2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Star Wars Available For 582 Montgomery Club Members

I knew it was coming. I’ve been suggesting it for awhile, and today it arrived. Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club got the opportunity to buy (1) box of 2022 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Star Wars.

Based on the checklist it consists of Series 1 and Series 2 of the original 1977 Topps Star Wars set.

2022 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #4

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club have received Set #4 of their membership.

This set consists of (20) stickers. Both Wander Franco and Julio Rodriguez have rookies in it.

  • Shohei Ohtani #1
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #2
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #3
  • Max Scherzer #4
  • Wander Franco RC #5
  • Freddie Freeman #6
  • Roger Clemens #7
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #8
  • Oneil Cruz RC #9
  • Francisco Lindor #10
  • Jose Abreu #11
  • Albert Pujols #12
  • Jose Altuve #13
  • Chipper Jones #14
  • Trevor Story #15
  • Clayton Kershaw #16
  • Julio Rodríguez RC #17
  • Kris Bryant #18
  • Corey Seager #19
  • Carlos Correa #20

Next up is the set members get to vote on. Then the Topps 582 Montgomery Club Factory Set will come last. A lot of people (myself included) were hoping guys like Spencer Torkelson, Bobby Witt Jr., and Julio Rodriguez would have base rookie cards in Series 2. Having a base rookie in both Series 1 and Series 2 automatically means they will have a rookie in the Topps 582 Montgomery Club Factory Set. Instead they have Photo Variation rookies in Series 2 which are not included with the factory set.

Wouldn’t it be cool to see one of these membership sets consist of (20) MLB mascots printed on Topps Chrome Sapphire stock?

I’m still holding out for some unique Sapphire releases that would be fun to see members get first access to – Star Wars and Tennis are good examples.

Card of the Day: Juan Samuel 1989 Topps Ames 20/20 Club #25

Card of the Day: Buck Showalter 1996 Topps Stadium Club #356

2022 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball Available To Topps 582 Montgomery Club Members Today

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club are allowed to purchase (1) box of 2022 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball today 5/24/22 while supplies last.

2021 Bowman Chrome Sapphire Edition Baseball Coming 5/12/22 To Montgomery Club Members

The next pre-sale for Topps 582 Montgomery Club members is 2021 Bowman Chrome Sapphire Edition Baseball.

Card of the Day: Rickey Henderson 1997 Topps Stadium Club #66

Montgomery Club Members Are NOT Entitled To Every Topps Online-Exclusive Product First

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club were shocked on Friday, May 6, 2022 when they discovered that 2021 Topps Formula 1 Chrome Sapphire Edition was on sale to the general public. Usually club members get first access to popular online-exclusive products before everyone else for the most part.

Boxes began popping up on Topps’ European sites, and then made their was to the U.S. I was able to add (1) box to my cart, but the Topps website froze for me during the checkout process due to the high volume of users. Some made it through successfully, bots especially, before it sold out.

A box of 2020 Topps Formula 1 Chrome Sapphire Edition originally cost $99. As of right now that same product sells for around $4k. Even with the increased price ($699.99) for the 2021 product you can see why club members are angry they weren’t offered it first like they were last year.

Although a massive surprise, if you read the language on the Topps 582 Montgomery Club website it clearly states “Exclusive Access to Pre-Sale window for select Topps 2022 Online Exclusives including Sapphire, Finest Flashbacks, Ginter X, and Archives Snapshots.” The keyword here is “select”. “Select” does not mean members will get a pre-sale window for every online-exclusive product. It means just the ones Topps chooses. Which products Topps chooses can clearly change from year to year.

Attempt to charge back your membership fee, threaten not to renew your membership next year, and write all of the hate e-mail you want. All the threats in the world aren’t going to make you feel better. 2021 Topps Formula 1 Chrome Sapphire Edition is most likely gone for the $699.99 price, and nothing is going to change that. If you want a box you’ll have to pay more on the secondary market. I would be very surprised if Topps offers members their allocation now that the general public sale is over.

Why wasn’t 2021 Topps Formula 1 Chrome Sapphire Edition one of the “select” products for pre-sale? Rumors and people’s imaginations instantly began to run wild. Maybe some of it will turn out to be true. You can read through it all on the Blowout Forums.

We still have a lot of the year to go. Topps could very easily surprise members with an exclusive product (never produced before) that could make up for 2021 Topps Formula 1 Chrome Sapphire Edition not being offered to club members first. Then again, they don’t have to.

In the end, it is all in the details of the language for the club we signed up for. Plain and simple.

Card of the Day: Natrone Means 1994 Topps Stadium Club #40

2022 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #3

Set #3 of the 2022 Topps 582 Montgomery Club has arrived, and this one includes a Wander Franco rookie card.

(20) cards make up the set. The design reminds me a lot of 1982 Topps Baseball.

  • Fernando Tatís Jr. #1
  • Greg Maddux #2
  • Luis Robert #3
  • Yordan Alvarez #4
  • Wander Franco RC #5
  • Pete Alonso #6
  • Trea Turner #7
  • Giancarlo Stanton #8
  • J.T. Realmuto #9
  • Byron Buxton #10
  • Ichiro #11
  • Bo Bichette #12
  • Austin Riley #13
  • Jarren Duran RC #14
  • Corbin Burnes #15
  • Derek Jeter #16
  • Paul Goldschmidt #17
  • Rickey Henderson #18
  • Rafael Devers #19
  • Bo Jackson #20

Lets talk about some of the recent pre-sales members have had the opportunity to participate in.

MetaZoo is not something I’m familiar with. But Topps offered members (2) boxes of the new MetaZoo Wilderness product to buy. At $50/box that seemed reasonable to me. You don’t play games with these cards. The game cards are made by another company. MetaZoo cards made by Topps feature characters from the game. Topps did something similar with Pokemon in 2000. Even if it doesn’t turn into being a big flip, I will buy the Sapphire Edition that Topps is suppose to come out with in the 4th quarter later this year. Just as long as it is made available to club members first.

2022 Bowman 1st Edition Baseball I passed on. Members were allowed to buy (2) boxes at $399.99/box. I think a lot of people who passed on 2022 Topps 1st Edition thought they could make up for their mistake by purchasing these. Many more boxes were produced which should be a dead giveaway since you were allowed to buy (2) of them. Sure, some prospect could end up becoming a superstar and passing on a box for $399.99 might seem stupid down the road. But who knows if/when that will happen.

2021 Topps Chrome Update Baseball Sapphire Edition is another one I passed on. Members were allowed to purchase (3) boxes at $149.99/box. Each box guarantees (1) autograph, and (1) parallel #’ed/50 or less. Given that the limit was (3) boxes indicates a lot of product was made. With 2022 products rolling out so many collectors have switched their focus to those, and have had their fill of 2021 products. If you’re looking for a Sapphire product to bust, Topps Chrome Update Baseball is usually the most affordable.

A lot of people (myself included) thought club members would get a shot at 2021-22 Topps UEFA Champions League 1st Edition. Instead Topps offered this to UK residents only.