- Jul 5, 2005
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During 1993 to help promote the new expansion teams the then Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies Topps created a separate set featuring short printed inaugural cards. The Marlins version will have a gold circle emblem near the front bottom left corner while the Rockies version will have the gold circle emblem near the front bottom right corner. Ironically, Jeter would become owner for the Miami Marlins in 2017 causing the Marlins Topps inaugural card to go way up in value. Both cards are great long-term investments because both of these are short-printed to just a 10,000 print run.
AFAIK you had to buy the whole set. My dad bought 3 back in the day at Joe Robbie.Only thing I can come up with is that it was a special edition topps pack that they released in 1993 to kinda celebrate/promote the marlins first season that was maybe even sold or given out at Joe Robbie and so the cards inside that pack were branded like that to associate them with the pack itself