2017 Topps Now Baseball Cards Tell Season’s Story

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By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

2017 Topps Now Baseball sees print-on-demand cards return for a second season. And while much of the concept remains the same, some changes show the line is evolving.

The foundation of 2017 Topps Now Baseball looks to be the same as 2016. As big and memorable events happen, new cards are made and released the following day. Sold on the Topps website, the main set has a sales window of just 24 hours. This can vary, though, for special releases.

By doing new cards daily, the set takes on a storytelling approach, weaving in dramatic moments and milestones as they happen.

The cost remains $9.99 for single cards with significant discounts for bulk orders of five, ten and 20 copies of the same cards. So while the program is direct from Topps to the consumer, it allows a way for hobby shop owners to cater to their local market. A handful of people also sell singles on eBay shortly after Topps lists them, often for a small discount versus buying one copy through Topps.

2017 Topps Now Baseball launched with special Road to Opening Day team sets. Sold during Spring Taining, each starts with 15 cards and has the opportunity to grow based on potential in-season achievements. The set also gave collectors a first look at the 2017 design.

Once Opening Day arrived, the main set started with Evan Longoria topping the checklist after he hit the first home run of the season.

Highest Print Runs

To date, here are the five 2017 Topps Now cards with the highest print runs.

  1. Aaron Judge #87 – 2,151
  2. Chicago Cubs #40 – 1,809
  3. Andrew Benintendi #77 – 1,603
  4. Cody Bellinger #85 – 1,555
  5. Andrew Benintendi #7 – 1,519 copies

Smallest Print Runs

On the opposite end of the spectrum, here are the five cards offered so far that were ordered in the smallest numbers (from main base cards, not autographs, relics and other special editions).

  1. Elvis Andrus #74 – 143
  2. J.T. Realmuto #46 – 152 copies
  3. Jeremy Hazelbaker #24 – 157 copies
  4. Andrelton Simmons #26 – 161 copies
  5. David Peralta #75 – 168

2017 Topps Now Golden Tickets

One of the new additions to 2017 Topps Now are Golden Tickets. These are inserted in packs of 2017 Topps Series 1 and Series 2 and are good for specially stamped parallels of the daily cards.

2017 Topps Now Golden Ticket

Each day of the 2017 MLB regular season has a special Golden Ticket card. On the back is a specific date. Series 1 covers Opening Day on April 2 through to July 9, the start of the All-Star Break. 2017 Topps Series 2 Golden Tickets tackle the second half of the season from July 14 to October 1.

The back of each 2017 Topps Now Golden Ticket has a specific date. If you have the card from that day, you get that day’s cards. That could mean multiple cards if it’s an eventful day. The stamped parallels are also one-of-ones. Understandably, the tickets have been fetching strong asking prices on eBay when they’re listed.

Pulling one of the Golden Tickets isn’t easy. They’re inserted 1:21,856 Series 1 hobby packs and 1:4,444 hobby jumbo. 2017 Topps Series 1 has a total of 99 Golden Tickets. Series 2 is slated to have 80.

According the to official rules, there’s also a No Purchase Necessary option. By sending in your name, address and contact information on an index card, you can have a chance at one of the Golden Tickets. These requests can be sent to:

The Topps Company
Topps Now Golden Ticket Promotion NPN
1 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004

Topps has additional Topps Now Golden Ticket details posted on their blog.

Team Reserve

For team collectors, Topps has introduced a subscription service of sorts for 2017 Topps Now Baseball called Team Reserve. In a nutshell, you buy the next three, five or ten cards of the team of your choice. So when cards are released, you’ll automatically have them sent to you and you won’t have to worry about the short sales window.

In additional to being able to reserve the cards, collectors can also pick how many copies of each that they want.

Single- and multi-player cards count in the Team Reserve program.

Main Checklist

2017 Topps Now Baseball Checklist and Print Runs

The 2017 Topps Now Baseball checklist will evolve throughout the season. Print runs for individual cards will be added as they’re announced. If you missed a card, click on the links to see what’s available on eBay.

Parallels:

• Golden Ticket – 1/1

1 Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays – First Home Run of the 2017 Season (April 2) – 391
2 Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants – First Pitcher Ever to Hit 2 HRs on Opening Day (April 2) – 810
3 Chris Owings, Arizona Diamondbacks – Walk-Off Single Caps Off Comeback Win on Opening Day (April 2) – 305
4 Carlos Martinez/Bob Gibson, St. Louis Cardinals – Last Two Cardinals Pitchers with 10Ks on Opening Day (April 2) – 341
5 Randal Grichuk, St. Louis Cardinals – Walk-Off Hit Stymies Late Comeback Attempt by the Cubs (April 2) – 259
6 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – Fifth Opening Day HR Under Age 25 Is Most Since 1920 (April 3) – 552
7 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox – Youngest in Club History with 3 RBI on Opening Day (April 3) – 1,519
8 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles – Incredible Defensive Play in the 11th Helps Orioles Win (April 3) – 321
9 Mark Trumbo, Baltimore Orioles – Walk-Off HR in the 11th Seals a 3-2 Win on Opening Day (April 3) – 276
10 JaCoby Jones, Detroit Tigers – 1st Career HR in 1st At-Bat of the Season (April 4) – 488
11 Albert Almora Jr., Chicago Cubs – HR-Robbing Catch Helps Cubs Preserve 2-1 Victory (April 4) – 473
12 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians – Go-Ahead Grand Slam in 9th Helps Indians Win (April 5) – 403
13 Sandy Leon, Boston Red Sox – 12th-Inning, Walk-Off HR Wins It for Red Sox (April 5) – 227
14 George Springer, Houston Astros – Walk-Off HR Gives Astros Win in 13th Inning (April 5) – 213
15 Michael Lorenzen, Cincinnati Reds – First Pinch-Hot Home Run by a Pitcher Since 2009 (April 6) – 315
16 Rookie Davis/Stuart Turner, Cincinnati Reds – 1st Pitcher & Catcher to Debut in Same Game in Reds History (April 6) – 428
17 Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs – Go-Ahead, 3-Run HR Leads Cubs to Victory (April 6) – 699
18 Kyle Freeland, Colorado Rockies – 6 Strong IP Earns Win in MLB Debut (April 7) – 342
19 Manuel Margot, Pittsburgh Pirates – 1st Rookie in Club History with 2 HR in Home Opener (April 7) – 395
20 Amir Garrett, Cincinnati Reds – 6 Shutout IP Earns Win in MLB Debut (April 7) – 516
21 Nomar Mazara, Texas Rangers – Hot Start Continues with Grand Slam, 6-RBI Night (April 7) – 234
22 Matt Holliday, New York Yankees – 7th Active Player to Reach 2,000 Hits (April 8) – 247
23 Philadelphia Phillies – Club-Record 12-Run 1st Inning Fuels Win (April 8) – 289
24 Jeremy Hazelbaker, Arizona Diamondbacks – 1st Since 2006 to Reach Base 8 Times to Start Season (April 8) – 157
25 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels – Game-Winning HR Follows Pre-Game Awards Reception (April 8) – 499
26 Andrelton Simmons, Los Angeles Angels – Behind-the-Back Tag Completes Rare 5-3-6 Double Play (April 8) – 161
27 Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates – Two-Run, Walk-Off HR in 10th Supplies Comeback Win (April 9) – 330
28 Cesar Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies – Walk-Off Single Helps Phillies Bounce Back for Win (April 9) – 249
29 George Springer, Houston Astros – 1st Hitter Ever with 3 Leadoff HRs in First 7 Games (April 9) – 321
30 Albert Pujols/Cliff Pennington, Los Angeles Angels – Late-Game Heroics Fuel 7-Run, 9th-Inning Comeback Win (April 9) – 207
31 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs – Leads Cubs Holding 2016 World Series Trophy (April 10) – 1,361
32 Chicago Cubs – Raise 2016 World Series Flag During Celebration (April 10) – 1,349
33 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs – Walk-Off Hit Caps Off Ceremonious Night (April 10) – 863
34 Wil Myers, San Diego Padres – Hits for the Cycle (April 10) – 589
35 Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians – 10th-Inning Walk-Off Caps Ceremonious Home Opener (April 11) – 216
36 Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets – 3-HR Game Powers Huge Offensive Outburst (April 11) – 665
37 George Springer, Houston Astros – 4 Lead-Off HRs in 1st 9 Games Seets Another Record (April 11) – 260
38 Carlos Perez, Los Angeles Angels – Walk-Off Squeeze Play Finishes Big Comeback Win (April 11) – 237
39 Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles – 1st Player in Club History with 5 HRs in 1st 10 Games (April 12) – 463
40 Chicago Cubs – Receive 2016 World Series Championship Rings (April 12) – 1,809
41 Luis Severino, New York Yankees – Youngest Yankees RHP in Over 100 Years with 11 Ks (April 13) – 336
42 Travis d’Arnaud, New York Mets – 16th-Inning Blast Gives Mets Late Books (April 14) – 354
43 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals – Walk-Off Double Wins It in the 10th Inning (April 14) – 230
44 Atlanta Braves – SunTrust Park Opens with Win in 1st Official Game (April 14) – 488
45 Willy Garcia/Leury Garcia/Avsail Garcia, Chicago White Sox – 1st Trio to Start for an MLB Team with the Same Last Name (April 14) – 187
46 J.T. Realmuto, Miami Marlins – Walk-Off Double Sends Marlins Home with Win (April 14) – 152
47 Jackie Robinson Day – 70th Anniversary of Breaking the Color Barrier (April 15) – 442
48 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers – Statue Unveiled at Dodger Stadium (April 15) – 461
49 Ervin Santana, Minnesota Twins – Hurls Complete Game, One-Hit Shutout Gem (April 15) – 217
50 Kendrys Morales, Toronto Blue Jays B- lasts Walk-Off Home Run, Snaps Losing Skid (April 15) – 174
51 Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox – Strikes Out 12 in 1st Win with Red Sox (April 15) – 320
52 Tyler Chatwood, Colorado Rockies – Throws Complete-Game Shutout Against Giants (April 15) – 218
53 Trey Mancini/Craig Gentry/Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles – “Lucky Bat” Helps Mancini and Teammates Go Deep (April 16) – 397
54 J.T. Riddle, Miami Marlins – Pinch-Hit, Walk-Off HR Marks 1st Career Longball (April 16) – 293
55 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – Come-from-Behind, Walk-Off HR Caps 2-HR Game (April 16) – 690
56 Alcides Escobar, Kansas City Royals – Walk-Off Single Breaks Scoreless Tie in the Ninth (April 16) – 232
57 Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners – Walk-Off Single Caps Off Comeback Win in the Ninth (April 16) – 171
58 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals – 2nd Pitcher in Club History with 1,500 Career Ks (April 16) – 275
59 Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves – 1st Career Walk-Off in SunTrust Park History (April 17) – 916
60 Eric Thames, Milwaukee Brewers – Fifth Straight Game with HR Ties Franchise Record (April 17) – 254
61 Ichiro, Miami Marlins – Mariners Honor Ichiro in Return to Safeco Field (April 17) – 539
62 Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs – 1st Career Walk-Off HR Propels Cubs to 7-4 Win (April 19) – 752
63 Ichiro, Miami Marlins – HR in Finale at Safeco Field Comes Amid Ovation (April 19) – 824
64 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – Grand Slam & Solo Shot Fuel a 4-for-4 Outburst (April 19) – 554
65 Jay Bruce, New York Mets – 2 Go-Ahead HRs Provide All 5 Runs in Comeback Win (April 19) – 406
66 Chris Sale/Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox – 13-K Gem and Bases-Clearing, Go-Ahead Double Fuel Win (April 20) – 357
67 Delino DeShields, Texas Rangers – Walk-Off Single Breaks Scoreless Tie in the 13th Inning (April 20) – 235
68 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets – MLB Record 30 Ks, 0 BBs Over 1st 4 Starts of Season (April 20) – 709
69 Anthony Rizzo/Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs – Game-Tying HR and Go-Ahead Sac Fly Fuel 11th-Inning Win (April 21) – 765
70 Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers – Longest & Hardest HR of 2017 Comes in 2-HR Game (April 21) – 195
71 Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians – Complete-Game Shutout Leads Indians to 3-0 Win (April 21) – 218
72 Trevor Story/Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies – Grand Slam & Inside-the-Park HR in One Inning: 1st in NL Since 1950 (April 21) – 265
73 Maikel Franco, Philadelphia Phillies – Walk-Off Hit Provides Comeback Win in the 10th (April 22) – 239
74 Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers – Walk-Off Single Caps Off 2-1 Victory in the 9th (April 22) – 143
75 David Peralta, Arizona Diamondbacks – 1st Player in Club History with 4 Doubles in 1 Game (April 22) – 168
76 Cesar Hernandez/Aaron Altherr/Odubel Herrera, Philadelphia Phillies – 1st Back-to-Back-to-Back HRs for Phillies Since 2008 (April 23) – 316
77 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox – Youngest in Red Sox History to Go 5-for-5 Since 1967 (April 23) – 1,603
78 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels – 1,832 Career RBI, Most by Dominican-Born Player (April 23) – 279
79 Eric Thames, Milwaukee Brewers – 2-HR Game Gives Him League-Leading 10 HRs (April 24) – 307
80 Christian Arroyo, San Francisco Giants – Top Prospect Makes MLB Debut (April 24) – 1,116
81 Josh Reddick, Houston Astros – HR-Robbing Catch Helps Astros Earn a Victory (April 25) – 279
82 Chris Coghlan, Toronto Blue Jays – Incredible, Head-First Leap Over Molina Takes the Lead (April 25) – 847
83 Trea Turner, Washington Nationals – Hits for the Cycle, And Notches Career-High 7 RBI (April 25) – 702
84 Mike Trout/Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels – Game-Tying HR in 10th and Walk-Off Single in 11th Provide 2-1 Win (April 25) – 356
85 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers – Top Prospect Makes MLB Debut, Records 1st Career Hit (April 25) – 1,555
86 Gift Ngoepe, Pittsburgh Pirates – 1st African-Born MLB Player Singles in 1st At Bat (April 26) – 754
87 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees – HR & Diving Catch Into the Stands Caps 25th Birthday (April 26) – 2,151
88 Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals – Walk-Off Grand Slam in the 11th Inning (April 27)
89 Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees – Records First “Maddux” of the 2017 Season (April 27)
90 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles – 470-Foot HR Marks Longest of 2017 Season (April 28)
91 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees – Most HR (9) by Yankees Player Under 25 in April (April 28)
92 Starlin Castro/Matt Holliday, New York Yankees – Game-Tying HR in 9th, Walk-Off HR in 10th Cap Off 8-Run Comeback Win (April 28)
93 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels – Moves Into 15th Place on All-Time RBI List with 1,838 (April 28)

Autographs

6A Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – /99, Blue – /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1
31A Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs – /99, Blue – /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1
59A Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves – /99, Blue – /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1
77A Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox – /100, Black /99, Blue – /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1

Relics

32A Chicago Cubs (Base) – /99, Blue – /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1
40A Chicago Cubs (Base) – /99, Blue – /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1
63A Ichiro, Miami Marlins (Base) – /99, Blue – /49

Autographed Relics

63C Ichiro, Miami Marlins (Base) – Purple /25, Red /10, Gold 1/1

Team Checklists

Here’s the 2017 Topps Now Baseball checklist broken down by team. Scroll through or click below to go directly to that team. Print runs, highlights and dates are included on the main checklist.


American League

Baltimore Orioles

8 Manny Machado
9 Mark Trumbo
39 Trey Mancini
53 Trey Mancini/Craig Gentry/Manny Machado
90 Manny Machado

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Boston Red Sox

7 Andrew Benintendi
13 Sandy Leon
51 Chris Sale
66 Chris Sale/Mookie Betts
77 Andrew Benintendi
77A Andrew Benintendi, Autograph /199
77B Andrew Benintendi, Autograph /99
77C Andrew Benintendi, Autograph /49
77D Andrew Benintendi, Autograph /25
77E Andrew Benintendi, Autograph /10
77F Andrew Benintendi, Autograph 1/1

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Chicago White Sox

45 Willy Garcia/Leury Garcia/Avsail Garcia

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Cleveland Indians

12 Francisco Lindor
35 Michael Brantley
71 Corey Kluber

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Detroit Tigers

10 JaCoby Jones

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Houston Astros

14 George Springer
29 George Springer
37 George Springer
81 Josh Reddick

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Kansas City Royals

56 Alcides Escobar

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Los Angeles Angels

25 Mike Trout
26 Andrelton Simmons
30 Albert Pujols/Cliff Pennington
38 Carlos Perez
78 Albert Pujols
84 Mike Trout/Kole Calhoun
93 Albert Pujols

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Minnesota Twins

49 Ervin Santana

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New York Yankees

22 Matt Holliday
41 Luis Severino
87 Aaron Judge
89 Masahiro Tanaka
91 Aaron Judge
92 Starlin Castro/Matt Holliday

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Oakland Athletics

Nothing yet.

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Seattle Mariners

57 Nelson Cruz

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Tampa Bay Rays

1 Evan Longoria

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Texas Rangers

21 Nomar Mazara
67 Delino DeShields
70 Joey Gallo
74 Elvis Andrus

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Toronto Blue Jays

50 Kendrys Morales
82 Chris Coghlan

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National League

Arizona Diamondbacks

3 Chris Owings
24 Jeremy Hazelbaker
75 David Peralta

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Atlanta Braves

44 Atlanta Braves
59 Dansby Swanson
59A Dansby Swanson, Autograph /99
59B Dansby Swanson, Autograph /49
59C Dansby Swanson, Autograph /25
59D Dansby Swanson, Autograph /10
59E Dansby Swanson, Autograph 1/1

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Chicago Cubs

11 Albert Almora Jr.
17 Kyle Schwarber
31 Anthony Rizzo
31A Anthony Rizzo, Autograph /99
31B Anthony Rizzo, Autograph /49
31C Anthony Rizzo, Autograph /25
31D Anthony Rizzo, Autograph /10
31E Anthony Rizzo, Autograph 1/1
32 Chicago Cubs
32A Chicago Cubs, GU Base /99
32B Chicago Cubs, GU Base /49
32C Chicago Cubs, GU Base /25
32D Chicago Cubs, GU Base /10
32E Chicago Cubs, GU Base 1/1
33 Anthony Rizzo
40 Chicago Cubs
40A Chicago Cubs, GU Base /99
40B Chicago Cubs, GU Base /49
40C Chicago Cubs, GU Base /25
40D Chicago Cubs, GU Base /10
40E Chicago Cubs, GU Base 1/1
62 Addison Russell
69 Anthony Rizzo/Kris Bryant

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Cincinnati Reds

15 Michael Lorenzen
16 Rookie Davis/Stuart Turner
20 Amir Garrett

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Colorado Rockies

18 Kyle Freeland
52 Tyler Chatwood
72 Trevor Story/Charlie Blackmon

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Los Angeles Dodgers

48 Jackie Robinson – Brooklyn Dodgers
85 Cody Bellinger

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Miami Marlins

46 J.T. Realmuto
54 J.T. Riddle
61 Ichiro
63 Ichiro
63A Ichiro, GU Base /99
63B Ichiro, GU Base /49
63C Ichiro, Autographed GU Base /25
63D Ichiro, Autographed GU Base /10
63E Ichiro, Autographed GU Base 1/1

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Milwaukee Brewers

60 Eric Thames
79 Eric Thames

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New York Mets

36 Yoenis Cespedes
42 Travis d’Arnaud
65 Jay Bruce
68 Noah Syndergaard

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Philadelphia Phillies

23 Philadelphia Phillies
28 Cesar Hernandez
73 Maikel Franco
76 Cesar Hernandez/Aaron Altherr/Odubel Herrera

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Pittsburgh Pirates

19 Manuel Margot
27 Starling Marte
86 Gift Ngoepe

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San Diego Padres

34 Wil Myers

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San Francisco Giants

2 Madison Bumgarner
80 Christian Arroyo

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St. Louis Cardinals

4 Carlos Martinez/Bob Gibson
5 Randal Grichuk
58 Adam Wainwright
88 Matt Carpenter

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Washington Nationals

6 Bryce Harper
6A Bryce Harper, Autograph /99
6B Bryce Harper, Autograph /49
6C Bryce Harper, Autograph /25
6D Bryce Harper, Autograph /10
6E Bryce Harper, Autograph 1/1
43 Daniel Murphy
55 Bryce Harper
64 Bryce Harper
83 Trea Turner

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

3 Comments

  1. Frank
    Posted Tuesday February 21st, 2017 at 06:04 PM | Permalink

    I love Topps Now, but I’m going to be a lot more selective this year. I’m just sticking to my favorite team and 1 or 2 other favorite players. I hope Topps is also going to be a bit more circumspect in what they consider card-worthy events. Looking over last year’s cards in my collection, a bunch barely qualify as memorable.

  2. JonathanI
    Posted Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 at 08:05 AM | Permalink

    Thank goodness! Topps needed a new edition to the dozens of other obscure subsets!

  3. Joe
    Posted Friday April 21st, 2017 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    As a collector from the very beginning of this set…it is not a SUB set, but as the article states above, the 2016 season was documented like a story in cards…it actually enhances the baseball experience for me, wonder what card will be printed and wishing my team gets a card. I think less selective is better…makes the set hard to complete but what fun. I’ve all but abandoned other card sets.

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