The print run continues to decline with Wave 7 of Topps Total. This release has a run of 3653 packs. This wave leads off with Kris Bryant and features stars and rookies such as Keston Hiura, Manny Machado, and David Price.
The one advantage of the smaller print runs is that the parallels are slightly more likely, although none are guaranteed with pack purchase. There are some possibly autographs, but they were not advertised before the purchase window completed.
The print run for wave 6 is down more than 200 packs from wave 5. This run leads off with Christian Yelich and includes other big names like Justin Upton and JD Martinez. It’s a well known format by this point, including possible parallels and very rare autographs.
I haven’t seen print runs mentioned on the autographs, but they seem rarer than any of the numbered parallels, and only have a few subjects.
Production for this wave is down a bit from the previous release, coming in at 4387 packs. One of the headliners for this wave is Bryce Harper, while also including stars and rookies such as Jacob deGrom and Eloy Jimenez.
The third release of Topps Total takes a step back from the high of wave 2 which included Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Wave 3 has a print run of 5,547 packs. This 100 card wave begins with Mookie Betts can contains highlight players such as Pete Alonso and Troy Tulowitzki.
This year, the holidays bring the final episode of the Star Wars sequel trilogy. That means another card set, as well. This was released the same day as the movie. As with other recent movie releases, the first series has many characters and some scenes, but it’s light on anything really resembling a spoiler.
This release is similar to other recent movies. You get a small base set, parallels, and a number of insert sets including stickers, illustrated character, and ships and vehicles. One unusual thing that stands out, however, is the base set. It’s 99 cards, rather than something round. I guess that’s not really good or bad, just surprising. It’s not clear why that change. Could it be so the set will fit in pages nicely?
A box advertises 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. This includes two hits per box, one of which is guaranteed to be an autograph or sketch card.