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1998 Finest is a 275-card set released in two series of 150 and 125 cards, respectively. Topps shed the fracturing scheme of the past two years, and went back to a simpler Finest base set. This would also be the last time all Finest base cards would be printed in equal quantities.
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2018 Bowman was released April 25th. Each Hobby box will yield one autograph, one Bowman Sterling insert, and one Chrome Prospect Atomic Refractor. Hobby Jumbo boxes will contain three autographs and two Bowman Sterling inserts.
2018 Diamond Kings is a 150-card set released by Panini on April 11th. Each pack will contain an insert and each 12-pack Hobby box will yield a pair of short-printed base cards and a pair of base variations; three framed parallels, and two autographed and/or game-used cards.
2018 Topps Tribute was released March 28th. As usual, each three-card pack will include either an autograph or a relic.
2018 Topps Gypsy Queen is a 320-card set released March 21th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs and an oversized GQ Reflections box topper.
2018 Panini Stars & Stripes was released March 21st and features current and former members of the USA Baseball team. Each Hobby pack will contain a parallel and either an autograph or game-used card.
2018 Topps Opening Day was released March 14th. As usual, the base set is a rehash of 200 cards from the Topps flagship. Each pack will yield one insert -- which are original to the product.
2018 Donruss is a 270-card set released by Panini America on March 7th. Each Hobby box will yield three autographs/game-used cards.
2018 Topps Heritage was officially released on February 28, 2018. This is the 18th year of Heritage. The set consists of 500 base cards, 100 of which are short-printed. Each hobby box will yield a relic, an auto or a relic/auto. Due to the inclusion of Shohei Ohtani in hobby-only packs, the initial price of hobby boxes and packs was higher than previous years ($75-$125/box).
2018 Topps Series One was released January 30th. For the fourth consecutive year, Series One base set will consist of 350 cards. And for the third straight year, the set will have a borderless design.
Once again, each 36-pack Hobby box will yield either an autograph or a Relic, while Hobby Jumbo boxes will one of each plus a manufactured "Relic."
2017 Bowman's Best was released December 20th. The base set is 65 cards and is supplemented by a 35-card Prospects set. Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield four autographs and an Atomic Refractor parallel.
2017 Panini Flawless was released December 20th. Each ten-card box will include two gem-encrusted base cards or parallels serial-numbered to 20 copies or fewer, two memorabilia cards, and six autographs.
2017 Topps Transcendent was released December 13th. Only 87 sets were produced.
Each factory set, which is packaged in a wooden case contains the following:
2017 Bowman Draft is a 200-card set scheduled for release December 6th. Once again, the brand will feature both 2017 MLB Draft picks and assorted prospects.
Also, just like last year, the conventional Hobby waxbox has been shelved in favor of Jumbo and Super Jumbo boxes.
2017 Panini Elite Extra Edition was released December 6th, 2017. The set features players selected in the 2017 MLB Draft and other prominent prospects. New for 2017 are prospects from the Dominican League.
Each five-pack Hobby box will yield six autographs, two game-used cards, a Future Threads Silhouette Autograph, and either another autograph or game-used card.
2017 Panini Chronicles is a 150-card set released November 22nd. The new product is a new spin on the tradition post-season "update" set, with an original base set along with inserts based off other Panini brands -- including the first Panini Prizm cards since 2015. Each pack will contain either a serial-numbered card, an autograph, or a game-used card.
2017 Topps Dynasty was released November 22nd. As in past years, each box will contain one encapsulated autographed patch card serial-numbered to ten copies or fewer.
After a 12 year absence, Topps Gallery returns the week of November 17th. The 200-card base set will feature newly commissioned artwork on every card and will be exclusive to Walmart stores.
2017 Topps High Tek was released November 15th. As usual, all cards are printed on acetate with multiple background pattern parallels. As part of a new configuration for the brand, each 40-card box will contain two autographs.
2017 Topps Chrome Update was released, with little notice or fanfare, exclusively to Target stores the week of November 6th. As with previous iterations of this product, it is an abbreviated chromium-stock rendition of the Topps Update set, and is packaged in seven-pack "Mega Boxes." Unlike past Chrome Update Mega Boxes (which had a mix of Topps Update and Topps Chrome Update packs), the 2017 Mega Boxes have Chrome Update packs only.
2017 Topps Luminaries was released November 8th. Each box contains one card, an autograph serial-numbered to 15 copies or fewer.
We estimate that only 525 12-box cases will be produced.
2017 Topps Five Star was released November 1st. All cards are autographed, and each box will contain two.
2017 Bowman High Tek is a 56-card set scheduled for release October 25th. Like the Topps High Tek revival product of recent years, all cards are printed on acetate with multiple background variations. As the name suggests, the base set consists exclusively of prospects. Each ten-card box will yield four autographs and a parallel.
2017 National Treasures was released October 25th. All cards are autographs or game-used memorabilia cards. Each eight-card box will contain one "booklet."
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