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2018 Topps Gold Label Baseball Hobby Box Break & Review

Its not Bronze Label.  Its not Silver Label.  Its Gold Label.  Topps first introduced us to Gold Label in 1998.  Between 1998 and 2002 it was a regular release.  Then it took a long break before Topps brought it back a few years ago.  Gold Label is structured, and reminds me a lot of Fleer’s Flair Showcase.

The 2018 Topps Gold Label set consists of (300) cards.  There are only (100) players, but each one has multiple cards among the three classes – Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3.  Class 1 cards are the easiest to pull, and Class 3 are the most difficult.

Among Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3, there are (4) parallels you need to watch for.  They are Black, Blue, Red, and Gold.

Black

  • Class 1 – 1:2 packs
  • Class 2 – 1:6 packs
  • Class 3 – 1:20 packs

Blue

  • Class 1 – #’ed/150
  • Class 2 – #’ed/99
  • Class 3 – #’ed/50

Red

  • Class 1 – #’ed/75
  • Class 2 – #’ed/50
  • Class 3 – #’ed/25

Gold

  • Class 1 – #’ed 1/1
  • Class 2 – #’ed 1/1
  • Class 3 – #’ed 1/1

Packed inside every box is (1) Framed Autograph, Golden Great Autograph Relic, or MLB Legends Relic.  I like the on-card autographs, and metal frames.  Those two together make for some classy looking cards.

Maybe its just my eyes, but I had a difficult time telling the base apart from the black parallels.  The coloring isn’t that much different.  Having them serial numbered would have helped.

If you’re both a set collector and someone who enjoys the thrill of a quick break, Gold Label might take care of that fix.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto

  • Alex Verdugo RC Auto

Parallels

  • Don Mattingly – Class 1 Red #’ed/75
  • Ted Williams – Class 1 Blue #’ed/150
  • Eric Hosmer – Class 2 Black
  • Paul Goldschmidt – Class 1 Black
  • Trey Mancini – Class 1 Black
  • David Ortiz – Class 1 Black
  • Greg Maddux – Class 1 Black

Notable Base

  • Cal Ripken Jr. – Class 3
  • Miguel Sano – Class 3
  • Aaron Judge – Class 3

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