BOX BUSTERS LIVE: 2014 Topps baseball cards — Watch the replay and Win two boxes now!

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Are you ready to rip into some 2014 Topps and chat about it live?

Join Beckett Media’s Chris Olds and Susan Lulgjuraj as they rip into hobby boxes of 2014 Topps baseball cards and chat with you in the debut edition of Box Busters Live.

When? Today, (Jan. 29), 2 p.m. Central

Where? Right here on Beckett.com/news. To submit questions to the rippers, leave a comment below or tweet @beckettmedia on Twitter.

What else? We’ll be giving away nearly all of the boxes during the event. (At least one we open will be given away in a future issue of Beckett Baseball.)

HOW CAN YOU WIN ONE OF THE BOXES NOW? Leave a comment below telling us what you think of 2014 Topps and we’ll pick a winner from all comments left before Feb. 10.

Note: There will not be a Chatter Up Facebook chat this week since we’re doing this event.

Need the 2014 Topps short-print (so far) list? Click here.

Need the 2014 Topps checklist? Click here.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

219 Comments

  1. CB Garrett
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I think it will be great, as I like the look of the boxes, but my opinion will be based on the cards I pull.

  2. Posted January 28, 2014 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Always one of the most exciting days of the year- Topps’ Flagship release! Though I really like 2013’s clever baseball diamond design more than 2014’s busier design, I do appreciate Topps’ return to more creative, differentiated designs the last couple of years. For a while the card design looked too similar.

  3. Randy Tobe
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    The concept of focusing on the future stars of the game with The Future Is Now and Upper Class while acknowledging greats of the past with inserts like Rookie Class and the All Rookie Cup Team is fantastic. Baseball does a great job of looking towards the future while recognizing the significance of the history the game is built on; this series looks like it does a fantastic job capturing that blend.

  4. Marty
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    I think that 2014 topps looks great. The Power Players online game is going to be really cool because it has such good prizes.

  5. Robert Bailey
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    The addition of the clear parallels (#/10) makes for a great addition. Collecting the Topps Rainbow will be even more exciting considering the number of colored parallels. Can’t wait!!

  6. Lisa P
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see the 2014 set ~ Topps’ card release is a reminder the Spring is right around the corner. My hubby has been collecting for decades & now we both look forward to the annual release.

  7. Paul
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Every single year topps start the baseball craze with the release of their long-running baseball set.
    What I like the most with Topps is that, for a reasonable price, they manage to attract all kind of collector, from the set builder to the high end hit raider.
    Let’s start 2014!!!!!

  8. Sal Rinauro
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    The release of Series 1 is a mini-holiday around my house. I get a new release to enjoy, and my wife doesn’t have to hear about me being anxious for the new product. Win-win.

  9. Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    I’ve collected Topps cards since 1978. Always a nice way to start off the collecting year. I loved their online million card giveaway and diamond giveaway, but last year’s online streak game was a DISASTER. Not refreshing, streaks not getting updated, prizes not won, lost players, players out for the year being unlocked, etc etc etc. Wondering if this year’s power players will be better. Don’t quite know what to think about another round of eye-straining diamond sparkle, alternate -photos, 2nd series numbered card in 1st series, etc. Probably will get a box but not going crazy at the moment for it!

  10. John h
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:25 am | Permalink

    Excited for the release but not liking the inserts. Probably will try and collect the base cards for the teams (and players) I follow but probably won’t chase the inserts.

  11. Lane P
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    So far I have only seen retail opened of Series One but I am loving the product so far. Much better than last years. Can’t wait for box busters live.

  12. Chris
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I’m excited to collect the sparkle parallel cards for the Braves players I collect. I loved the emerald last year and the gold and red the years before that. I also like that they aren’t too rare or expensive – makes collecting them a lot easier than printing plates, low numbered parallels, etc.

  13. Nate
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    I’m really digging the new Strata cards. Overall, it looks like it’s gonna be an awesome product.

  14. Jason
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:16 am | Permalink

    From what I’ve seen on here so far I really like the look of Series 1. I love the Future Star logo coming back and I think they did a good job with design and really like the looks of the variation cards with the celebrations.
    Hoping to open some soon once my Target/Walmart gets them in.

  15. Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to get a box or 2. Like the design of cards and all the great young Twins players. Would also like to pull some Clayton Kershaw cards for PC!!!

  16. mel vork
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I always look forward to when the Topps baseball set comes out. Looks like a real nice set this year.

  17. Tom S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I always get excited for the first baseball release of the year–it goes back to when I was a kid. Hopefully the plusses outweigh the negatives…the previews of this year’s offering are very promising. Can’t wait!

  18. phillies_joe
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Awesome! Have fun as I can’t join you at 2 but I’ll check back. Very excited about Topps 2014 flagship…..design doesn’t live up to 2013, but it’s ok. Really like all the color and think Topps has continued to step it up with thier photography. Gonna attack Target & WM after work to see if mine have any retail out.

    Question: any wrapper redemption program for Series 1? Anything we should look for in our boxes ala 2013 A&G? Just haven’t seen or heard anything. Gracias!

  19. Curt
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    Inserts are really nice this year, and the Red Hot Foil parallels are awesome!

  20. Phil
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m not crazy about them but I certainly wouldn’t deny a free box! Thanks!

  21. Wendy
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    I really like the Topps products and series 1 is loaded with inserts. I love the variety .

  22. Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Topps always bring the heat , the design of 2014 cards are sweet. What I seen so far these cards will bring the excitement & the flare. Always focusing on the future stars & players. Keep up the great job !

  23. Lucas
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Just another Topps flagship set…the only upside, IMO, would be the Strata inserts.

  24. Jason Duncan
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I am very excited about 2014 Topps. I am excited for baseball to start and what makes me even more excited is being able to open Topps Series 1 packs of cards. It looks like Topps did a great job with the cards this year from the pictures I have seen from Topps postin pictures on twitter, facebook, and instagram. I can’t wait to get a box I haven’t been able to get one yet.

  25. Chris
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Each year Topps sets the standard for it’s price point. Tons of rookies plus the chance to get some really nice hits. I expect the 14 set to live up to the standard set in previous years.

  26. Chris H
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I really like the look of Topps this year! The base design is a little more modern than the last few years. Very neat but fancy at the same time. Also like that they brought back the Future Star label, just wish it was rainbow like the Bo Jackson days! The other thing I think is cool about this year is the inclusion of the Strata inserts! Hope I’m lucky enough to pull one of them! Excited that the new season is officially here and looking forward to the Box Busters live event today! Thanks!

    From mod: Winner of Box No. 1

  27. Ian Gibbs
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    From what I have seen so far, I am pretty impressed. I can’t wait to start opening some packs. I really dig the strata inserts they have added and, of course, the SP are always fun to collect and identify. I always look forward to Topps Series 1, because it means spring is coming and baseball is right around the corner.

  28. Kyle A
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Excited about the new cards. Saw Olbermann pull a Straw card… pretty cool!

  29. Trevor G
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    I really like what I’ve seen of Topps Series 1, great base card design and lots of inserts and variations to add excitement/value

  30. Thomas Royals
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Ready for the new sets and the upcoming season! Series 1 is a great way to get the fever burning headed into spring training!

  31. Peter
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Really like the looks of the 1989 Topps Mini Die-Cuts. I’ll definitely be chasing that set.

  32. Greg Garrett
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s a nice fresh look for topps. I like how they’re trying to give the sets a new look and I also like the subsets. The strata cards will be a cool card as well.

  33. Jason K
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    This is like Christmas! I opened a couple of racks from Wal-Mart last night. Got a insert of my all time favorite player (Wade Boggs) and a base of my favorite current player (Yadier Molina). I might consider chasing some of the Cardinals SPs this year (depending on how pricey they get).

    I’m not a fan of the “sparkle” variations/SPs though. I know Topps did it a few years ago for their Diamond Anniversary (which I didn’t mind because it kinda made sense), but I’m just not feeling it this year.

    I’ll be watching so I can get a feel for all of the inserts and hopefully see some more of the variations/SPs. Don’t enter me into the contest though, because I just won something from you guys and I want everybody to have a chance to win.

  34. Caitlin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I really like the design of the cards and I like the 2 Mariano Rivera cards. The red hot looks really sweet!

  35. Robert Castle
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE seeing these new “Future Star” cards. Reminds me when I opened my first box of 87 Topps as a kid a getting that first Bo Jackson card!! I drove my parents crazy wanting more packs and boxes. My dad came across a partial vending case of 87 Topps last year and traded some car parts for it. He remembered how much I liked the cards and knew he had to get them for me! I’ve had a blast sorting these and reliving childhood memories!

  36. Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I love the new design cannot wait to have them in my hands!

  37. Trey Jones
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    When Topps releases series 1 that’s the real beginning of baseball season. I love the design this year and I can’t wait to rip into a box. The design is simple yet still entertaining this year.

  38. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I would love to get a clear parallel (#/10) of any Dodger player.

  39. Austin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I assume that the product will look great per usual! I’m really liking the different insert sets this year. Once again a set that is all about set building compared pulling a $300 card which is great for the young collectors.

  40. Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I love the new design. Can’t wait to see them! They are awesome.

  41. Kris Graewin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I think Topps has really out done themselves this year. I love the way they have incorporated the past and present this year. Very excited about Topps 2014!!

  42. Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    From what I have seen so far of the retail release, I am not all that impressed. I have already seen many cards in bad condition and this set look a bit too much like a Bowman release as well. However, I am looking forward to this show in a few minutes. Thank you for hosting! I hope the hobby release exceeds my expectations. :)

  43. Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    From what I have seen so far of the retail release, I am not all that impressed. I have already seen many cards in bad condition and this set look a bit too much like a Bowman release as well. However, I am looking forward to this show in a few minutes. Thank you for hosting! I hope the hobby release exceeds my expectations. :)

  44. Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    From what I have seen so far of the retail release, I am not all that impressed. I have already seen many cards in bad condition and this set look a bit too much like a Bowman release as well. However, I am looking forward to this show in a few minutes. Thank you for hosting! I hope the hobby release exceeds my expectations. :)

  45. Adrian
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    There’s some nice insert sets and the list of short prints is nice. Also wouldn’t mind finding one of those rookie buyback redemptions!

  46. Redwings1997
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Love Topps! It’s always been my favorite since I first opened my first pack in 86′ and I am looking forward to ripping into some packs this year as they look pretty good (hopefully without too many annoying reprints). Unfortunately, this is the first year I’ve been unemployed with no income when new Topps drops so a free box would feel like a million bucks to me! Thanks for the opportunity Beckett!

  47. Steve Ritchie
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Always look forward to this time of year and the release of the new Topps! Gets the focus back on baseball and Spring!

  48. Mike
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    2014 Topps looks quite similar, but more aggressive. Great photos and horizontal cards as well as parallels. Even the Cespedes variations are good.

  49. Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    the 2014 Topps product looks good so far from all the previews. Nice inserts, cool SP surprises. It’s nice when a company doesn’t release every tiny detail and let’s the public discover some neat little nuggets.

    That being said, I wasn’t keen on the design when I first saw it, but it’s growing on me.

    Oh yeah. It needs sketches. :)

  50. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Do you know how many Power Player insert cards there are in a Series 1 hobby box and/or in Series 1 total?

  51. Trevor G
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Susan why dont you respond to your messages about Topps Soccer Gold?

  52. Richard Hardy
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I’m here! And I’m excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Mark
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Is it me or does the card stock seem a tad thinner than normal? I opened some retail, and they almost felt like early Upper Deck cards.

  54. Sam Marteka
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Really excited about new product for 2014!!! Look forward to the sparkle variations as well as the short prints!! Can wait to go break some packs and start collecting!!

  55. Kevin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m loving the clears, ’89 mini die cuts and platinum 1/1. Must. Have. Them. ALL!

  56. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Chris, what series will we see Masahiro Tanaka?

  57. Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Who thinks this flagship set looks a bit too much like a Bowman release?

  58. Randy S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    I love what Topps puts out every year, financially it is always hard to choose what sets I would like to collect. I buy a box even year to leave sealed until my son is old enough to enjoy them and we will open them together!

  59. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I think the base cards are the coolest I have seen

  60. Erling Crousse
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    Don’t tell my boss, but watching this at work on my cell phone!!

    Always excited for another year of Topps release. Love the thickness of the trophy cards! The excitement generated from the SP’s and SSP’s are just what the doctor ordered for the hobby. Cool seeing the Buybacks!

  61. Caitlin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    How can I get any cards?

  62. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Wooo! Swish FTW!

  63. Clint Spencer
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    I like the clean look of the cards. Topps has had some of the cleanest looking cards the last few years.

  64. wally d
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    I am liking the 1989 minis this year

  65. Greg H.
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Always love the Topps base series. Looking forward to picking up a box later today, as well as the live case break I am joining in on on Sunday.

  66. Susan Lulgjuraj
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Trevor, I didnt see your question. Email me at susanl@beckett.com

  67. Sam
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Topps is always coming up with interesting cool inserts & parallels. Can’t wait to add to my collection!

  68. Matt Cantrell
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    I really like the look of the cards, the red parallel are extremely nice. The inclusion of the buyback cards is a lot of fun. I like that there is a lot going on in the set, it is getting to be a lot like ginter with tons of surprises. Good luck with the break!

  69. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Permalink

    You answered the question I had first up. I pulled a David Ortiz #475 and it was the only card higher than the first series. There are also 110 power player code cards.

  70. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Is there a Torii Hunter card in Series 1?

  71. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    What are the odds for the power players inserts?

  72. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I am getting a hobby for all three series garunteed

  73. artie melo
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    The inserts this year are awesome!!!

  74. Andrew Rupprecht
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Set looks nice. What’s the hardest card to pull, and what the hardest card you have ever pulled

  75. David Bachman
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    That looks sick, and the SP’s are even better! One of the better Topps regular cards! Wonder how hot this will make the HTA Packs/Boxes this year?

  76. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking for Bryce Harper or Cal Ripken Jr.

  77. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Torii Hunter base card is #112.

  78. Chris C.
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    New collector, would love this box.

  79. Nyah Barnhart
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Best card that’s hard uhh because I’m a huge cubs fan it would have to be Sandburg!! Pick me to sin one of the packs!!!

  80. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Would you give away a Yasiel Puig auto card for a Nick Swisher auto card?

  81. Tom S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Who sets the rules for who is eligible for a standard set? Is it Topps, MLBPA, MLB? I understand the rookie designation is a result of playing time as agreed upon by MLB and MLBPA, but does Topps state that a player has to have had MLB playing time or is that a stipulation put on by MLB?

  82. Kevin Sullivan
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    What are the prices on the hobby and jumbo boxes?

  83. Caitlin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Does Mariano Rivera have any cards?

  84. Greg
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Does this product have any 1 or 1’s? Love the product and love Beckett! Hope to win!

  85. Greg
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Are the camp and pink variations back for 2014 Baseball?

  86. rentzington
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    the cards look nice but tons of inserts and a lot of SP which seems to water down being a shortprint

  87. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    I really hope I get a box

  88. Meaghann Grey
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I bought a blaster box today and so far I love this product. Can’t wait to open more!!

  89. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Do you know the approximate print run of short prints?

  90. Richard Sandanam
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I think that this set is great for all collectors! Lots of great inserts, buybacks and GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY! I think that that gets lost is all the hoopla but photography is very important to me and most collectors!

  91. rentzington
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    I really love that base topps is including buyback cards this year.

  92. Richard Hardy
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    I think that this years design is really nice. I like the inserts so far this year. I also find it interesting that they decided to do buybacks this year

  93. chris turner
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    I love the new topps cards and look forward to the upcoming season.

  94. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    What are the odds of getting a clear parrallel?

  95. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    Mariano Rivera also has a Super Veteran card (SV-15)

  96. chris turner
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    I will purchase the cards until I receive all of my beloved Astros. Say what you want but always been a fan of them and the end is near. Number 1 farm system and hope I pull a Jared Cosart in my first pack.

  97. Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I like it. I would like a free box. I pick up a factory set each year but have to chase the inserts.

  98. Kris Graewin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Chris I had won a random pack lot on Chatter Up two weeks ago today when would that have been sent out?

  99. Daniel Stopani
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    So far, what insert do you find the most interesting?

  100. Randy B
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Some interesting inserts this year, but not sure I care for the minis.
    What can you get from the code cards? Anything?
    Thanks for the contest!

  101. RJ
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen yellow parallels pulled from packs . Are those only in retail and/or hobby boxes? What are the odds of getting one? Thanks!

  102. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    My mom is obsessed with Rick Porcello and would DIE for that relic!

  103. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Are there any team photo cards with the entire team?

  104. Tom S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    Will you be opening a Jumbo box or two?

  105. Don Heston
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm | Permalink

    These are nice looking cards can’t wait to get some. Maybe i’ll win some!

  106. Chris W
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for doing this! I’m looking forward to 2014 Topps w/ my son and digging for some hits. Always love finding autos.

  107. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    360

  108. Thomas Royals
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    323

  109. Andrew Rupprecht
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Mike Trout – .323

  110. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    How do you feel about retail only autos?

  111. scott
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    I love Beckett

  112. scott
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Do you think Ebay hurt the baseball card industry?

  113. Daryle Gustavel
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Topps Baseball always seems to have the right mix of price point, mixed with rookies, inserts, hits, and star players. Its a fun product to open…and that’s a big component that should be included in the hobby. Coming from a traditionalist, its nice to be able to collect an entire set.

  114. Mike
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    What do you think of Leaf cards? I never see any rips of Leaf cards.

  115. John Sweeney
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    some players have two SP Var do you know if any are SSP?

  116. Matt Mayes
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Great vids. Thanks for the shout out Chris :) Would love to win a box of these. Keep up the good work.

  117. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I think the inserts are not as good as last year but base design is so much better

  118. Trevor G
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Id like to thank you for taking this more seriously than you did the Topps Soccer Gold break

  119. Thomas Royals
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    15 games @BBL

  120. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    Are there any patches that are nasty this year? Watching from the D!

  121. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I am a young collector so I dont have a twitter so i cant do alot of those questions

  122. rentzington
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Are most of the autographs in series 1 sticker?

  123. Andrew McKay (WildEagle)
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Compared to last year from what you have seen so far how would you compare this years Topp Series 1? Stronger or wearker?

  124. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    What do you prefer more, Box busters or Chatter Up?

  125. Eric Husni
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Topps has stepped it up in regards to inserts. They look really solid this year.

  126. Isaiah
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    I think topps is the heart of baseball card collecting when I buy a box of cards it is always Topps

  127. Dave
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    Breaking a box of Topps brings back great memories. Love that slow opening, one pack at a time.

  128. scott
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I love Topps. Topps 1988 was the first box I’ve every bought.

  129. Luke S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    How much would you par for a Swisher strata card?

  130. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    The gold on the Upper Class cards makes those cards look really nice…

  131. Jeremy Robinson
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Pretty cool for a base product. Nice inserts.

  132. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Chris,
    You said you wanted to see a clear card today and you got your wish!

  133. Andy York
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    157

  134. Dave
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    157 home runs

  135. Andrew McKay (WildEagle)
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    157 Moe Runs for Joey Votto

  136. rentzington
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    157

  137. Steve Ritchie
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    157 HR for Votto

  138. Matt Mayes
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

    157

  139. Matthew Cantrell
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    157 home runs

  140. Scott Markman
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    157 homeruns

  141. RJ
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    he has 157 home runs

  142. Kris Graewin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    157

  143. Andrew Rupprecht
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Joey Votto – 157 Career HR

  144. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    157

  145. Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    157

  146. Jason Duncan
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    157 hr joey votto

  147. nyah barnhart
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    157

  148. Greg
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Hope I win!!! My son and I would LOVE to crack a box!

  149. Roland Wake
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Just popped in. Great hat Chris!! Any Arenado yet?

  150. Greg
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    157!

  151. Tony galvan
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Any mention of Pete Rose this year? On my way to get some new cards!

  152. Roland Wake
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Saw the twitter announce of the Trout auto patch. Wild.
    Dig the look of Topps. I’m a sucker for Topps baseball.

  153. Andy York
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    57 in 2002

  154. Steve Ritchie
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    57 HR in 2002 for Alex Rodriguez

  155. rentzington
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    2002 arod had 57 hr’s with texas

  156. nyah barnhart
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    57 homeruns in 2002

  157. Andrew Rupprecht
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    AROD – 57 HR in 2002 (With Texas)

    From mod: Winner of box No. 6

  158. Marty
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    2002 with 57

  159. Andrew McKay (WildEagle)
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink

    A-Rod hit 57 HR in 2002 with Texas that is his career high

  160. Matt Mayes
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    57 Home Runs in 2002

  161. Greg
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    57 in 2002

  162. Mike Smith
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    There are 50 Spring Fever base cards and 30 Spring Fever Autograph cards…all Hobby.

  163. Luke Santavicca
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    Do you enjoy the Opening Day set?

  164. Dave
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    57 with Texas in 2002

  165. Mike McCarthy
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Arod career high 57 2002 Texas

  166. RJ
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Out of a scale of 10, what would you personally rate the overall product?

  167. Jason Duncan
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    57 2002

  168. Roland Wake
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Box 6 trivia not sure if my comment worked arod hr54 2007

  169. Luke Santavicca
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    I am loving this year’s Series 1 more than last years! More better inserts and awesome new variations!

  170. Luke Santavicca
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Votto has 157

  171. Mike baker jr.
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Topps need to be less glossy. Trying to get players to sign the cards do not work great.. I do like some of picture of special events like no hitters…

  172. Paul K
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Cannot wait until I get my boxes for this product!! Other than the “sparkle” SPs I love this product.

  173. joe
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    One simple word, AWESOME!!!!!!!! I have case on its way. I can’t wait.

  174. Jeff S
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I always like buying a few packs to remind me spring is here, which is important this winter. The pack I got the other day had multiple cards badly miscut…I’m wondering if thats going to be common.

  175. Michael
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Picked up a few blasters today. Not impressed with basic design. Only a few of the inserts are innovative.

  176. Justin
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    In an era when collectors fork out five dollars a pack for three cards, it’s refreshing to see that Topps still offers value in, not only the cards, but the number of cards their packs contain, as well. I like their attitude towards offering players that collectors want, and I love that the quality of the Topps cards seem to be getting better and better. I’d love to see a few more of those autos and inserts in the upcoming year.

  177. Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Cannot believe that after all the publicity that Chis and Beckett gives to Topps, they don’t pony over a few boxes of “free” items to them- as ridiculous as standing in line and asking Reggie Jackson for a “free” autograph- and EXPECTING one!

  178. Jordan
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    The Trajectory Autos are disappointing… just kind of ugly. On the plus side, The retail veteran autos look cool!

  179. Max
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Always ahead of the curve! One of my favorite days of the year. Classy card design classy company. Stay golden topps! Go Red Sox!

  180. Jon
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I really like the way the cards pop this year opposed to years past. The red sparkle parallels are really sharp looking in person as well. Great job Topps!

  181. Will F.
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    I like the 2014 set, even though the overall design isn’t that different from 2013. It’s also good to see some new green and yellow parallels to mix it up with the blue, red, gold, pink, black, purple, camo, and platinum from last year.

  182. steve
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Not a bad looking set might pick up some.

  183. mike raleigh
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Pretty good design, the vintage stamped buyback cards were a nice surprise. Topps is always a fun to open product!

  184. Eddy
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    I like the base design well enough but feel like I need to see them in person to know for sure. Anyway, thank you for the video.

  185. christopher Hoff
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    Simple it is very nice and clean all in all nice card from what I have seen.

  186. James
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Really like this year’s Topps cards! The New inserts are fantastic. I really like the look of them. The 1989 minis are cool,though they could be a little condition sensitive with the way they are cut,but still a great looking card. I have seen one of the gold framed rookies and they look amazing! The base card have the classic,clean Topps look to the fronts and backs. Really great stuff. Can’t wait to get a few boxes of my own.

  187. Jason Taylor
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    Base Topps is always solid. I tend to buy the factory set each year just for the sake of consistency. This year is no different. Although the designs aren’t as interesting as they were in the past, they’re clean and full of stats on the back!

  188. Richard Hogenson
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    I love 2014 Topps Baseball. When you are on a budget it’s the best cards to get.

  189. Cal J.
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    Love the release. Throwbacks are a nice added feature. Great job by Chris and the gang showing off the Topps baseball cards. Going to be buying some boxes soon. Curious what Series 2 will hold.

  190. Posted January 30, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait until I get my boxes!! It’s been a cold and tough winter…I think Topps did a nice job this year (once again)!

  191. Kevin Myers
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Looks great. My daughters and I always pick up a few packs when we go to Target!

  192. Posted January 30, 2014 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I kind of like the design on the base set. Am getting a little tired of the subsets as they are just fluff material. I do like the idea of shortprints, and love the idea of the rainbow parallels. I feel that this has encouraged player collectors. Autographs are fine but there are so many nowadays that they lose their flavor.

    I don’t like the UV stuff and wish that Topps offered a plain base set without UV separately to compete with the main set. I would buy that if they did.

  193. Shane Luck
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Another nice solid design by Topps, but I could do without all the parallel cards. That’s a pain for player collectors or team collectors like myself.

  194. tom waldron
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    I enjoy the new set every year to see what Sp’s variations and color parallels.
    I haven’t opened a box in a awhile not especially fond of the Jumbo Relic metal or whatever these cards are andf I don’t see them as a “hit”.
    I haven’t seen a jumbo break for this year hoepfully that will change.
    Great to see Beckett and Chris and Suz doing this every year keep up the good work guys.
    My last comment would be I didn’t see a Wrapper Redemp program like last year with the Silver-Slate
    cards . I would like to see it as Long as the Prize cards arrive before the next years product comes out.
    I finnaly recieved my Sandy Koufax Silver SLATE auto 3/10 very nice (only redemp in set).
    Hopefully we can get that added to the Price Guide.
    Tom Waldron-wehvtwo

  195. weaver
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    not a fan of the 2014 design – the swoosh on the bottom + the arc with the team name makes the cards too busy. and then, i know theres not much variety you can do with stats, the backs are boringly plain. do like the inserts though: minis still a favorite, the super veterans are nice, the manufactured relics are fun…

  196. ryan wimmer
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    these cards look great cant wait to get my hands on a few of my pc guys

  197. Tyler
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Wow Series 1 looks fantastic. Topps really stepped up with the autographs this year too!

  198. Posted January 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Great Product!!! A+++++++++, Beckett makes it that much better!!

  199. Posted January 30, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    I’d love to win also, just to make my husband mad lol, i’d still split the packs with him.

  200. Derek Dust
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Easter 1987 was the best….a fresh box of 1987 Topps, 36 packs of pure joy…….getting a new fresh box of 2014 Topps could just maybe melt the ice off this horrible cold winter and usher in a glorious Spring and top the Epic Easter of ’87….

  201. Justin S
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I love the chase of the SPs but hate the fact that Topps makes 20 different kinds of the same card just change the color of the border. Topps really needs to step up their game and redemptions to compete with the other companies. The inserts are solid and I like the fact that the prices are reasonable. Overall I would give this product a 6/10

  202. steve emerick
    Posted January 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    topps is a standard by which all other baseball sets.. oh wait there are no other licensed sets

    Photography has come along way compared to the sixties and seventies when I started collecting.

    Kudos for an excellent job!

  203. Anthony C
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    looks like a pretty solid low-end release from topps.. can’t complain about it too much

  204. K. Chisler
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    What better way to start the new year than with a box of Topps Baseball 2014! From the looks of it Topps has hit a homerun with their newest release. Great looking photos and the borders/labeling is excellent for a change. Keep up the good work!

  205. Jeremy Hewitt
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    I’m giddy to get a box. I was a big enthusiast when I was growing up. Been away from the game for 12 years but catching the bug again. For some reason, it was a feature on ESPN mentioning that they’ll be a Russell Wilson card in the Topps Baseball Series 1Set. Was a huge Bo fan and also loved getting Jordan baseball cards. Hoping to pull a Russell Wilson!

  206. Michael Poyma
    Posted January 31, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Not too bad of a design this year, and the inserts are cool. Photography is solid. I also like the rookie / futures focus. Still unsure about the Power Player online contest. Thanks for giving us a chance to wim some cards!

  207. michael armer
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Fantastic cards, I love how you can get so many chances of different inserts,minis,etc… other than base set. Great color and price.My son is allready excited to get some.Thanx for the video and info.

  208. Jason M
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    I loved collecting as a kid and my son got really into it a couple years ago. Can’t wait to go through a box or 2 with him.

  209. Ryan
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    These cards are looking sharp!

  210. Chris Raines
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    I love Topps and look forward to it every year. Bust a 3 jumbos and had a blast, but nothing great to speak of.

  211. Wayne Koch
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Not bad for Topps, but I lean towards more spectacular-looking cards. Love the A’s hat, go A’s!

  212. Matt
    Posted February 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t opened any 2014 Topps yet, but I plan on picking up a few blasters and rack packs from Target while I stop in for some drinks for a Super Bowl party later today. That being said, I’ve been looking at a lot of cards online and on various trading boards, and it looks really good! I’m usually not too excited for the yearly Topps release, but for some reason, I am pumped for the product this year. I really like the design of the set. There are still too many parallels, but I’m glad that there are Camos again this year. The single-sparkle SPs look cool, although I doubt I’ll hit any. The blacks look good (as always), red hot foils look cool, but other than that, I’m not loving many others. The golds are always nice hits, but they don’t look that great this year around. The yellows look like they tried to be a gold refractor but failed. Moving onto the inserts, a lot of them look really nice. I’m interested in the deal with the Power Players, but need to read more about it (and trade for a bunch of them!). The commerative rookie patches look kinda dumb in my opinion. The other manufactured patches/rookie cups etc look decent enough. Finally, the autos and relics seem really weak this year. I haven’t heard of anybody pulling more than a $1 or $2 hit. That being said, this Topps release has never meant to have big hits in the auto/relic department. The autos look okay, but still too many stickers. The relics remind me of the 1999 UD Ionix set- Too much going on! All that being said, I’m still looking forward to ripping a few boxes to start off the collecting New Year. Best of luck to everyone!

  213. Gary V Gilley
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Sweet cards like the first pull Goldsmidth

  214. clayton griffin
    Posted February 5, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    Really like the look of this years set

  215. robert belenzon
    Posted February 7, 2014 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Alex Rodriguez trivia question

    57 homers in 2002

    Thanks Bob

  216. Ben Kloss
    Posted February 8, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    Alex Rodriguez 2002 with the Texas Rangers 57 homeruns

  217. William Fish
    Posted February 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    Love how the cards look. Can’t wait to start collecting with my son!

  218. chrisolds
    Posted February 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Chris H and Andy Rupprecht were our two final winners here.

  219. Thomas Kierce
    Posted June 1, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I love the cover of the box and I love the inserts the only insert I have concern about are the topps by backs they com in packs either good or bad.but over all I love the topps series 1 baseball especially the relics and the rings

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