An old standby is returning that puts a traditional complete set in your lap without the need to sort anything. The 2017 Topps Baseball sets are arriving in July.
Once again, each factory set comes in a colorful box and includes the 700 cards that make up Series 1 and 2. Again this year, there is more than one option to choose from when buying them.
The history of the factory boxed set goes back to 1974 but it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that Topps made a habit of issuing them on a regular basis.
2017 Topps Complete Set Breakdown
The 2017 “retail” version (available at Target and Walmart stores) includes an insert set of photo variation rookie cards including Aaron Judge, Andrew Benintendi, Dansby Swanson, Alex Bregman and Yoan Moncada. The set is also available online with prices currently at around $50. This set will likely be the most popular because of the rookie card inserts (buyers will get two different rookie cards–the standard one that was in the base set and the factory set variation that comes in the bonus pack). The Judge photo variations have already been selling online for $20 and up.
This year’s “hobby” version will include a five card bonus pack of random parallel cards from the main set created on foilboard stock. It’s also available online for around $50.
There’s also an All-Star insert bonus pack inside the 2017 All-Star Game factory set version that will be promoted by the company at its booth during All-Star FanFest in Miami. However, it’s also available in somewhat smaller quantities online with prices generally ranging from $60-65.
Each 2017 Topps baseball set is packed in a different style box.