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Set of the Month

1993 Cardtoons is a 95-card parody set intended for release in 1993, but not issued until over a year later. This completely unlicensed set uses cartoon caricatures on its fronts to parody then-active MLB players. The backs carry comical "career highlights" within silver-colored panels on the left sides and team logo caricatures on the right sides.

This product was the subject of a seven-year long court battle between the producers and the MLB Players Association -- a case eventually won by Cardtoons.

Previous Sets of the Month

1998 Finest - 1984 Topps Traded - 1999 Topps Gold Label - 1997 Circa - 2001 SP Game Bat Milestone - 2004 Bowman - 1998 Topps Stars - 1992 Score - 2006 Topps Chrome - 1993 Donruss Elite Dominators - 1991 Bazooka - 1978 Hostess - 2005 SPx - 1966 Bazooka - 1993 Select - 2007 SP Authentic - 1998 E-X 2001 - 1997 Pinnacle Inside - 2009 O-Pee-Chee - 1997 Studio - 2000 Pacific Invincible - 2003 Victory - 1994 Upper Deck The American Epic - 2003 Topps 205 - 1992 Topps - 1999 UD Choice - 2003 Fleer Avant - 1999 Topps Traded - 1992 Leaf - 1973 O-Pee-Chee - 1977 Kellogg's - 1994 Church's Hometown Stars - 1990 Score McDonald's - 1998 Topps TEK - 1982 Topps

Just Released

2018 Finest is a 125-card set released by Topps on June 6th. Each box will yield two autographs.

2018 Topps Pro Debut is a 200-card Minor League set released May 30th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two Relics and two autographs.

2018 Topps Tier One was released May 23rd -- delayed one week from its original street date. As usual, all cards are either autographs or relics and there is no base set in the traditional sense. Each three-card box will contain two autographs and a relic.

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:

  • One complete 50-card set -- each serial-numbered to 87 copies.
  • One complete 65-card MLB Moments Sketches set -- also serial-numbered to 87 copies.
  • One of the 65 sketches used to create the Sketch Reproductions OR a one-of-a-kind sketched baseball.
  • 50 Framed Autographs -- all serial-numbered to 25 copies or less.
  • One one-of-one Aaron Judge autograph, done in the style of a Topps Baseball base set designs -- 87 total.
  • One one-of-one MVP Autograph, Dual MVP Autograph, or MVP Cut Signature.
  • One one-of-one Oversized Cut Signature Box Topper.
  • One invitation to a VIP party in Atlanta, featuring an appearance by Hank Aaron in 2018.

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.

Newest Pages
  1. 2018 Topps Sapphire Chrome
  2. 2018 Topps Update
  3. 2001 Fleer Season Pass
  4. 2018 Topps Five Star
  5. 2018 Panini Contenders Draft Picks
  6. 2005 Topps Retired Signature
  7. 2003 Topps Retired Signature
  8. 2004 Topps Retired Signature
  9. 2018 Topps Gold Label
  10. 2018 Topps Archives Signature Series Retired Edition
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