Card of the Day: Jeff Montgomery 1998 Topps #184

2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #4

This was a big week for those collectors who are members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club.  On Tuesday members were allowed to pre-order the new online-exclusive 2020 Bowman Sapphire Edition Baseball before the general public.  When you don’t have the general public to fight against getting your hands on these special products is so much easier.  I’m expecting my shipment shorty.

Set #4 of the 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club membership arrived this week too.  The design of this set is based on the 1961 Topps Dice Game.  If your not familiar with the 1961 Topps Dice Game don’t be alarmed.  Cards from this set are so incredibly rare it is believed that only a few copies of each card exist.  Many speculate that they were going to be part of some type of board game that never saw the light of day.  What examples do exist are test subjects which found their way out of the Topps headquarters.

During the 2018 National Sports Collectors Convention a Mickey Mantle card from the 1961 Topps Dice Game was on display.  This was the first time I had ever seen one of these cards in person.  Every card in this set is rare, but Mickey Mantle holds the top spot as far as demand goes.

(20) cards highlight this 1961 Topps Dice Game inspired set.  As a Phillies fan I’m happy to see Bryce Harper find his way in here.

Checklist:

  • Aaron Judge #1
  • Clayton Kershaw #2
  • Bryce Harper #3
  • Nolan Ryan #4
  • Jesus Luzardo RC #5
  • Miguel Cabrera #6
  • Kris Bryant #7
  • Mark McGwire #8
  • Nick Solak RC #9
  • Manny Machado #10
  • Johnny Bench #11
  • Zac Gallen RC #12
  • Joe Mauer #13
  • Rafael Devers #14
  • Albert Pujols #15
  • Edgar Martinez #16
  • Jose Altuve #17
  • George Brett #18
  • Anthony Kay #19
  • Derek Jeter #20

Topps 582 Montgomery Club & 1952 Bowman Baseball Card Pack Pins Arrived This Week

This is just a quick post to show-off my latest trade.  I was able to acquire a set of (3) Little League pins that look like packs of 1952 Bowman Baseball.  They’re large in size, but nowhere near as big as the 1954 Bowman Baseball pins I received not too long ago.  I made this trade through the Little League Pin Traders Club group on Facebook.  Very cool!

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club began to receive their collectible pin this week too.

2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #3 – BIG SURPRISE!

The third set of my 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club membership arrived in the mail, and it came with a welcomed surprise.  Along with the 20-card set, I received a rookie autograph of A.L. Rookie of the Year Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros.  I wasn’t expecting another autograph until the end of the year.

Set #3 is designed after the 1969 Topps Team Posters Test Issue.  Measuring 11.25″ x 19.75″, the 1969 Topps Team Posters Test Issue is one of the largest vintage items that Topps has ever produced.  Each poster comes with nine or ten players pictured on it.  Finding them in good condition can be quite difficult.  In order to fit into the packaging, they needed to be folded multiple times.  It was also common for people to pin/tape them to a wall.  Doing that would certainly cause some condition issues.

A variety of colors quickly catches your eye with this third installment.  Printed on vintage stock, these colors go all the way to the edges.  Very eye appealing.

Checklist:

  • Yordan Alvarez RC #1
  • Aristides Aquino RC #2
  • Jose Berrios #3
  • Bo Bichette RC #4
  • Gerrit Cole #5
  • Ken Griffey Jr. #6
  • Vladimir Guerrero #7
  • Eloy Jimenez #8
  • Gavin Lux RC #9
  • Dustin May RC #10
  • Brendan McKay RC #11
  • A.J. Puk RC #12
  • Austin Riley #13
  • Gary Sanchez #14
  • Max Scherzer #15
  • Nick Senzel #16
  • Noah Syndergaard #17
  • Mike Trout #18
  • Jordan Yamamoto RC #19
  • Mike Yastrzemski #20

The 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #2

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club have begun to receive their second set for 2020.  This 20-sticker set is modeled after the 1968 Topps Baseball Action Stickers test issue.  The original 1968 Topps Baseball Action Stickers set consists of (16) stickers.  Being a test issue they didn’t “stick” around very long.  Now they are highly sought after by vintage collectors.

The 1968 Topps Baseball Action Stickers are an odd size.  Strips measure 15.75″ x 3.25″.  Pulled apart the panels measure 3.25″ x 5.25″.  Storing them can be difficult.  Given how condition sensitive they are damage can be done very easily.

I’m happy to announce the set made for Topps 582 Montgomery Club members features stickers that are the normal card size.  No difficulty in storing these.

Here’s the checklist:

  • Yordan Alvarez RC #1
  • Cody Bellinger #2
  • Harmon Killebrew #3
  • Bo Bichette RC #4
  • Bob Gibson #5
  • Stephen Stasburg #6
  • Ivan Rodriguez #7
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #8
  • Ted Williams #9
  • Luis Robert RC #10
  • Javier Baez #11
  • Roberto Alomar #12
  • Gavin Lux RC #13
  • Wade Boggs #14
  • Alex Bregman #15
  • Tom Glavine #16
  • Nico Hoerner RC #17
  • Mike Piazza #18
  • Mookie Betts #19
  • Willie Mays #20

My 2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Membership Has Begun – Set #1

The Topps 582 Montgomery Club is just like the Jelly of the Month Club.  Its the gift that keeps on giving the whole year.  In November I received a membership as an early Christmas gift.

Last week I was notified by Topps that my first set had been shipped.

This set consists of (20) cards, and comes with (1) autograph.  According to the card backs “As a 2020 member, you have received this special 20-card set featuring a lost design from the early days of Topps recently uncovered in our vault.”

I don’t know about you, but the classic red border and yellow text reminds me a lot of 1971 Topps Football.  I think it was a good inspiration.  All cards are printed on vintage stock.

Even though this is a 2020 membership, the first set comes from 2019 and has the accompanying key rookies.  I’m hoping to see some Yordan Alvarez rookies once we hit 2020.

Checklist

  • Pete Alonso RC #1
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. RC #2
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #3
  • Juan Soto #4
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. RC #5
  • Jacob deGrom #6
  • Nick Senzel RC #7
  • Will Smith RC #8
  • Mike Trout #9
  • Gleyber Torres #10
  • Max Scherzer #11
  • Charlie Blackmon #12
  • Shohei Ohtani #13
  • Max Muncy #14
  • Shane Bieber #15
  • Kyle Tucker RC #16
  • Noah Syndergaard #17
  • Clint Frazier #18
  • Chance Adams RC #19
  • Ryan Yarbrough #20

My autograph is of Dodgers second baseman Max Muncy.

I Joined The Topps 582 Montgomery Club

On November 14th Sports Card Info became a member of the very exclusive Topps 582 Montgomery Club.  With this membership I will receive the following starting in December 2019 and throughout 2020:

  • Gift with Membership: 20-card Set + Autograph
  • (2) 20-Card Sets
  • (1) 20-Sticker Set
  • (1) 20-Card “Members Vote” MLB Set + Autograph
  • (1) “582 Montgomery” stamped Topps Baseball Complete Set
  • Exclusive access to purchase “2019 Topps Brooklyn Collection” featuring all-new configuration on Topps.com
  • NEW!  Collectible Pin
  • NEW!  Exclusive Access to Pre-Sale window for select Topps 2020 Online Exclusives including Sapphire, Ginter X, and Archives Snapshots.
  • First option for membership renewal

On 11/27 I received the following e-mail from Topps:

Next week will be the first pre-sale for 582 Montgomery Club Members; the online exclusive 2019 Bowman Heritage Baseball.  This product includes one guaranteed autograph per box.  You will receive an email on Tuesday notifying you when the pre-sale begins.

Your 582 Montgomery Club gift with membership is in production and will be shipped out in December.  It’s a 20-card set that features a lost design from the Topps Vault with a guaranteed autograph!

Have a happy Thanksgiving from your friends at Topps!

The communication Topps has going here is great.  Not only was I given an update to my membership, but I was made aware that on Tuesday 12/3 a new online exclusive product (2019 Bowman Heritage) will be available for pre-sale before the general public gets the chance to buy it.

I’m not sure how many pre-sale products I’m going to buy right now.  Personally, I think I’m going to wait until 2020 to start doing that.  I might try a couple of them.  Sometimes these online exclusive products can seriously jump in price once they hit the secondary market.  But I didn’t join this club just to try and flip cards.  I joined because it looks like a lot of fun.  I even bought a nice album to store them in.  It has a stitched baseball cover with a black felt liner.

Card of the Day: Jeff Montgomery 1995 Topps Stadium Club #286

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Card of the Day: John Montgomery Ward 1994 Upper Deck Baseball: The American Epic #10

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Card of the Day: Wilbert Montgomery 2004 Fleer Greats of the Game Auto

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