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Topps Pays Homage to Legendary Turkey Red Set

2005 Topps Turkey Red Baseball - Albert Pujols Card Topps is pleased to announce that this summer it is paying homage to the legendary 1911 Turkey Red Baseball set with its own rendition featuring today's stars - 2005 TOPPS TURKEY RED BASEBALL.

The original 1911 Turkey Red tobacco card set, considered by many hobbyists to be the most gorgeous baseball card set ever produced, consisted of oversized "Cabinet" cards measuring 5 " x 8" and featured some of the most stunning artwork ever captured on a baseball card.

Topps has recaptured these classic visuals and has given them a modern day twist which links today's superstars with yesterday's legends. Collectors can now see Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez on the picturesque baseball landscapes that Napoleon Lajoie, Honus Wagner and Tris Speaker once graced.

Collectors will also be pleased to know that each 24-pack box guarantees 2 Relics and/or Autographs, 25 Parallel cards and an Original-Sized Box Loader.

Here's the breakdown:

BASE CARDS (315) (2 x 3 )
255 Veterans & Prospects
30 Rookies
15 Retired Stars
10 Action Cards
5 Reprints

PARALLELS
315 Turkey Black
315 Turkey White
315 Turkey Red
315 Turkey Gold (#'d to 50)
315 Turkey Suede (1 of 1)

AUTOGRAPHS
5 Exclusive Barry Bonds Autographs (Five different 1 of 1's)
22 Turkey Autographs (includes Topps exclusive A-Rod)
22 Turkey Black, White, Red & Gold Autographs (sequentially numbered)
22 Turkey Suede Autographs (1 of 1)

RELICS
31 Turkey Relics (Pujols, Clemens, A-Rod and more)
31 Turkey Black, White, Red & Gold Relics (sequentially numbered)
31 Turkey Suede Relics (1 of 1)

BOX LOADERS / Cards featured in original Turkey red size (5 x 8)
12 Autographed Relics (Bonds and A-Rod / guarantee 1 per case)
16 Turkey Red Cabinets (includes 3 U.S. Presidents)
Original Turkey Red Buybacks
11 B-18 Blankets (Jeter, Bonds and Ichiro)
Original B-18 Blanket Buybacks

2005 Topps Turkey Red Baseball releases the week of August 29th and carries a $4.00 SRP for each 8-card pack (7 base cards & 1 parallel).

Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: June 2, 2005

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