Topps Living Set Baseball Checklist, Details, Print Runs and More
Topps Living Set Baseball is alive! Okay, maybe not in the breathing sense but the open-ended set is slated to carry on indefinitely. That could mean years.
How the Topps Living Set Works
A living set means a checklist that doesn’t have an end point. It’s possible Topps could pull the plug one day, but that’s not the plan right now.
Collectors shouldn’t expect a lot of repetition on the Topps Living Set Baseball checklist, either. Players get one card while they’re with the same team. That means the only way they might appear again is when someone’s traded or signs elsewhere as a free agent. So as long as Aaron Judge is on the New York Yankees, he won’t have another Topps Living Set card as he kicked off the set in March, 2018 as #1.
The first player on the checklist to repeat was Manny Machado. His first card (#37) came out in June, 2018. Later in the season, the Orioles traded him to Los Angeles. Just as the postseason got underway, a second Topps Living Set Manny Machado arrived, this time as a member of the Dodgers.
Who’s In the Topps Living Set?
It’s not just current players getting spots on the Topps Living Set Baseball checklist, either. Starting in the fourth batch of releases, retired legends were introduced. Derek Jeter was the first. According to the card maker, retired players only get one card in the Topps Living Set no matter how many teams they suited up for in their career.
Topps Living Set Design
The set’s design adopts something from the past, 1953 Topps Baseball. It’s one of the most iconic looks the company has ever produced. It’s not just the general layout that it’s inspiring. Topps Living Set Baseball is retaining the art-based approach. Mayumi Seto is doing photo-realistic drawings of players. She has previously done work in 2016 and 2017 Topps Transcendent Baseball.
How to Get Cards
Each week, three new players are added to the Topps Living Set checklist. Exclusive to the Topps website, they’re available as singles and as three-card weekly groups. Individual cards are $7.99 each with discounts for lots of five, ten or 20 of the same card. Weekly groups of all three cards are $14.99.
Dealers often take advantage of these lot discounts to order in bulk for shops or to sell online. While they’re still available for presale, single can often be found on eBay for a discount versus buying singles directly through the Topps site.
Like Topps Now, print runs are determined what’s originally ordered.
Topps Living Set Baseball Checklist
New cards will be added as they’re released. Confirmed print runs are noted.
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Topps Living Set Baseball Team Set Checklists
Want to know what cards your favorite team has in Topps Living Set Baseball? Here’s the checklist broken down by team. Scroll through or click below to go directly to that team.
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Dodgers
New York Mets
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals