Topps sold more than 20,000 “Living Set” cards during the first week of the new program’s debut.
The never-ending issue promises three new baseball cards created in the design of the 1953 Topps set and offered online for one week only. No player will be featured more than once unless that player joins a new team.
The first week of cards created by sports artist Mayumi Seto featured New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge, San Francisco’s Joe Panik and Detroit’s Nicholas Castellanos – with the No. 1 Judge card selling 13,256 on its own. Topps called the first week “an incredible debut.”
It isn’t known how many of the cards were purchased by those aiming to create a personal Living Set collection. Some bought the three-card bundle at the discounted rate and attempted to sell them individually on eBay.
The second set of cards was introduced Wednesday and includes Rhys Hoskins, Ian Happ and Nick Markakis.