2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Set #4

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club have begun to receive Set #4.

This set consists of (20) black-and-white horizontally-designed stickers featuring a yellow border.

A fifth and final set of this year’s membership should be on the way soon. Voting for the players to include in Set #5 concluded on 10/20/21.

Set #4’s checklist:

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #1
  • Jacob deGrom #2
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #3
  • Yermin Mercedes RC #4
  • Shohei Ohtani #5
  • Jose Altuve #6
  • Trevor Rogers RC #7
  • Aaron Judge #8
  • Jarred Kelenic RC #9
  • Rafael Devers #10
  • Adolis Garcia #11
  • Josh Hader #12
  • Alex Kirilloff RC #13
  • Javier Baez #14
  • Jazz Chisholm RC #15
  • Nick Castellanos #16
  • Jose Ramirez #17
  • Alek Manoah RC #18
  • Nolan Arenado #19
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. #20

White Sox ’21 Bowman Sterling Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jon Terry on being the lucky winner of the Yolbert Sanchez 2021 Bowman Sterling Prospect Wave Refractor Auto #’ed/125. Once Jon Terry sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Card of the Day: Ken Goldin – Goldin Auctions – 2021 National Sports Collectors Convention Auto

2021 Topps Gold Label Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Autograph

The base set consists of (100) players. Those (100) players are spread across three different classes – Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. Class 1 being the easiest cards to pull, and Class 3 being the most difficult. Each Class has the same (100) subjects. The only difference are the photos. If you put the entire set together it would technically be (300) cards.

Class 1 Parallels:

  • Black 1:2
  • Blue #’ed/150
  • Purple #’ed/99
  • Red #’ed/75
  • Gold #’ed 1/1

Class 2 Parallels:

  • Black 1:6
  • Blue #’ed/99
  • Purple #’ed/75
  • Red #’ed/50
  • Gold #’ed 1/1

Class 3 Parallels:

  • Black 1:20
  • Blue #’ed/50
  • Purple #’ed/35
  • Red #’ed/25
  • Gold #’ed 1/1

Autographs include Framed Autographs, Framed Dual Autographs, and Auric Framed Autographs.

Autographed/Relics come in the form of Golden Greats Framed Autograph Jumbo Relics.

Relics include Gold Prospect Relics, and MLB Legends Relics.

Lots of foil and on-card autographs. The metal-framed cards which have been a staple to this brand for some time continue to look great. Every hobby box should contain at least (1) autograph.

One thing I noticed is that the Black parallels seem to be losing their ink. Its really noticeable on the Class 1 Black parallels. Not so much on Class 2 and Class 3. The ink on the front seems to easily leak on to the back of the other cards. Perhaps the ink wasn’t dry enough before the pack out. If picking up singles (especially online) be sure to see all sides of the cards.


Here is what I pulled:


  • Joey Bart RC Framed Auto


  • Ichiro Class 1 Blue #’ed/150
  • Alex Bregman Class 1 Black
  • Pete Alonso Class 1 Black
  • Trevor Bauer Class 1 Black
  • Chipper Jones Class 2 Black
  • David Ortiz Class 2 Black


  • Shane Bieber Class 1 #16
  • Yordan Alvarez Class 1 #45
  • Brady Singer RC Class 1 #58
  • Xander Bogaerts Class 1 #62
  • Bo Bichette Class 1 #27
  • Joey Bart RC Class 1 #98
  • Nolan Arenado Class 1 #71
  • Andrew Vaughn RC Class 1 #4
  • George Springer Class 1 #77
  • Anthony Rendon Class 1 #100
  • Juan Soto Class 1 #30
  • Yadier Molina Class 1 #50
  • Kyle Lewis Class 1 #35
  • Joey Gallo Class 1 #18
  • David Ortiz Class 1 #93
  • Austin Meadows Class 1 #23
  • Mike Trout Class 2 #52
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. Class 2 #55
  • Javier Baez Class 2 #83
  • Roberto Clemente Class 2 #42
  • Freddie Freeman Class 2 #92
  • Tony Gwynn Class 2 #12
  • Xander Bogaerts Class 3 #62
  • Tarik Skubal RC Class 3 #79
  • Cal Ripken Jr. Class 3 #32
  • Casey Mize RC Class 3 #68

Card of the Day: Albert Pujols 2021 Topps Fire #90

White Sox ’21 Bowman Sterling Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Yolbert Sanchez 2021 Bowman Sterling Prospect Wave Refractor Auto #’ed/125. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 7:00 p.m. EST.
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post.
  • You can enter once per day.
  • The winner will be selected at random.
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering.
  • U.S. residents only.
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over.
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again.
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Set #3 + Factory Set

It has been a little while, but Topps has finally gotten around to shipping 582 Montgomery Club members their exclusive sets that come with the membership.

Set #3 recently arrived. It contains (20) cards utilizing a lost design. The Fernando Tatis Jr. and Bobby Dalbec cards are my favorites. Set #4 has been shipped and is on the way. Right now members are voting on which players to include in Set #5.

Set #3’s checklist:

  • Luis Robert #1
  • Zac Gallen #2
  • Yadier Molina #3
  • Brendan Rodgers #4
  • Ryan Mountcastle RC #5
  • Willi Castro #6
  • Trevor Rogers RC #7
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. #8
  • Ian Anderson RC #9
  • Nate Pearson RC #10
  • Randy Arozarena #11
  • Dylan Carlson RC #12
  • Jake Cronenworth RC #13
  • Bobby Bradley #14
  • Casey Mize RC #15
  • Bobby Dalbec RC #16
  • Mauricio Dubon #17
  • Pavin Smith RC #18
  • Evan White RC #19
  • Josh Staumont #20

Also included in the package with Set #3 was the 660-card 582 Montgomery Club exclusive factory set. This includes cards from both Series 1 and Series 2 stamped with the 582 Montgomery Club logo.

2021 Bowman Sterling Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Rookie/Prospect

I remember when Bowman Sterling made it’s hobby debut back in 2004. Guys like Matt Bush, Huston Street, and Matt Tuiasosopo were all the rage. I can’t believe it has been 17 years already.

Bowman Sterling is and has always been a very high-end product. This hobby-exclusive brand comes with (5) mini-boxes. Each containing (1) pack with an autograph.

The base set consists of (101) cards. (50) Prospects and (51) Rookies. Parallels include Refractor #’ed/199, Speckle #’ed/99, Magenta #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Blue #’ed/25, Black Atomic #’ed/10, Red #’ed/5, SuperFractor #’ed 1/1, and Printing Plates #’ed 1/1.

Although Short Prints aren’t something you usually see in high-end products such as this, there is one to watch out for. Jarred Kelenic of the Mariners has a Prospect card #BSP-41, and a Rookie #BSR-105. His Rookie is a difficult card to pull even though it looks just like a base card. He was called up right before the yearly Rookie Card cutoff date, and his rookies have popped-up sporadically in products.

Autographs include Prospect Autographs, Rookie Autographs, Sterling Recollection Autographs, Sterling Tender Autographs, Dual Refractor Autographs, and Triple Refractor Autographs.

Sterling Recollections is the only insert.

I thoroughly enjoy the design of this year’s set. That smokey-painted team logo really catches the eye. On-card autographs are an additional plus.

If you’re looking for veteran content, Sterling Recollections is the place for that.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Kevin Alcantara Prospect Speckle Refractor Auto #’ed/99
  • Yolbert Sanchez Prospect Wave Refractor Auto #’ed/125
  • Alexander Ramirez Prospect Refractor Auto #’ed/150
  • Bobby Miller Prospect Auto Redemption
  • Dillon Dingler Prospect Auto


  • Kristian Robinson Prospect Magenta Refractor #’ed/75
  • Alejandro Kirk RC Refractor #’ed/199


  • Nate Pearson RC #60
  • Brailyn Marquez RC #100
  • Nick Madrigal RC #88
  • Anderson Tejeda RC #57
  • Cristian Pache RC #62
  • (2) Jesus Sanchez RC #53
  • (2) Evan White RC #77
  • Alejandro Kirk RC #68
  • Akil Baddoo RC #93
  • Bobby Dalbec RC #98
  • Spencer Howard RC #97
  • Ryan Mountcastle RC #61
  • Austin Hendrick Prospect #43
  • Hunter Greene Prospect #35
  • Robert Hassell Prospect #12
  • Nick Gonzales Prospect #16
  • Matthew Allan Prospect #46
  • Drew Waters Prospect #22
  • MacKenzie Gore Prospect #10
  • Austin Martin Prospect #50
  • Adley Rutschman Prospect #3

Card of the Day: Ricardo Pepi 2021 Topps Chrome MLS 1975/76 Footballers #9

2021 Bowman Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Autograph/Rookie/Prospect

The second major prospecting set has been released. Regular Bowman came out a few months ago, and Bowman Draft will come out later this year.

Who’s going to be the next Mike Trout? Ohtani? Harper? Lots of people would like to tell you what they think. In the end nobody really knows. Don’t let anyone attempt to push you into buying a specific player. Collect what you enjoy.

You will find that 2021 Bowman Chrome comes in three different formats. A hobby box comes with (2) autographs, HTA Choice has (3) autographs, and the new LITE doesn’t guarantee any autographs. The LITE version is the only place to find the B&W Mini-Diamond parallels.

(100) cards make up the base Bowman Chrome set. This is where you’ll find veterans and 2021 rookies. Parallels include Refractor #’ed/499, Fuchsia/Pink #’ed/299, Purple #’ed/250, Blue #’ed/150, Green #’ed/99, Yellow #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1.

Due to a printing error, the Yellow #’ed/75 parallels came out orange. How did this happen? Nobody knows. That means there are (100) Orange parallels. You can still distinguish them apart from the serial numbering.

(15) of the rookies have Photo Variations. Checking the CMP codes is the easiest way to identify them.

  • Base – #598
  • Photo Variation – #622

An additional (100) cards make up the Prospect base set. Parallels include B&W Mini-Diamond (1:2 LITE), Shimmer (1:12 packs), Refractor #’ed/499, Speckle #’ed/299, Purple #’ed/250, Purple Shimmer #’ed/250, Fuchsia/Pink #’ed/199, Fuchsia/Pink Shimmer #’ed/199, Blue #’ed/150, Aqua #’ed/125, Green #’ed/99, Green Shimmer #’ed/99, Yellow #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Gold Shimmer #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Orange Shimmer #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, Red Shimmer #’ed/5, Black Shimmer #’ed 1/1, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1.

Autographs include Chrome Prospect Autographs, Chrome Rookie Autographs, Base Rookie Image Variation SP Autographs, 2020 Summer Camp Autographs, 2020 Summer Camp SP Autographs, 40-Man Futures Autographs, Bowman Ascensions Autographs, Dawn of Glory Autographs, Prime Chrome Signatures, and All-American Game Autographs.

Relics include Chrome Auto Relics, and AFL Flashbacks Relics.

Inserts include 2020 Summer Camp, 2020 Summer Camp Short Print, 40-Man Futures, Bowman Ascensions, and Dawn of Glory.

I really enjoy the look of the Chrome Auto Relics. How would you liked to have been the person to pull this?

A few years from now we could all be looking back on products such as this and say “I wish I would’ve held onto cards of player XYZ.”

I’d say this box was well balanced. The Miguel Bleis autograph is a really nice hit. Lots of people appear to think he’s going to be good. A nice variety of colored refractors also came out of this box.


Here is what I pulled:


  • Alexander Vizcaino Prospect Refractor Auto Redemption
  • Miguel Bleis Prospect Auto


  • Garrett Mitchell Prospect Gold Shimmer Refractor #’ed/50
  • Shane McClanahan RC Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Ronny Mauricio Prospect Purple Refractor #’ed/250
  • Spencer Torkelson 2020 Summer Camp Atomic Refractor #’ed/150


  • Kevin Alcantara Dawn of Glory
  • Jasson Dominguez Bowman Ascensions
  • Adley Rutschman 2020 Summer Camp
  • Francisco Alvarez 2020 Summer Camp
  • Emerson Hancock 40-Man Futures
  • Max Meyer 40-Man Futures
  • Cole Wilcox 40-Man Futures
  • Yoelqui Cespedes 40-Man Futures