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Set of the Month

2005 SP Authentic is a 176-card set released by Upper Deck in two series. The first 100 cards were issued as part of the SP Collections product, which combined both SP Authentic with 2005 SPx, and was released in October, 2005. The final 76 cards were randomly inserted into packs of 2005 Upper Deck Update in February, 2006. All 76 Update Series cards are autographed and serial-numbered to only 185 copies.

Previous Sets of the Month

1993 Donruss - 1997 Collector's Choice Teams - 1989 Donruss All-Stars - 1986 Fleer League Leaders - 2016 Topps New Era - 2002 Studio - 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X - 2010 Finest - 2003 Topps Gallery - 1999 E-X Century - 2005 Topps Pristine Legends - 1995 Post Canada - 2009 Upper Deck X - 1994 Topps Traded - 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

2020 Topps is a 700-card set released in two equal series of 350 cards. Series One was issued the week of February 5th, 2020 while the second series came out June 26th.

As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will yield either an autograph or a Relic card while Hobby-exclusive jumbo boxes will yield an autograph, a game-used Relic, and a manufactured "relic."

2020 Finest is a 125-card set released by Topps on June 19th. Each box will yield two autographs.

2020 Topps Big League is a 300-card set released June 19th. Like the the previous year's product, it is targeted toward young collectors. New for 2020 are "Hobby Collector Boxes" which contain an action figure.

2020 Topps Pro Debut is a 200-card Minor League set released June 19th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs, a Relic, and either a second Relic or a manufactured relic.

New for 2020 are Chrome parallels and Jumbo boxes.

2020 Panini Prizm is a 250-card set released June 17th. Each 12-card Hobby pack will contain one Prizm parallel and one insert. Every fourth Hobby pack will yield an autograph.

2020 Diamond Kings was released by Panini June 10th. The base set is 170 cards with the last 70 short-printed. Each Hobby pack will contain a card from one of fifteen insert sets. In addition, each 12-pack Hobby box will yield three parallels, one game-used memorabilia card, and an autograph.

2020 Topps Diamond Icons was released June 10th. Each ten-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.

2020 Topps Tier One was released June 5th. 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.

2020 Select was released May 22nd. This is the first Select brand in seven years, and the first baseball product issued by Panini since the COVID-19 outbreak. As with the 2013 edition, all cards are printed on chromium stock. The 250-card base set fractured into three levels.

Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield nine Prizm parallels, two autographs, and two game-used cards.

2020 Bowman is a 100-card set, supplemented by a 150-card Prospects set, tentatively scheduled for release May 27th. Each Hobby box will yield one autograph, 19 inserts, and one Atomic Refractor. Hobby Jumbo boxes will contain three autographs.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, 2020 Bowman -- along with other Topps releases -- was delayed from its original release date of April 10th as the Texas-based facility that produces and distributes Topps' pack-based products was ordered closed by the Texas state government.

2020 Topps Definitive Collection was released April 24th. An all "hit" product, each eight-card box will yield six on-card autographs and two Relics.

2020 Topps Transcendent Hall Of Fame was released April 24th. Only 50 sets were produced.

Each factory set contains the following:

  • One, 50-Card Hall of Fame Icons Base Set
  • One, 50-Card Hall of Famers Sketch Reproductions Set
  • One, one-of-one, Hall of Fame Sketch card
  • 40 Transcendent Autographs
  • One, one-of-one, Sandy Koufax Through the Years Autograph
  • One, one-of-one, 1954 Topps Baseball SuperFractor Autograph
  • One, one-of-one, Oversized Hall of Fame Cut Signature
  • One PSA-graded Hall of Fame Buyback
  • A VIP Experience Invitation

At present time, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the date and location of the VIP Experience has yet to be announced.

2020 Topps Tribute was released April 10th. The 2020 edition of Tribute was originally scheduled for release April 3rd, back to it's traditional Opening Day release after last year's set was delayed until August. In March, Topps delayed the release of Tribute to Memorial Day weekend, but with the advent of the COVID-19 virus, it was pushed ahead to it's original April release.

As usual, each three-card pack will include either an autograph or a Relic with half of packs yielding a Relic and half either an autograph or an autographed Relic. Two of the Relics in each Hobby box will b multi-swatch. Each six-box Hobby case will yield two 2020 Rookie inserts serial-numbered to 450 copies or fewer; one Franchise Best and one Great Hitters autograph serial-numbered to 99 copies or fewer.

2020 Topps Gypsy Queen is a 320-card set released March 25th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs.

2020 Topps Inception is a 100-card set released exclusively to Hobby outlets on March 20th. Each seven-card box will contain four base cards, two parallels, and an autograph.

2020 Panini Stars & Stripes was released March 11th 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.

2020 Topps Opening Day was released March 11th. 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.

Newest Pages
  1. 2020 Topps Chrome Update
  2. 2008 FanFest
  3. 2020 Bowman Heritage
  4. 2020 Topps Now Postseason
  5. 2020 Topps Holiday
  6. 2020 Topps Now Road to Opening Day
  7. 2020 Topps x Super 70s Sports
  8. 2020 Topps R.B.I. 20
  9. 2020 Topps Advent
  10. 2020 Topps 52-Card Baseball
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Upcoming Releases

The lack of agreement between Major League Baseball and its players on the start of the 2020 baseball season, and the continuing COVID-19 crisis, has led Topps and Panini America to postpone a number of previously announced products. It is currently unclear if and when the products listed below will be released, if at all.

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