2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist, Team Set Lists and Details

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The history between Sports Illustrated and Topps goes back to the magazine’s first issue in 1954. Inside was a sheet of 27 baseball cards featuring some of the game’s biggest stars. 2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball flips it around, creating cards out of some of the magazine’s memorable baseball covers.

The fronts are basically cover recreations with an additional frame with the player’s name and year of publication.

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Hank Aaron

Card backs offer a little more insight with a write-up and the exact issue date.

Every week, two new cards dropped exclusively on the Topps website. Each was available for just one week. It’s a print-on-demand product meaning that print runs are based on how many were purchased.

The set has 70 cards, which stays with the 70th Anniversary theme Topps is using in 2021.

Individually, cards cost $9.99 through the Topps site or $17.49 for a bundle of both cards for the week. Lots of five, ten or 20 copies of the same card are available at a discount. Collectors can also look to eBay and find cheaper rates during the sales window. A handful of dealers offered pre-sales where they bought in bulk and immediately sell cards that are still available to order closer to $5.50-$6 each.

This isn’t the first time that Sports Illustrated covers have made their way onto baseball cards. For example, in 1998 and 1999, Fleer produced a handful of SI-branded sets, some of which incorporated classic covers onto inserts.

Highest-Selling 2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Cards

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball 1 Mike Trout
  1. Mike Trout #1 – 17,936 copies
  2. Shohei Ohtani/Mike Trout #36 – 6,781 copies
  3. Mickey Mantle #7 – 4,750 copies
  4. Duke Snider #2 – 4,386 copies
  5. Shohei Ohtani #69 – 3,844 copies
  6. Boston Red Sox #6 – 2,858 copies
  7. Ken Griffey Jr. #12 – 2,732 copies
  8. Kirby Puckett #4 – 2,676 copies
  9. Mookie Betts #9 – 2,590 copies
  10. Derek Jeter #10 – 2,525 copies

Lowest-Selling 2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Cards

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated 68 Randy Johnson
  1. Randy Johnson #68 – 842 copies
  2. Carlton Fisk #63 – 949 copies
  3. Dave Winfield #60 – 955 copies
  4. Joe Morgan #52 – 959 copies
  5. Joe Carter #52 – 986 copies
  6. Tim Lincecum #58 – 989 copies
  7. Jose Cansecon #56 – 1,003 copies
  8. Catfish Hunter #47 – 1,026 copies
  9. Tony Gwynn #62 – 1,028 copies
  10. Roger Clemens #49 – 1,036 copies

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball at a glance:

Release date: March 16, 2021
Set size: 70 cards

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist

Checklist

Base Set Checklist

This checklist will continue to grow as new cards are released. Print runs will be added when available. If you’re looking for a specific card, click on the links to see what’s currently available on eBay.

1 Mike Trout (August 27, 2012) – 17,936
2 Duke Snider (June 27, 1955) – 4,386
3 Larry Walker (June 11, 2001) – 2,061
4 Kirby Puckett (April 6, 1992) – 2,676
5 Vladimir Guerrero (May 1, 2000) – 1,808
6 Boston Red Sox (November 10, 2004) – 2,858
7 Mickey Mantle (June 18, 1956) – 4,750
8 Greg Maddux (April 14, 1995) – 2,107
9 Mookie Betts (November 12, 2020) – 2,590
10 Derek Jeter (June 21, 1999) – 2,525
11 Stan Musial / Ted Williams (July 8, 1957) – 2,103
12 Ken Griffey Jr. (May 7, 1990) – 2,732
13 George Brett (October 5, 1992) – 1,452
14 Darryl Strawberry (July 11, 1988) – 1,474
15 Hank Aaron (April 15, 1974) – 2,057
16 Nolan Ryan (May 1, 1989) – 1,885
17 Al Kaline (May 11, 1964) – 1,491
18 Aaron Judge (May 15, 2017) – 1,928
19 Ernie Banks (February 2, 2015) – 1,585
20 Ozzie Smith (September 28, 1987) – 1,413

21 Fernando Tatis Jr. / Manny Machado (March 25, 2019) – 2,076
22 Clayton Kershaw (April 1, 2013) – 1,495
23 Mike Piazza (August 21, 2000) – 1,370
24 Willie Mays (Fall, 1992) – 1,489
25 Willie Stargell (August 2, 1971) – 1,272
26 Whitey Ford (September 10, 1956) – 1,339
27 Pedro Martinez (April 20, 1998)
28 Randy Johnson (May 8, 2000)
29 Ichiro (May 28, 2001) – 1,746
30 Ivan Rodriguez (August 11, 1997) – 1,254
31 Bo Jackson (June 12, 1989) – 1,649
32 Stephen Strasburg (June 21, 2010) – 1,195
33 Yogi Berra (July 11, 1955) – 1,248
34 Frank Thomas / Ken Griffey Jr. (August 8, 1994) – 1,831
35 Kris Bryant (March 27, 2017) – 1,348
36 Mike Trout / Shohei Ohtani (March 21, 2018) – 6,781
37 Steve Carlton (October 3, 1983) – 1,157
38 Buster Posey (July 22, 2013) – 1,262
39 Rod Carew / Ted Williams (July 18, 1977) – 1,105
40 Rollie Fingers (March 16, 1981) – 1,057

41 Mark McGwire (September 8, 1998) – 1,385
42 Ted Williams (August 1, 1955) – 1,337
43 Reggie Jackson (August 4, 1980) – 1,385
44 Will Clark (May 28, 1990) – 1,135
45 Deion Sanders (May 26, 1997) – 1,159
46 Eddie Mathews (August 16, 1954) – 1,330
47 Catfish Hunter (October 7, 1974) – 1,026
48 Tommy Lasorda (March 14, 1977) – 1,113
49 Roger Clemens (March 1, 1999) – 1,036
50 Dale Murphy (July 4, 1983) – 1,084
51 Bill Martin (May 6, 1985) – 1,043
52 Joe Morgan (April 12, 1976) – 959
53 David Ortiz (September 1, 2016) – 1,093
54 Rickey Henderson (October 16, 1989) – 1,101
55 Roger Maris (October 2, 1961) – 1,221
56 Jose Canseco (August 20, 1990) – 1,003
57 Roberto Clemente (July 3, 1967) – 1,250
58 Tim Lincecum (December 27, 2010) – 989
59 Joe Carter (November 1, 1993) – 986
60 Dave Winfield (January 5, 1981) – 955

61 Atlanta Braves (November 6, 1995) – 1,061
62 Tony Gwynn (July 28, 1997) – 1,028
63 Carlton Fisk (July 30, 1973) – 949
64 George Brett / Mike Schmidt (August 10, 1981) – 1,118
65 Bryce Harper (February 25, 2013) – 1,062
66 Ken Griffey Jr. (June 14, 2004) – 1,388
67 Mariano Rivera (October 5, 2009) – 1,068
68 Randy Johnson (March 31, 1997) – 842
69 Shohei Ohtani (October, 2021) – 3,844
70 Derek Jeter (September 29, 2014) – 1,649

Autographs

Versions:

  • Yellow – /25
  • Orange – /10
  • Red – /5
  • Silver – 1/1

12A Ken Griffey Jr.
16A Nolan Ryan
20A Ozzie Smith
23A Mike Piazza
29A Ichiro
41A Mark McGwire
54A Rickey Henderson
59A Joe Carter
67A Mariano Rivera
70A Derek Jeter

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Team Sets

2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Team Set Checklists

Want to know what cards your favorite team has in 2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball? Here’s the checklist broken down by team. Scroll through or click below to go directly to that team.

Please note that parallels are not included here. Please check the main checklist in the other tab for parallel specifics.

Arizona Diamondbacks Checklist

28 Randy Johnson (May 8, 2000)

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Atlanta Braves

8 Greg Maddux (April 14, 1995) – 2,107
15 Hank Aaron (April 15, 1974) – 2,057
46 Eddie Mathews (August 16, 1954) – 1,330
50 Dale Murphy (July 4, 1983) – 1,084
61 Atlanta Braves (November 6, 1995) – 1,061

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Baltimore Orioles

None yet.

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Boston Red Sox

6 Boston Red Sox (November 10, 2004) – 2,858
11 Stan Musial / Ted Williams (July 8, 1957) – 2,103
27 Pedro Martinez (April 20, 1998) – 1,286
42 Ted Williams (August 1, 1955) – 1,337
53 David Ortiz (September 1, 2016) – 1,093
63 Carlton Fisk (July 30, 1973) – 949

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Chicago Cubs

19 Ernie Banks (February 2, 2015) – 1,585
35 Kris Bryant (March 27, 2017) – 1,348

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Chicago White Sox

34 Frank Thomas / Ken Griffey Jr. (August 8, 1994) – 1,831

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Cincinnati Reds

45 Deion Sanders – 1,159
52 Joe Morgan (April 12, 1976) – 959
66 Ken Griffey Jr. (June 14, 2004) – 1,388

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Cleveland Indians

None yet.

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Colorado Rockies

3 Larry Walker (June 11, 2001) – 2,061

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Detroit Tigers

17 Al Kaline (May 11, 1964) – 1,491

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Houston Astros

None yet.

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Kansas City Royals

13 George Brett (October 5, 1992) – 1,452
31 Bo Jackson (June 12, 1989) – 1,649
64 George Brett / Mike Schmidt (August 10, 1981) – 1,118

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Los Angeles Angels

1 Mike Trout (August 27, 2012) – 17,936
36 Mike Trout / Shohei Ohtani (March 21, 2018) – 6,781
69 Shohei Ohtani (October, 2021) – 3,844

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Los Angeles Dodgers

2 Duke Snider (June 27, 1955) – 4,386
9 Mookie Betts (November 12, 2020) – 2,590
22 Clayton Kershaw (April 1, 2013) – 1,495
48 Tommy Lasorda (March 14, 1977) – 1,113

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Miami Marlins

None yet.

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Milwaukee Brewers

40 Rollie Fingers (March 16, 1981) – 1,057

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Minnesota Twins

4 Kirby Puckett (April 6, 1992) – 2,676
39 Rod Carew / Ted Williams (July 18, 1977) – 1,105

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Montreal Expos

5 Vladimir Guerrero (May 1, 2000) – 1,808

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – New York Mets

14 Darryl Strawberry (July 11, 1988) – 1,474
23 Mike Piazza (August 21, 2000) – 1,370
23A Mike Piazza – Autograph

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – New York Yankees

7 Mickey Mantle (June 18, 1956) – 4,750
10 Derek Jeter (June 21, 1999) – 2,525
18 Aaron Judge (May 15, 2017) – 1,928
26 Whitey Ford (September 10, 1956) – 1,339
33 Yogi Berra (July 11, 1955) – 1,248
43 Reggie Jackson (August 4, 1980) – 1,385
49 Roger Clemens (March 1, 1999) – 1,036
51 Bill Martin (May 6, 1985) – 1,043
55 Roger Maris (October 2, 1961) – 1,221
60 Dave Winfield (January 5, 1981) – 955
67 Mariano Rivera (October 5, 2009) – 1,068
67A Mariano Rivera – Autograph
70 Derek Jeter (September 29, 2014) – 1,649
70A Derek Jeter – Autograph

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Oakland Athletics

47 Catfish Hunter (October 7, 1974) – 1,026
54 Rickey Henderson (October 16, 1989) – 1,101
54A Rickey Henderson – Autograph
56 Jose Canseco (August 20, 1990) – 1,003

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Philadelphia Phillies

37 Steve Carlton (October 3, 1983) – 1,157
64 George Brett / Mike Schmidt (August 10, 1981) – 1,118

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – Pittsburgh Pirates

25 Willie Stargell (August 2, 1971) – 1,272
57 Roberto Clemente (July 3, 1967) – 1,250

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – San Diego Padres

21 Fernando Tatis Jr. / Manny Machado (March 25, 2019) – 2,076
62 Tony Gwynn (July 28, 1997) – 1,028

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – San Francisco Giants

24 Willie Mays (Fall, 1992) – 1,489
38 Buster Posey (July 22, 2013) – 1,262
44 Will Clark (May 28, 1990) – 1,135
58 Tim Lincecum (December 27, 2010) – 989

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – Seattle Mariners

12 Ken Griffey Jr. (May 7, 1990) – 2,732
12A Ken Griffey Jr. – Autograph
29 Ichiro (May 28, 2001) – 1,746
29A Ichiro – Autograph
34 Frank Thomas / Ken Griffey Jr. (August 8, 1994) – 1,831
68 Randy Johnson (March 31, 1997) – 842

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – St. Louis Cardinals

11 Stan Musial / Ted Williams (July 8, 1957) – 2,103
20 Ozzie Smith (September 28, 1987) – 1,413
20A Ozzie Smith – Autograph
41 Mark McGwire (September 8, 1998) – 1,385
41A Mark McGwire – Autograph

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Tampa Bay Rays

None yet.

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – Texas Rangers

16 Nolan Ryan (May 1, 1989) – 1,885
16A Nolan Ryan – Autograph
30 Ivan Rodriguez (August 11, 1997) – 1,254

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Toronto Blue Jays

59 Joe Carter (November 1, 1993) – 986
59A Joe Carter – Autograph

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2021 Topps x Sports Illustrated Baseball Checklist – Washington Nationals

32 Stephen Strasburg (June 21, 2010) – 1,195
65 Bryce Harper (February 25, 2013) – 1,062

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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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7 comments

  1. Bill Lubsen 16 March, 2021 at 13:27

    When will TOPPS start printing PETE ROSE cards??? I know, I know, I know about the contract between MLB & Topps regarding eligible players but come on already!!! Pete has had over 20 SI covers and we aren’t going to see one of them reproduced in this new set. Bummer! The one with Ernie Bank & Rose would be sweet. Two great players in game action! Every year Topps puts out RETRO cards to insert in the yearly set without ROSE is a waste in my opinion. His cards still draw on the market and the newer versions would as well. Somebody’s leaving some money on the table and it ain’t Pete, he’s getting his. Fans like me are the ones missing out…and Topps because I’m not buying this set unless Pete Rose suddenly appears in it down the road!

    • Ryan Cracknell 16 March, 2021 at 16:23

      @Bill – As long as Rose is banned by MLB, it’s unlikely he’ll be in any MLB products no matter who is making them.

  2. JP Caillault 23 April, 2021 at 20:38

    Topps advertised these cards with this statement:

    For every card, a White w/ Red stripes – /70, Canary Yellow – /25, Orange – /10, Red – /5 and Silver – /1 card will be randomly inserted into print runs.

    Except for the Griffey autos, I haven’t seen any parallels for sale on eBay. Did Topps not print them?

  3. goblue98 4 May, 2021 at 13:16

    @JP Caillault. I think that these are not on eBay because the only way you know if you get these cards, is when they actually ship it to you. I don’t think these are live yet from what I have seen.

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