Collectors who want a Topps flagship-style card of Shohei Ohtani in an Angels uniform or Giancarlo Stanton in Yankee pinstripes won’t have to wait much longer. Topps has announced the checklists for its annual pre-packaged team sets and both players are included…albeit with some graphic wizardry making it happen. The 17-card sets are typically distributed in the home market … [Read more...] about Ohtani, Stanton in New Uniforms on 2018 Topps Factory Team Set Checklist
2018 Topps Series One
Dozens of hobby shop owners and distributors from around the U.S. and Canada are attending the first ever Topps Industry Conference in Arizona. The company tossed out some news items during the day including these nuggets: *National Baseball Card Day will return August 11. Topps says it will give away 1.2 million packs in MLB stadiums in an effort to "raise … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Industry Conference: Silver Pack Expansion, NBCD Returns; Sterling Too?
2018 Topps Series 1 baseball packs come with a contest. Inside random packs are game cards for the company’s Home Run Challenge promotion, one that offers exclusive cards as prizes along with a chance to go to the 2019 Home Run Derby during All-Star week. The scratch-off player cards are found inside random packs. You can log into your account at Topps.com and … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Home Run Challenge: To Scratch or Not to Scratch?
American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge has won the online vote and will be card #1 in the 2018 Topps baseball set. The announcement was made live on MLB Network Monday morning. Topps first opened card #1 to public election in 2016. Mike Trout and Kris Bryant were the first two players elected to the leadoff position in the Topps flagship series, which … [Read more...] about Judge Wins Fan Ballot; Will Lead off 2018 Topps Set
Those who buy a box of baseball cards next week when Series 1 arrives should receive a bonus: a 2018 Topps Silver Pack. Back for the second straight year, the promotion offers a special four-card bonus pack at participating hobby shops and online retailers. Collectors who buy a Hobby box (36 packs) receive one pack while those purchasing a Jumbo box (12 large … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Silver Packs Bonus Returns with 35th Anniversary Salute
A couple of weeks before pitchers and catchers report for training, another promise of spring arrives with 2018 Topps Series 1 Baseball. The 67th edition of the company’s flagship product will have both standard Hobby and Jumbo box configurations. Official release day is January 31. Each hobby box will again have 36 packs of 10 cards for about $60. Jumbos will … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Series 1 Checklist Released
Most all have appeared on a baseball card before thanks to the extensive network of products focused on prospects and draft picks, but they don’t get an official rookie card until they’ve spent some time in the major leagues. More than 40 will get them inside 2018 Topps Series 1 baseball, due to arrive at the end of this month. Among those to look for: Rhys … [Read more...] about 2018 Topps Series 1 Rookie Card List Revealed
Topps unveiled its annual All-Star Rookie Team live on MLB Network Tuesday morning—and also offered a sneak peek at a few more cards in its 2018 First Series set. Topps called the 11-player squad “one of the strongest classes in its 58-year history with record breakers, rising stars and potential award winners.” “This is one of the most impressive Topps MLB All-Star … [Read more...] about Topps Names All-Star Rookie Team; Creates NOW Set
Topps is once again turning the selection of card No. 1 in its flagship baseball set over to collectors and fans. The company launched the idea in 2016 with Mike Trout winning. Kris Bryant was the fans’ choice for 2017. Both are on the ballot again along with rookie star Aaron Judge and 11 others. You can also write in your own pick for No. 1, which has traditionally … [Read more...] about Topps Opens Balloting for 2018 Card No. 1
Topps sprung its 2018 flagship baseball card design on its social media followers Thursday. You can see the front of Clint Frazier's rookie card below. The design continues the company's push toward full-bleed photos and incorporates a sort of "video action" font in which you can sort of imaging the graphics flying onto a video screen. While some aren't sure … [Read more...] about Topps Unveils 2018 Baseball Card Design