Ever since I posted the checklist of Rickey cards included in 2009 Topps Update & Highlights, I've been religiously checking Target for the release of the "cereal" boxes. Rickey was to have a base Legends Chrome card in both the Target and Wal-Mart sets, as well a a Refractor and a Gold Refractor.
Since it's been about two months since the set was released, and not a single card from those sets had surfaced, I e-mailed Topps to inquire about the "cereal" boxes. Here's their response:
"Thank you for your letter regarding Topps and its products. Unfortunately, the Cereal Box Exclusive products for both WalMart and Target have been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience this product cancellation may have caused."
So, if anyone else has been looking for these cards, you can halt your search. As a result, the Rickey cards below do not exist:
2009 Topps Legends Chrome Target Cereal #LLG21
2009 Topps Legends Chrome Target Cereal Gold Refractors #LLG21
2009 Topps Legends Chrome Target Cereal Refractors #LLG21
2009 Topps Legends Chrome Wal Mart Cereal #PR26
2009 Topps Legends Chrome Wal Mart Cereal Gold Refractors #PR26
2009 Topps Legends Chrome Wal Mart Cereal Refractors #PR26
Although they are currently listed on the "official" Beckett checklist, they should eventually be removed (I've sent them an e-mail, but I've never received a response in the past, and I'm not really holding my breath now). Now if only I could confirm that only one version of the non-Chrome cards exist, and that a regular and gold card were never produced.