2016 Topps Now Baseball Autographs — Say, Whaaat?


2016 Topps Now Brandon Crawford Autograph Front

By Ryan Cracknell | Hobby Editor

When 2016 Topps Now Baseball launched it looked as though the on-demand nature of the set was enough to set it apart from other sets. There weren’t any inserts, parallels or chase elements beyond maybe trying to predict who might be the under-ordered short prints.

It looks like that has changed because there are, indeed, 2016 Topps Now Baseball autographs.


Rockledge Breaks got a Brandon Crawford autograph as a surprise bonus with a recent shipment.



Not only is the card signed and numbered but it’s inscribed, “Topps Now #100” in honor of being the 100th card on the checklist.

2016 Topps Now Brandon Crawford Autograph Reverse

The 2016 Topps Now Brandon Crawford autograph has a slight tweak on the front noting that it is intended to be a signed card and not something that was autographed after the fact.

Are there other autographs out there and how are they being handed out? We’ll reach out to Topps and update with any answers we may receive on these surprise additions. If you received an autograph, feel free to let us know.

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


Ryan Cracknell

A collector for much of his life, Ryan focuses primarily on building sets, Montreal Expos and interesting cards. He's also got one of the most comprehensive collections of John Jaha cards in existence (not that there are a lot of them). Got a question, story idea or want to get in touch? You can reach him by email and through Twitter @tradercracks.

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  1. phillies_joe 9 June, 2016 at 05:53

    Cool stuff. Now the guess is going to be what card # will be auto’d…..is it every 100th? or maybe 50th going forward. Great way to boost sales.

  2. JoeMay 9 June, 2016 at 10:11

    I got one as well and I am thinking it was the big buyers of the Topps Now Products who got them, since I have bought 20 of each card since #4. I also bought 40 of the Crawford #100 so this might give some incite on how they gave them out. Love this product and love this spin on it.

  3. Richard 9 June, 2016 at 11:41

    Nice, for 10 people anyway.
    I have a feeling they will go for stupid money on Ebay.

  4. robert s. 9 June, 2016 at 23:59

    If only topps would out out that much effort getting autos for redemptions that have been out for years. 2+ years and still waiting…

    • Ryan Cracknell 10 June, 2016 at 10:39

      I can’t make excuses for redemptions themselves, but sometimes the hold up is on the athlete’s end. These 10 cards could have been a matter of timing.

  5. Eric Golden 10 June, 2016 at 16:54

    That would be a nice surprise to get with your order. Regarding Topps redemption’s I have a 2012 ginter card that i’m still waiting on. Going on four years now and it’s not even for an autograph it’s for a relic card.

  6. Eric Golden 10 June, 2016 at 19:35

    That’s what I thought Ryan. It’s a Keegan Bradley golf relic. Not going to ask for a replacement since I’m curious how long it will take Topps to get it or a replacement out.

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