If you’re the type who’d rather skip the process of building your own set, the 2018 Topps Baseball Complete Factory Sets are here–and there are three different bonuses to choose from, depending on which box you pick.
Each set will carry the same 700-card complete set, but the five-card bonus packs included in both the Retail and Hobby versions–and the newly announced All-Star version– will be different. There’s also an extra bonus for sets purchased at one retail chain.
Released just after Independence Day, the Topps factory complete sets are a popular mid-season staple, especially for those who aren’t crazy about insert sets, relics and the like.
Once again, the factory sets will offer all 350 cards from 2018 Topps Series 1 and the 350 that make up the base set for Series 2. Newcomers Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres, both random inserts in packs of Series 2 that arrived last week, are included as base cards in the Factory sets.
The difference between the three sets comes in the form of those clear cello bonus packs that are included. The Hobby version (red box) will offer five random serial numbered foil board parallels. The Retail set found in places like Target and Walmart (blue box) will offer five Rookie Photo Variation cards as the bonus. The five cards will be Shohei Ohtani, Rhys Hoskins, Rafael Devers, Amed Rosario and Clint Frazier.
But wait…there’s more. The Retail sets purchased at Target also come with a sixth “bonus”–a Chrome Rookie Cup card. The checklist for that mini set includes:
Both the Hobby and Retail versions can be ordered online where prices for each set are generally in the $50-$65 range. You can see listings for both sets by clicking here.
The 2018 Topps Factory complete set “All Star Game Edition” comes in a box with the All-Star Game logoon the front and has an insert pack of its own, with cards focused on the All-Star Game. That checklist includes:
Mike Trout Los Angeles Angels
It’ll be available at the FanFest in Washington, D.C. leading up to the game but a few have made their way to eBay.