2016 Topps Tier One Baseball will mark the return of an “all hits” product to the mid-season calendar with two autographs and a relic card in each one-pack box. 2016 Tier One should land at $90-110 per box upon release June 8. A preview gallery of sample cards is below along with a full checklist.
Among the ‘relic’ inserts in will be pens (or maybe pieces of the pens) that were used by the player when signing the cards that will be packaged in Tier One. We’ll let you decide whether you think that’s cool or kooky. Fifty player pens will be in the product.
2016 Tier One Autographs
Tier One Autographs will be numbered to 99 or less and also come in Copper (# to 25), Silver (# to 10) and Gold (1/1) parallels. Clear One Autographs will be a tough pull, too, with cards numbered to 25. The Clear One checklist will have 25 players.
Other big hits in 2016 Tier One Baseball will be Dual Autographs, with up to 15 different on the checklist, each numbered to 25; along with five different Triple Autograph cards, each numbered to 10 and also Cut Signatures cards that will be 1/1.
— Cardsmiths Breaks (@cardsmithsbreak) June 9, 2016
2016 Topps Tier One will have autographed relic cards numbered to 99 with Dual Patch parallels numbered to 25 and Triple Patch parallels numbered 1/1.
There will also be Dual Autographed Relic Book Cards numbered to 10; Autographed Bat Knobs (1/1 with 50 players on the checklist), Autographed Prodigious Patches numbered to 10 (Platinum parallels will be numbered to 5), Autographed Limited Lumber featuring bat pieces (1/1) and Cut Signature Relics (10 players all numbered 1/1).
Easier to land will be Prime Performers and Breakout autographs. They’ll each be numbered to 299 or less and also have the Copper, Silver and Gold ink parallels.
2016 Tier One Relic Cards
Standard relic cards will include:
- Tier One Relics (Over 75 Subjects). Numbered to 399 or less with Dual Swatch parallels numbered to 50 and Triple Swatches numbered to 5.
- Tier One Relics Legends (Over 15 subjects) Numbered to 99 or less with Dual Swatch (# to 25) and Triple Swatch (# to 5) parallels.
- Prodigious Patches (Over 20 subjects numbered to 10)
- Bat Knobs (Over 100 subjects numbered 1/1)
- Limited Lumber (Over 75 subjects, all 1/1)
- Tier One All-Star Relics (Over 40 subjects, all 1/1)
You can see newly listed Tier One baseball cards on eBay here.