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

Topps 582 Montgomery Club & 1952 Bowman Baseball Card Pack Pins Arrived This Week

This is just a quick post to show-off my latest trade.  I was able to acquire a set of (3) Little League pins that look like packs of 1952 Bowman Baseball.  They’re large in size, but nowhere near as big as the 1954 Bowman Baseball pins I received not too long ago.  I made this trade through the Little League Pin Traders Club group on Facebook.  Very cool!

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club began to receive their collectible pin this week too.

Card of the Day: Erik Pappas 1994 Topps Stadium Club #448

2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #3 – BIG SURPRISE!

The third set of my 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club membership arrived in the mail, and it came with a welcomed surprise.  Along with the 20-card set, I received a rookie autograph of A.L. Rookie of the Year Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros.  I wasn’t expecting another autograph until the end of the year.

Set #3 is designed after the 1969 Topps Team Posters Test Issue.  Measuring 11.25″ x 19.75″, the 1969 Topps Team Posters Test Issue is one of the largest vintage items that Topps has ever produced.  Each poster comes with nine or ten players pictured on it.  Finding them in good condition can be quite difficult.  In order to fit into the packaging, they needed to be folded multiple times.  It was also common for people to pin/tape them to a wall.  Doing that would certainly cause some condition issues.

A variety of colors quickly catches your eye with this third installment.  Printed on vintage stock, these colors go all the way to the edges.  Very eye appealing.

Checklist:

  • Yordan Alvarez RC #1
  • Aristides Aquino RC #2
  • Jose Berrios #3
  • Bo Bichette RC #4
  • Gerrit Cole #5
  • Ken Griffey Jr. #6
  • Vladimir Guerrero #7
  • Eloy Jimenez #8
  • Gavin Lux RC #9
  • Dustin May RC #10
  • Brendan McKay RC #11
  • A.J. Puk RC #12
  • Austin Riley #13
  • Gary Sanchez #14
  • Max Scherzer #15
  • Nick Senzel #16
  • Noah Syndergaard #17
  • Mike Trout #18
  • Jordan Yamamoto RC #19
  • Mike Yastrzemski #20

Card of the Day: Chan Ho Park 1999 Topps Stadium Club #112

41st Ephrata Lions Club Sports Card Show Postponed Due To The Coronavirus

4/30/20: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED.  The next show will be March 27, 2021.

Announcing on their Facebook page the Ephrata Lions Club has postponed their 41st Sports Card Show.  It was originally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020.  The postponement is due to the coronavirus.  They will announce when a new date is set.

Former Penn State QB and current Baltimore Ravens QB Trace McSorley was scheduled to sign autographs.  We don’t know if he’ll be the autograph guest at the rescheduled date or not.

Card of the Day: Pat Elynuik 1992-93 Topps Stadium Club #410

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

My 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Membership Has Begun – Set #1

The Topps 582 Montgomery Club is just like the Jelly of the Month Club.  Its the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.  In November I received a membership as an early Christmas gift.

Last week I was notified by Topps that my first set had been shipped.

This set consists of (20) cards, and comes with (1) autograph.  According to the card backs “As a 2020 member, you have received this special 20-card set featuring a lost design from the early days of Topps recently uncovered in our vault.”

I don’t know about you, but the classic red border and yellow text reminds me a lot of 1971 Topps Football.  I think it was a good inspiration.  All cards are printed on vintage stock.

Even though this is a 2020 membership, the first set comes from 2019 and has the accompanying key rookies.  I’m hoping to see some Yordan Alvarez rookies once we hit 2020.

Checklist

  • Pete Alonso RC #1
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #2
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #3
  • Juan Soto #4
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. RC #5
  • Jacob deGrom #6
  • Nick Senzel RC #7
  • Will Smith RC #8
  • Mike Trout #9
  • Gleyber Torres #10
  • Max Scherzer #11
  • Charlie Blackmon #12
  • Shohei Ohtani #13
  • Max Muncy #14
  • Shane Bieber #15
  • Kyle Tucker RC #16
  • Noah Syndergaard #17
  • Clint Frazier #18
  • Chance Adams RC #19
  • Ryan Yarbrough #20

My autograph is of Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy.

Card of the Day: Todd Zeile 1996 Topps Stadium Club #420