Beginning this week collectors will find a new product in the 2017 Topps line on store shelves, but only if they look at Target. Topps has partnered with graphic designer Tyson Beck for what they describe as ‘outrageous’ designs for their Fire lineup. The product features a 200-player checklist drawn from current stars, retired greats, and rookies – including the popular home run sensation Aaron Judge.
Topps Fire will be sold in one of three configurations. A standard box configuration – branded as a Collector’s Box – consisting of 20 packs containing two hits at a suggested price of $70. There will also be a value (blaster) box as is typically found at stores like Target for $20. In addition they will also be selling fat packs.
Each configuration will have their own unique inserts with Onyx being included at a rate of one per Collector’s Box, while Gold Minted will be found only in value boxes, with Blue Chip a fat pack exclusive.
Inserts and Parallels
2017 Topps Fire Baseball will have multiple parallels including Fire, Orange (#’d to 299), Green (#’d to 199), Purple (#’d to 99), Magenta (#’d to 25), and Inferno (1/1).
There will be five insert sets included across all three configurations: Fired Up, using a collage style to highlight a player’s emotions during games; Flame Throwers, which will include baseball’s best fastball pitchers. Golden Gloves, with an emphasis on the best defensive plays; Monikers, making use of the game’s best nicknames and Walk It Off, which features recent memorable walk-off hits.
The autographs of 52 players will be included in 2017 Topps Fire Baseball. Among the signers Topps is featuring in the product are the legendary Hank Aaron, Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., and current stars such as Bryce Harper, Kris Bryant, Cody Bellinger, and Andrew Benintendi.
It would not be a Topps product without colored parallels and Fire will feature autographed parallels in Green (#’d to 75), Purple (#’d to 50), Magenta (#’d to 25), and Inferno (1/1), which will be a Collector’s Box exclusive.
In addition to single player autographed cards Fire will also have seven dual signature cards (#’d to 20) and triple autographs (#’d to 5).
The designs of Tyler Beck will be on full display across the relic card lineup, which will feature swatches from game used jerseys. There will again be colored parallels with Green (#’d to 75), Purple (#’d to 50), Magenta (#’d to 25), and Inferno (1/1).
Autograph patch cards will also be in the Target exclusive product’s lineup. The autographs will be included with jersey patches and make use of rainbow foilboard. In addition to the base version there will also be Magenta (#’d to 10) and Inferno (1/1) parallels.
2017 Topps Fire Baseball is available on Target shelves now.