The appetite for new on-demand Topps baseball card products seems insatiable these days. Or, there are enough people out there who are certain they can flip what they buy and make a quick profit.
Offered late Tuesday morning, the entire allotment of 2019 Topps Mini packs–over 10,000 of them–sold out within about two hours via the company’s website. There were once again no limits on the number of boxes you could order and some dealers, breakers, flippers and–yes, some collectors–gobbled up dozens or even hundreds at a time according to comments left on message boards.
2019 Topps Mini Details
The packs contained 35 cards for $24.99 with the set consisting of cards from Topps’ regular Series 1, 2 and Update sets all printed on what Topps calls “premium glossy stock.” With 1,000 cards to collect between the three series, a complete set of 2019 Mini would be a bear to put together but it’s unlikely many collectors will be attempting it.
Thirty of the 35 cards per pack will be base cards when the product ships in a few weeks. Four will be parallels numbered to 25, 10, 5 or 1. One will be a 1984-style insert card numbered to 25 or 1.
Autographed cards are also part of 2019 Topps Mini but they fall only one in every 15 packs. The checklist included something new for the Mini release–booklet cards carrying a pair of autographs. Topps teased one with rookies Pete Alonso and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The ordering window was scheduled to last until December 3 but Topps indicated all packs were sold in just over two hours. Some who snared them are now offering single packs and lots on eBay.