2018 Topps Big League Baseball Covers Ballpark Fun at an Affordable Price

2018 Topps Big League Baseball is a new, affordable line aimed at bringing the fun of the game to baseball cards. It’s kind of like the vibe of Opening Day only with a standalone design that’s entirely new.

2018 Topps Big League Baseball

The target of 2018 Topps Big League Baseball may be new and young collectors, but its relatively straightforward approach should appeal to a lot of long-time collectors as well.

2018 Topps Big League Baseball Base Set

At 400 cards, the main part of 2018 Topps Big League Baseball is sizeable but not massive. In addition to the standard rookies and veterans, the base set has a couple of unique subsets. Ballpark Landmarks offers a look at key pieces of MLB stadiums.

Bark in the Park puts pups and canines on cards. Other subsets include All-Time Greats and multi-player Stat Kings.

Parallels come in a few levels, starting with Gold, which are one per pack. Numbered versions include Rainbow Foil (/100), Black and White Image (/50) and one-of-one Red Foil.

Inserts

2018 Topps Big League Baseball has three basic insert sets. Ministers of Mash, Star Caricature and Players Weekend each have 30 cards.

Autographs are not a focal point and they’re not a guaranteed box hit. But, like Opening Day, they are part of the product. Big League Autographs highlight signatures from veteran and retired players. Rookie Republic Autographs spotlight young players. Both autograph inserts have Gold, Black and White Image (/25) and Red Foil (1/1) versions to go with the base copies.




First Pitch Promotion

Also tied to 2018 Topps Big League Baseball is a contest where three grand prize winners will throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a 2019 MLB game.

While specific details haven’t been announced just yet, the contest is open to kids.

2018 Topps Big League Baseball at a glance:

Cards per pack: 10
Packs per box: 24
Boxes per case: 20
Set size: 400 cards
Release date: July 11, 2018

What to expect in a hobby box:

• Gold Parallels – 24
• Other Inserts – TBA

Comments? Questions? Contact Ryan Cracknell on Twitter @tradercracks or by email.

12 Comments

  1. phillies_joe
    Posted February 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Those looking for a boarder…..here you go! Not really sure why another product line is needed. Not real find of the design.

  2. Ben Pfiester
    Posted February 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    I like this design better than base Topps set!

  3. david d
    Posted February 18, 2018 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! Multiple league leaders are back! Thank you Topps!!!!

  4. John Bateman
    Posted February 18, 2018 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Could be best set in years. Maybe better than Bunt. Like the fact there are 400 cards.

  5. Posted February 18, 2018 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I read that they are due out May 8th

  6. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted February 18, 2018 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    @david — The info that was sent out had two dates, May 8 and July. When it’s clarified, it’ll be updated. Personally, I suspect it may be the latter as that falls in line with the amount of time they’ve had been announcement and release. But it might be May.

  7. Larry Fassauer
    Posted February 19, 2018 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    Love the border design. Back to the basics before the autograph craze got out of hand

  8. david d
    Posted February 19, 2018 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    Ryan, the reason I suspected May 8th, is because the$10 giveaway coupons inside blaster boxes from Target, state May 8th for the discount coupon to kick in…….

  9. Jerry HArrison
    Posted February 19, 2018 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Like these. Topps going back to simplicity on this set. I definitely will get all the CUBS I can.

  10. Robert Belenzon
    Posted February 21, 2018 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Hi
    I always thought Opening Day was topps Low end set>

  11. Ryan
    Posted March 16, 2018 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Any idea what the price per box will be?

  12. Ryan Cracknell
    Posted March 20, 2018 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    @Ryan – Probably around $50/box when it arrives.

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