In looking through the Beckett checklist, my collection and my knowledge of some of the other sets out there, I set my sights on obtaining the Giants 2010 team set. These are the sets that are package together, usually with 17 cards, and sold at retail outlets. Starting in 2011 I was able to pick these up as they came out but missed the 2010 set. I suspected the Buster rookie drove the rarity and price of the pack but I didn't know if the rookie logo was on the card or not. I decided to try and track down a pack and find out.
I was lucky enough to find one with damaged packaging, put in an offer on eBay and was able to bring this home.
I showed the back of the Posey card to demonstrate how the backs are different only in the numbering. Each card number starts with SFG and ends with the numbers 1-17. Plus you will see the Posey front down below.
One of the fun things with these cards is to see which card feature different photos or cropping from the original. In this case over 1/3 of the cards are different, 6/17. Here are their Topps flagship counterparts:
After getting these cards, I decided to see if I had all the Posey base cards that have the Rookie Logo. I did a Beckett search, flipped through my binder and did a scan of eBay and outside of the Finest Letterman Auto cards (even though they have the RC logo there is no way in my book an autographed card should be counted as a rookie), I think I have the complete run.
Here are the 15 Buster Posey rookie cards in my collection:
I am happy to have the full rookie run of one of my favorite Giants. Might be time to see how my MadBum collection stacks up.