What: 2016 Topps Finest baseball cards
Arrives: June 8, 2016
Box basics: One autograph per mini box — two mini boxes per master box with six packs of five cards in each one.
What’s buzz-worthy: Back for its 24th year, Finest once again includes a mini-box configuration to help more collectors enjoy the colorful high-energy and autograph-fueled brand. Among the highlights this year? Ichiro Suzuki autographs and a Ken Griffey Jr. tribute set.
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The Basics: The standard set here will consist of 100 cards with 10 parallels — Refractor, Prism, Purple, Blue, Green, Gold, Orange, Red, Superfractors and 1/1 printing plates. All will be numbered, but right now only the Orange (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 volumes are known. … There also will be 10 short-printed cards capping the set. … New this year will be Franchise Finest and 1996 Finest Intimidators inserts that will have Orange (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 Super parallels. These two inserts also will have autographed parallels with volume still TBD.
The Griffey tribute will be dubbed Finest Careers and be a 10-card diecut set found one per case. These cards will have autographed versions limited to just five copies along with Orange (/25), Red (/5) and 1/1 Super versions. … Other signed inserts here will be found on Finest Greats cards (one per case with the Gold/Orange/Red/Super/plates rainbow) as well as Finest Originals, which will be buybacks from past products with ink added. … The standard autographs found two per box will be Finest Autographs and Finest Firsts. The Firsts set will focus on rookies and have a full rainbow (Green/Gold/Orange/Red/Super/plates) while the other set will add Blue to the rainbow and focus on veterans.
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