In an unusual year, we should have always expected an unusual Update set. Normally, this release will feature players traded during the season and mid year call ups. We often see unexpected rookies make their debut in this set, as well as cards featuring the current year’s All Stars. This year, that all changes.
With the condensed season, there wasn’t as much time for in season trades. There also wasn’t an All Star Game this season. That all leads to a unique Update Series. While normally reserved for special SPs, the base set incorporates a number of retired stars this time, showcasing their All Star and Home Run Derby appearances. We also see the continuation of many insert sets from series 1 and 2, including the 1985 design set.
There are still many rookies, but not many that draw the same excitement as recent years. A jumbo box contains ten packs with forty-six cards per pack. Each box advertises one autograph and two relic cards. In addition to that, there are three box topper packs. Two contain chrome versions of the 1985 insert set, and the other contains something a little bit different. It is a full size cloth patch printed with a normal card front. The players also seem raised on this card.
This box contained:
397 Base (100% of 300 card set)
1 Base SP Gavin Lux
2 Base Gold Parallels
5 Base Gold Foil Parallels
5 Base Rainbow Foil Parallels
10 1985 Topps
7 Decades’ Best
1 Decade’s Best Blue Parallel
2 A Numbers Game
10 1989 #1 Prospects
1 20 Years of the Captain
1 Major League Material Albert Pujols
1 Derek Jeter’s Final Season Commemorative Patch Card
1 Major League Material Autographs Sonny Gray (very damaged on left side)
6 1985 Topps Chrome Promo
1 1985 Topps Chrome Promo Black Parallel
1 1985 Topps Baseball Chrome Promo Autograph Parallel Trent Grisham
1 Cloth Patch Max Kepler