All card companies evolve, but finding the right mix of sustainable products is important for Topps, which will continue for at least five more years as the exclusive partner of MLB and its players’ union. Having as many of the same product lines as possible each year brings continuity but also enables them to tweak certain issues or rotate in new ideas. One of their most lasting successes in the high mid-market is the recently released 2015 Museum Collection.
Mike Trout once again adorns boxes, which began arriving in hobby shops earlier this month.
The base cards feature a player photo set against a grayish background The player’s name, team logo and position are all on the card bottom. The backs have biographical information; career statistics and brief blurb.
Make no mistake, though. It’s the hits that collectors expect with Museum, which does crank out a 100-card base set as well.
With each master box promising one on-card autograph, one autograph relic, one quad relic and one jumbo relic, there is a certain level of understanding every mini-box will contain a nice card. Each of the four mini boxes in the master box contains three base cards, one parallel and one either the auto or relic.
Here’s what we pulled from the box provided by Topps:
Base Cards: 11 out of 100, all of which were different.
Copper Parallels: Tom Seaver, Stephen Strasburg
Green Parallel (#d to 199): Hyun-Jin Ryu
Jumbo Relics Copper (#d to 35) Nolan Arenado
Primary Pieces Quad Relics Legends: (#d to 25) Hank Aaron
Archival Autograph (#d to 399) Kolten Wong. This is the on-card autograph
Signature Swatches Triple Relic Autographs (#d to 249): C.J. Cron (sticker)
The Hank Aaron relic piece is a nice hit and while we didn’t score big with the autographs, we came away with a pretty good feeling about Museum.
See what’s listed on eBay here.