(2) 2020 Onyx Vintage Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Onyx Vintage Baseball makes it’s return for a second year in a row.  The 2020 version packs even a bigger punch compared to the 2019 set.  Upon viewing the checklist you’ll notice the main focus is on rookies and prospects.  But current stars, retired players, and even Hall of Famers can be found.

Packaged inside each hobby box is (1) pack.  That (1) pack contains (4) cards – (2) on-card autographs and (2) base.  Very quick and to the point.

The base set consists of (32) cards – Wander Franco, Gleyber Torres, Nolan Ryan, etc…

Autographs come in a variety of parallels – Base Blue Ink #’ed/200, Green Ink #’ed/50, Red Ink #’ed/25, and Black Ink #’ed/5.  I think its important to note that these cards don’t have the actual serial numbers stamped on them.  Please be aware of the signature’s ink color before selling, trading, or buying.

Ichiro Suzuki, Randy Johnson, and Nolan Ryan are each Blue Ink Autograph Short Prints.

Ornate-looking prospect and rookie autographs offer a more difficult pull.  Blue Ink versions of these are #’ed/30.  Parallels include Green Ink #’ed/15, Red Ink #’ed/5, and Black Ink #’ed 1/1.

(24) boxes come in a case.  As an interesting case-hit, one of those boxes will contain a redemption for a graded rookie card from the past.  So far I’ve seen rookies pulled of Randy Johnson, Kirby Puckett, Tony Gwynn, and Bert Blyleven.

Only about $50 per box.

A high-end version called Onyx Premium Vintage is scheduled to release this summer.  Thicker card stock.  More on-card autographs.  New signers.

In 2019 Onyx teamed-up with Futera to bring collectors Onyx/Futera Unique Prospects & Legends.  Collaborations like this don’t happen very often in the hobby today.  2020 sees Onyx working with Super Break.  Inside Super Break’s 2020 Deluxe Edition Baseball there are special Onyx Vintage autograph parallels.  Wander Franco, Gleyber Torres, and Ronald Acuña Jr. are the autograph subjects.  Each has a version #’ed/10, #’ed/5, and a 1/1.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Mason Martin Green Ink #’ed/50
  • Ronny Mauricio Blue Ink #’ed/200
  • Jean Casanova Blue Ink #’ed/200

Case Hit

  • 1989 Upper Deck BGS Graded Randy Johnson Rookie Redemption

Base

  • Ichiro Suzuki
  • Ronny Mauricio
  • Gavin Lux
  • Alek Manoah

The 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #2

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club have begun to receive their second set for 2020.  This 20-sticker set is modeled after the 1968 Topps Baseball Action Stickers test issue.  The original 1968 Topps Baseball Action Stickers set consists of (16) stickers.  Being a test issue they didn’t “stick” around very long.  Now they are highly sought after by vintage collectors.

The 1968 Topps Baseball Action Stickers are an odd size.  Strips measure 15.75″ x 3.25″.  Pulled apart the panels measure 3.25″ x 5.25″.  Storing them can be difficult.  Given how condition sensitive they are damage can be done very easily.

I’m happy to announce the set made for Topps 582 Montgomery Club members features stickers that are the normal card size.  No difficulty in storing these.

Here’s the checklist:

  • Yordan Alvarez RC #1
  • Cody Bellinger #2
  • Harmon Killebrew #3
  • Bo Bichette RC #4
  • Bob Gibson #5
  • Stephen Stasburg #6
  • Ivan Rodriguez #7
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #8
  • Ted Williams #9
  • Luis Robert RC #10
  • Javier Baez #11
  • Roberto Alomar #12
  • Gavin Lux RC #13
  • Wade Boggs #14
  • Alex Bregman #15
  • Tom Glavine #16
  • Nico Hoerner RC #17
  • Mike Piazza #18
  • Mookie Betts #19
  • Willie Mays #20

BIRDS OF PREY – Official Trailer #2

The Mandalorian – Official Trailer #2

Rambo: Last Blood – Trailer #2

Guess The Set – August 2, 2019

Can you Guess The Set?  This evening I’ll post the correct answer in the comment section and on Twitter.  Good luck!

Hint – @#$%! Face.

Cubs ’19 Topps Series 2 Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Stadium Fantasium on being the lucky winner of the Jason Heyward 2019 Topps Series 2 Major League Material Relic 150th Anniversary Parallel #’ed/150.  Once Stadium Fantasium sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!