Baseball card ‘packs’ carrying only a random autograph or two at a $100 and up price point aren’t a new concept in the hobby. Leaf and Historic Autographs are two companies who’ve created packaged products that are signature focused. 2014 Topps Dynasty puts Major League Baseball’s trading card partner into the game.
Set to release in November, Topps Dynasty will be a high-end product with every pack/box containing an autograph or cut signature card, already encased. It’s more memorabilia than trading card product, but each is numbered on card to 10 or less.
Topps calls it their “most premium” baseball product ever “featuring the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history”.
The Cut Signature card checklist includes 50 autographs chopped from other sources and used to create 1/1 Dynasty cards. Topps has secured autographed cuts from some of the greatest players of all time, including Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, and Roberto Clemente. Sadly, it looks from the company’s preview material as if the Gehrig signature was cut from a one-of-a-kind letter or other document.
1/1 Cut Signature Dual Relic Legends include Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Clemente and others with a cut signature and two relic pieces. Numbered 1/1.
Dealer cost will be around $200 per box with five boxes per case.