Guess The Set – July 23, 2021

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

Hint – 2002.

Guess The Set – July 16, 2021

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

Hint – Department store.

2021 Topps Stadium Club Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Autograph/Fun Photography

The base set consists of (300) cards. Parallels include Red Foil, Black Foil, Sepia, Black & White, Blue Foil #’ed/50, 30 Years (30 copies), Rainbow Foilboard #’ed/25, First Day Issue (10 copies), Members Only (1 per case), Photographer’s Proof (1:2 cases), and Gold Rainbow Foil #’ed 1/1.

Unique photography is at the core of the Stadium Club brand. Photo variations are best identified using the small CMP code found on the back.

  • Base – #244
  • Chrome – #280
  • Photo Variation – #289
  • Rookie Design Variation – #291
  • Design Variation – #545

Chrome parallels include Refractor (1:4 boxes), Orange #’ed/99, Pearl White #’ed/30, Gold Minted (1 per case), and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1.

Autographs include Base Autographs, Base Design Variation Autographs, Chrome Autographs, Beam Team Autographs, Lone Star Signatures, Stadium Club Greats Autographs, Superstar Duos Autographs, Virtual Reality Autographs, and Oversized Base Autograph Topper.

Inserts include Beam Team, Instavision, Stadium Club Greats, Superstar Duos, Triumvirates, Virtual Reality, Oversized Base Topper, and Oversized Base Master Photo Variation Topper (1 per Blaster).

Stadium Club continues to be one of the most well-rounded products on the market. Even if your two guaranteed autographs per hobby box aren’t life altering, the great photography and simple card design drastically make up for it. Of all the Topps baseball products, I believe the photography in Stadium Club could carry this product alone without any hits. Every single box will provide you with some incredible new cards to add to your collection.

Coming later this year is 2021 Topps Stadium Club Chrome. The Chrome cards are so popular in the main Stadium Club set they will receive another product dedicated strictly to them. They truly are some of the best looking cards to come out of this product. Will we see a Sapphire Edition?

A very long time ago Topps issued special promotional cards using the Stadium Club brand during the National Sports Collectors Convention. I’d really like to see this done again. I know the Bowman Chrome cards they’ve used for the wrapper redemption program are popular, but I think the Stadium Club brand has a lot of potential too.

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY STADIUM CLUB!

Here is what I pulled:

Autos:

  • Sixto Sanchez RC Oversized Base Auto Topper #’ed/10
  • Kris Bubic RC Auto
  • Tarik Skubal RC Auto

Parallels:

  • Alex Bregman Stadium Club Chrome Refractor
  • Anthony Rendon Stadium Club Chrome
  • Joey Gallo Black Foil
  • Salvador Perez Black Foil
  • Keibert Ruiz RC Red Foil
  • Kris Bubic RC Red Foil
  • JaCoby Jones Red Foil
  • Willson Contreras Red Foil
  • Ryan Jeffers RC Red Foil
  • Cal Ripken Jr. Red Foil
  • Eloy Jimenez Red Foil

Inserts:

  • Pete Alonso Triumvirates
  • Kyle Lewis Beam Team
  • Aaron Judge/Gerrit Cole Superstar Duos
  • Ryne Sandberg Stadium Club Greats
  • Jose Canseco Stadium Club Greats
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. Virtual Reality
  • Matt Olson Virtual Reality

Rockies ’21 Topps Series 2 Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to kiltango on being the lucky winner of the Larry Walker 2021 Topps Series 2 1986 Topps Baseball Game-Used Bat Relic. Once kiltango sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Card of the Day: Austin Martin 2021 Bowman Chrome Prospect Sapphire Edition #87

Guess The Set – July 9, 2021

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

Hint – Toy store.

Rockies ’21 Topps Series 2 Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Larry Walker 2021 Topps Series 2 1986 Topps Baseball Game-Used Bat Relic. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, July 9, 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!!!

Guess The Set – July 2, 2021

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

Hint – Magic Decoder.

2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set

Picking up where Series 1 left off, 2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball consists of (330) cards (331-660). Parallels include Royal Blue (Walmart), Rainbow Foil (1:10), Gold Foil (1:2 Jumbo), Gold #’ed/2021, Green Foil #’ed/499, Advanced Stat #’ed/300, Orange Foil #’ed/299, Red Foil #’ed/199, Vintage Stock #’ed/99, Independence Day #’ed/76, Black #’ed/70 (Hobby/Jumbo), Platinum Anniversary #’ed/70, Mother’s Day Pink #’ed/50, Father’s Day Blue #’ed/50, Memorial Day Camo #’ed/25, 70th Anniversary #’ed 1/1, and Printing Plates #’ed 1/1. (100) select cards have Clear parallels #’ed/10.

It wouldn’t be a flagship set without photo variations. And Series 2 has plenty of them. Personally, the easiest way for me to identify them is by checking the small CMP code on the back. I’ve also recognized that many photo variations come out of the pack face down. So if you open a pack and the card is flipped over you might want to give it a closer look.

  • Base – #423
  • SP Short Print Variations – #441
  • SSP Super Variations – #442
  • SSSP Ultra Variations – #443

Its important to note that the CMP code on the Advanced Stat parallels end in #444. But these are serial numbered to (300) copies, so checking the CMP code isn’t really necessary.

Autographs include 70 Years of Baseball Autographs, 70 Years of Baseball Dual Autographs, 70 Years of Topps Baseball Autographs, 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs, 1986 Topps All-Star Baseball Autographs, DH Debuts Autographs, Juan Soto Highlights Autographs, Significant Statistics Autographs, Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts Autographs, Zero to Sixty Autographs, and Cut Signatures.

Autograph/Relics include 2021 Rookie Card Patches Manufactured Relics Autographs, Commemorative World Series Rings Relic Autographs, Major League Material Autograph Relics, Significant Statistics Autograph Relics, Topps 70th Anniversary Logo Manufactured Patch Autographs, and Topps Reverence Autograph Patch.

Relics include 1986 Topps Baseball Relics, 1986 Topps All-Stars Baseball Relics, In the Name Relics, Major League Material Relics, and Significant Statistics Relics.

Manufactured Relics include 2021 Rookie Card Patches, Commemorative World Series Rings Relics, and Topps 70th Anniversary Logo Patch.

Inserts include 70 Years of Topps Baseball, Chrome 70 Years of Topps Baseball, 1965 Topps Redux, Chrome 1965 Topps Redux, 1986 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary, 1986 Topps All-Star Baseball 35th Anniversary, DH Debuts, Home Run Challenge, Juan Soto Highlights, Significant Statistics, Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts, Zero to Sixty, and Sketch Cards.

Between the SP Variation, relic, and autograph, I’d say this box was very well balanced. That box topper autograph was by far the biggest surprise.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Relic:

  • Larry Walker 1986 Topps Baseball Game-Used Bat Relic

Auto:

  • Tyler Glasnow Silver Pack Box Topper 1986 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor Auto #’ed/25

SP Variation:

  • Giancarlo Stanton #642

Parallels:

  • Brailyn Marquez RC 1986 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary Blue
  • Derek Dietrich Advanced Stat #’ed/300
  • Jeff Samardzija Green Foil #’ed/499
  • Adrian Morejon Gold #’ed/2021
  • San Francisco Giants Rainbow Foil
  • Danny Jansen Rainbow Foil
  • Edwin Encarnacion Rainbow Foil

Inserts:

  • Kirby Puckett Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts
  • Yordan Alvarez Topps Home Run Challenge
  • David Ortiz 70 Years of Topps Baseball
  • Whit Merrifield 70 Years of Topps Baseball
  • Freddie Freeman Significant Statistics
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. Significant Statistics
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. 1986 Topps All-Star Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Clayton Kershaw 1986 Topps All-Star Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Mark McGwire 1986 Topps All-Star Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Francisco Lindor 1986 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Jo Adell RC 1986 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • David Wright 1986 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Carlos Correa 1986 Topps Baseball 35th Anniversary
  • Alejandro Kirk RC Silver Pack Box Topper 1986 Topps Chrome 35th Anniversary
  • Matt Olson Silver Pack Box Topper 1986 Topps Chrome 35th Anniversary
  • Willson Contreras Silver Pack Box Topper 1986 Topps Chrome 35th Anniversary

Card of the Day: Mickey Mantle 2021 Topps Series 2 Ultra Short Print Variation SSSP #52