Topps has been busy at the All-Star FanFest in Washington, offering promotions, box breaks, prizes and selling sets of the All-Star Edition of their 2018 Factory Set.
— Topps Company (@Topps) July 13, 2018
Buy packs and you could pick up cards from this year’s version of the annual wrapper redemption set. Collectors received one card for every two sealed packs brought to the Topps booth. The set included exclusive Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Max Scherzer, Kris Bryant, Jose Altuve or Aaron Judge cards.
If you aren’t able to make it to FanFest, there are plenty of singles and sets being sold online.
They also had All-Star exclusive serial-numbered patch cards to give away to those who bought one of the All-Star Factory sets. The cards featured Bryant, Harper, Trout, Scherzer, Judge and Cody Bellinger. Only a few of the cards have been offered online with prices for Trout and Judge often stretching past the cost of the Factory Set.
Baseball cards are playing a featured role in the Washington Post’s coverage of the game. Late last week, the newspaper unveiled a special pull-out section with stories and information about the players, the game itself and surrounding events. Inside was a special sheet featuring custom made cards of the All-Star starters, produced in conjunction with Topps.
— Brian Gross (@briandgross) July 13, 2018
At least one sheet has made its way to eBay.
Online readers weren’t forgotten. In the fashion of Upper Deck ePack, the Post offers the opportunity to “open a pack” of those same cards until you complete the set. The cards automatically flip to reveal stats and info on the back.