Card of the Day: Dustin May 2020 Topps Chrome Ben Baller Edition #176

Ben Baller’s Bling Helps To Keep Chrome King!

Chrome is king!  Especially when it arrives with some Ben Baller bling!

I absolutely love the Topps 582 Montgomery Club.  As a member not only do I get exclusive sets mailed to me throughout the year, I’m also allowed to pre-order certain limited edition online-exclusive products before the general public.  On one hand I get to collect, and on the other I get to flip.  Its the best of both worlds.

The latest online-exclusive product everyone is talking about is 2020 Topps Chrome Baseball Ben Baller Edition.  Ben Baller is an artist and jeweler.  He’s one of the twenty individuals Topps is currently working with on their Project 2020 set.

Ben Baller’s style can sure be seen on these cards.  The base set consists of (200) cards which have Green #’ed/99, Blue #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractors #’ed 1/1 parallels.  You should find (6) parallels per (24) pack box.

Coming (2) per box are blinged-out 1985 Topps Baseball inserts.  Parallels include Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Superfractors #’ed 1/1.

One of the main attractions are the (1) per box Ben’s Diamond Die-Cuts.  These have the same parallels as the 1985 Topps Baseball inserts.

Its possible to pull an autograph, but that can be difficult.  The easiest autographs to pull are Gold Refractors #’ed/50 which drop 1:403 packs.  Orange, Red, and Superfractor autographs will be even more difficult to find.

The MSRP on a box is $250.  Flippers have already been pre-selling them on the secondary market for $1,000.  Will that price stick?  Nobody knows.  It could drop.  It could also rise once they begin to ship, and breakers start ripping into them.  Anything can, and will happen.

Card of the Day: Fernando Tatis Jr. 2019 Topps Chrome Sapphire Edition Green Refractor Auto

Card of the Day: Spencer Howard 2020 Bowman Chrome Sapphire Edition #55

Card of the Day: Bobby Bonilla 2001 Topps Limited Edition #709

I Told You It Was Coming

Sports Card Info is the Magic 8-Ball of the card industry.  On May 18th I wrote a piece called Is 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball On The Way? after some Lency Delgado 2020 Bowman Chrome Atomic Orange Refractor Autographs popped-up on Instagram.  Well… it looks like my prediction has come true.

Available next week as an online-exclusive, 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball will contain (1) prospect autograph per box.  Expect them to go fast.  I can already hear people complaining that they weren’t able to get a box, the secondary market prices are too expensive, only certain people were able to buy them, etc…  GET OVER IT!

Card of the Day: Carmen Electra 2005-06 Topps Basketball 1st Edition #252

Is 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball On The Way?

Over the weekend an interesting photo popped-up on Instagram.  The photo shows a bunch of Lency Delgado 2020 Bowman Chrome Atomic Orange Refractor Autographs.  What has people talking is the Atomic Orange aspect of the picture.

As far as we know, 2020 Bowman and 2020 Bowman Chrome will not have Atomic Orange Refractor Autographs.  Its also too early for 2020 Bowman Draft.  So what product will these cards be used for?

Its very possible Topps could be gearing-up for a 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball online-exclusive release.  These cards look very similar to 2019 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition.  Collectors/flippers have been all over these Topps online-exclusive products, especially when they pertain to prospects and rookies.

2019 Bowman Draft Sapphire Edition initially cost $35/box.  They are now selling for close to $200/box.  2020 Bowman 1st Edition cost $360/24-pack box.  Currently they’re selling for almost $700/box.  Its extremely fun to watch, and even more fun if you’re fast enough to get in on the action.  I’d never suggest using modern-day sports cards as a wise investment though.

As a member of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club, I hope club members get a crack at buying a box first.  If in fact these cards are meant for 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball.  Trying to compete with the general public can be brutal.

Have you noticed how much people complain if they’re not fast enough when it comes to getting their order in with online-exclusive products?  They complain even more if they do get their order in, but the product doesn’t sell out immediately after.

Card of the Day: Jasson Dominguez 2020 Bowman 1st Edition #8

Preview: 2020 Bowman 1st Edition Baseball

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many things will have to be put on hold.  That includes future card products.  According to Topps, Transcendent HOF Edition and Definitive Collection Baseball will be the last products to be released via the traditional route.  The release dates for everything else is TBD, including 2020 Bowman.

Topps is still able to produce online-exclusive products.  Project 2020Topps NOW Turn Back The Clock, and The Topps Living Set are in full swing.  Lots of other ones too.

Even though 2020 Bowman is delayed, Topps has something special planned for collectors.  Enter 2020 Bowman 1st Edition Baseball.

Available as an online-exclusive on the Topps website, 2020 Bowman 1st Edition Baseball will be sold in 10-card packs.  At a cost of $14.99 per pack, these cards will feature the 2020 Bowman design, and contain the 1st Edition logo on them.  Topps plans to sell them on their website between April 22-24.  Card shops who are part of the Topps’ MVP program should also be receiving some of these packs as well.

(150) prospects make-up the set.  This is the same group of prospects who are expected to be seen in the main 2020 Bowman.  Parallels include Sky Blue (1:2) packs, Blue #’ed/150, Yellow #’ed/75, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/5, and Platinum #’ed 1/1.

1st Edition stamped autograph cards will also be randomly included.

These packs are going to be flaming hot!!!  You’ll only be allowed to purchase a certain amount.  Early May is when the packs are expected to ship.

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