Oakland A’s ’21 Topps Big League Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Jerold Irabagon on being the lucky winner of the Ramon Laureano 2021 Topps Big League Auto. Once Jerold Irabagon sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Oakland A’s ’21 Topps Big League Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Ramon Laureano 2021 Topps Big League Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 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!!!

Card of the Day: Nick Maton 2021 Topps Chrome Update Series Sapphire Edition #US251

Card of the Day: 2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Chrome Series 4 – Warrin’ Warren – Refractor #156a

2021 Topps Chrome Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition Coming Tomorrow For 582 Montgomery Club Members

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club will get early access to 2021 Topps Chrome Garbage Pail Kids Sapphire Edition tomorrow 9/20.

Artwork will be from the Original Series 3 & 4. 2020 boxes originally sold for $50. They now sell for $1k on the secondary market. I predict the 2021 product will be priced much higher out of the gate. Topps probably printed more as well.

Card of the Day: 2021 Topps Garbage Pail Kids Food Fight – Herschel Squirts #62a

Card of the Day: Vaughn Grissom 2021 Topps Heritage MiLB #109

Card of the Day: Liv Morgan 2021 Topps Heritage WWE #63

Card of the Day: Babe Ruth 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition X-Fractor #615

2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Autograph/Nostalgia Fan

Collectors have been waiting a long time to get their hands on 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition. After numerous delays it has finally arrived.

Legendary hobby innovator Sy Berger designed the original 1952 Topps set at his kitchen table. I don’t believe anyone knew the historical significance of this moment. Those cards set the tone of the hobby for the next seven decades. Its difficult to comprehend that cases of the High Number series were disposed of in the ocean because they didn’t sell well.

The base set consists of a massive (700) cards. Subjects include rookies, current stars, and Hall of Famers. Parallels include Refractor, Prism (Mega Box exclusive), Black & White Mini-Diamonds (Lite Box exclusive), X-Fractor, Aqua Wave, Blue Mini-Diamonds #’ed/199, Red Atomic #’ed/100, Green/Yellow 70th #’ed/99, Rose Gold Mini-Diamonds #’ed/75, Platinum 70th Mini-Diamonds #’ed/70, Gold/Rose Gold 70th Wave #’ed/50, Orange/Yellow 70th #’ed/25, Black/Gold 70th #’ed/10, Black/Red 70th Mini-Diamonds #’ed/5, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1. Even more parallels were planned, but due to supply chain issues Topps decided to cut back.

You are guaranteed (1) autograph per hobby box. Parallels include Refractor #’ed/199, Aqua #’ed/150, Blue Prism #’ed/99, 70th Platinum Wave #’ed/70, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Pink #’ed/15, Black #’ed/10, Red #’ed/5, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1.

Lucky box breakers will find the Mickey Mantle Topps 1952 Recreate insert. These fall 1:11,416 packs. Since Topps obtained the rights to use Mickey Mantle’s image again they haven’t shoved him down our throats. That might be part of the deal with his estate. Last year we saw the 2021 Topps X Mickey Mantle Collection. Perhaps 2022 Mickey Mantle will receive the Sapphire treatment.

One issue that I noticed is the centering. Some of the cards are drastically off center.

This is a fun product to open. Very simple. Iconic design with lots of colored parallels.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Dean Kremer RC Blue Prism Auto #’ed/99

Parallels:

  • Tom Seaver Red Atomic Refractor #’ed/100
  • Sterling Sharp RC Rose Gold Mini-Diamonds #’ed/75
  • Mike Clevinger X-Fractor
  • Jose Canseco Aqua Wave Refractor
  • Don Mattingly Refractor
  • Willie Calhoun Refractor
  • Alex Verdugo Refractor
  • Edwin Diaz Refractor
  • Shane Greene Refractor
  • Roberto Clemente Refractor