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Set of the Month

The 1994 Topps Traded baseball card set consisted of 132 baseball cards. For the fourteenth, and final, straight year Topps Traded was available only as a factory set -- which included a set of eight Topps Finest "insert" cards. The following year, the set was produced exclusively in pack form. For the first time, Topps would include in Traded players selected in that year's First Year Player Draft.

As with most late-season 1994 sets, the strike affected sales of '94TT. Although Topps did cut production of '94TT (including making it Hobby exclusive), interest in this set was next to non-existant when it was released.

The only rookie cards of note are of Paul Konerko, Jason Schmidt and Chan Ho Park.

Previous Sets of the Month

2004 Upper Deck Vintage - 1995 Studio - 2005 Leaf - 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers - 1993 Cardtoons - 1998 Finest - 1984 Topps Traded - 1999 Topps Gold Label - 1997 Circa - 2001 SP Game Bat Milestone - 2004 Bowman - 1998 Topps Stars - 1992 Score

Just Released

2019 Topps Opening Day was released March 13th. 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.

2019 Donruss is a 252-card set released by Panini America on March 6th. Each Hobby box will yield three autographs/game-used cards.

2019 Topps Heritage is a 500-card set released February 27th, 2018. The last 100 cards are short-printed. In keeping with the brand's aesthetic, the design is based on the 1970 Topps set. Each Hobby box will, as usual, yield a relic, an autograph or an autographed relic.

2019 Topps Series One is a 350-card set released January 30th -- although packs began showing up at mass market retail outlets a week earlier. This year's flagship has as its theme a celebration of Professional Baseball's 150th Anniversary, with Anniversary-themed inserts and parallels serial-numbered to 150 copies.

A big change to the product are the sheer number of non-parallel, non-"hit based," inserts. While, in recent years, Topps Baseball has had a massive number of inserts, for 2019 both the size of most insert sets and the insertion ratios have been greatly increased.

Also notable is a reduction in the size of the standard Hobby waxbox from 36 packs to 24 -- although the number of cards in each Hobby pack was enlarged from ten to fourteen.

2018 Bowman's Best was released December 19th, 2018, and was the final product released by Topps for the year. The base set consists of 70 cards supplemented by a 29-card "Top Prospects" subset. Each pack will yield one Refractor parallel, and each 12-pack Hobby box will have four autographs.

2018 Bowman Draft is a 200-card set released December 14th -- delayed about a week. Each Hobby only Jumbo will contain three autographs, while Super Jumbo boxes will yield five.

2018 Topps Transcendent was released December 14th. Only 83 sets were produced.

Each factory set, which is packaged in a wooden case contains the following:

  • One 50-Card base set -- serial-numbered to 83 sets.
  • One 65-Card Origins Sketch Reproductions Set -- also serial-numbered to 83 sets.
  • One, one-of-one Origins Sketch Card or a one-of-one Hall of Fame Icons Sketch card.
  • 50 Autographs –- all serial-numbered to 25 copies or fewer.
  • One, one-of-one Mike Trout Through the Years Autograph.
  • One, one-of-one 1983 Auto Patch or one-of-one Cut Signature Relic Book Cards.
  • One, one-of-one 1952 Autographed Superfractors
  • One, one-of-one Oversized Cut Signature
  • One invitation to a VIP meet-and-greet with Mike Trout, February 22nd, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

2018 Panini Elite Extra Edition was released December 12th. As usual, the product focuses on recent draft picks and prospects, and can be seen as Panini's answer to Bowman Draft.

Each base card is serial-numbered to 999 copies. Each five-pack Hobby box will yield two serial-numbered parallels, two game-used memorabilia cards, and eight autographs.

2018 Topps Dynasty was released December 7th. As usual, each box will contain an encased autographed patch card serial-numbered to ten or fewer.

2018 Triple Threads is a 100-card set released November 7th -- about a month-and-a-half later than 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 or autographed relic serial-numbered to 99 copies or fewer.

2018 Panini Flawless is an 85-card set released October 31st. Each ten-card box will yield one jewel-encrusted base card or parallel, two game-used cards, and seven autographs.

2018 Topps High Tek was released on October 31, 2018. As usual, all cards are printed on acetate with multiple background pattern parallels. Each 40-card box will contain two autographs and four numbered base/insert cards.

2018 Topps Update was released October 22nd.

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.

Newest Pages
  1. 2019 Topps Definitive Collection
  2. 2019 Topps Pro Debut
  3. 2019 Bowman Chrome Mega Box
  4. 2006 SP Legendary Cuts
  5. 2019 Topps Big League
  6. 2019 Panini Prizm
  7. 2004 SP Legendary Cuts
  8. 2003 SP Legendary Cuts
  9. 2001 SP Legendary Cuts
  10. 2019 Topps Utz
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