2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball Checklist and Details

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Spring is finally here. Maybe not officially, but baseball is back so for many, that’s close enough. 2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball highlights many of the key pre-season moments. And the checklist kicked off with a big contract signing and a unique memorabilia card.

Manny Machado got his first San Diego Padres card in 2019 Topps Spring Training Baseball. It features an image from the February 22 press conference that made his signing, and the corresponding record contract, official.

2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball ST-1 Manny Machado

In addition to the regular card, there’s also a relic version. It’s not a piece of the jersey or cap the third baseman wore at the announcement. Rather, it’s got pieces of the press conference tablecloth. The memorabilia card has a base version /99 as well as five parallels that range from 49 copies down to a one-of-one with a $799.99 price tag.

2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball ST-1A Manny Machado Table Cloth Relic

While this is a likely first for a baseball card, a tablecloth card does exist. 2005 Artbox Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has one in a Prop Card.

2005 Artbox Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Prop Cards Table Cloth

2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball also featured the first card of Bryce Harper as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies. Like Machado, his card comes from his introductory press conference. No memorabilia cards here, though.

2019 Topps Now Spring Training ST-3 Bryce Harper

2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball followed a similar pattern as other Topps Now sets. Cards were available for 24 hours a piece. Print runs are limited to what’s ordered. Base versions cost $9.99 each on the company’s website with discounts available for bulk orders. Cards are also frequently available on eBay during the ordering window for less than the singles rate.

2019 Topps Now Spring Training Baseball Checklist

Print runs for individual cards are noted. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s available on eBay.

ST-1 Manny Machado, San Diego Padres – Signs Biggest Free-Agent Contract in American Sports History (Feb 22) – 1,285
ST-2 Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies – Signs Record-Breaking Contract Extension (Feb 26) – 320
ST-3 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies – Signs Record Contract with Phillies (Mar 2) – 12,387
ST-4 Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies – Spring Training Debut with Phillies (Mar 9) – 2,868

Relics Checklist

ST-1A Manny Machado, San Diego Padres – Press Conference Tablecloth /99 (Blue /49, Purple /25, Red /10, Orange /5, Gold 1/1)

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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.

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