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Set of the Month

1992 Topps is a 792-card set released in February 1992. This would be the last Topps set released as a single-series, and the first to be printed on white cardstock. This was also the first year Topps was packaged without gum and the first year packs were not wrapped in wax paper.

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2015 Topps Heritage High Number Series was released September 25th, and consists of the final 225 cards in the 2015 Topps Heritage base set. For the first time since 2009, the Heritage High Number Series was released in pack form.

2015 Topps Five Star was released September 30th. The product was given an overhaul with each box reduced from six cards to only two -- although both cards will be autographed.

2015 Topps Supreme was released September 23, about a month earlier than last year's product. Just like last year, every card in the set will be autographed and each Hobby box will yield two autographs.

2015 Triple Threads is a 140-card released by Topps, exclusive to Hobby outlets, on September 16th. Once again, each seven card pack will yield: three base cards, two serial-numbered parallels, one Triple Relic and one Jumbo Relic, with one of the Relics being autographed.

2015 Topps Heritage Minor League is a 225-card set released September 18th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs and a Relic.

2015 Bowman Chrome is a 200-card set, supplemented by a 100-card Prospects insert set, that was released September 4th. Each 18-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs and each 12-pack Jumbo box will have five.
2015 Panini Immaculate is a 159-card set released exclusively to Hobby outlets the week of August 28th. Each six-card Hobby box will contain five autographed and/or game-used memorabilia cards.
2015 Topps Chrome is a 205-card set released exclusively to retail outlets the week of August 5, 2015. The Hobby edition, which was originally scheduled for release at the same time as the retail version, was pushed back to the week of August 19th. Each Hobby box includes two autographs, while each Hobby-exclusive Jumbo box will have five autographs.
2015 Panini Cooperstown is a 100-card set released the week of July, 22. The brand returns after a one year absence, but is formatted similarly to the previous year's Hall of Fame 75th Anniversary product. Each 12-card box will yield two autographs.
2015 Topps Allen & Ginter's is a 350-card set, scheduled for release the week of July 22nd. This is billed as the "Tenth Anniversary" of the popular product, although this is not accurate. While 2015 is the tenth "TANG" set, Allen & Ginter's tenth anniversary will be in 2016 -- ten years after the release of 2006 Topps Allen & Ginter's. Nonetheless, there are a number of Tenth Anniversary commemorations in the 2015 edition. As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will include three of the following: Autographs, Relics, Rip Cards, or A&G Originals.

The set is notable for having the first certified autographs of Ichiro in a Topps product -- not to mention the first Ichiro Topps cards of any kind since 2012. The product will also include autographs of the cast of the Rocky films, signed in character, as well as autographs of selected 2015 NBA draft picks. Also, for the first time all 350 base cards were printed in equal quantities; however, the corresponding Mini parallels will have SPs .

For the first time since this brand's inception, there are no retired Major League players in the product.

2015 Topps Heritage Minor League is a 225-card set scheduled to be released September 18th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs and a Relic.

2015 Bowman Inception was released the week of July 8, 2015. As with the previous year's version of the product, there is no "base" set in the traditional sense. Each five card pack contains four autographs and an autographed relic card.

2015 Panini Elite is a 200-card set released July 1st. This marks the first standalone Donruss/Panini Elite product in ten years. Among the highlights is a 14-card subset featuring current players in their collegiate uniforms.

Each 16-pack Hobby box will yield four autographs and/or game-used cards.

2015 Stadium Club is a 300-card set, released the week of June 24th. The 2015 edition was reconfigured after the moderately successful 2014 relaunch. The dreaded mini-boxes are gone, the price point has been lowered, and the base set has been expanded by 100 cards. Each 16-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs.

2015 Topps Series Two is the second 350-card installment of the annual Topps Baseball flagship. It is was released June 17th.

2015 Finest is a 111-card set released the week of June 10. For the first time in five years, the base set will feature short-printed base cards and each six-pack mini box will yield an autograph.

2015 Topps Archives is a 330-card set released June 10th, and based the designs of the 1957, 1976, and 1983 Topps Baseball sets. The last 30 cards are short-printed (see below). Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs.

Originally, according to Topps' original product solicitations, Archives was advertised as having a 300 card base set with no short-prints. It wasn't until almost a week before the product's release, buried in the fine-print of the official checklist and long after pre-orders had been paid for by dealers and collectors, that there was any mention from Topps of the existence of any additional short-printed base cards.

While in previous years, Topps Archives has had short-printed base cards, they had all been previously announced by Topps either in the product's solicitations ("sell-sheets") and/or in press releases to The Hobby media. Also, in 2012, 2013, and 2014 Topps Archives the short-prints were attainable -- usually around 40-50 SPs per set and falling at the rate of six to eight per Hobby box. According to early reports, the odds of finding one of the 30 short-printed base cards in 2015 Archives is 1:70/packs, and the estimated production of each is around 500 copies.

2015 Topps Tier One was released exclusively to Hobby outlets May 20, 2015. As with previous iterations of this product, there is no "base set" in the conventional sense. All cards are either Relics and/or autographs.

Each three-card box will contain two autographs and one Relic. All cards are serial-numbered to 399 copies or less.

2015 Panini Prizm is a 200-card set released May 13, 2015. Each 12-pack Hobby box is expected to yield 2 autographs, 9 Prizm parallels (3 of which will be serial-numbered), and 6 inserts.

2015 Bowman is a 150-card set supplemented by a 150-card Prospects "insert" set, tentatively scheduled for release April 29th. It was announced that the 2015 Las Vegas Industry Summit that, for the first time since 1999, Bowman will be released in two series. However, Topps has made any indication that this product will be marketed as a "first series."

Each Hobby box will contain at least one autograph and each Jumbo box three.

2015 Diamond Kings was released by Panini April, 29th. This is the first Diamond Kings product since 2005 Diamond Kings, and is structured similarly. Also, this is first card set released by Panini/Donruss-Playoff since 2005 to feature Babe Ruth. Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield two framed and serial-numbered parallels and two autographed game-used cards.

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