Due out seven weeks from now, Topps’ 2016 baseball will offer what it’s calling the “greatest volume and selection of vintage buybacks in history” according to a video released by the company on Tuesday.
The company will kick off its 65th year in business by inserting vintage cards from 1951 to recent years in its standard card packs. Once again, they’ll be altered though, with a foil-stamped 65th anniversary logo on the front of each one. Some will be rarer than others.
It’s not a new concept– Topps did the same thing with its 2015 football cards– but this time you can expect two buyback cards in every box.
Topps has bought up millions of cards from dealers of vintage material over the years. The company celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1991 by inserting unstamped vintage cards into packs. They’ve also put stamped buybacks into Heritage Baseball.
Topps says the vintage cards will be distributed at various levels including:
- Black (standard)
- Red (“limited”)
- Blue (“rare”)
- Silver (“scarce”)
- Gold (1/1)
2016 Topps Baseball is due out February 3.