By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Topps is taking its baseball line truly high-end with one offering to come this year.
How far? MLB will be getting the Five Star treatment.
The high-end line, which debuted in the NFL in 2010 with a $400 suggested retail price per box, included four on-card autographs and one jumbo Relic in every box in its debut football season. Details for the baseball line were not yet disclosed.
While some company officials had previously discounted the idea of such an approach in baseball — there’s no Rookie Premiere to obtain autographs in larger quantities without tremendous cost — the company said it is going forward with plans for the line on Tuesday afternoon.
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