2018 Topps Homage Baseball Checklist and Details

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Thematically, 2018 Topps Homage Baseball is probably one of the most fun sets of the year. But there’s a good chance you missed them. The small promo set was available for only a short time as a bonus for ordering Topps shirts from the Ohio-based clothing company.

2018 Topps Homage Baseball Header

The set has just a dozen cards plus a header. In a nod to the shirt company, there’s a definite “old-school” look and feel to the cards. This comes through in a couple of ways. Over half of the checklist has retired players. Also, the cards themselves are printed on Heritage-style stock, another nod to the past. And while the design is original, it looks like something that could have easily fit in 30 or 40 years earlier.

2018 Topps Homage Baseball 12 Mike Trout

Despite its small size, 2018 Topps Homage Baseball has four subsets: Best Mustaches, Flame Thrower, Best Nickname and Best Bubbles.

2018 Topps Homage Baseball 1 Rollie Fingers

Card backs are basic and don’t offer any real information beyond the player’s name and team.

Homage had the promo set available on their website for a very short time in the summer. They were a free bonus for those who bought any Topps shirt. The company also had some available at the All-Star Game. Exact production numbers are not known, though.

2018 Topps Homage Baseball Checklist

13 cards.

Best Mustaches

1 Rollie Fingers, Oakland Athletics
2 Goose Gossage, New York Yankees
3 Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox

Flame Thrower

4 Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers
5 Randy Johnson, Arizona Diamondbacks
6 Pedro Martinez, Boston Red Sox

Best Nickname

7 Reggie Jackson, New York Yankees
8 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
9 Frank Thomas, Chicago White Sox

Best Bubbles

10 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
11 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
12 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

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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.

3 comments

  1. Katt Corso 2 January, 2019 at 02:47

    I have thousands of baseball cards and team sets..I would like to sell them but don’t know where or what they are worth…trying to learn..

    • Ryan Cracknell 2 January, 2019 at 08:11

      @Katt – The best place to start would be to take a few pictures and visit a hobby shop or card show. There should be people there to let you know from a few shots what era they’re from and if there’s likely to be any significant value.

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