Bat pieces, vintage jerseys and cut signature cards are just some of the content collectors will find inside 2017 Topps Tier One baseball, an all-hit release that makes its return to the company’s product line. Topps has released preliminary preview information for the new edition of Tier One, which is set for release sometime in the spring.
Autographed Bat Knobs will feature an on-card signature and game-used bat knob relic. They’ll be tough to find, though. No more than 50 cards will be created, with each a 1/1.
Tier One Autographed Limited Lumber also has a checklist of around 50 with other parts of game-used bats as the centerpiece including player names, logos, bat brand labels or player signatures from the barrel end. These, too, will be 1/1.
Past players are featured on the Signature Tools Autograph Relic subset, which includes 50 stars signing on card. The relic? The actual pen used to sign the card. Obviously, each will be a 1/1.
Topps will paste cut autographs into its Cut Signature Relics with game-used memorabilia swatches and autographs adorning each of the 25 1/1 cards.
Tier One Autographs, with one guaranteed per case, will feature a checklist of around 25 players, past and present, with on-card signatures.
Break Out and Prime Performers will have about 100 different players, again with on-card signatures. Base versions will be signed in blue ink with Copper Ink parallels numbered to 25; Silver to 10 and Gold numbered to 1.
Sequentially numbered Dual and Triple Autograph cards will also be in the mix.
Topps breaks out the acetate-type look on Clear One Autographs, featuring a mix of past and present players, with all cards numbered to 5.
There will be 25 different 1/1 Cut Signature cards to chase as well.
New this year are Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Book cards, which feature the best active players with numbering to 10. Patch Parallel autos will be numbered 1/1.
Prodigious Patch Autographs will have a 50-card checklist of active players. Autographs will be signed directly on the card and relics will feature jumbo-size patch pieces. Each will be numbered to 10 with Platinum Parallel Relic Patches numbered 1/1.
The relic card category opens with the standard Tier One Relics, a checklist of approximately 70 cards, all sequentially numbered. Dual versions will be numbered to 25 with Triples slated to be 1/1.
Tier One Legends is a 20-card subset with all-time greats pictured along with a memorabilia swatch from their career. Again, Dual and Triple versions will be created, with Duals numbered to 25 and Triples 1/1.
Prodigious Patches feature current players with a jumbo relic patch piece. They’ll be numbered to 10 with 1/1 Platinum parallels.
The exact release date for 2017 Topps Tier One Baseball isn’t known as of yet.