The picture is unrelated to this post, just thought I drop one in there. That's me next to the pretty cowgirl, I'm wearing the suit! This was a college trip to Dallas TX back in 97. Long story short, later that very evening me and the cowgirl went to a Neil McCoy concert (yes country music, I like all music) and Troy Aikman was there and had a bit to drink and got up onstage and was singing with Neil. It was hilarious. So I tied the picture to Sports. Now on the the breakdown
In 2013 there were 5,287 Atlanta Braves cards (notice no mention of Miluakee or Boston regarding possible inserts).
There were only 325 base cards, and 678 inserts in that huge number above. Of the base and inserts parallels were also released (duh), and those corresponding numbers are 2,222 base parallels, and 2,062 insert parallels. What????
Topps made the most with 4,595 and Panini 692.
There were 1,025 memorabilia cards.
There were 4,071 serial numbered cards.
There were 1,013 autographed cards of which 545 were "on card"
There were, get this 27 rookie cards (some of the same players in the different sets mind you)
Topps Triple Threads 711 cards
Topps flagship 436
Bowman Chrome 213
Bowman Draft 195
Bowman Chrome Draft 221
Topps Gypsy Queen 314
Topps Chrome 231
Topps A & G 207
Topps Tribute 194
Now if you add these Topps numbers up they come out to 2,909 far from the 4,595. I will have to dig some more to find the other sets counts. It's not hard so no biggie.
For a team Collector as I am, you would think that maybe if you try to get them all a few hundred, but not close at all. That kind of sucks!, But, at the same time it keeps you going to. If I could ever get close to those kinds of numbers, i would need at least one super sized Binder for each year!
Now for 2012
There were 4,370 Atlanta Braves cards issued.
Base cards 279 with another 1,730 parallels
Insert cards 769 with another 1,592 parallels
Serial #d 3,262
Autos 964 with 401 on card
Again, 1 year and another 4.4K in unique Braves cards...
I will give the breakdown for 2011 and 2010 then 2009 and 2008 over a couple more posts.