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1998 Topps Stars is a 150-card set that was distributed exclusively to Topps' Home Team Advantage stores. Every base set card is serial-numbered to 9799 copies and each pack contains four other serial-numbered parallel cards.
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2017 Panini Contenders Draft Picks is a 59-card set released October 4th. As the name suggests, the product focuses on, but is not exclusive to, players selected in the 2017 MLB Draft. The product features players primarily in their college uniform, and is licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company.
The product does NOT have any active Major League players and as such, despite having an MLBPA license, is not licensed by the MLB Players Association.
Each pack contains an autograph.
2017 Bowman Chrome is a 100-card set, supplemented by a 100-card Prospects set, released September 29th. Each 12-pack Hobby box (two, six-pack mini boxes) will yield two autographs, two 2016 Arizona Fall League inserts, and one Hobby-exclusive Prospect Shimmer Refractor parallel.
New for 2017 are HTA Choice boxes which contain three autographs. HTA Choice boxes will NOT contain any base cards or inserts; just autographs.
2017 Topps Fire is a 200-card set released exclusive to Target stores the week of September 27th.
2017 Topps Gold Label is a 300-card set released September 20th. 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.
2017 Triple Threads is a 100-card set released September 20th. As usual, each seven-card Hobby pack will contain three base cards, two parallels, one triple Relic card serial-numbered to 36 copies or fewer, and an autograph serial-numbered to 99 copies or fewer.
2017 Topps Definitive Collection was released August 30th. An all "hit" product, each eight-card box will yield six on-card autographs and two Relics.
2017 Panini Immaculate is a 138-card set released August 16th. Each base card is serial-numbered to 99 copies. Each six-card box will contain five autographs/game-used cards.
Each card is signed on an acetate card that uses the design of the 2017 Topps Baseball flagship set -- but with a different photograph.
2017 Topps Chrome is a 200-card set released August 2nd, 2017. As usual, each Hobby box will yield two autographs, with Hobby Jumbo boxes having five. The usual multi-colored galaxy of Refractor parallels are included.
2017 Donruss Optic is a 175-card chromium-stock rendition of the 2017 Donruss base set, and was released July 19th. The final ten cards in the base set are autographed. Each Hobby box will yield two autographs with each pack yielding an insert or parallel. Randomly seeded "Hot Boxes" (roughly every third Hobby box) will yield either five autographs in a box, or a serial-numbered parallel in every pack.
Optic will include the first cards of Mickey Mantle in four years.
2017 Topps Allen & Ginter is a 350-card set, released the week of July 19th. As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will include three of the following: Autographs, Relics, Rip Cards, or A&G Originals.
2017 Stadium Club is a 300-card set that was released July 12th. Each 16-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs.
2017 Topps Tier One was released exclusively to Hobby outlets June 30th, a couple of weeks later than in previous years. Each box will continue to yield one Relic and two autographs.
As usual, there is no "base set" in the conventional sense. It's all hits all the time.
2017 Topps Museum Collection is a 100-card set released June 21st -- two months later than it's tradition early-season release. Each pack will contain either an autograph or a relic. Each four-pack box will yield the following:
2017 Topps Series Two is a 350-card set that was released June 15th.
2017 Finest is a 125-card set, released by Topps on June 7th. After controversially (and unsuccessfully) distributing 2016 Finest exclusively on their e-commerce website, the 2017 edition returns as a Hobby-only product. Each box will yield two autographs.
2017 Topps Archives is a 300-card set, released May 31st. As has been this brand's trademark, one third of the base set is done in the style of the 1960 Topps set (which was the basis of 2009 Topps Heritage), one third as 1982 Topps (which was used as one of the designs in 2013 Topps Archives), and the final third 1992 Topps.
Topps' initial solicitation for 2017 Archives promised "wide-ranging improvements," and one such improvement (and a major one, if that) was the subtraction of "high-number" short-prints to the base set. In the previous two years, Archives was solicited as a 300 card base set without short-prints, only for Topps to deliver a final product with SPed base cards (30 in 2015 and ten in 2016). Another "addition-by-subtraction" improvement was the elimination of a celebrity/movie tie-in; replaced by a 23-card reprint insert of all of Derek Jeter's Topps Baseball base cards.
Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs and two Derek Jeter Retrospective inserts.
2017 Topps Pro Debut is a 200-card Minor League set released May 26th, 2017. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two Relics and two autographs.
2017 Topps Inception is a 139-card set released May 19th, 2017. The product has been reconfigured from the previous year's product, yet still maintains the heavily Photoshop filtered look and feel. As the name suggests, the product has been re-branded from Bowman to Topps, and with that rebranding is a focus away from rookies and prospects and towards current Major League players.
A conventional base set has been added, and includes a 39-card Rookie Autographs subset. In addition, the number of autographs per box has been reduced from five to only one.
Each 16-box case should yield four Autographed Patches, one Autographed Jumbo Patch, and a Silver Signings card.
2017 Topps BUNT is a 200-card "physical" card set based on, and with many ties to, the popular Topps Bunt digital card game.
2017 Bowman is a 100-card set, supplemented by a 150-card Prospects "insert" set, released April 26th. Each Hobby box will come with one autograph, while hobby-exclusive Jumbo boxes will yield three.
It should be noted that while Topps is billing 2017 Bowman as the "70th Anniversary," it is actually the 69th as the first Bowman set was released in 1948.
2017 Diamond Kings is a 175-card set featuring simulated artwork. Each pack will contain one insert and every 12-pack Hobby box is expected to yield two autographs/game-used cards.
2017 Honus Bonus Baseball is a 500-card trading card game. The set is being produced and distributed by Rittenhouse Archives, a noted producer of non-sports cards. This is Rittenhouse's first baseball set, but not their first sports card product as they have had the WNBA license for a few years. Due to their exclusive license with Topps, Honus Bonus is NOT licensed by MLB Properties and does not have logos. The product is licensed by the MLBPA.
Each card will have a unique code (concealed by a silver "scratcher" bar) that, when entered onto the Honus Bonus website, can be used as part of an on-line fantasy baseball game.
2017 Topps Gypsy Queen is a 320-card set. In response to lagging sales and collector interest, Topps has reconfigured the Gypsy Queen brand at a lower price point. Gone are the one-per-pack mini parallels, as well as the two-per-Hobby box Relics -- although each 24-pack Hobby box will continue to yield two autographs. The ten-card "mini-box," which had been a Gypsy Queen staple, is also replaced by an oversized GQ Reflections box topper.
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