Topps’ recent deal with Derek Jeter is spawning a new, high-end release but they won’t exactly be widely distributed. The Topps Transcendent Captain’s Collection will be limited to just 40 boxes with each containing a small mountain of Jeter-centric content including 14 autographs of the Hall of Fame shortstop. That would indicate Jeter has signed 560 total cards for the project.
Set to arrive in September, each box will be serial-numbered to 40 and contain:
• A 40-card complete base set
• 6 “The Captain’s Career” Autographs, numbered to 3 or less
• 1 3,000 Hits Autograph, numbered 1 of 1
• 5 Final Season Autographed Relic Cards, numbered to 3 or less
• 1 Autographed Patch Card, numbered 1 of 1
• 1 Autographed Jeter rookie card buyback, numbered to 40
• 1 VIP Event Invitation – with Jeter as the special guest
Captain’s Career Autographs
A 40-card set highlighting the most notable moments in Jeter’s MLB career. All cards feature on-card
autographs, framed and encased. Autographs will be numbered to 3, 2 or 1.
3,000 Hits Autographs
These will showcase milestone moments in Jeter’s road to 3,000 career hits. They’ll carry on-card signatures and be inside a small wood frame and then encased. Each will be 1/1.
Autographed Rookie Card Buybacks
Topps has repurchased 40 of Jeter’s 1993 Topps rookie cards and given them a foil stamp. Jeter’s autograph has also been added. All will be encased and numbered.
Final Season Autographed Relic Cards
Cards will feature single relic pieces from select game-used bats, cleats, wristbands, fielding gloves and
other memorabilia. All will be numbered to 3, 2 or 1 with the the latter two featuring what Topps calls “Jumbo Strip Relics.” There will be dual, triple and quad versions as well.
Autographed Patch Cards
Uniform patch pieces join an autograph on this group with all 1/1.
Details on the VIP event haven’t been released but it could be a little tricky with the pandemic apparently not going anywhere for awhile. Each box will contain an invitation.
There’s no word on cost for 2020 Transcendent Captain’s Collection, but Transcendent is typically a five-figure product. It’s the second Transcendent product released this year, with the Hall of Fame edition having been released earlier this spring.
You can see cards pulled from Transcendent baseball releases on eBay here.