2016 Topps Strata Baseball will once again offer pieces of game-used material that can be pinpointed to the date of use through the MLB Authentication program.
Due out in late July, Strata will have just two cards per box, with boxes containing an autograph and relic and every other box surrendering two autographs—one on a relic card.
Autographed Relics in 2016 Topps Strata Baseball
Those auto relics (“Clearly Authentic Auto Relics”) will be on acetate stock and include just 20 different players. Parallels will include Blue (# to 99); Green (# to 75), Black (# to 50), Gold (# to 25) and a 1/1 Red that will have things like jersey buttons, laundry tags or interior patches.
The Strata Signature Patch cards will have 25 subjects, numbered to 25 with Gold (# to 5) and Rivet (1/1) parallels.
Standard and Not So Standard Autographs
Dual autographs (# to 5) and 1/1 cut signature cards are also planned including a Babe Ruth.
2016 Topps Strata Clearly Authentic Relics
- Blue (# to 99)
- Green (# to 75)
- Black (# to 50)
- Gold (# to 25)
Expect prices for the two-card pack/boxes to land somewhere between $80 and $90 upon release.