2019 Topps Baseball

Kirk

Collector of Topps Detroit Tigers cards!!

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  • estangestang Posts: 1,124 ✭✭✭

    I like it. It's modern but has aspects of 1982 & 1968 Topps integrated into it.

    Enjoy your collection!
    Erik
  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2019 8:28AM

    Release date is right around the corner on January 30.

    Makes me look forward to Spring Training.

  • PROMETHIUS88PROMETHIUS88 Posts: 1,887 ✭✭✭✭

    Sure look better than the stuff they have put out the last two years.....which looked the same to me.

  • VintagemanEdVintagemanEd Posts: 742 ✭✭✭

    Any notable rookies in the Series 1?

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited January 8, 2019 7:26AM

    @VintagemanEd said:
    Any notable rookies in the Series 1?

    None come to mind at this point. Vlad Jr. would be a good one ,but he hasn't played in MLB yet and isn't eligible unless an exception is granted to Topps.

    However, it seems like a hot rookie always seems to emerge eventually.

    Should be an interesting Spring training again with several teams looking to go with as many young and cheaper contract players as possible.

  • ReggieClevelandReggieCleveland Posts: 2,875 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Definitely a better rookie crop than I expected but still missing a "big one."

    Arthur

  • GreenSneakersGreenSneakers Posts: 260 ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2019 11:54AM

    Per a post on cardboard connection:

    After many years of putting 36 ten-card packs into a hobby box, Topps will give collectors 14 cards in a pack but there will be only 24 packs per box. Jumbo boxes are moving from 50 cards per pack to 46. The net result is a loss of 24 cards per hobby box and 40 per Jumbo.

    This is frustrating if true.

  • krisd3279krisd3279 Posts: 304 ✭✭✭

    Another way to increase prices without increasing prices.....

    Kris

    My 1971 Topps adventure - Davis Men in Black

  • CdnOsfanCdnOsfan Posts: 148 ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2019 12:11PM

    2018 I built a set through hobby boxes, although fun, I got no inserts of any great value and could have bought a factory set for less than a hobby box. I needed 2 Series 1 and 2 Series 2 boxes and 1 Update box to make a set.....I am not going to spend a couple hundred to make a set I can buy for $40.....I may buy an Update box as I got the full Update out of 1 box....

  • krisd3279krisd3279 Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    edited January 22, 2019 2:35PM

    The last few years I have bought a single hobby jumbo of each series and received all the base cards.

    Kris

    My 1971 Topps adventure - Davis Men in Black

  • ArmyManArmyMan Posts: 21 ✭✭

    I have noticed when I buy Hobby boxes (which is the norm for me) I rarely get any Variation SP or SSP cards. This year for 2018 I bought a Jumbo box for Series two Baseball and received both Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres rookie cards :p

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2019 11:39AM

    Release date is upon us.

  • ArmyManArmyMan Posts: 21 ✭✭

    @robert67 said:

    @ArmyMan said:
    I have noticed when I buy Hobby boxes (which is the norm for me) I rarely get any Variation SP or SSP cards. This year for 2018 I bought a Jumbo box for Series two Baseball and received both Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres rookie cards :p

    I also have much better luck with key cards ripping jumbo hobby packs/boxes. J

    Just ripped two 2018 update jumbos today to satisfy the urge B)

    Yeah it's like Topps rewards you for spending the extra bucks on the Jumbo, although I did wind up with a crap load of dupes, that I otherwise wouldn't have gotten if I'd stuck with the Hobby box

  • @CdnOsfan said:
    2018 I built a set through hobby boxes, although fun, I got no inserts of any great value and could have bought a factory set for less than a hobby box. I needed 2 Series 1 and 2 Series 2 boxes and 1 Update box to make a set.....I am not going to spend a couple hundred to make a set I can buy for $40.....I may buy an Update box as I got the full Update out of 1 box....

    While I agree and am sympathetic (and I'm not gonna do that either), that's not exactly a new phenomenon. I am opening some 1987 Topps boxes with my kids just for fun, and we are trying to complete a set the old fashioned way- from packs. We have opened 2 wax boxes (which would have been $29 worth of packs back then) and we still lack 160 cards to finish. I bet we open 2 more boxes (for a total of almost $60 in 1987 dollars) and still lack a few. Granted there are 792 in a whole set, and each box has 612 cards, but still. I remember being able to get those factory sets from Walmart or Target or Kmart for about $15. I think it's pretty clear that it's not about the economics of buying a box and getting a whole set, rather the fun of opening the packs and (now with modern stuff) chasing all of the inserts, parallels etc.

    kevin

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2019 8:27AM

    Several listings on ebay now.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2019 11:40AM

    Double post.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited February 4, 2019 11:41AM

    Some retail was stocked early.

  • countdouglascountdouglas Posts: 528 ✭✭✭

    I don't usually collect the regular modern baseball, but grabbed a hobby box of just released Topps series 1 at my LCS to rip. These are the highlights.

    This was my silver pack.

    Royals rookies and a few notable base.

    35th Anniversary stamped cards.

    A regular Bryant and a variation SP.

    150th anniversary stamped parallels.

    My relic card.

    150th anniversary medallion card with autograph on sticker, numbered 02/10.

  • I hate the stupid "manufactured relic!" How can that possibly be a "relic" when you just made it up?

  • Cool cards! But ugly signature...penmanship is gone.

    Working on Baseball HOF Autograph Set Registry
  • krisd3279krisd3279 Posts: 304 ✭✭✭

    I should be picking up my hobby jumbo today. I'll post if I get anything extraordinary. I'm hoping for one of these.

    Kris

    My 1971 Topps adventure - Davis Men in Black

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,786 ✭✭✭✭

    @krisd3279 said:
    I should be picking up my hobby jumbo today. I'll post if I get anything extraordinary. I'm hoping for one of these.

    Saw one of those '84 Topps Mattingly auto's get pulled on a FB break last night! Saaaweeet!

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 5,943 ✭✭✭✭

    In case anybody here hasn't seen, the jumbos don't have any SPs (though you do have a chance at SSPs in them).

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,786 ✭✭✭✭

    Picked up a blaster box at Wal Mart for the heck of it and pulled this cool old school ‘84 Topps 35th anniversary Verlander.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭
    edited February 5, 2019 4:11PM

    For those interested, Topps announced that exclusive yellow cards will be available in hanger packs at Walgreens in April.

    Also previously announced were purple cards available at Meijer in blister packs.

  • krisd3279krisd3279 Posts: 304 ✭✭✭

    There are some pretty cool SSP cards this year. Plenty already up on EBAY. I had to pick up a Mattingly for myself :)


    Kris

    My 1971 Topps adventure - Davis Men in Black

  • burghmanburghman Posts: 221 ✭✭✭

    I’ve ripped a couple jumbo boxes. Got a Rookie Redemption B in the first.

    Also picked up a Mother’s Day (pink) Trout numbered to 50. It’s rarer than the /60 Trout that sold for $20+K last night - if only... ;)

    Snagged an unsigned Rizzo medallion in the second and was shocked at how heavy the thing was (there’s a signed version posted further up this thread, if anyone wants a pic) - definitely a scenario where weighing the box would reveal something. No value to it but an interesting card nonetheless.

    Jim

  • JKTJKT Posts: 468 ✭✭✭

    Im just not a fan of the design on 2019 Topps.....in particular all the dots that make up the bottom edges.

    I absolutely love the '84 inserts this year, though. Especially the '84 relic cards.

    Always looking for tougher PSA 10's of Nolan Arenado, Alex Bregman, Mookie Betts, Francisco Lindor, and Mike Trout.

  • brad31brad31 Posts: 613 ✭✭✭

    Actually like this year’s version more than most recent years. The dots remind me of a modern take on the ‘68 design the colored band on the side and bottom remind me a bit of ‘82 and the larger last name kind of makes me think of ‘73. Have not pulled the trigger yet on this year but think I will.

  • Anyone have an SP and SSP checklist ?

  • LarkinCollectorLarkinCollector Posts: 5,943 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 6, 2019 3:13PM

    @davidlisa said:
    Anyone have an SP and SSP checklist ?

    https://www.tradingcarddb.com/Errors.cfm/sid/182808/2019-Topps

    ETA: I believe all the 'Legends' are the SSPs.

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,786 ✭✭✭✭

    Pulled a nice Judge Silver Pack Blue #'d to 150

  • krisd3279krisd3279 Posts: 304 ✭✭✭
    edited February 13, 2019 2:50PM

    The list of all Mattingly cards available in 2019 Topps is up to 47 (6 more added).

    Silver Pack Chrome
    Silver Pack Chrome Blue #/150
    Silver Pack Chrome Green #/99
    Silver Pack Chrome Purple #/75
    Silver Pack Chrome Gold #/50
    Silver Pack Chrome Orange #/25
    Silver Pack Chrome Red #/5
    Silver Pack Chrome Superfractor #/1
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto #/30
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Orange #/25
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Red #/5
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Superfractor #/1
    Grapefruit League Greats
    Grapefruit League Greats 150 Stamp #/150
    Grapefruit League Greats Red #/10
    Grapefruit League Greats Platinum #/1
    Grapefruit League Greats Auto #/10
    1984 Topps
    1984 Topps 150 Stamp #/150
    150th Medallion
    150th Medallion 150 Stamp #/150
    150th Medallion Gold #/50
    150th Medallion Red #/25
    150th Medallion Platinum #/1
    SSP Photo Variation
    1984 Topps Auto #/?
    1984 Topps Auto 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps Auto Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Auto Red #/25
    1984 Topps Auto Platinum #/1
    1984 Topps Bat Relic
    1984 Topps Bat Relic 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps Bat Relic Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Bat Relic Red #/25
    1984 Topps Bat Relic #/1
    1984 Topps Jersey Relic
    1984 Topps Jersey Relic 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps Jersey Relic Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Jersey Relic Red #/25
    1984 Topps Jersey Relic #/1
    Iconic Card Reprint
    Iconic Card Reprint 150 Stamp #/150
    Iconic Card Reprint Auto #/25
    Greatest Players
    Greatest Players 150 Stamp #/150
    Greatest Players Auto #/25
    Commemorative 1984 All-Star Patch /#25

    Kris

    My 1971 Topps adventure - Davis Men in Black

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,786 ✭✭✭✭

    @krisd3279 said:
    I have started a list of all Mattingly cards available in 2019 Topps and I'm up to 30 so far. That is just counting the ones I have or have verified with pictures on EBAY, etc. There are some more that I'm certain will appear at some point (???????). I realize I'm probably helping the competition here in buying these up :)

    Silver Pack Chrome
    Silver Pack Chrome Blue #/150
    Silver Pack Chrome Green #/99
    Silver Pack Chrome Purple #/75
    Silver Pack Chrome Gold #/50
    Silver Pack Chrome Orange #/25
    Silver Pack Chrome Red #/5 ???????
    Silver Pack Chrome #/1 ???????
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto #/30
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Orange #/25
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Red #/5
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto #/1 ???????
    Grapefruit League Greats
    Grapefruit League Greats 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps
    1984 Topps 150 Stamp #/150
    150th Medallion
    150th Medallion 150 Stamp #/150
    150th Medallion Gold #/50
    150th Medallion Red #/25
    150th Medallion #/1 ???????
    SSP Photo Variation
    1984 Topps Auto #/? ???????
    1984 Topps Auto Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Auto Red #/25
    1984 Topps Bat Relic
    1984 Topps Bat Relic 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps Bat Relic Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Bat Relic Red #/25
    1984 Topps Bat Relic #/1 ???????
    Iconic Card Reprint
    Iconic Card Reprint 150 Stamp #/150
    Iconic Card Reprint Auto #/25
    Greatest Players
    Greatest Players 150 Stamp #/150
    Greatest Players Auto #/25

    Holy CRAP

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭

    @krisd3279 said:
    There are some pretty cool SSP cards this year. Plenty already up on EBAY. I had to pick up a Mattingly for myself :)


    Those are nice cards. However....

    I may be in the minority but i wish Topps would stick with current players for the flagship release and leave retired players for other products.

    I know it won't happen. Just my opinion.

  • HallcoHallco Posts: 3,017 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019 9:40AM

    I guess the fact that pitchers and catchers will report this week brought me back to check out this year's Topps. Not a fan, although I agree it is better than the last 3 years. I mean that with the design of the card only! I know there are some hot rookies in those. I despised the 2016 design! :#

  • HallcoHallco Posts: 3,017 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @robert67 said:

    Those are nice cards. However....

    I may be in the minority but i wish Topps would stick with current players for the flagship release and leave retired players for other products.

    I know it won't happen. Just my opinion.

    I agree 100%. I usually end up trading, including as extras with the few things I have sold or offering them free if anyone wanted them and was willing to just pay shipping on any I would pull since 2010.

  • robert67robert67 Posts: 966 ✭✭✭

    I agree 100%. I usually end up trading, including as extras with the few things I have sold or offering them free if anyone wanted them and was willing to just pay shipping on any I would pull since 2010.

    Good call!

    They do sell well, and I also don't mind trading or donating either.

  • I pulled the Mattingly SSP out of my hobby box, the colorized Cobb is really nice.

  • CdnOsfanCdnOsfan Posts: 148 ✭✭✭
    edited February 9, 2019 5:14PM

    I have bought into all the Orioles cards from 2.5 cases so far of Jumbo's. The biggest autograph pull was Tony LaRussa. The 1984 relic cards are nice. A couple SSPs but nothing earth shattering out of 2.5 cases....

  • softparadesoftparade Posts: 7,786 ✭✭✭✭

    @CdnOsfan said:
    I have bought into all the Orioles cards from 2.5 cases so far of Jumbo's. The biggest autograph pull was Tony LaRussa. The 1984 relic cards are nice. A couple SSPs but nothing earth shattering out of 2.5 cases....

    Topps spreads it thin...

  • mexpo75mexpo75 Posts: 1,359 ✭✭✭

    So how many cards are there all total? Seems like about 2500 with everything people have posted on here. A lot of card to put in bicycle spokes, if anyone still does that.

    PackManInNC
  • wadevlwadevl Posts: 169 ✭✭✭

    This is what makes the Hobby So much Fun!
    Love It!

    @softparade said:

    @krisd3279 said:
    I have started a list of all Mattingly cards available in 2019 Topps and I'm up to 30 so far. That is just counting the ones I have or have verified with pictures on EBAY, etc. There are some more that I'm certain will appear at some point (???????). I realize I'm probably helping the competition here in buying these up :)

    Silver Pack Chrome
    Silver Pack Chrome Blue #/150
    Silver Pack Chrome Green #/99
    Silver Pack Chrome Purple #/75
    Silver Pack Chrome Gold #/50
    Silver Pack Chrome Orange #/25
    Silver Pack Chrome Red #/5 ???????
    Silver Pack Chrome #/1 ???????
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto #/30
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Orange #/25
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto Red #/5
    Silver Pack Chrome Auto #/1 ???????
    Grapefruit League Greats
    Grapefruit League Greats 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps
    1984 Topps 150 Stamp #/150
    150th Medallion
    150th Medallion 150 Stamp #/150
    150th Medallion Gold #/50
    150th Medallion Red #/25
    150th Medallion #/1 ???????
    SSP Photo Variation
    1984 Topps Auto #/? ???????
    1984 Topps Auto Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Auto Red #/25
    1984 Topps Bat Relic
    1984 Topps Bat Relic 150 Stamp #/150
    1984 Topps Bat Relic Gold #/50
    1984 Topps Bat Relic Red #/25
    1984 Topps Bat Relic #/1 ???????
    Iconic Card Reprint
    Iconic Card Reprint 150 Stamp #/150
    Iconic Card Reprint Auto #/25
    Greatest Players
    Greatest Players 150 Stamp #/150
    Greatest Players Auto #/25

    Holy CRAP

    Lucky
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