Tag Archives: Topps

2016 Topps Legacies of Baseball: First look at new high-end hit-based brand coming in April

A new brand of baseball cards is on the horizon for 2016 and it’s one that celebrates the stars of the past as well as today.

Yep, that’s a 1989 Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. homage

Yep, that’s a 45-year-old Ken Griffey Jr. dressed as seen in his iconic 1989 Upper Deck Rookie Card in the video for “Downtown” by Macklemore.

2015 Topps Football Road to Victory entry details

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Remember those Stadium Club Super Team cards from the 1990s? They were an insert set that had a card for each team. If the team you pulled won the championship, you’d get some exclusive cards. The concept returns to the gridiron with 2015 Topps Football Road to Victory. However, […]

Carlos Correa signs exclusive auto deal with Topps

Shortstop Carlos Correa signed an exclusive autograph and memorabilia deal with Topps, the company announced Wednesday.

Box Busters: 2015 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of 2015 Topps Chrome in this latest edition of Box Busters.

Auction Diary: Wahoo McDaniel’s Rookie Card & Joe Willie Namath come my way

I know nice cards when I see them. I know nice cards when I want them. I know that, most of the time, I can’t afford them.

2015 Topps Supreme Football First Look

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor As with past years, 2015 Topps Supreme Football focuses on its premium elements like autographs and memorabilia. There’s also attention to making those cards a little more distinct through designs and themes. But as with any product that delves into the high-end of the hobby, there’s a level of […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Promo Cards Popping Up in Several Places

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t sneaking up on anyone — except when it comes to trading cards. First was a group of four Heritage-style promo cards in 2015 Topps Star Wars Illustrated: Empire Strikes Back. Surprise! More unannounced Star Wars: The Force Awakens promo cards have surfaced in […]

2015 Topps Finest football cards info

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor When Finest made its gridiron debut in the early 1990s, it was considered among the highest of high-end sets. That’s not the case anymore. Lots has changed since then, but the basic concept of chromium designs and Refractor parallels hasn’t. 2015 Topps Finest Football brings both of those along […]

Latest Topps Wall Art line turns Chrome into metal

The company revealed the 2015 Topps Chrome Metal Sign line of wall art on Thursday, and it’s an offering of 10-by-14 metal prints for a selection of players who appear on the newly released 2015 Topps Chrome checklist.

2015 Topps Strata football cards info

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Strata Football brings with it some fairly radical changes. After three years as a lower-tier product focused largely on a cool box hit, it’s taking a more streamlined approach. Gone are the base cards, basic relics and insert cards. What’s left? Autographs. Boxes of the hobby exclusive […]

Here’s what the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Refractor rainbow looks like

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Mention Topps Chrome and thoughts are likely to go to shiny card stock and an abundance of colorful Refractors. Over the past two decades, that’s what the brand has carved out as its primary niche. Like recent years, the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball Refractor rainbow presents one of the year’s […]

Bret Hart, Sting, Canadian Superstars highlighted in 2015 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania exclusives

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps WWE Road to Wrestlemania has several exclusives depending on where you’re buying it and what kinds of packs you’re busting. The first continues to pay tribute to Sting, a modern professional wrestling legend but one who has fought in a WWE ring only once so far. Bret […]

Tweeting Retail: 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania

What did Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds find when he ripped into a blaster box of 2015 Topps WWE Road to WrestleMania cards?

2015 Topps Chrome Baseball — Hobby vs retail odds rundown

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball has several different configurations based on where you’re buying it. If you’re heading to your local card shop, you’ll find hobby and jumbo boxes. If you don’t have a hobby store nearby, you might come across it in the card aisle at Target, Walmart or […]

2015 Topps Star Wars 3D Widevision: Revenge of the Sith First Look

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Star Wars 3D Widevision: Revenge of the Sith continues to fill in the gaps that showcases the franchise in a format that’s bigger and uses modern lenticular technology. Like the similar Return of the Jedi Widevision 3D set that came out last year, it’s an online exclusive […]

2016 Topps baseball cards: New approach is apparent with first look at set

Topps released the basics and even more images for 2016 Topps baseball card set on Friday, and it’s clear that the forthcoming release of the hobby’s longest-running and most-popular brand is a departure from the norm.

2015 Topps Inception Football Rookie Autographs gallery and short print info

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor For 2015 Topps Inception Football, one of the major draws is the combination of on-card autographs and NFL uniforms for rookie players. The Rookie Autographs, which make up the bulk of the product’s signed content, come with a moderately deep checklist of 42 players. It’s big enough to go […]

2015 Topps Inception Football Rookie Autograph variations? Yes, there are.

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Inception is still a relatively new brand for Topps. For football, it has been rookie autograph-focused. And while that’s still the case with 2015 Topps Inception Football, some unannounced Rookie Autograph variations add a new spin, albeit one that’s familiar with a lot of other brands.

Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith Autographs checklist announced

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Autographs have become a given in almost every set of modern Star Wars trading cards and that’s showing no signs of slowing. The 2015 Topps Star Wars Chrome Perspectives: Jedi vs. Sith Autographs has one of the larger checklists the franchise has seen. Highlights include Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) […]

Topps offers a behind-the-scenes look at process of making our trading cards

Ever wondered the steps that go into making trading cards? Topps offers a glimpse …

1991 Topps Toxic High School — a cheap and overlooked set worthy of your attention

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Card collecting is often portrayed as a wholesome activity. You know the image — young kid sitting on his bed shuffling through a stack of his heroes. “Got it, got it, got it, need it,” is his mantra. But if you look back on the history of the hobby, […]

Topps adds another variable to wall art … autographs

A dozen new pieces with six new signers are now available on wall art found only on Topps.com with a selection of rookies and legends all found on 10-by-14 pieces in the style of past Bowman and Museum Collection cards.

Carlos Correa and Joey Gallo among the 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball rookie short prints

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Topps has confirmed that five key rookies were last-minute additions to 2015 Topps Chrome Baseball. And all five are short prints. When the product was first announced, the base set was advertised as having 200 cards. However, when the final checklist was released, it reached 205 cards with the […]

Ripping Retail: 2015 Topps Chrome WWE

Join Beckett Sports Card Monthly’s Chris Olds as he rips into a pair of 2015 Topps WWE Chrome blaster boxes in this latest Ripping Retail video.

Ripping Retail Retro: 1991 Topps baseball cards

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1991 Topps in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.

2015 Topps UFC Chronicles Trading Cards First Look

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps UFC Chronicles is a new brand that charts both the past and the present of the leading company in MMA. To do it justice, it has the biggest base set for the Topps UFC set and the packs to match. Done in a jumbo pack format, each […]

First look: 2016 Topps MLB Sticker Collection

Topps’ latest reveal for a 2016 baseball product is one that’s clearly aimed at kids — with the hopes that the collecting bug will stick.

Signature City: Brock Lesnar gets his first WWE autograph card

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Brock Lesnar has been one of the most intimidating athletes in sports (and sports entertainment) for more than a decade. And while collectors have been able to snag his signature on cardboard for years, it has been limited to MMA cards stemming from his time in UFC. For wrestling […]

2015 Topps Football cards info and checklist

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Football marks the 60th anniversary of the company breaking into the sport with 1955 Topps All-American. You know they’re not going to let a milestone like that slip by. And it doesn’t. The 60th anniversary theme weaves throughout all reaches of the product including the base set, […]

2016 Topps baseball design revealed — and it’s not like you might expect

This marks the first time that a flagship Topps baseball set has been without borders. Plenty of other brands have taken this approach in the past, but never in the main set.

First Look: 2015 Topps Fire football cards

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor 2015 Topps Fire Football is big, bold and anything but traditional. The sophomore release, which once again includes the digital art of Tyson Beck, has a base set that’s unlike many other in the collecting world. Hobby boxes come with a pair of autographs or autographed relics as well […]

Still Burning — Topps Fire football returns in 2015

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor Following one of the most distinct debuts of 2014, the Topps Fire flame continues to burn. Both Topps and digital artist Tyson Beck confirmed via Twitter that 2015 Topps Fire Football is on the way.

2015 Topps Allen & Ginter National Die-Cut checklist

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor One of the most popular exclusives at this year’s National were the 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter National Die-Cuts. Given to collectors who brought a sealed box of 2015 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball to the company’s booth, the cards have the basic design elements with the addition of […]

Ripping Retail Retro: 1993 Topps Series 1 baseball

Join Beckett Baseball’s Chris Olds as he rips into a box of 1993 Topps Series 1 — home of the Derek Jeter Rookie Card — in this latest Ripping Retail Retro video.