Contest: 2016 Topps Series 1 is here … and we want a box to be yours

2016toppsA new baseball card season is officially here tomorrow with the arrival of 2016 Topps Series 1 and we want a box to be yours.

How?

Leave a comment here telling us what you think of the product before Saturday, Feb. 6. We’ll select a winner from all entries received through Friday. (Winner will be contacted via the email account left with comment on Saturday.)

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2016 Topps baseball card gallery

2016 Topps First Pitch baseball card gallery

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106 thoughts on “Contest: 2016 Topps Series 1 is here … and we want a box to be yours

  1. Aaron February 2, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    I think the design looks much better than the last couple of year. Full bleed on base plays very well in this set.

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  2. Stephen February 2, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    I really like the artwork on it this year, they’re some good looking cards

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  3. Paul February 2, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    I think it looks pretty good. It’s a staple product of baseball and I’m always looking forward to cracking a box and building a set.

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  4. Chuck Fergie February 2, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    Looks solid, will be hand collating a set like every year.

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  5. hudsonfan15 February 2, 2016 / 12:35 pm

    While I am disappointed to not find Tim Hudson on the checklist, I must say the Perspective inserts are stunning. Topps Series 1 is a hobby standard, I have purchased at least one pack every year since I started collecting in 1989. Thanks for the previews and contest!

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  6. Trevor G February 2, 2016 / 12:38 pm

    Photography is awesome. The 100 years of Wrigley Field is my favorite insert set

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  7. Kevin Wiggs February 2, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    Piscotty Rookie!! Woo Hoo!!

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  8. Pat evans February 2, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    The buybacks are nice. But Bryce Harper being on the pack is the best. I’m not a child anymore, but I always used to buy packs of stuff because there were guys I liked on them.

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  9. Steve Tran February 2, 2016 / 12:52 pm

    Love the trout #1 card! Great shot of him about to catch the ball over the fence.

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  10. JMHenderson17 February 2, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    The Perspective inserts look amazing. Also I look forward to building a base-set of Topps Series 1 though Update each year. Groundhog? No, the release of S1 is my first sign that spring is coming.

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  11. John Saraceno February 2, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    I think every image I have seen so far of the new 2016 Topps has been great. I especially like the bat flip Jose Batista card!

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  12. Justin C February 2, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Having just got back into the hobby this past year, I enjoyed 2015 Topps… and think the design of 2016 is even better! Love that base design!

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  13. Bryon P February 2, 2016 / 1:16 pm

    I like that Topps has gone away from the white border base set, I like the 2015 set a bit more than this years so far. The photography this year seems better than the last couple years too.

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  14. Ted Dastick Jr. February 2, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    I’ll give you a better idea of what I think of the set once I open the box I won. 😉

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  15. brandonlec February 2, 2016 / 1:18 pm

    I think the quality of the photographs for this year’s topps really improved from the past few years. As an aspiring photographer, I love all the dramatic angles they decided to use! Specifically, I enjoy and will be collecting the Perspective insert set!

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  16. Matt Gilman February 2, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    You know the buzz is in the air, yes pun intended, when Jan/Feb are near. It’s time for baseball card season. I am very excited about this year’s release Esp the first pitch cards. Was one of my favorite inserts last year, still need an Gabriel Iglesias, and will be this year too

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  17. Seth S February 2, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Really solid product this year. The design pops a lot more than past years

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  18. Young K February 2, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I’ll want to open a box or three. Series 1 always gets me hyped about the coming season.

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  19. psumac February 2, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    seems pretty ok.

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  20. Matt Womble February 2, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Awesome set. The 100 Years of Wrigley alone make this set worth buying and chasing the inserts. The auto relics of the Wrigley inserts likely will cause me to spend more money than I should chasing these cards down. Excited for this series, and for the season to get started.

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  21. Michael S February 2, 2016 / 1:28 pm

    I enjoy it more than last year’s line. I like being able to notice right away when I have something exciting in a pack.

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  22. Alvin February 2, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    Happy to see Billy Butler included in the checklist! 2015 was a down year (and partially in line with 2014) but hoping he can bounce back to a 20 HR/ 90 RBI/.280 AVG type season. Thanks for the contest!

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  23. snesandmets February 2, 2016 / 1:34 pm

    It’s always one of my favorite sets to collect. I plan on doing a whole lifetime set from 1985 until whenever I go lol. The designs have been pretty good the last few years and display well.

    From Buzz: Winner via random selection.

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  24. John Jaskiewicz February 2, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    I love them! Topps is my favorite product year after year.

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  25. Catherine Jefferson February 2, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    They look fantastic. My husband and I love Topps, I believe it was 2011 Topps that got me hooked on collecting cards!

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  26. Trevor R February 2, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I like the inserts a lot more than previous Topps sets however the base desig, to me, is a downgrade to previous designs. Still a pretty decent looking product though!

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  27. David Mackey February 2, 2016 / 1:39 pm

    Cards are less flashy than last years product, which I like. Great photos, as always.

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  28. Jake Levine February 2, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    The first pitch set this year is great, with Jordan Speith and Kristaps Porzingis especially. For the base design, I like the old white border design, but it’s not too bad. The photography is very good, though.

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  29. douglasfir18 February 2, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    This set takes away my winter blues and gets me thinking of fresh cut grass and lemonade. Like the rich colors this year and lack of borders.

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  30. Matt Chin February 2, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Schwarber!!!

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  31. Barry February 2, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I like the “Wacky Packages” style cards

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  32. ken February 2, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    enjoy the actions photos cards. new design is also great. cant wait to win this box. rgabk you..

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  33. Cameron Towe February 2, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Love the look. These will be nice to get signed in person. Glad they did the first pitch cards again. Always looking forward to the hometown celebrities so i can get them signed.

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  34. Ryan Fedor February 2, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    Really fired up to rip some soon. Love the new inserts and First pitch!

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  35. John Gage February 2, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Have to love the original, where it all began – Topps Series 1!

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  36. Todd W. February 2, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Where’d my favorite insert set go, Strata! Oh yeah, it’s a separate product now. No love for the World Series Champ Royals, put one on the box!

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  37. Ryan B February 2, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    This is one set I would put together each year almost regardless of look – Series 1 signals the kick off of the baseball New Year!

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  38. Anthony February 2, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    The design is good this year and it will be a fun break to open

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  39. Everett February 2, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    Don Cherry on a baseball card?!?!? Add in Tony Hawk and Johnny Knoxville and you have a great set of insert cards on your hands right there.

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  40. Dawson B. February 2, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    I love the relics this year. I would be opening one of these anyway (I’ve opened a box of series one every year since I was little) it would be great to not have to pay for it lol

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  41. Michael B. February 2, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    It’s the official start of baseball season! That’s what Topps Series 1 represents. It’s a classic, & this year’s release looks like it’s not going to disappoint! The base design looks great, the inserts and hits seem like nice bonuses, & you can’t beat the photography. Topps Series 1 brings you back to the heart of the hobby. Instead of quickly thumbing your way to the next hit to flip, you take the time to appreciate the design and details of every single card on your way to completing the set. I personally can’t wait!

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  42. Daniel Conrad February 2, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    It’s a fun set. Easy to collect, but real tough on rare pulls.

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  43. Will Vogenitz February 2, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    It seems as though the design has improved and overall it makes me appreciate to be a Topps customer.

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  44. Paul Ender February 2, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the inserts in this!! One of my favorite products to bust, year in year out. Keep em’ coming Topps!!

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  45. Cliff Wollaston February 2, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    I love the way the base cards look this year! I can’t wait to start collecting them!

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  46. Aaron February 2, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Was a big fan of last year’s design, but the new look this year intrigues me. Lots of great photos from the shots I’ve seen.

    Thanks guys for the chance at a free box!

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  47. bmoney888 February 2, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    Awesome base design always love photo variation and I then the Berger’s Best autos w/ iconic topps cards of the players showcase on the card are very cool.

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  48. Nate Baustad February 2, 2016 / 6:29 pm

    I always love Topps’s flagship set. Even when I question if I like them upon the first pictures released, I always end up liking them and buy at least a few packs (or sometimes much more than that). Topps always does a great job with this set

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  49. Frederick Degraw February 2, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    The product is really cool the graphics chosen for the base cards are awesome and the insert sets are pretty cool I actually like the back to back and mlb debuts

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  50. Ian February 2, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    The photographs are dope as usual and the rookie checklist is super impressive. I can’t wait to see how these cards pop when in chrome.

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  51. Ed Bruns February 2, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Love the design, a nice change fr9om the normal Topps base set releases.

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  52. Nate Baustad February 2, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Even when I look at the pictures and wonder if I like the Topps baseball set, I always do. This set is always great and a ton of fun to collect. I either love the design or it grows on me. They do a great job with this set every year. I always buy at least a few packs (or much more than that) every year

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  53. Curtis B February 2, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    Topps Series 1 is back…
    Queue the Kool Aid Man – “OH YEAH!”

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  54. Tyler February 2, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    I love the design of the cards and how Topps players’ adds from their big moment of the season (Bautista ALDS HR, Mike Trout catch, ect.)

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  55. Virginia Neri February 2, 2016 / 7:27 pm

    I like the new design and the buybacks are real sweet. I look forward to diving into boxes of this stuff when released.
    Thank you for the contest.

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  56. jim c February 2, 2016 / 7:33 pm

    Different look without the borders. But wacky cards instead of Presidential hopefuls?????

    Thanks for offering this

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  57. Eugene W. February 2, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    I think the Trout and Bautista cards are the highlight of the set!

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  58. Gary Bendfeldt February 2, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    I really like the perspectives and I think the Wrigley subset looks great!

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  59. brouseman05 February 2, 2016 / 9:40 pm

    Definitely liking the new design. Way better than 2015. Also, loving that Darren Daulton Auto 65 Aniv stamped on the photos page. I’ll be breaking and shopping singles!

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  60. invalidlitterdepartment February 2, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    Topps flagship is the only baseball I collect every year. Been a tradition ever since my grandfather would buy my 5 year old self packs of 1985 Topps at the gas station every time we went. I’ve put together a set every year since. And now I have a 7 year old son and a 4 year old son hat enjoy card collecting like I did/still do. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  61. Ryan February 2, 2016 / 9:55 pm

    Design looks great! Can’t wait to get my hands on some!

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  62. Michael Lewis February 2, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    I have been along time fan of Topps and this year is starting off with a BANG!!! The Cards look great!!! The Lettermans are my favorite!I can’t want to get my hands on some !!!The Graphics look awesome on the base cards.Great Job!!!Looking forward to cracking a box…hopefully…hint hint..cough COUGH…LOL …thanks for the chance.

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  63. desertdogg February 2, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    sweet design. and wacky stickers. nice. really looking forward to corey seager 1st rookie card.

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  64. Nedice February 3, 2016 / 12:00 am

    Definitely an upgrade over the past few years, great design, great color/contrast and a checklist that’s more than pleasing!

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  65. Todd Huntington February 3, 2016 / 12:15 am

    I need a Corey Seager rookie!
    The first pitch inserts were a good idea. Glad to see them back.

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  66. nezar yahyawi February 3, 2016 / 1:06 am

    I love the old school topps cards throughout the years. Throwbacks take me back to collecting as a kid and I really love that about this set. 95 topps, where the best thing was some foil variations, no one worried about game used and auto and I like to be reminded of the simplicity of collecting. Now we all want the Autos and I love the throwback autos along with the new guys like Correa. Seems like this product will appeal to all ages and offer good value. Thanks for listening.

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  67. R0yals2012 February 3, 2016 / 2:24 am

    I like it. Being a photographer, the more photo, the better. Also more room to fit an autograph on. The more basic the design is, the better.

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  68. Dan February 3, 2016 / 9:00 am

    Can’t wait for conforto and sano rookie cards. Photography is great

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  69. Jason Weisel February 3, 2016 / 9:02 am

    I believe they look tremendously better than last years product. Clean look, no borders. I am curious on how many parallels there will be, hopefully not as many. Pretty stoked to get some in hand.

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  70. Chris Hiltner February 3, 2016 / 9:10 am

    I like the design overall. Big fan of the names in the first pitch set. I’m hearing the inserts are eh. Picked up an early blaster last night. Break was fun, but I’ll hold full judgement til I bust some hobby boxes. Thanks for the contest!

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  71. Hot Pavement February 3, 2016 / 10:07 am

    Topps series one is always a blast. My favorite part is searching for variations! Solid product!

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  72. James B. Anama February 3, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I’m sure the design will grow on me eventually. Right now, it’s okay. Pictures are sharp, and I like the smoky design element.

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  73. Glenn Olfe February 3, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    I like the design this year. A nice change from the kind of “sameness” of the last few years.

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  74. Ray Flannery February 3, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    Watching it being broke now. Looks very nice

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  75. Ben February 3, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I’m excited to see the photos in this year’s product and how they look in the new borderless design.

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  76. D Fisher February 3, 2016 / 5:40 pm

    I really like the base cards but the inserts seem pretty blah, just the same stuff each year as far as the inserts go.

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  77. Stephen Adams February 3, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Love the new design this year. I’m very excited about collecting all of the rookies in series 1 this yr. This is a great start for 2016 baseball cards!

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  78. Mike Varga February 3, 2016 / 8:33 pm

    I really like the team logo pin relic cards. good design and makes it tempting to collect them all!

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  79. Tracy LeVeaux February 3, 2016 / 10:31 pm

    I like the design of the base cards. The inserts seem nice as do the relics. The auto leather cards look awesome! I’m glad they got rid of the sparkles.

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  80. Steve Crossland February 4, 2016 / 7:00 am

    I love the feel of the Throwback parallels…would make a nice set. Also, the Perspectives look cool.

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  81. boxesofcards February 4, 2016 / 9:45 am

    On of the best rookie selections for S1 in a long time. Makes it a winner in my mind.

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  82. Andrew February 4, 2016 / 9:47 am

    Nice set. More action on the cards is a new plus. The leather autos look awesome. Will I be so lucky to pull one? Likely not but one can always hope!

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  83. Jon hanes February 4, 2016 / 9:50 am

    Great photography, can’t wait to get rippin!

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  84. Luca Djelosevic February 4, 2016 / 9:53 am

    Series 1 is the Flagship of the hobby. Every year it is released marks the beginning of another season of trial and tribulations. Series 1 covers all the emotions from the previous year with great photography and design. From Bautistad bat flip to first pitches by 90 years olds we get an array of wonderful facts and history. In all the design is different from previous years but I commend Topps for this as changing times calls for a little variety. Great job. Oh yeah! Go Mariners

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  85. Robert R Rodriguez February 4, 2016 / 10:05 am

    I’ve slowly but surely started getting back into the card collecting hobby, after taking a break for more than 20 years, I have to say, as a kid I loved collecting and couldn’t wait to open up wax packs and see the players that I got. I’m getting that urge again and I tell you, the cards are fantastic looking and I look forward to hopefully opening up more soon! #39yrsold #StillAKidAtHeart

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  86. R. Heffner February 4, 2016 / 10:07 am

    I like the design of the cards and am looking forward to opening some up this week. Hopefully I’ll be able to spark some interest in my kids as well!!

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  87. Ben Harold February 4, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Love the borderless look!

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  88. Joe G. February 4, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Love the set and super excited to see Wacky Packages promo stickers included! I’m curious, are the MLB Wacky Packages considered non-sports cards?

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  89. Edward February 4, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    I think they are awesome

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  90. parrryan February 4, 2016 / 9:08 pm

    Love the insert sets and the photos seem to be actually recent photos (and quite relevant I might add like the Bautista photo). Topps hit a homerun with their flagship set. Congrats!
    Ryan
    ps – maybe they have more time to focus on baseball w/out that football license….hmmm….shoe on the other foot eh?

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  91. Ben February 5, 2016 / 3:08 am

    It is OK. Always have to get some Topps flagship though.

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  92. Paul February 5, 2016 / 8:43 am

    I am really looking forward to this set….mainly for the Bautista flip….maybe they should release a series of bat flip inserts! Still, looking forward to getting into baseball cards again for the first time in 15 years. Bring back the bubble gum!

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  93. Paul S. February 5, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Also, I hope the Canadian dollar does a little better so these cards don’t cost an arm and a leg up here!

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  94. Robert W. February 5, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Love the Laser inserts!

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  95. Matt McCormick February 5, 2016 / 10:17 am

    Love the new inserts and numbered parallels. Also nice that buyback a are still in the product. Great way to start the baseball season by getting a good stack of rookie cards!

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  96. Javier Reyes Jr February 5, 2016 / 11:30 am

    I think they look awesome! Ya’ll are doing better every year.

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  97. Nick Dusenbury February 5, 2016 / 11:35 am

    The stuff looks amazing. I love the Perspectives inserts especially! Thanks for the write ups.

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  98. Brandon Granger February 5, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Looks like a very solid product this year. I really love the postseason patch autos!

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  99. bignastyv2 February 6, 2016 / 1:49 pm

    Topps cards are some of the best going. Cannot wait until I can buy a box. Series one is the only way to go too. Leader in sports cards for a reason.

    Baseball card season is better than Christmas.

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