2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #1

And we’re off! The first set of the 2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club has arrived. Topps chose to use one of the unused designs that members voted on for the final set of the 2020 membership. I immediately recognized it when I opened the box.

(20) cards are in this set, with a guaranteed autograph. As you can see, the first set of the 2021 membership contains 2020 rookies. I’m hoping to see an Alec Bohm rookie in one of the other sets later this year.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Austin Nola RC

Complete Set:

  • Cody Bellinger #1
  • Freddie Freeman #2
  • Kyle Lewis RC #3
  • Gleyber Torres #4
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu #5
  • Mike Brosseau RC #6
  • Alex Verdugo #7
  • Keston Hiura #8
  • Luke Voit #9
  • Matt Chapman #10
  • Juan Soto #11
  • Dominic Smith #12
  • Trent Grisham RC #13
  • Nico Hoerner RC #14
  • Mike Clevinger #15
  • Luis Arraez #16
  • Aristides Aquino RC #17
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #18
  • Austin Nola RC #19
  • Mike Trout #20

Rays ’20 Topps Stadium Club Chrome Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Garrett Collins on being the lucky winner of the Mike Brosseau 2020 Topps Stadium Club Chrome RC Auto. Once Garrett Collins sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Rays ’20 Topps Stadium Club Chrome Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Mike Brosseau 2020 Topps Stadium Club Chrome RC Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 25, 2020 @ 8:00 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!!!

2020 Topps Stadium Club Chrome Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Collector Type: Set/Autograph/Refractor Nuts

2020 has been a crazy year for sports cards. We’ve seen some incredible pulls, and big $$$ sales. With a ton of prospects making their debut this year, get ready for a slew of new rookie cards coming in 2021. Personally, I’m looking forward to rookie cards of Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm.

It has been twenty years since Stadium Club Chrome was a standalone product. In May of 2000 collectors received their first taste of what Chrome-styled Stadium Club cards would look like. Over the last few years collectors have enjoyed the Stadium Club Chrome inserts found within the main Stadium Club set.

2020 Topps Stadium Club Chrome consists of (400) cards. That is (100) more cards compared to the standard Stadium Club product. Parallels include – Refractor, X-fractor (Blaster), Wave Refractor (1:113 packs), Gold Refractor #’ed/50, Orange Refractor #’ed/25 (Hobby), Red Refractor #’ed/5, and SuperFractor #’ed 1/1.

Autographs include Base Autographs, Beam Team Autographs, and Lone Star Signatures.

Inserts include Beam Team, Emperors of the Zone, and Power Zone.

Photography has always been the driving force with this brand. On-card autographs on chrome stock with various refractors to chase takes it to a whole new level. Very eye appealing especially when the photo Topps used has a brightly colored background.

This product’s return has been highly anticipated ever since it was first announced. It appeals to a variety of collectors. Even if you don’t pull a life altering hit you’re guaranteed to find some attractive cards you can add to your collection.

2020 certainly is the year for Chrome. Everything seems to be getting a Chrome edition. It won’t be long until we see Stadium Club Chrome Sapphire Edition.

When in doubt, Chrome it out.

Checklist

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Mike Brosseau RC

Parallels:

  • Derek Jeter Wave Refractor
  • Manny Machado Refractor
  • Shun Yamaguchi RC Refractor
  • Ozzie Smith Refractor
  • Kolten Wong Refractor
  • Travis Demeritte RC Refractor
  • Brandon Woodruff Refractor
  • Hunter Renfroe Refractor

Inserts:

  • Luis Severino Emperors of the Zone
  • Chipper Jones Power Zone
  • Gavin Lux RC Beam Team
  • Justin Verlander Beam Team
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. Beam Team
  • Luis Robert RC Beam Team

Notable Rookies:

  • Yordan Alvarez RC #69
  • Nico Hoerner RC #253

Card of the Day: Mark McGwire 2020 Topps Stadium Club #96

2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #5 & Factory Set

Renewing my membership to the Topps 582 Montgomery Club was a fairly easy decision. You get what you pay for and so much more. I truly believe it is the best bang for your buck. Tons of value.

The ability to pre-order online-exclusive products before the general public is worth the price alone. In 2020 I was able to flip some of these products on the secondary market making some easy coin. For those products I decided to rip, my hits were quite solid and I ended up breaking even. After seeing what some of their products wound up selling for on eBay (2020 Topps Baseball’s Finest Flashbacks) it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the online-exclusives get a bit more expensive in 2021.

My last two sets which came with the 2020 membership recently arrived. The factory set contains (700) cards. Each card in the set has the Montgomery Club logo printed on them.

Members of the club were allowed to vote on the design, and players included in Set #5. Design #3 ended up being the winner. In case you are wondering, here is what the other designs looked like:

Set #5 consists of (20) cards, plus an autograph. Here is what I got:

Auto:

  • Adalberto Mondesi

20-Card Set:

  • Mike Trout #1
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #2
  • Luis Robert RC #3
  • Ken Griffey Jr. #4
  • Fernando Tatís Jr. #5
  • Juan Soto #6
  • Bo Bichette RC #7
  • Derek Jeter #8
  • Nolan Ryan #9
  • Gavin Lux RC #10
  • Yordan Álvarez RC #11
  • Hank Aaron #12
  • Aaron Judge #13
  • Ted Williams #14
  • Willie Mays #15
  • Ichiro #16
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #17
  • Cody Bellinger #18
  • Nico Hoerner RC #19
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #20
  • Mookie Betts Thank You Card Checklist

Card of the Day: Doug Strange 1994 Topps Stadium Club #97

Card of the Day: Will Clark 2020 Topps Stadium Club #200

Card of the Day: Aaron Nola 2016 Topps Stadium Club Auto

2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #4

This was a big week for those collectors who are members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club.  On Tuesday members were allowed to pre-order the new online-exclusive 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball before the general public.  When you don’t have the general public to fight against getting your hands on these special products is so much easier.  I’m expecting my shipment shorty.

Set #4 of the 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club membership arrived this week too.  The design of this set is based on the 1961 Topps Dice Game.  If your not familiar with the 1961 Topps Dice Game don’t be alarmed.  Cards from this set are so incredibly rare it is believed that only a few copies of each card exist.  Many speculate that they were going to be part of some type of board game that never saw the light of day.  What examples do exist are test subjects which found their way out of the Topps headquarters.

During the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention a Mickey Mantle card from the 1961 Topps Dice Game was on display.  This was the first time I had ever seen one of these cards in person.  Every card in this set is rare, but Mickey Mantle holds the top spot as far as demand goes.

(20) cards highlight this 1961 Topps Dice Game inspired set.  As a Phillies fan I’m happy to see Bryce Harper find his way in here.

Checklist:

  • Aaron Judge #1
  • Clayton Kershaw #2
  • Bryce Harper #3
  • Nolan Ryan #4
  • Jesus Luzardo RC #5
  • Miguel Cabrera #6
  • Kris Bryant #7
  • Mark McGwire #8
  • Nick Solak RC #9
  • Manny Machado #10
  • Johnny Bench #11
  • Zac Gallen RC #12
  • Joe Mauer #13
  • Rafael Devers #14
  • Albert Pujols #15
  • Edgar Martinez #16
  • Jose Altuve #17
  • George Brett #18
  • Anthony Kay #19
  • Derek Jeter #20