A baseball card brand that first debuted 20 years ago returns later this year with the third year of its revival. 2018 Topps Gold Label is more of a collector-oriented product that a hit chasing, box breaking kind of offering.
This year’s edition will have a configuration that will be familiar to those who bought it last year. There will be seven packs per box, each with five cards. One Framed Autograph card is guaranteed in each, along with four or more base parallels.
Black Label will feature only 100 players, with a focus on rookies, popular veterans and some retired greats. All base cards will showcase two player photos, with different photos on every class.
Each class version will also feature Black, Blue, Red and Gold Parallels to chase at the following levels of scarcity.
Class 1 – 1:2 packs
Class 2 – 1:6 packs
Class 3 – 1:20 packs
Class 1 – #’d to 75
Class 2 – #’d to 50
Class 3 – #’d to 25
Class 1 – #’d to 150
Class 2 – #’d to 99
Class 3 – #’d to 50
Class 1 – #’d 1/1
Class 2 – #’d 1/1
Class 3 – #’d 1/1
Standard Framed Autos will include Black (# to 75 or less); Blue (# to 50 or less); Red (# to 25 or less) and Gold (1/1).
There will be one non-auto memorabilia card element. MLB Legends Relics will include a piece of memorabilia from what Topps calls “the greatest legends in the history of Major League Baseball.” All are numbered to 75 or less with Black (# to 5) and 1/1 Gold parallels.
2018 Topps Gold Label Baseball is due out in October and will be a hobby-only release. Boxes are available online at around $60-$70.