“Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn among Five Star surprises



By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps‘ third edition of Five Star arrives Wednesday and it’s packing a few surprises worthy of a high-end brand.

One is “Wild Thing” Ricky Vaughn in the Relic lineup — something that already has an impressive array of bat knobs and nameplates to be found for past stars as well as MLB legends.

A second one?

MLB-related autographs for legends who aren’t known for their time on the baseball diamond. Get a glimpse at them all — as well as a checklist — after the jump.


Each box of 2014 Topps Five Star will include one autographed Relic, Silver Signatures or Golden Graph auto, four other autographed cards and a sixth card that will be either another standard auto, a cut auto, a Legends Relic or a 1/1 Relic.

Dan Marino is not alone on the checklist as he’s joined by fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway on a New York Yankees card and Tom Brady as a Montreal Expo.

Click here to view the Five Star checklist as released by Topps.


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.



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  1. Richard Deien 9 December, 2014 at 16:49

    Im actually very impressed with the design of this set. Im not one to chase high end products until they hit the secondary market, but this set is on another level in my eyes. I might just get a box or two. Get looking item; A+ on this one TOPPS

  2. once78 10 December, 2014 at 10:05

    I think it would be a great idea if Topps would do a first pitch auto set. That could include a number of other sports stars and celebrities. Much like the Marino they have in the Royals jersey.

  3. Mike Pereira 10 December, 2014 at 21:17

    I’m mostly a football collector but Five Star baseball might be the best of product of all the sports. There a five tool player design, checklist, value, quality, and variety. It just shows that when Topps really wants to put value and effort into a product it can come out like this.

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