Topps has created a few mini versions of its flagship set –and others—in recent years. The little guys are back again with 2016 Topps Mini Baseball, released this week as an online exclusive. The mini sets contain all 700 base cards from Topps Baseball Series' 1 and 2 in addition to ten parallel cards and a 10-card bonus set created using the 1975 Topps design. ’75 is the … [Read more...] about Topps Mini Factory Set Includes 1975-Style Bonus, Parallels
Topps has released various mini cards since the 1970's, but over the past several years their popularity has increased resulting in the development of mini products. Partnering their popular Chrome brand with the mini craze, Topps has announced 2014 Topps Chrome Mini Football. Unlike some previous mini products, this one will be available to hobby shops. Expect boxes to … [Read more...] about Topps Unveils First Mini Chrome Football Product
One of the simplest concepts Topps retail has created is the Turkey Red online exclusive box. For $19.99, a collector receives 11 cards including one sticker autograph in a product that tries to pay homage to the original theme used in tobacco cards more than a century ago. It’s a reasonable price to be guaranteed one autograph card as well as a group of players who are … [Read more...] about 2014 Turkey Red Baseball Limited?
The first 2014 baseball product is coming out but 2013 isn’t quite done for Topps, which will produce a 2013 Bowman Chrome mini factory set that will release on February 19. Featuring prospects and rookies from this year’s Bowman, Bowman Chrome and Draft Picks & Prospects set, it will be a higher end product with dealers paying $165-170. Seemingly devoted to the mini … [Read more...] about Topps to Produce 2013 Bowman Chrome Mini Factory Set; 2014 Cards Hitting Stores
For Topps, as well as other card companies, adding new brands to their product lines has its share of challenges. For the "direct to consumer retail" division that challenge is even trickier as the "hobby/retail (read Walmart/Target) area has to come first as their sales volume is far more than the direct to consumer at this time. People like me, who grew up purchasing cards in … [Read more...] about Topps Mini Football is Latest in Online Exclusives
Mini madness continues. 2013 Topps Mini Football is about to be sprung on the company’s official website. The product will go live early next week. With a price of $52.99, the Topps.com online exclusive product will feature one autograph or one relic card per 24-pack box. Set collectors will be busy busting with 440 cards on the base checklist. With the announcement, … [Read more...] about Topps to Produce Mini Football Issue
Series One and Two are out well before the All-Star break, but collectors have to wait until playoff time to put the wraps on the season. 2013 Topps Update Baseball Series is slated for an October 16 release date. The product continues “The Chase”, a promotional theme Topps kicked off during the winter. Once again, the base set will include 330 cards highlighting player … [Read more...] about 2013 Topps Update Series Preview and Checklist
by Rich Klein Each year I go to the National, something always really catches my eye at the Topps booth. Last year it was the Lineage product. I was enthralled immediately (of course I was one of the few) but one of the aspects of this issue was the tribute to the 1987 Topps mini set. For a few years in the 1980's Topps was producing all sorts of "side" sets to keep the … [Read more...] about 2012 Topps Mini Baseball Box Break