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1977 Topps Cloth Stickers is a 55-"card" set released as a test issue. The design on the front of the card (which features a velvet-like sheen) is virtually identical to the player's 1977 Topps card -- with some exceptions. The back of each card features information on how to peel the sticker. Eleven of the 55 stickers are short-printed.
Each pack contained two cloth stickers and one of eighteen puzzle cards. The fronts of the puzzle cards have checklist information while the backs a piece of one of two 3X3 mosaics that, when assembled, create the 1976 American and National League All-Star team pictures.
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2018 Topps Five Star was released October 17th. All cards are autographed, and each box will contain two.
2018 Topps Gold Label is a 300-card set released October 12th. As with the Gold Label sets of the late-90s, the set features 100 different players on three different "Class" cards: 1, 2, and 3. Unfortunately, the holo-foil plastic cardstock the brand was known for in the 90s was not used -- regular paper stock was used instead.
Each box will yield one Framed Autograph.
New for 2018 are Relics and Framed Autographed Relics.
2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks is a 50-card set focusing on prospects and draft picks, released October 5th. Most players are depicted in their college uniforms, and is licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company.
The product does NOT have any active Major League players and as such, is not licensed by the MLB Players Association (even though Panini does have an MLBPA license).
Each pack contains an autograph.
2018 National Treasures was released by Panini September 26th. As usual, every card is autographed and/or a memorabilia card serial-numbered to 99 copies or fewer. Each eight-card box will contain one booklet card.
2018 Topps Heritage Minor League is a 220-card set released September 26th -- a month earlier than last year. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield one relic and one autograph.
2018 Bowman Chrome will be released September 26th with a 100-card base set supplemented by a 100-card Prospects set. Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield a pair of autographs.
For the second consecutive year, HTA Choice boxes are available which contain three autographs.
2018 Bowman High Tek is a 56-card set released September 12th. All cards are printed on acetate with multiple background variations. Unlike the the previous year's product, a small selection of "true" rookie cards are included -- however, curiously, some players eligible to be RCs (e.g. Ronald Acuna, Jr. and Gleyber Torres) are still Prospects. Each ten-card box will yield four autographs and a parallel.
2018 Topps Luminaries was released September 7th. Each box contains one card, an autograph serial-numbered to 15 copies or fewer.
We estimate that only 625 12-box cases will be produced -- an increase of 100 cases from the previous year's product.
2018 Topps Diamond Icons was released August 29th. Each eight-card box will contain: one Relic, seven autographs, and a pair of autographed Relics. Every other box will yield a cut signature. All cards are serial-numbered to 25 copies or fewer.
2018 Topps Fire is a 200-card set released exclusively to Target outlets the week of August 27th.
2018 Panini Chronicles is a 60-card set released August 24th. As with the previous year's product, Chronicles features an original base set along with inserts based off other Panini brands -- including the first Score baseball cards in 20 years. Each six-pack Hobby box will contain three autographs and a game-used memorabilia card.
2018 Topps Archives was released exclusively to retail outlets the week of August 13th. The Hobby edition -- which was scheduled for released around the same time -- has been delayed until September.
The base set is 320 cards featuring designs from the 1959, 1977, and 1981 Topps sets.
2018 Panini Immaculate was released August 1st. Each six-card box will yield five autographs and/or game-used cards. All cards are serial-numbered to 99 copies or fewer.
2018 Topps Chrome was released August 1st. Each Hobby box will yield two autographs while each Jumbo box will have five autos.
2018 Donruss Optic was released July 18th. As usual, Optic is a 175-card chromium-stock take on the 2018 Donruss set. Each 20-pack Hobby box will yield 15 inserts/Prizm parallels, 15 Rated Rookie base cards, and two autographs.
Randomly seeded "Hot Boxes" will yield five autographs, or one serial-numbered Prizm per pack.
2018 Topps Allen & Ginter is a 350-card set, released the week of July 18th. As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will include three of the following: Autographs, Relics, Rip Cards, or A&G Originals.
2018 Topps Big League is a 400-card set scheduled for release July 11th. It is a new product (replacing Topps BUNT), it is targeted toward young collectors.
2018 Topps Definitive Collection was released July 6th. An all "hit" product, each eight-card box will yield six on-card autographs and two Relics.
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