Hobby Notebook: Teasing 2014 Topps baseball cards

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor | Commentary

The arrival of the hobby’s longest-running and most-collected baseball card set is a week away, and Topps has begun teasing some of the inclusions in 2014 Topps Series 1. 

Set to arrive next Wednesday, it will include plenty of the features previously disclosed (click here for our First Look story) as well as some surprises. It’s pure speculation at this point, but with two of the cards shown above perhaps the mystery variations will be related to champagne celebrations?

We’ll wait and see.

As Topps teases more to come this week via social media and other platforms, we’ll post the most-notable and new teasers right here here all in one handy place. The company announced on Tuesday that it has added an Instagram account into the mix, username ToppsSports.

Check our First Look for the basics and more here as the week goes on. See more images after the jump.


Look for more to come here this week.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


  1. Jason K
    Posted January 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Any word on what these “Power Player” cards are?

  2. joe
    Posted January 22, 2014 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    It is the same ol same ol design of this that is completely annoying as heck, but its the tradition in why we collect this set and there is nothing we can do to change anything! There is nothing this year that appeals to a new sense of joy in hope of pulling but if they would up the hit count a little that would be awesome for this set. Oh well hopefully we pull some monsters!

  3. Isaac
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 12:11 am | Permalink

    Early details are out for the latest Topps baseball online promotion. The 2014 Power Players code cards found in 2014 Topps Baseball can be entered for a shot at various prizes.

    The promotion centers around Power Player parallel cards, which are found in both 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball and 2014 Topps Series 2 Baseball. Some collectors who enter codes will instantly win exclusive parallels or coin cards.

    Excellent on-field performance results in random drawings for collectors who have unlocked that particular player in their online collection. If, for example, you have the Mike Trout Power Players card code entered in your digital collection when he hits three home runs in one game, you will be included in a drawing for a an autographed Mike Trout bat. Prizes will last all season and include autographed cards and memorabilia, tickets to games, and more.

    The top prize is reserved for collectors who enter codes for all 220 Power Player cards. Collectors who enter the entire checklist are eligible for a 40-card autograph set (5 total) or their own Power Collector Topps Baseball card.

  4. Jason K
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, Isaac!

  5. jeff
    Posted March 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    I have not heard about some of the prizes for entering power player cards codes but I entered 5 & it said I won a coin card . No more knowledge on it except that they can be claimed first week of june .

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