First look: 2015 Topps Stadium Club baseball
By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Stadium Club will return next year with a new format but the same strong visual formula.
Gone are the mini boxes but the showcase of strong photography remains as Topps revealed 2015 Topps Stadium Club on Thursday, which arrives on June 24 with two autographs in every 16-pack box.
The standard set will consist of 300 cards each with five versions of parallels — Gold Foil (one per box), White Foil (two per), Black & White Foil (one in every third box), Foilboard (/25) and Members Only (one per case).
Autographs will showcase a similar on-card approach in with 50-plus players signing. There will be White (/50), Gold (/25) and 1/1 Orange-foil parallels to be found. Also among the offerings will be 1992 buyback autos, which will be limited to five copies. Co-Signers return for yet another run as cards limited to just five copies, while True Colors autos will be just as rare. Lone Star Signatures will highlight 10 key players with Gold (/10) and 1/1 Orange parallels also to be found.
New for 2015 will be Contact Sheet, a 25-player set that shows an oldschool photo contact sheet. These will be found two per box with White (/99), Gold (/50) and Orange (/25) parallels to chase. Also in the insert lineup are True Colors, found one per box, which also will have Refractors (one in every four boxes), Gold Refractors (one per case) and Electric Refractors (/25).
Ten legends will get the die-cut treatment with these cards found one per box. They will have a Gold parallel limited to 25. Also back are Crystal Ball, found one per case, also with a Gold (/25) parallel. Also to be found are Instavision cards, two per case, with Gold parallels, too.
Trumvirates return for another run with Luminous versions one per box, Luminescents one in every four boxes and Illuminators one per case.
A preliminary checklist was not released.
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