After taking a one day break, Topps released two more Project 2020 cards on Wednesday, pushing the checklist to 100 cards. Card #100 features Mike Trout and the company announced that the Angels star would be signing ten copies that would be randomly distributed to collectors who order.
In fact, for every Trout card the Project 2020 artists drop from now until the end of the project, there will be ten hand numbered, on-card autographs randomly inserted into the print run.
Wednesday’s release, a redesigned 2011 Topps Update rookie by Blake Jamieson, is the sixth of 20 artist made versions of the card that will be created during the project. Trout’s commitment to sign for the last 15 means there will be 150 autographed Trout cards when the project comes to a close later this year.
The cards are available for 48 hours and are priced at $19.99 via this page on the Topps website but are available at a lower cost in quantity.
Of the 20 Project 2020 subjects, Trout’s cards have, not surprisingly, been among the most popular. Two have had print runs of more than 30,000. The autograph possibility means it’s possible those numbers will be dwarfed by future Trout cards in the release.
You can see the checklist and print runs for Project 2020 here.