Hobby Edition of the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Set Includes Exclusive Parallels
Life is filled with cycles and patterns. Every summer brings the heat. In most parts of the world, winter means snow or cooler temperatures. Spring means the stars of baseball season. And taxes. For many, particularly casual collectors, the annual Topps Baseball factory set is another tradition. It’s a way to keep up with the hobby without any excess beyond the flagship release. Keeping with tradition, the hobby take on the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Set includes something a little extra in the form of exclusive parallels.
No matter the version or where you got the factory set from, meat of the 2017 Topps Baseball Complete Set is the 700 cards that make up the checklist. This covers 350 cards from each of 2017 Topps Series 1 and Series 2.
In addition, hobby sets come with five foil parallels that aren’t available in any packs. These parallels are serial-numbered, although print runs won’t be available until after the set releases. While these parallels may not have the smallest print runs compared to some of the other parallels that exist for 2017 Topps Baseball, they’re usually fairly difficult to track down. That’s due in large part to the customer base that either keeps the set sealed or because they’re not typically sellers. Some buy sets to break, but not in large numbers.
Retail versions of the 2017 Topps Baseball factory set have their own exclusives. We’ll have details on those once they’re announced.
2017 Topps Baseball Complete Set Hobby at a glance:
Cards per factory set: 705
Sets per case: 12
Set size: 700 cards
Release date: July 5, 2017
What to expect in a hobby box:
• 700-card base set
• Foil Parallels – 5
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