What: 2017 Topps Diamond Icons baseball cards
Box basics: Seven autograph cards, two auto Relics and one Relic per 10-card box (four boxes per case)
What’s buzz-worthy: Topps unleashes another high-end brand that includes “the best of the past, present and future” with nothing but this and nothing but on-card autographs or cuts that make what Topps calls “the ultimate pack-breaking experience.”
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The Basics: All cards will be limited to no more than 25 copies with a number of parallels. On the autograph front there will be more than 50 players signing autos (/25 or less) each with Purple (/10), Red (/5) and 1/1 Gold parallels, while there will be red-ink autos (/25 or less) and Diamond autos (/25) with the same rainbows. … Auto Relics will include Jumbo Patches with MLB-authenticated swatches with the same rainbow, Auto Relics (/10), single-player Dual Auto Relics (/10) and dual-player Dual Auto Relics (/10). These will have Red (/5) and 1/1 Gold parallels. … On the Relic front there will be single-player cards (/10), dual books (/10), Diamond Relics (yes, real diamonds /3), Primary Piece Cleat Relics (/10) with 1/1 Spike Relic parallels and MLB logo patches that are 1/1 cards. Relics will have Red (/5) and 1/1 Gold parallels. … The cut auto array will be large — as many as 100 cards — with each of them limited to no more than four copies and each with a 1/1 parallel. … No preliminary checklist was released and, based on factory cost, these boxes definitely will be north of the $1,000 mark.
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