2019 Topps Major League Soccer Box Break & Review

Topps puts out a bunch of different soccer products throughout the year.  I find them to be a nice change of pace.  In the past, I’ve pulled some fun cards that includes low-numbered autographs and interesting relics.  The patch cards you get from soccer boxes can be absolutely insane.

2019 Topps Major League Soccer is a flagship brand that focuses more on set building and relics.  In fact, you won’t find a single autograph anywhere within this product.  That’s a little bit unusual as past releases have had autographs.

Two formats can be enjoyed when it comes to 2019 Topps MLS – hobby & blaster boxes.  A hobby box will come with (3) relics, while the retail blasters have (1).  A hobby box will run about $73 as of right now.

The base set consists of (200) cards.  You’ll notice it has it’s own design separate from that of the MLB flagship set.  Parallels include Blue #’ed/99, Gold #’ed/50, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/10 (retail), and Black #’ed 1/1.

(15) cards have photo variations.  Each has a Black #’ed 1/1 parallel.

  • #1 Zlatan Ibrahimović
  • #18 Brad Guzan
  • #24 Diego Valeri
  • #28 Gyasi Zardes
  • #34 Tim Howard
  • #35 Sean Johnson
  • #50 Bradley Wright-Phillips
  • #53 Giovani dos Santos
  • #79 Carlos Vela
  • #90 Albert Rusnak
  • #98 Jozy Altidore
  • #100 Josef Martinez
  • #127 Ignacio Piatti
  • #146 Alberth Elis
  • #155 Wayne Rooney

CMP codes can help.

  • Base – #492
  • Photo Variation – #514

That hobby box of yours should contain (2) Jumbo Relics, and (1) Dual Relic.  Both of course have Orange #’ed/25 and Black #’ed 1/1 parallels.  Rarer relics include Crests of Honor #’ed/5, and Nameplate Patches #’ed 1/1.

Inserts come in the form of 2018 MLS Award WinnersAll-StarsThrowback Topps, and Young Phenoms.  All have Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/10, and Black #’ed 1/1 parallels.

Does anyone else think Gyasi Zardes looks like Wesley Snipes a.k.a. Willie “Mays” Hayes?

The autographs are greatly missed by collectors.  I’m not sure why those were left out other than to keep the cost down.  Overall a fun break.  Very solid.

Here is what I pulled:

Relics

  • Danny Hoesen Jumbo Relic Orange Parallel Patch #’ed/25
  • Danny Hoesen Jumbo Relic #’ed/220
  • Alberth Elis Single-Player Dual Relic #’ed/215

Parallels

  • Graham Zusi All-Star Orange #’ed/25
  • Johnny Russell Gold #’ed/50
  • Jonathan Lewis Gold #’ed/50
  • Derrick Jones Blue #’ed/99
  • Sebastian Lletget Blue #’ed/99
  • Vako Blue #’ed/99
  • Alex Ring Blue #’ed/99

Inserts

  • Corey Baird 2018 MLS Award Winners – Rookie Of The Year
  • Latif Blessing Young Phenoms
  • Ezequiel Barco Young Phenoms
  • Kellyn Acosta Young Phenoms
  • Chris Mueller Young Phenoms
  • Alex Ring All-Star
  • Josef Martínez All-Star
  • Diego Valeri All-Star
  • Miguel Almirón All-Star
  • Francisco Calvo All-Star
  • Graham Zusi All-Star
  • Jozy Altidore Throwback Topps
  • Cristian Roldan Throwback Topps
  • Sacha Kljestan Throwback Topps
  • Zlatan Ibrahimović Throwback Topps

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This contest is for a Luis Severino 2018 Topps Series 2 Major League Material Black Parallel Relic #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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2018 Topps Major League Soccer Box Break & Review

Lately, soccer products from Topps have been quite solid for me.  Opening this box of 2018 Topps Major League Soccer kept the solid streak going.  For about $70, my box delivered a wide range of nice hits.

The base set is (200) cards strong.  Parallels include Blue #’ed/99, Orange #’ed/25, Red #’ed/10, and Black #’ed 1/1.  Over the years, Topps has changed the base set design significantly.  Unlike some other soccer products who borrow the Topps baseball flagship design, MLS does it’s own thing.  The design for 2018 encapsulates a majority of the team logos in a diamond shape.  My eyes are immediately drawn to this feature as I think it resembles a window housing a relic.

It wouldn’t be a flagship set if Topps didn’t include some SP Photo Variations.  There is a handful of them, about (14) to be exact.  After doing some research and comparing, I discovered that Topps did in fact use different CMP codes for the variations.  Base cards end in #15 where the variations end in #25.  You’ll find a SP Photo Variation 1:51 packs.  So check those card backs!

Every hobby box should have (2) autographs and (1) jumbo relic.  The regular jumbo relics can have some interesting patches, especially when it comes to the low-numbered parallels.  The patch I pulled looks to be from the letter “O” from “BMO”.  “BMO” stands for Bank of Montreal.  Crests of Honor relics are numbered to (5) and contain some really insane team logo patches too.

Three different inserts can be found – Multi-Dimensional, All-Star, and Throwback Topps.  The Throwback Topps inserts pay tribute to 1988 Topps Baseball.  So do the All-Star cards.

Overall it was a fun break.  Its nice to see an alternative flagship design.  I like that the SP Photo Variations are a little more difficult to pull.  It would take about 2.5 boxes to pull one unless you get really lucky.  Solid break across the board in my opinion.

Here is what I pulled:

Autos

  • Tony Tchani
  • Jeff Larentowicz

Relic

  • Jozy Altidore Jumbo Patch Orange #’ed/25

SP Photo Variation

  • Clint Dempsey #74

Parallels

  • Federico Higuain Orange #’ed/25
  • Seattle Sounders FC Blue #’ed/99
  • Keegan Rosenberry Blue #’ed/99
  • Anibal Godoy Blue #’ed/99

Inserts

  • David Villa Multi-Dimensional
  • Kellyn Acosta Multi-Dimensional
  • Graham Zusi Multi-Dimensional
  • Giovani Dos Santos Multi-Dimensional
  • Johan Kappelhof All-Star
  • Hernan Grana All-Star
  • Graham Zusi All-Star
  • Diego Valeri All-Star
  • Miguel Almiron All-Star
  • Nemanja Nikolic All-Star
  • Kei Kamara Throwback Topps
  • Christian Ramirez Throwback Topps
  • Ethan Finlay Throwback Topps
  • Jordan Morris Throwback Topps

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Contest Details:

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  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!