After last year’s returning Stadium Club release was met less than enthusiastically at the release price, Topps seems to have gone back to the drawing board for this release, and the results do not disappoint.
Last year, the cards were rather flimsy, but the first thing you notice opening a pack this year, is that the cards feel like Stadium Club. They have the thicker glossy feel of the original Stadium Club releases in the 90s. It’s still updated to include multiple parallels and insert sets, as well as two autographs per box. It’s not a perfect release, though. I don’t care for the black and white parallel of a set already containing some black and white photography, for instance, but the good seems to far outweigh the bad.
This box advertises 16 packs of 8 cards, with each pack containing one insert or parallel. The box contains two on-card autographs. This box contained:
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This mid year release is pretty standard from Topps. Once again, the base set is 350 cards, up from 330 in most recent years. The box has the same basic configuration as series one. There are ten packs of fifty cards each. Each box also advertises one autograph and two relic cards. Some of these relics are manufactured, but they seem to be very well done. This set marks the first regular series release for the much anticipated Kris Bryant.
This box contained:
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Topps changed up the Archives release a little bit this year. Once again, it is a familiar set up with three vintage designs used in the main set, 1957, 1976, and 1983. The base set has 300 cards, with an additional 30 SPs, bringing the full set to 330. Unlike previous years, the SPs are a much more difficult pull. In previous years, they were available in roughly 1:4 packs. This year, it’s moved to 1:77! Well, so much for making a full set.
The main inserts have a 1990 Topps theme, but there are also Will Ferrell cards mixed in, commemorating his spring training adventure.
The box features 24 packs of 8 cards, with two on card autographs per box.
This box contained:
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They’ve changed up the Bowman release a little bit this year, splitting it in to two series. It remains to be seen what Series 2 will bring us. Series 1 has a little bit smaller base set (150 cards) but increased the size of the prospect sets included (also 150).
A Jumbo box advertises 12 packs of 32 cards each, including 3 autograph cards per box.
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This is a pretty standard release from Topps. It’s fun and inexpensive, but there really aren’t many surprises in it. The box contains 36 packs of 7 cards. It also tells you to watch for autographs and relics, but unlike many other releases, no hits are guaranteed.
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