2017 Topps

The 2017 Major League Baseball season is officially underway with the all-new release of the flagship brand Topps Baseball Series 1!


2016 Topps


Early Cards

  • T205 gold border
  • T206 White Borders
  • T204 Ramly
  • 1909-1911American Caramel
  • 1914-1915 Cracker Jack
  • 1916 Sporting News
  • 1932 Cubs Team Issue
  • 1933 Goudey
  • 1934 Goudey
  • 1938 Goudey Heads-Up
  • 1938 Sawyer Biscuits
  • 1940 Play Ball
  • 1941 Double Play
  • T3 Turkey Red
  • T5 Pinkerton Cabinets
  • T Plow Boy
  • T200 Fatima
  • T201 Mecca Double Folders
  • T202 Hassan Triple Folders
  • T203 Baseball Comics (1900)
  • T204 Ramly
  • T207 Brown Background
  • T213 Coupon Cigarettes
  • T214 Victory
  • T222 Fatima Players
  • E91 American Caramel
  • E92 Nadja/Croft's/Dockman
  • E93 Standard Caramel
  • E95 Philadelphia Caramel
  • E97 C. A. Briggs
  • E96 Philadelphia Caramel
  • E105 Mello-Mint
  • E145 Cracker Jack
  • E145 Cracker Jack
  • E223 G & B Chewing Gum
  • E254 Colgan Gum
  • E286 Ju-Ju Drums Gum
  • E300 Plows Candy


  • Heritage

    In 2001, Topps released the Heritage baseball cards, modern players with designs from past years. Bowman Heritage was also started in 2001 and used the following throwback designs:

    Allen & Ginter

    The best baseball product of 2006, autographs, parallels, Rip cards and game-used inserts had collectors going crazy. If you love relics you will love this set.

    Bowman

    Topps bought out Bowman in 1956 and was resurrected by Topps in 1989 to use on some of its Rookie Cards.


    Donruss

    Different owners of Donruss cards:
    1981 thur 1998 (Pinnacle Brands)
    2001 thur 2005 (Playoff Corporation)
    2007 thur present (Panini America)



    Upper Deck

    1989 Upper Deck Baseball had a 800-card set released in two series. The 1990 set included the industry's first randomly inserted personally autographed and numbered cards. Upper Deck was also the first to insert swatches of game-used material into cards when it made jersey cards.



    Fleer

    A gum and candy company, Fleer followed some of its competitors into the business of selling sports cards.



    Score

    Pinnacle Brands was a trading card company from 1988 to 1998. With its first baseball card set called Score. Score's first set used a bold colorful border design (with 110 cards each in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet colored borders, like a rainbow). The player biographies were by far the most extensive of any major baseball card set of its time. The 1991 and 1992 sets at 893 cards were among the largest card sets of that time.



    Pinnacle

    Pinnacle Brands began production of its first premium quality set, called Pinnacle and used a distinctive black bordered design for its first two years. Another key set, called Select, began the year afterward



    Kellogg's

    Kellogg's released a new set of 3D baseball cards that were distributed in boxes of Corn Flake.

    So what's the magic behind these 3D baseball cards Take a cutout of a player and put a blurred background behind him. Then add a transparent plastic layer with ridges over that photo.



    Stadium Club

    1991 Stadium Club was the first major baseball card set to feature a glossy UV coating on the front and back of the card. It also had a fancy gold foil stamping on the front along with a borderless Kodak photo. The flip side of the card also displayed an image of the player's first Topps card.




    Some notes about grading:

  • Mint: Four sharp corners; Near perfect 60/40 or better centering of picture within border; Smooth edges; Original color border & gloss.

  • About Mint: 65/35 or better centering; May have one of the following flaws: Slightly fuzzy corners; Slightly rough edges; Minor border discoloration; Print spots color or focus imperfections.

  • Extremely Good: Centering 75/25 or better; A touch of notching or a corner ding; May have: Poor gloss; Poor focus; Significant print spots.

  • Very Good: Centering 80/20 or better; Rounded corners; Slight layering, chipping or notches on edges; May have: Minor scuffing; Hairline crease.

  • Good: Well worn or abused; Badly rounded, layered corners, scuffing; Some lack of original coloring; Significant crease.
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