The release of 2017 Topps Series One baseball is less than two weeks away and while we don’t have a numbered checklist yet, we do have a list of every player, insert and autographed card that will be produced.
Topps has released the basic checklist which includes a very large collection of inserts this year. Here it is: 2017 Topps Series 1 checklist.
Topps welcomed a few dozen friends of its ultra-expensive Transcendent product to Las Vegas Wednesday night for a 65th anniversary party.
The draw for those who pulled an invitation from the $22,000 product or bought one online for around $3,000 was the chance to meet NL MVP Kris Bryant and pick up some free, exclusive autographed cards.
— Topps Company (@toppscards) January 19, 2017
Bryant spent a few minutes at each dinner table; signed autographs (only a Topps item created specifically for the event). He also took photos with attendees and those will be turned into Topps NOW cards and sent to each person along with a signed Bryant action photo.
Each attendee also received a gift bag with a Mike Trout autographed card made exclusively for the event, a set of 65 Bryant cards numbered to 65 with each card in a past Topps design, several other signed cards and some Topps apparel. There were also raffle drawings where more exclusive signed cards were handed out.
Some of those cards have already hit eBay.
Several Topps executives attended party.
The one day event is held at the StubHub Center in Carson during the sixth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl all-star football game.
Free autographs will be available from a quartet of players including:
12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Alex Collins (Arkansas / Seattle Seahawks running back)
Jordan Howard (Indiana / Chicago Bears running back)
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Paxton Lynch (Memphis / Denver Broncos quarterback)
Michael Thomas (Ohio State / New Orleans Saints wide receiver)
Panini will provide fans with a themed photo card to have player sign. Autographs are free but fans will not be permitted to bring their own items for players to sign.