Royals ’21 Topps Stadium Club Auto Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to kinkinsley on being the lucky winner of the Kris Bubic 2021 Topps Stadium Club RC Auto. Once kinkinsley sends me their mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP. Thanks!

Royals ’21 Topps Stadium Club Auto Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Kris Bubic 2021 Topps Stadium Club RC Auto. Good luck!!!

Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, August 6, 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 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

Card of the Day: Rich Batchelor 1994 Topps Stadium Club #344

Card of the Day: Bo Jackson 1994 Topps Stadium Club #547

Card of the Day: Joe Musgrove 2017 Topps Stadium Club Auto

Card of the Day: Julian Tavarez 1995 Topps Stadium Club #24

2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #2

Set #2 of the 2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club has arrived. This set consists of (20) cards. It has a good mix of Hall of Famers, current stars, and new 2021 rookies. I’m really happy to see Alec Bohm receive a card in this one.

  • Mookie Betts #1
  • Roberto Clemente #2
  • José Abreu #3
  • Nick Madrigal RC #4
  • Corey Seager #5
  • Javier Baez #6
  • Joey Bart RC #7
  • Randy Johnson #8
  • Bo Bichette #9
  • Aaron Judge #10
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #11
  • Bryce Harper #12
  • Ted Williams #13
  • Alec Bohm RC #14
  • Manny Machado #15
  • Max Scherzer #16
  • Giancarlo Stanton #17
  • Stan Musial #18
  • Willie Mays #19
  • Jo Adell RC #20

The online-exclusive products that club members get a first crack at have really taken off in popularity. Especially when it comes to the specific Sapphire Editions. It makes me wish I would have held on to some of them for a little bit longer. I’ve come to the conclusion that if it is prospect-based and/or a Sapphire Edition they’ve never made for a sport or entertainment property before picking it up is a must.

I enjoy flipping these boxes. From what I can see, the best strategy for flipping is to hold on to these boxes allowing the supply to dry up. Hopefully, within that waiting period one or some of the rookies in those boxes begin to perform well. A perfect example would be 2019/20 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League Sapphire Edition. A single box originally cost $80 from Topps. Now that the supply has dried up, and Erling Haaland’s career has taken off these boxes have skyrocketed to almost $2,000.

We don’t have a definite idea of what other products (outside of the normal ones) that are on the way to club members. Last year at this time there was a six month gap. I don’t believe we’ll have to wait that long again. That gap was most likely due to COVID-19. 2021 Bowman 1st Edition is on the way, but this has never been a product that club members get early access to order. Some vendors have already received their allocation. If Topps does decide to sell some boxes online they will most likely head straight to the general public. Direct public sales of a product with a high-demand like 2021 Bowman 1st Edition sellout quickly, and sometimes even crash the Topps website. Who knows?

Artist and jeweler Ben Baller recently confirmed that collectors will see another Topps Chrome product featuring his work.

I would expect this to be a club exclusive just like the 2020 set.

Another possibility could be a Sapphire Edition of the new 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition. No Sapphire parallels are listed on that product’s details. Topps could be saving those for a club exclusive.

Star Wars, Mars Attacks, Bundesliga, MLS, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1, Muhammad Ali, Olympics, Tennis, Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, and the WWE are all non-baseball properties club members could see products for this year. Lots of potential fun products to look forward to. Topps certainly wouldn’t have a difficult time selling them.

Card of the Day: Greg Montgomery 1991 Topps Stadium Club #55

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