Exclusive 2017 Topps Baseball Silver Packs a New Incentive for Buying Hobby Boxes

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2017 Topps Silver Pack 1987 Nolan Arenado

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

In case you were wondering where to buy your 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball boxes, the card maker has created an incentive for hobby shops and other outlets selling hobby boxes. They can now get exclusive Silver packs with 1987 Topps Chrome cards.

This isn’t a Chrome version of the actual 1987 set — there’s enough of the original out there already. Rather, it’s a chromium insert set featuring veterans, rookies and retired players. 2017 Topps Series 1 has a basic (non-Chrome) insert set revolving around the design as well.

The 2017 Topps Silver Pack base set has 50 cards. Veterans, retired stars and rookies are all included. Base versions come with a Prism Refractor background, separately them from something that’s traditional Topps Chrome. Parallels include Green (/150), Blue (/99), Orange (/75), Gold (/50), Red (/5) and Black (1/1).

Autographs are also randomly inserted. While most of the signers are young players, there are several superstars as well. Kris Bryant, Clayton Kershaw and Mike Trout headline the checklist.

2017 Topps Silver Pack 1987 Autograph Tyler Glasnow

Collectors who buy a 2017 Topps Series 1 hobby box from a shop or dealer participating in the program get one of the exclusive packs. The more expensive hobby jumbo boxes are good for two packs.

The program feels like a revamped version of the Spring Fever program Topps has had for the past few years.

The Silver packs also similar to Upper Deck Overtime Hockey, another series of bonus packs used as incentives for box purchases.

As with any hobby promotion, it’s always wise to check with your local dealer to confirm that they’re participating in the program before committing to buy.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Silver Pack Checklist

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Base Set

Base Set

50 cards.


• Green – /150
• Blue – /99
• Orange – /75
• Gold – /50
• Red – /5
• Black – 1/1

87-AB Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox
87-ABR Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
87-AJ Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
87-AM Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
87-AN Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies
87-AR Alex Reyes, St. Louis Cardinals
87-ARU Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs
87-BB Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins
87-BJ Bo Jackson, Kansas City Royals
87-CK Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
87-CR Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles
87-CS Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
87-DD David Dahl, Colorado Rockies
87-DP David Price, Boston Red Sox
87-DS Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
87-EH Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals
87-EL Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
87-FF Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves
87-FH Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
87-FL Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians
87-GS Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees
87-GST Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins
87-HA Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves
87-JA Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
87-JAR Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
87-JD Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays
87-JR Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers
87-JU Julio Urias, Los Angeles Dodgers
87-JV Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
87-KB Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
87-KG Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners
87-KM Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers
87-LW Luke Weaver, St. Louis Cardinals
87-MB Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
87-MC Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
87-MM Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
87-MS Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
87-MT Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
87-NA Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies
87-NR Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers
87-NS Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets
87-OA Orlando Arcia, Milwaukee Brewers
87-PG Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
87-SG Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics
87-TG Tyler Glasnow, Pittsburgh Pirates
87-TS Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies
87-TT Trea Turner, Washington Nationals
87-WM Wil Myers, San Diego Padres
87-YC Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets
87-YD Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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21 cards.
Autographs are serial numbered. Known print runs are noted.


• Gold – /25 (may not exist for all players)
• Red – /5 (may not exist for all players)
• Black – 1/1 (may not exist for all players)

87A-AB Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox /199
87A-ABR Alex Bregman, Houston Astros /199
87A-AJ Aaron Judge, New York Yankees /199
87A-AN Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies /40
87A-AR Alex Reyes, St. Louis Cardinals /199
87A-BB Byron Buxton, Minnesota Twins /149
87A-CK Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
87A-DD David Dahl, Colorado Rockies /199
87A-FL Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians /199
87A-JA Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
87A-JAT Jose Altuve, Houston Astros /199
87A-KB Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs
87A-KM Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers
87A-LW Luke Weaver, St. Louis Cardinals /199
87A-MT Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
87A-NA Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies /50
87A-NS Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets /50
87A-TG Tyler Glasnow, Pittsburgh Pirates /199
87A-TS Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies /149
87A-TT Trea Turner, Washington Nationals /149
87A-YC Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets

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Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks.


  1. Kerry
    Posted Friday September 23rd, 2016 at 01:22 PM | Permalink

    I think this is the result of Topps irritating many hobby shops by throwing the 2016 Bowman Platinum to retail only. Of course, there are likely many other things that Topps did to hobby shops that this is intended to ease the frustration.

  2. Lynn
    Posted Tuesday January 24th, 2017 at 08:23 PM | Permalink

    OK Topps where do we get the silver packs, when we buy from an oulet by volume?
    There are NO Hobbies shops over a hundred miles from here

  3. Robert S.
    Posted Tuesday January 31st, 2017 at 05:00 AM | Permalink

    you know a product is bad when a card manufacturer has to create incentive packs.

    I don’t see any reason to incentive the purchase of series 1 as it’s the most anticipated release of the hobby world each year. If Series 1 is not flying off the shelves, put the effort into making it better instead of creating incentive packs.

  4. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted Tuesday January 31st, 2017 at 10:52 AM | Permalink

    To be fair, the incentive packs were announced around the same time as the original product. I believe this replaces the Spring Fever sets of the past few years with a couple of tweaks.

  5. Tom Brown
    Posted Wednesday February 1st, 2017 at 05:57 AM | Permalink

    These look great! Not sure why all the negative comments…I like it. I’d be buying flagship anyway, so why wouldn’t I love a bonus! Donaldson to me please.

  6. Fray
    Posted Wednesday February 1st, 2017 at 08:40 AM | Permalink

    Lynn — anywhere you can buy boxes or cases , you should get them , with them. I got 24 from blowout with my 2 cases (coming to me today).

    love chrome , so 100% building this set.

  7. Nick
    Posted Tuesday February 7th, 2017 at 11:46 AM | Permalink

    It would have been nice of Topps to more accurately list the number of actual cards one receives in each pack. The wrappers list 5 cards, but in reality, each pack only has 4 of the Chrome cards and an ad card for 2017 National Baseball Trading Card Day. So why didn’t they just state on the wrapper that there are only 4 cards? Seems a little suspect to me.

  8. Carmine
    Posted Thursday March 9th, 2017 at 11:57 AM | Permalink

    Pulled a David Dahl /199 Auto in a silver pack

  9. Dylan Powers
    Posted Sunday March 12th, 2017 at 10:28 PM | Permalink

    I don’t like the look of the regular series one cards. But I the look of the 1987 cards. Does anyone know where I can buy just the silver packs?

  10. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted Monday March 13th, 2017 at 03:40 AM | Permalink

    eBay is probably your best bet at this point: http://ebay.to/2nkI2ZV

  11. Caleb Ducharme
    Posted Saturday March 18th, 2017 at 11:16 AM | Permalink

    I pulled a Jose Altuve autograph card from the silver pack. Anyone want to trade for an Andrew Benintendi autograph card. I’m a huge Red Sox fan.

  12. greg
    Posted Sunday April 2nd, 2017 at 07:01 PM | Permalink

    will the silver pack cards in series two change, or do you have only a 50 set. I do like them and put together 20 set

  13. Posted Sunday April 23rd, 2017 at 09:10 PM | Permalink

    How do I determine the value of the Clayton kershaw 87A-ck. 5/25

  14. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted Monday April 24th, 2017 at 09:31 AM | Permalink

    Price guide subscriptions are available here: https://www.beckett.com/price-guides/baseball.

    That said, it appears that particular card has not been priced yet.

  15. Thomas James
    Posted Thursday May 4th, 2017 at 10:33 PM | Permalink

    I have acquired 8 packs so far. Should I just store them to wait and open them later.

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