Archive for the ‘Topps’ Category

With everything going on the Topps Future Stars Club is alittle bit behind schedule. The May addition showed up today, June 20th and include a Topps Future Stars Club sticker, a 5-Card Set of National League Rookies of the Year, and a blaster box of 2020 Topps Series One. Here’s a breakdown of that Blaster..

Pack 1 – Nico Hoerner (RC), Juan Soto (35th Aniv), Marcell Ozuna (Turkey Red)

Pack 2 – Pete Alonso, Fernando Tatis Jr (HR Challenge) Marcus Stroman(Turkey Red)

Pack 3 – Juan Soto (Decade’s Next), Dustin May (Turkey Red)

Pack 4 – Kurt Suzuki (Foil), Nico Hoerner (Turkey Red RC)

Pack 5 – Aaron Judge, Cody Bellinger, Biggio & Bichette, Ozzie Smith (35th Aniv), Walker Buehler (Turkey Red)

Pack 6 – Bo Bichette (RC Vintage Stock 65/99), Yordan Alvarez (Turkey Red RC),

Pack 7 – Eddie Mathews (Decades Best), Jose Ramirez (Turkey Red)

Exclusive RC Logo – Roberto Clemente

For more info on the Topps Future Stars Club click here

National News

Panini announced that collectors that purchase a VIP Package will receive a 10-card set of cards. This set will include
NBA Draft Picks #1 pick DeAndre Ayton from the Phoenix Suns, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III of the Sacramento Kings, Luka Doncic with the Dallas Mavs. Baseball will have Ozzie Albies of the Braves, Rhys Hopkins of the Phillies, Rafael Devers from the Red Sox and Shohei Ohtani of the Angels. The last three cards will be NFL players, Cleveland Browns #1 Pick Baker Mayfield, #2 Pick Saquon Barkley of the NY Giants and Sam Darnold of the NY Jets.

Topps will have a taste of home cooking in their VIP card set. The 5 cards will include current and former Cleveland Indian players and will be a flashback to the 1983 Topps regular issue. Featured in the set are Corey Kluber, Francisco Lindor. Bob Feller, Jim Thome, and Omar Vizquel.

 

Stylin and Profilin

 

Remember you gotta look good when your roaming around The National and this year people at NSCC and Beckett have just the items for you. The National are offering four different T-shirts at $24.99 each Рbaseball, basketball, football and hockey can be ordered by clicking here 

Use the code CLEVELAND and get $5.00 off

The folks over at Beckett have Fat Packs Gear for sale. From July 9th to July 18th use the code fatpacks50 and receive 50% off on your order. Plus anyone who stops by the Beckett booth in a Fat Packs shirt will be entered into a giveaway. You must check in with Eric to be entered. FatPacks Gear can be purchased by clicking here. 

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Our friends over at Sports Collectors Daily has a story posted on “How To Have a Fun and Productive Time” Click Here

The Box – 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball

Bought From – Blowout Cards

Packs Per Box – 36

Cards Per Pack – 10

Price – $66.95

Notable Base – Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge

Complete Set – 34 cards Short – No Doubles

Inserts – (40)

Black (1) РVictor Martinez (3/67)

Gold (4) – Chris Taylor (587/2018), Scott Schebler (953/2018), Michael Brantley (1650/2018), Derek Detrich (336/2018)

Foil (4) – Vince Velasquez, Patrick Corbin, Mike Mahtook, Matt Olson

’83 (3) – Rafael Devers, Dillon Peters, ¬†Shohei Ohtani,

’83 All-Star (6) – Pedro, Starling Marte, Justin Upton, Yadier Molina, Ozzie Smith, Jose Canseco,

’83 All-Star Black Border¬†(1) – Mariano Rivera (139/299)

Long Ball Legends (4) – Jon Gray, Bryce Harper, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols

Walk-Offs (2) – Khris Davis, Tommy Pham

Throwback Jerseys (5) РCorey Kluber, Wil Myers, Mike Clevinger, Elvis Andrus, Travis Shaw

Glove work (3) – Addison Russell, Byron Buxton, Chris Taylor

Instant Impact (5) – Victor Robles, Buster Posey, Corey Seager, Ted Williams, Andruw Jones

Home Run Challenge (1) – Cody Bellinger

SP’s – (1) Sonny Gray

The Show 18 cards Р(3)

Auto/Game Used – (2) Amir Garrett ’83 Auto, Jack Flaherty Jersey

Last Sunday, the 18th¬†Indy Card Exchange¬†hosted there Kids Club Trading Day Event. Kid Club¬†members were taught about the sports card hobby, played Pack-Wars, were able to trade with other kid’s, eat pizza and even had a special visit from Butler Blue III.

Collectors also got collector gift bags filled with items from Ultra PRO, Panini America, Topps, and Upper Deck. Check out the photo gallery below for all the Trading Day Event fun, and if your in the Indianapolis area and are interested in joining the 2018 Kids Club click here

 

Yes!!! National Baseball Card Day is back for 2017, August 12th to be exact. Reports from Topps and MLB claim that NBCD will be bigger and better this year. Collectors be on the look out at the end of July for more info, the full checklist will be released at the 2017 National held in Chicago.

As in years before card stores will be handing out free packs with additional packs available to collectors who make purchases. This years promotion will also have a tie in with MLB stadiums. Leading up to August 12th, be on the look out when you head to the ballpark, every stadium will be giving out packs at some point during the season.

Hobby Shops looking to take part in the promotion can sign up at the Topps website.

You gotta check out Eli’s reaction to his latest sticker hit…. Priceless….

 

 

ToppsNothings better than when the collector can go straight to the source to get some of those card questions answered, and with all the big dogs in Chicago this last week, that’s just what collectors did. Topps hosted a Q&A with collectors on Saturday, talking about the NFL, NBA, and customer service. The most interesting thing to come out of this is the following ¬†comments Topps made,¬† That seeing an insert card numbered to a certain level doesn‚Äôt mean that many cards have been distributed. For a full write up on this and the Q&A session check out the¬†story on Sports Collectors Daily.

Another question asked of Topps at their booth on Friday was about the “Code Breaker” autograph cards that were Crawfordfound in packs. This Brandon Crawford (Right) was pulled out of¬†a blaster box from WalMart and shown to the staff at the Topps booth,¬†but no one seem to be able to answer anything about it, matter of fact, 3 different people came over and looked at it and didn’t say a word and walked away.

 

Below is what was a year long project, not a lot of money was put into it, but will have some fun ripping these 50 packs on Thursday. I haven’t decided yet if this will continue next year or not, but¬†here’s a list of some of what was pulled.

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What is Operations Open-A-Pack? Well it goes back to a few years ago, a fellow collector would not open any thing he bought from November till Christmas, and then he would open it all on Christmas Day. This would include Ebay buys, Blasters, and Hobby boxes, including a annual trip to the November Sun-Time Show. In one way a great idea tons of pack to rip open, right? But I could never walk out of that Sun-Time Show boxes, yes boxes in hand not to open anything for a month, no way no how. So I’m taking his idea and putting a spin on it. Starting back on January 1st, almost every box – blaster and hobby box that I open, I’m putting 1 pack aside and will open¬†all the packs on Christmas. Below is the list of what the box holds.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX –¬†50 packs

3¬†¬†¬†¬†2013 Topps Chrome Football – Knile Davis (Refractor RC), Andrew Luck, Manti Te’o (XFractor RC)

1     2012-13 Elite Basketball РTim Duncan, Jeremy Lin (Craftsmen),

3     2013 Cooperstown Baseball РTony Gwynn (Disc),

4    2013 Archives Baseball РCarlton Fisk (All Star), Yu Darvish, Paul Molitor (All-Star), Dwight Gooden (Gold 85/199)

1     2013-14 Prizm Basketball РChris Mullin

1     2014 Topps Baseball РYasiel Puig, Buster Posey (Blue)

3     2013-14 Pinnacle Basketball РAnthony Davis (The Naturals), LeBron James (Position Powers),

1     2013 Topps Magic Football РJoe Greene, Bo Jackson

1     2014 UD SP Golf РMike Weir, Jack Nicklaus

1     2012 Topps Baseball РRandy wells (GOLD)

2     2014 Topps Heritage РMike Trout

2     2014 Bowman Baseball РBryce Harper

1     2013 Topps Archives Football РTom Brady

1     2014 Prizm Baseball РEvan Longoria, Jedd Gyorko (Prizm), Reymond Fuentes (RC)

1     2013 Topps Chrome Baseball РMiguel Cabrera, Eury Perez (RC)

1     2014 Score Football РSammy Watkins (RC)

1     2014 Allen & Ginter РCal Ripken Jr, Yu Darvish (Pastimes)

1     2014 Goodwin Champions РDan Marino,

1     2014 Rookie & Stars Football РRobert Griffin III, Jerick McKinnon (RC), Jadeveon Clowney (RC)

2     2014 Topps Prime Football РAndrew Luck, Jeremy Hill (Blue RC)

1     2014 Bowman Football РKenny Stills (Diecut)

2     2013-14 Prizm Hockey РSean Collins (RC)

1     2014-15 Fleer Ultra Hockey РDuncan Keith

1     2014-15 Prestige Basketball РJoel Embiid (Red Bonus Shots 61/199)Gordon Hayward (Franchise Favorites)

1     2014 Topps Valor Football РMarcus Allen, Bishop Sankey (RC)

1     2014-15 NBA Hoops РKelly Olynyk (RC Remembrance Jersey), Magic Johnson (Fast Lane)

1     2014 Topps Update Baseball РMasahiro Tanaka (Power Players)

1     2012 SP Golf РBill Haas (Rookie)

1     2011-12 Pinnacle Hockey РTaylor Hall / Tandems west (Foundation)

1     2012 Score Football РJay Cutler

2     2013 Prizm Football РQuinton Patton (RC)

2     2012 Prestige Football РLions Connections, Saints Connections, Nick Toon (RC)

1     2011 Prestige Football РDexter McCluster (Rookie Review), Andy Dalton (RC)

1     2013 Strata Football РDeAndre Hopkins (RC)

1     2013 Topps Platinum Football РReggie Wayne, Justin Hunter (RC Chrome)