It’s one of those products that’s popular with those who’d just as soon skip the base cards. 2019 Topps Five Star baseball will make its return in late summer, with two signed cards in each one-pack box.
Topps is touting a “new high-end design” and the all on-card autograph promise (except of course, for the cut signatures which will also be part of the product).
Around 80 past and present players are part of the base autograph checklist which will include several different serial-numbered parallels. Dual autographed cards will be numbered to 10 or less.
Silver Signatures and Golden Graphs will be case hits, with the autographs signed in silver or gold ink. Six different parallel versions will also be created. The checklist for each will have 30 different players.
Some Five Star Signatures cards will carry an inscription and carry a serial number no higher than 20.
New this year is Pentamerous Penmanship, which will use a shadow box design (cards will be numbered to 25 or less).
Jumbo Patch autograph cards will feature mostly veterans and rookies with a few retired greats like Cal Ripken Jr. also included. Gold and Silver parallels will be in the mix with four different versions numbered 1/1 including MLB logo and laundry tag patches.
New this year are Five Tool Phenom patches, which will feature some of the game’s top talents. All will be numbered to 25 or less with 1/1 parallels also possible.
Cut Signatures and Celebrity Cuts
All 1/1, the cut signature checklist will include greats from long ago while another group of non-baseball celebrities will also be part of 2019 Topps Five Star, set for release on August 28.
Boxes are available on eBay for around $150. You can see them here.