By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Presenting what it calls “the most carefully curated subject list in trading card history” and the “most-premium Topps product of all time,” Topps released on Friday the basic information and first looks at its latest high-end baseball card brand.
It’s 2014 Topps Dynasty, and it will arrive on Nov. 19 with every card limited to 10 or fewer copies, every card encased and with every card featuring an autograph. There will be one card per box and only five boxes per case with a factory (hobby direct) cost of more than $200 per box.
There will be a mix of active and retired players as well as legends whose autographs will arrive via cut autographs.
Autographed patch cards will be limited to just 10 copies per player with 1/1 parallels also to be found. Cut autos will be 1/1s for 50 greats of the game including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jackie Robinson, Ty Cobb, Roberto Clemente, Joe DiMaggio and more. Cut signature Dual Relics will showcase a pair of game-used memorabilia pieces alongside a cut sig for just 10 players of the same caliber.
Autographed Dual Relics will showcase past legends’ ink alongside two game-used memorabilia swatches. These cards will be limited to just five copies apiece.
Topps touts this brand as one that “is guaranteed to set a new standard in the hobby” and calls it a “historic opportunity” in its sales materials. However, a preliminary checklist was not released.
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