I actually posted about this set before, way back in January 2009. Since, according to Blogger that post only got one view, I thought I'd do a reprise. But with different cards from the set. Also, I just snagged a relic card from the set so I've something new to show.
For 2001, Topps had an interesting idea. They put out a set which
combined their 'premium' card brands at the time, Stadium Club, Gold
Label, Gallery, Finest, and Bowman's Best. It was a 250 card set
featuring 50 players. There are 5 cards for each player, one for each
brand. What is perhaps most interesting, is that the cards don't feature
the actual designs used on the brands in 2001, or in fact, in any year.
Instead, the designs are in the style of each brand. The fronts of the
cards all feature the Topps Fusion logo at the bottom of the card. The
backs of each brand are different, except for a block at the bottom with
the Topps logo, copyright info, other logos and the card number. I
liked these cards and bought a box in 2001 (at about $0.75/card).
First the new relics.
and Carlos Delgado, in the style of Topps Finest
Topps Gold Label