Topps Living Set Baseball Is the Checklist That Never Ends

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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.

Topps Living Set 25 Ichiro Suzuki

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.




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, 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.

Cards are available for one week. Then it’s off to the secondary market for collectors who miss out. Topps Living Set Baseball does not currently have a subscription method.

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.

Looking for a specific card? Click on the link to see what’s available on eBay.

Checklist

March, 2018

1 Aaron Judge, New York Yankees (March 14, 2018) – 13,256
2 Joe Panik, San Francisco Giants (March 14, 2018) – 3,650
3 Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers (March 14, 2018) – 3,639
4 Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies (March 21, 2018) – 5,446
5 Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs (March 21, 2018) – 3,042
6 Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves (March 21, 2018) – 2,678
7 Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels (March 28, 2018) – 20,966
8 Russell Martin, Toronto Blue Jays (March 28, 2018) – 3,953
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., Boston Red Sox (March 28, 2018) – 3,959

April, 2018

10 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees (April 4, 2018) – 10,692
11 Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals (April 4, 2018) – 4,143
12 Jean Segura, Seattle Mariners (April 4, 2018) – 4,052
13 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals (April 11, 2018) – 9,515
14 Mallex Smith, Tampa Bay Rays (April 11, 2018) – 4,529
15 A.J. Pollock, Arizona Diamondbacks (April 11, 2018) – 4,221
16 Jose Altuve, Houston Astros (April 18, 2018) – 6,185
17 Chris Taylor, Los Angeles Dodgers (April 18, 2018) – 4,837
18 Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals (April 18, 2018) – 4,936
19 Ronald Acuna, Atlanta Braves (April 25, 2018) – 46,809
20 Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (April 25, 2018) – 9,671
21 Matt Olson, Oakland Athletics (April 25, 2018) – 9,631

May, 2018

22 Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels (May 2, 2018) – 9,403
23 Amed Rosario, New York Mets (May 2, 2018) – 7,637
24 Chase Headley, San Diego Padres (May 2, 2018) – 6,752
25 Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners (May 9, 2018) – 10,713
26 Yoan Moncada, Chicago White Sox (May 9, 2018) – 6,382
27 Jose Berrios, Minnesota Twins (May 9, 2018) – 6,065
28 Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics (May 16, 2018) – 6,851
29 Rafael Devers, Boston Red Sox (May 16, 2018) – 8,403
30 Brandon Morrow, Chicago Cubs (May 16, 2018) – 5,585
31 Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies (May 23, 2018) – 6,585
32 Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves (May 23, 2018) – 14,036
33 Lewis Brinson, Miami Marlins (May 23, 2018) – 5,549
34 Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees (May 30, 2018) – 28,550
35 Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds (May 30, 2018) – 5,766
36 Jordy Mercer, Pittsburgh Pirates (May 30, 2018) – 5,731

June, 2018

37 Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles (June 6, 2018) – 6,516
38 Christian Villanueva, San Diego Padres (June 6, 2018) – 5,296
39 Eric Sogard, Milwaukee Brewers (June 6, 2018) – 4,690
40 Scott Kingery, Philadelphia Phillies (June 13, 2018) – 7,277
41 Joey Rickard, Baltimore Orioles (June 13, 2018) – 5,791
42 Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers (June 13, 2018) – 13,147
43 Juan Soto, Washington Nationals (June 20, 2018) – 28,572
44 Bartolo Colon, Texas Rangers (June 20, 2018) – 5,630
45 Brad Peacock, Houston Astros (June 20, 2018) – 5,440
46 Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Braves (June 27, 2018) – 11,233
47 Jordan Hicks, St. Louis Cardinals (June 27, 2018) – 6,099
48 Kevin Pillar, Toronto Blue Jays (June 27, 2018) – 5,505

July, 2018

49 Miguel Andujar, New York Yankees (July 4, 2018) – 12,794
50 Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets (July 4, 2018) – 6,167
51 Austin Hedges, San Diego Padres (July 4, 2018) – 5,354
52 Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals (July 11, 2018) – 6,277
53 Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers (July 11, 2018) – 7,503
54 Mitch Haniger, Seattle Mariners (July 11, 2018) – 5,187
55 Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox (July 18, 2018) – 10,927
56 Brian Anderson, Miami Marlins (July 18, 2018) – 5,218
57 Sean Manaea, Oakland Athletics (July 18, 2018) – 4,792
58 Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees (July 25, 2018) – 7,626
59 Freddy Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers (July 25, 2018) – 4,915
60 Pat Neshek, Philadelphia Phillies (July 25, 2018) – 12,736

August, 2018

61 Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians (August 1, 2018) 6,714
62 Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox (August 1, 2018) 6,239
63 Austin Meadows, Pittsburgh Pirates (August 1, 2018) 5,639
64 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs (August 8, 2018) – 7,212
65 Dustin Fowler, Oakland Athletics (August 8, 2018) – 4,808
66 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers (August 8, 2018) – 4,886
67 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs (August 15, 2018) – 5,568
68 Daniel Murphy, Washington Nationals (August 15, 2018) – 4,586
69 Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays (August 15, 2018) – 4,974
70 Bo Jackson, Kansas City Royals (August 22, 2018) – 7,321
71 Jake Arrieta, Philadelphia Phillies (August 22, 2018) – 5,060
72 Dereck Rodriguez, San Francisco Giants (August 22, 2018) – 5,798
73 Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers (August 29, 2018) – 5,273
74 Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Toronto Blue Jays (August 29, 2018) – 5,094
75 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins (August 29, 2018) – 4,725

September, 2018

76 Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates (September 5, 2018) – 10,922
77 Tyler O’Neill, St. Louis Cardinals (September 5, 2018) – 4,851
78 Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox (September 5, 2018) – 4,520
79 Jacob deGrom, New York Mets (September 12, 2018) 5,302
80 Victor Robles, Washington Nationals (September 12, 2018) 6,104
81 Jed Lowrie, Oakland Athletics (September 12, 2018) 4,348
82 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds (September 19, 2018) 4,915
83 David Bote, Chicago Cubs (September 19, 2018) 5,345
84 Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies (September 19, 2018) 4,576
85 Don Mattingly, New York Yankees (September 26, 2018) 6,785
86 Nick Williams, Philadelphia Phillies (September 26, 2018) 4,733
87 David Wright, New York Mets (September 26, 2018) 5,524

October, 2018

88 Manny Machado, Los Angeles Dodgers (October 3, 2018) – 4,802
89 Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals (October 3, 2018) – 4,754
90 Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers (October 3, 2018) – 4,585
91 J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox (October 10, 2018)
92 Francisco Mejia, San Diego Padres (October 10, 2018)
93 Evan Gattis, Houston Astros (October 10, 2018)
94 Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers (October 17, 2018)
95 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers (October 17, 2018)
96 Ryan McMahon, Colorado Rockies (October 17, 2018)

Team Sets

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.

American League

Baltimore Orioles

37 Manny Machado
41 Joey Rickard

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Boston Red Sox

9 Jackie Bradley Jr.
29 Rafael Devers
55 Ted Williams
62 Andrew Benintendi
91 J.D. Martinez

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Chicago White Sox

26 Yoan Moncada
78 Avisail Garcia

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Cleveland Indians

20 Jose Ramirez
61 Francisco Lindor

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Detroit Tigers

3 Nick Castellanos

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Houston Astros

16 Jose Altuve
45 Brad Peacock
93 Evan Gattis

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Kansas City Royals

11 Alex Gordon
70 Bo Jackson

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Los Angeles Angels

7 Shohei Ohtani
22 Albert Pujols

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Minnesota Twins

27 Jose Berrios
75 Joe Mauer

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New York Yankees

1 Aaron Judge
10 Derek Jeter
34 Gleyber Torres
49 Miguel Andujar
58 Giancarlo Stanton
85 Don Mattingly

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Oakland Athletics

21 Matt Olson
28 Rickey Henderson
57 Sean Manaea
65 Dustin Fowler
81 Jed Lowrie

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Seattle Mariners

12 Jean Segura
25 Ichiro Suzuki
54 Mitch Haniger

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Tampa Bay Rays

14 Mallex Smith
69 Willy Adames

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Texas Rangers

44 Bartolo Colon
90 Adrian Beltre

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Toronto Blue Jays

8 Russell Martin
48 Kevin Pillar
74 Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

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National League

Arizona Diamondbacks

15 A.J. Pollock

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Atlanta Braves

6 Nick Markakis
19 Ronald Acuna
32 Ozzie Albies
46 Hank Aaron – Milwaukee Braves

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Chicago Cubs

5 Ian Happ
30 Brandon Morrow
64 Ryne Sandberg
67 Anthony Rizzo
83 David Bote

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Cincinnati Reds

35 Adam Duvall
82 Joey Votto

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Colorado Rockies

31 Charlie Blackmon
84 Trevor Story
96 Ryan McMahon

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Los Angeles Dodgers

17 Chris Taylor
42 Jackie Robinson – Brooklyn Dodgers
53 Walker Buehler
66 Yasiel Puig
73 Cody Bellinger
88 Manny Machado
95 Clayton Kershaw

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Miami Marlins

33 Lewis Brinson
56 Brian Anderson

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Milwaukee Brewers

39 Eric Sogard
59 Freddy Peralta
94 Christian Yelich

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New York Mets

23 Amed Rosario
50 Noah Syndergaard
79 Jacob deGrom
87 David Wright

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Philadelphia Phillies

4 Rhys Hoskins
40 Scott Kingery
60 Pat Neshek
71 Jake Arrieta
86 Nick Williams

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Pittsburgh Pirates

36 Jordy Mercer
63 Austin Meadows
76 Roberto Clemente

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San Diego Padres

24 Chase Headley
38 Christian Villanueva
51 Austin Hedges
92 Francisco Mejia

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San Francisco Giants

2 Joe Panik
72 Dereck Rodriguez

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St. Louis Cardinals

18 Paul DeJong
47 Jordan Hicks
77 Tyler O’Neill
89 Jack Flaherty

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Washington Nationals

13 Bryce Harper
43 Juan Soto
52 Max Scherzer
68 Daniel Murphy
80 Victor Robles

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9 comments

  1. JonathanI 14 March, 2018 at 14:22

    That’s an odd idea. When every worthwhile player gets a card, this will become pretty boring.

  2. Tom 14 March, 2018 at 14:31

    Topps should have done more to recognize the designing artist in their promotional video beyond the tiny photograph that is present for about two seconds. Topps should be marketing this as an “ART” set more than an “ONLINE” set, including the natural cardboard stock. Subscription pricing would also help – not many people can remember to order every week.

  3. Richard 14 March, 2018 at 16:01

    Living sets tend to die fast.
    For this to succeed, they need to at least celebrate certain milestones. At the cost of $5 per card, I’m guessing few people will be making full sets.

    An end of the year factory set, with some kind of stamp to ensure its different from the online care, might be well received.

  4. Doc 15 March, 2018 at 10:37

    $15 for 3 cards, every week, is $780 (per year) for 156 cards. 156 cards at the mercy of the USPS too. Yeah, hard pass.

    This smells a lot like “Gallery eTopps”.

  5. Frank 28 March, 2018 at 20:23

    Love the set!!!! So far I have ordered all the cards. It’s my understand that at some point this set is going to included players from previous generations and HOFers is this not the case? Also, any word on if they will at some point offer auto’s and base relic cards for certain players like the Topps Now set? Thanks in advance for any info.

  6. jeff fortune 1 May, 2018 at 00:39

    Fast forward to living set week 7 the week 1 and 2 cards have increased in value massively- due to production levels-based o public demand, cards 2,3,5,6 and a few that are still very new are skyrocketing in price. People who want the Aaron judge card haven’t seen it’s price go up much because it has a 13000 card print run whereas cards 2 and 3 were only printed up to 3500 cards or so. Yet the judge is still around 30$ yet the Markakis and Joe Panik are passing 150$ and about to surpass the 200 mark. Sure wish I followed my brain that said get a 20 lot of these.

  7. Larry Fassauer 19 July, 2018 at 18:32

    I wish they would have used a better picture of ted williams, it looks almost nothing like him

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