2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Set #4

Members of the Topps 582 Montgomery Club have begun to receive Set #4.

This set consists of (20) black-and-white horizontally-designed stickers featuring a yellow border.

A fifth and final set of this year’s membership should be on the way soon. Voting for the players to include in Set #5 concluded on 10/20/21.

Set #4’s checklist:

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #1
  • Jacob deGrom #2
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #3
  • Yermin Mercedes RC #4
  • Shohei Ohtani #5
  • Jose Altuve #6
  • Trevor Rogers RC #7
  • Aaron Judge #8
  • Jarred Kelenic RC #9
  • Rafael Devers #10
  • Adolis Garcia #11
  • Josh Hader #12
  • Alex Kirilloff RC #13
  • Javier Baez #14
  • Jazz Chisholm RC #15
  • Nick Castellanos #16
  • Jose Ramirez #17
  • Alek Manoah RC #18
  • Nolan Arenado #19
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. #20

2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club Set #3 + Factory Set

It has been a little while, but Topps has finally gotten around to shipping 582 Montgomery Club members their exclusive sets that come with the membership.

Set #3 recently arrived. It contains (20) cards utilizing a lost design. The Fernando Tatis Jr. and Bobby Dalbec cards are my favorites. Set #4 has been shipped and is on the way. Right now members are voting on which players to include in Set #5.

Set #3’s checklist:

  • Luis Robert #1
  • Zac Gallen #2
  • Yadier Molina #3
  • Brendan Rodgers #4
  • Ryan Mountcastle RC #5
  • Willi Castro #6
  • Trevor Rogers RC #7
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. #8
  • Ian Anderson RC #9
  • Nate Pearson RC #10
  • Randy Arozarena #11
  • Dylan Carlson RC #12
  • Jake Cronenworth RC #13
  • Bobby Bradley #14
  • Casey Mize RC #15
  • Bobby Dalbec RC #16
  • Mauricio Dubon #17
  • Pavin Smith RC #18
  • Evan White RC #19
  • Josh Staumont #20

Also included in the package with Set #3 was the 660-card 582 Montgomery Club exclusive factory set. This includes cards from both Series 1 and Series 2 stamped with the 582 Montgomery Club logo.

2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #2

Set #2 of the 2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club has arrived. This set consists of (20) cards. It has a good mix of Hall of Famers, current stars, and new 2021 rookies. I’m really happy to see Alec Bohm receive a card in this one.

  • Mookie Betts #1
  • Roberto Clemente #2
  • José Abreu #3
  • Nick Madrigal RC #4
  • Corey Seager #5
  • Javier Baez #6
  • Joey Bart RC #7
  • Randy Johnson #8
  • Bo Bichette #9
  • Aaron Judge #10
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #11
  • Bryce Harper #12
  • Ted Williams #13
  • Alec Bohm RC #14
  • Manny Machado #15
  • Max Scherzer #16
  • Giancarlo Stanton #17
  • Stan Musial #18
  • Willie Mays #19
  • Jo Adell RC #20

The online-exclusive products that club members get a first crack at have really taken off in popularity. Especially when it comes to the specific Sapphire Editions. It makes me wish I would have held on to some of them for a little bit longer. I’ve come to the conclusion that if it is prospect-based and/or a Sapphire Edition they’ve never made for a sport or entertainment property before picking it up is a must.

I enjoy flipping these boxes. From what I can see, the best strategy for flipping is to hold on to these boxes allowing the supply to dry up. Hopefully, within that waiting period one or some of the rookies in those boxes begin to perform well. A perfect example would be 2019/20 Topps Chrome UEFA Champions League Sapphire Edition. A single box originally cost $80 from Topps. Now that the supply has dried up, and Erling Haaland’s career has taken off these boxes have skyrocketed to almost $2,000.

We don’t have a definite idea of what other products (outside of the normal ones) that are on the way to club members. Last year at this time there was a six month gap. I don’t believe we’ll have to wait that long again. That gap was most likely due to COVID-19. 2021 Bowman 1st Edition is on the way, but this has never been a product that club members get early access to order. Some vendors have already received their allocation. If Topps does decide to sell some boxes online they will most likely head straight to the general public. Direct public sales of a product with a high-demand like 2021 Bowman 1st Edition sellout quickly, and sometimes even crash the Topps website. Who knows?

Artist and jeweler Ben Baller recently confirmed that collectors will see another Topps Chrome product featuring his work.

I would expect this to be a club exclusive just like the 2020 set.

Another possibility could be a Sapphire Edition of the new 2021 Topps Chrome Platinum Anniversary Edition. No Sapphire parallels are listed on that product’s details. Topps could be saving those for a club exclusive.

Star Wars, Mars Attacks, Bundesliga, MLS, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1, Muhammad Ali, Olympics, Tennis, Garbage Pail Kids, Wacky Packages, and the WWE are all non-baseball properties club members could see products for this year. Lots of potential fun products to look forward to. Topps certainly wouldn’t have a difficult time selling them.

Card of the Day: Greg Montgomery 1991 Topps Stadium Club #55

2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #1

And we’re off! The first set of the 2021 Topps 582 Montgomery Club has arrived. Topps chose to use one of the unused designs that members voted on for the final set of the 2020 membership. I immediately recognized it when I opened the box.

(20) cards are in this set, with a guaranteed autograph. As you can see, the first set of the 2021 membership contains 2020 rookies. I’m hoping to see an Alec Bohm rookie in one of the other sets later this year.

Here is what I pulled:

Auto:

  • Austin Nola RC

Complete Set:

  • Cody Bellinger #1
  • Freddie Freeman #2
  • Kyle Lewis RC #3
  • Gleyber Torres #4
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu #5
  • Mike Brosseau RC #6
  • Alex Verdugo #7
  • Keston Hiura #8
  • Luke Voit #9
  • Matt Chapman #10
  • Juan Soto #11
  • Dominic Smith #12
  • Trent Grisham RC #13
  • Nico Hoerner RC #14
  • Mike Clevinger #15
  • Luis Arraez #16
  • Aristides Aquino RC #17
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #18
  • Austin Nola RC #19
  • Mike Trout #20

2020 Topps 582 Montgomery Club – Set #5 & Factory Set

Renewing my membership to the Topps 582 Montgomery Club was a fairly easy decision. You get what you pay for and so much more. I truly believe it is the best bang for your buck. Tons of value.

The ability to pre-order online-exclusive products before the general public is worth the price alone. In 2020 I was able to flip some of these products on the secondary market making some easy coin. For those products I decided to rip, my hits were quite solid and I ended up breaking even. After seeing what some of their products wound up selling for on eBay (2020 Topps Baseball’s Finest Flashbacks) it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if the online-exclusives get a bit more expensive in 2021.

My last two sets which came with the 2020 membership recently arrived. The factory set contains (700) cards. Each card in the set has the Montgomery Club logo printed on them.

Members of the club were allowed to vote on the design, and players included in Set #5. Design #3 ended up being the winner. In case you are wondering, here is what the other designs looked like:

Set #5 consists of (20) cards, plus an autograph. Here is what I got:

Auto:

  • Adalberto Mondesi

20-Card Set:

  • Mike Trout #1
  • Ronald Acuña Jr. #2
  • Luis Robert RC #3
  • Ken Griffey Jr. #4
  • Fernando Tatís Jr. #5
  • Juan Soto #6
  • Bo Bichette RC #7
  • Derek Jeter #8
  • Nolan Ryan #9
  • Gavin Lux RC #10
  • Yordan Álvarez RC #11
  • Hank Aaron #12
  • Aaron Judge #13
  • Ted Williams #14
  • Willie Mays #15
  • Ichiro #16
  • Cal Ripken Jr. #17
  • Cody Bellinger #18
  • Nico Hoerner RC #19
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #20
  • Mookie Betts Thank You Card Checklist

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