If you liked series one, series two brings you more of the same, in some cases much more. We get a continuation of series one, with numbers 351-700. The usual assortment of parallels are back, but we also get a bit of a throwback for the SP variations. Instead of just image variations, we also see the return of old time player variations.
Many of the insert sets are continued in this series, including 1987 Topps, First Pitch, MLB Network, and Salute. The First Pitch set is at least a reasonable size. I can’t really say the same about the 1987 and Salute sets. They are each 100 cards, after 100 cards from series one, as well. At ten per box, those sets would take almost two cases to pull, which seems a bit extreme to me.
During the initial release, hobby stores also offered two additional 1987 Topps Chrome packs for each sealed box purchase.
This box contained my first 1/1 autograph, which was rather surprising to me. It contained:
432 Base (100% of 350 card set)
1 Base Black Parallel
6 Base Gold Parallel
1 Base Negative Parallel
1 Base Pink Parallel
5 Base Rainbow Foil Parallel
10 1987 Topps
5 First Pitch
1 MLB Network
5 Major League Milestones
10 Memorable Moments
1 Rediscover Topps Bronze 1990 Buyback
1 Rediscover Topps Bronze 1991 Buyback
1 Rediscover Topps Silver 1989 Buyback
1 Independence Day Team Logo Gold Robinson Cano (/75)
1 Major League Material Relics Zack Grienke
1 1987 Topps Autographs Birch Darryl Strawberry
7 1987 Topps Chrome Refractors
1 1987 Topps Chrome Blue Refractors