First Buzz: 2017 Topps Tribute baseball cards

2017-topps-tribute-baseball-hank-aaronWhat: 2017 Topps Tribute baseball cards
Arrives: March 22
Box basics: Three autographs and three Relics per six-pack box (eight boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The high-end brand is back with a new look, new inserts and some new stock approaches but with the same number of hits for a new season.

Keep reading for more as well as a full gallery of images.


The Basics: The basic cards in this set (size not disclosed) will be found two per pack, while basic rookies will only be found two per case. The standard cards will have Green (/TBD), Purple (/TBD), Red (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels. The rookies will have Purple (/TBD), Red (/5) and 1/1 Black cards. … All autographs and Relics will be limited to no more than 199 copies with a number of MLB Authenticated sets within the product as well as all on-card signatures. This year’s rookie crop will get the showcase here on ink as well as rare basic cards that also will have parallels.


Among the autographs will be Tribute to the Moment cards (they will be found yearly going forward in the Tribute line) as a case hit as well as Generations of Excellence, Walk-off Autos and Duel Autos. These will have Purple (/TBD) Orange (/25) Red (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels except for the Duels, which will only have Red and Black versions. … Also in the mix for ink will be Tribute Autos and Tribute Tandems Books. The standard autos will add Blue to the pre-existing rainbow with volumes TBD. Tandems will have just Red and Black parallels.


On the Relic side, there will be Tribute Relics, Stamp of Approval, Dual Relics and Milestone Relics. The first two will have the Green-Purple-Orange-Red-Black rainbow, while Duals and Milestones will have Red-Black and just Black respectively.

Update (March 8): Click here to view the new features announced by Topps.


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