As promised, 2015 Topps Five Star Baseball is getting a makeover. Topps has released a final checklist for the product, which is slated for release at hobby shops and via online dealers.
The major changes? You’ll only get two cards per pack but both will be autographed and the price point will be about one-fourth of last year’s model as Topps tries to bring one of its more popular lines to a larger audience. Pre-sales on hobby boxes have settled at around $125.
Topps is promising either an on card signature or a cut autograph when 2015 Five Star arrives. A full checklist is below.
Among the major hits are Legendary Lineups fold out book cards carrying eight signatures of players on some well-known teams and Hall of Fame Class book cards with autographs of members who were inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame during the same year.
The ‘base’ Five Star Autograph checklist will include more than 100 players with cards also coming in Gold (# to 50), Rainbow (# to 25), Emerald (# to 5) and Five Star (1/1).
Some of the big pulls will be from the Five Star Cut Signatures series that includes Babe Ruth, Nap Lajoie, Jackie Robinson and numerous other Hall of Famers.
Five Tools autographs (# to 25) will be signed cards of players known for possessing all five baseball tools.
Silver Signatures and Golden Graphs, numbered to 50, are just that. Both will feature the following parallels:
- Purple: sequentially numbered to 25.
- Blue: sequentially numbered to 20.
- Green: sequentially numbered to 15.
- Gold: sequentially numbered to 10.
- Orange: sequentially numbered to 5.
- Red: #’d 1/1.
Five Star MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patch autos will feature a checklist of up to 50 players featuring the familiar MLB logo patch from their game-worn jersey along with an autograph. All will be 1/1.
Five Star Autographed Jumbo Patches include a checklist of 15 and will include a game-worn jumbo patch piece. They’ll be numbered to 35 with Gold (# to 10), Rainbow (# to 5) and Five Star (1/1) parallels.
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