If you're a student of prospects, Topps is banking on you to support "the official card of minor league baseball". 2011 Topps Pro Debut will launch later this spring, the second issue from the company's deal with MLB to produce a set focused on big league prospects.
Each 24-count box will include four hits: two autographs and two game-worn relics featuring swatches of minor league jerseys. Eight parallels will be found in those packs as well as a total of 18 inserts.
The base set will have 330 cards and consist of only one series this year.
Side-by-side dual autographs will be among the highlights.
Among the insert sets will be A, AA and AA stars featuring players who appeared in the All-Star Games at each level. Also randomly packed will be the printing plates used to create the inserts--four plates per subject and 400 one-of-one plates in all.