2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Cards Go Right for the Big (and Expensive) Stuff

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Let’s get it out of the way. 2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball cards aren’t going to be cheap. That’s by design. Rather, it’s a luxury line that has lots of autographs and relics per box. In fact, it’s only autographs and relics. While it’s up to dealers to decide what to charge, don’t be surprised if you see boxes around $1,500 or close to it out of the gate.

So what does a box of 2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball include? A pair of autographed relics, seven additional autographs and one relic card.

2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Silver Ink

No single card in the product has more than 25 copies.

2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Autographs

Most of the non-relic signatures in 2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball fall under one of four categories: Autographs, Diamond Icons Autographs, Silver Ink Autographs and Red Ink Autographs.

2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Autograph Red

All of these start out with 25 copies or less for base versions. Parallels come in Purple (/10), Red (/5) and Gold (1/1).

Cut Signatures have four copies each as well as one-of-one Gold. Separate Immortal Cut Signatures are all one-of-ones and cover legendary names.

The most plentiful of the signature relics are Autographed Jumbo Patch cards. They are /25 or less and have Purple (/10), Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels.

2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Autograph Jumbo Patch Gold B

From there are Single-Player signature memorabilia cards, which come in three forms: Autograph Relics, Dual Autograph Relics and Dual Team Autograph Relics. These have no more than ten copies each at the base level with parallels in Red (/5) and Gold (1/1).

Dual-Player Dual Autograph Relics (/10 or less) come with ink and swatches from a pair of players.

Autographed Diamond Relics (/10 or less) don’t have uniform pieces. Rather it’s a small diamond on the card to join the signature.

Relic Cards

The gem theme continues with Diamond Relics (/5, Gold – 1/1). While they don’t have autographs, they do come with four diamonds.

Single-Player Relics have ten copies each as well as Red (/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels.

Preeminent Pieces (/10) return with swatches from game-used cleats. Also back are the one-of-one Spikes parallels.

Featuring memorabilia from a pair of players, Dual-Player Dual Relics (/10) take on a book card format.

2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball Dual Player Relic Book

On the strictly one-of-one end are MLB Silhouetted Batter Logo Patches.

A full 2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball checklist isn’t expected until around a week before its release. If you’re curious what to possibly expect, you can check out the 2018 checklist.

2019 Topps Diamond Icons Baseball cards at a glance:

Cards per pack: 10
Packs per box: 1
Boxes per case: 4
Release date: July 10, 2019

What to expect in a hobby box:

  • Autograph Relics – 2
  • Autographs – 7
  • Relic Cards – 1
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Ryan Cracknell

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