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.