I buy a Factory set, I shouldn't think I will be getting any of the (SP) or (SSP) cards only the base cards, it that correct ?

Other than Factory Set exclusive bonus cards..... The answer is yes. The factory set bonus cards are variations, but not exactly SPs either.

The SP, SSP, and SSP (or Ultra SP) cards are pack issued.
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My understanding is that for 2023...there are no SP....only SSP...and all super $$$

Makes it easy to stop collecting manufactured rarity for my teams sets...Fanatics really blew this IMO...
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