Topps Total Making a Comeback?

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Could it be happening? Is the Topps Total line making a comeback.

[Update: It has. Here are the details on 2019 Topps Total Baseball.]

2002 Topps Total Baseball Joe Mauer

Despite no context, a tweet from the company on Thursday teases the possibility:

 

Topps Total made its baseball debut in 2002, running through 2005. It also had a five-year run in football (2003-2007) and two in basketball (2004-05, 2005-06). For hockey, the brand lasted just one season, 2002-03.

As a brand, Topps Total is known primarily for its massive checklists. And by massive, 2002 Topps Total Baseball has a 990-card base set delivered in a single series. And while there were inserts, they weren’t really the focus. It was the depth and coverage of players often overlooked in most sets that gave Topps Total its defining features.

2002 Topps Total Baseball 974 Ryan Minor

At this point, all one can do is speculate what this single tweet might mean. Could it be a full release? Some sort of exclusive? A new online program in the vein of Topps Now? A really late April Fool’s Day joke? A card company raising its social media trolling game?

Stay tuned.

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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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8 comments

  1. Randy 11 April, 2019 at 17:29

    I would love it … good way to get middle relievers and pinch hitters into team collectors’ collections!

  2. IdaBishop 11 April, 2019 at 21:11

    I have topps cards 30 years old baseball baskets ball micheal jordan basketball and baseball card

  3. Matt 11 April, 2019 at 23:14

    Hey Ryan has this been confirmed to be for baseball? Haven’t seen anything about what sport it will be for? Hoping baseball and this isn’t a troll and ends up being for WWE or Star Wars…….

  4. Jason Kaul 12 April, 2019 at 10:29

    Topps Total is my GO TO for TTMs. The brand returning would be welcomed by this collector!

  5. Christoper Williams 12 April, 2019 at 16:56

    This is one I will not be participating in. Check it out on the Topps website.

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