Topps has launched its Project70 series with the first three cards including a baseball icon and two active stars. The initiative is part of Topps’ 70th anniversary, but also similar to last year’s Project2020 on-demand program.
Project70 will utilize 51 different artists and creatives to create the cards. Nineteen of the 20 artists who worked on last year’s Project2020 have returned along with 32 newcomers. The number of creators being used in Project70 is a reference to Topps’ 1951 sets that launched the current run of 70 years. Each artist will create 20 Project70 cards for a total of 1,020 that will eventually comprise the checklist.
Unlike Project 2020, each contributor will pick their own players from throughout baseball history and base their creations on a Topps design from the past.
New cards will be released daily on Topps.com and are only available for 70 hours. Print Runs for every card are posted after the sales window ends.
The series launched Wednesday morning with cards of Mookie Betts by Ben Baller (1988), Fernando Tatis by Ermsy (1955) and Babe Ruth by DJ Skee (2018).
The cards are priced at $19.99 or a three-card bundle for $49.99.
You can also pick them up on eBay for a lesser price if you can wait a few extra days for re-sellers who buy in quantity and flip for a small profit.
Each print run will include Rainbow Foil parallels, with 70 randomly inserted into each card’s print run as well as 1/1 Gold Frame variations.