First Buzz: 2017 Topps Definitive Collection baseball cards


What: 2017 Topps Definitive Collection baseball cards
Arrives: May 3 Aug. 30
Box basics: Six autographs or autographed memorabilia cards and two additional memorabilia cards per eight-card box (three boxes per case)
Checklist: Click here to view

What’s buzz-worthy: Definitive comes to the diamond with nothing but hits and plenty of parallels.

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


The Basics: A number of card types can be found in boxes here on a regular basis, while auto patch books, nameplates, inscriptions legends, patches and cut sigs will be found more commonly on the case level. … Autographed Inscriptions will have 1/1 Red parallels, while Rookie Autos will have Green (/25), Purple (/10) and 1/1 Red parallels. Framed autos will also have Purple (/10) and Red parallels. The standard cards, of course, will be numbered but those volumes were not yet revealed. … Legendary autos will have themes with top players from the All-Star Game, award-winners and World Series stars included. They will have Purple (/5) and 1/1 Reds, while dual autos will have Green (/10), Purple (/5) and Reds as well. … There also will be 1/1 cut autos. 


On the auto Relic side, things open up a bit with Green (/25) and Purple (/10) parallels and five different 1/1 Red cards to chase for each player. There will be team logo, MLB logo, Majestic logo, button and laundry tag cards for the standard base set. The Definitive auto Relics will have Green (/10), Purple (/5) and Red parallels. … Auto patch books will be numbered with Red logo patch parallels as well. Dual auto Relics and framed auto patches will have Purple (/10) and Red versions to chase atop the regular cards.


The Relics will have a number of 1/1 creations — Definitive Nameplates and Definitive Patches among them — along with jumbo Relics that will have Purple (/35), Green (/25), Blue (/10) and 1/1 Reds.

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