First Buzz: 2018 Topps Tribute baseball cards

 2018 Topps Tribute baseball cards
Arrives: Feb. 21
Box basics: Three autographs and three Relics per six-pack box (six boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: The high-end brand is back with new approaches on the Relics guaranteed in every box in a product that Topps says “will deliver the highest level of premium collectability.”

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

The Basics: The Relics get some new twists this year with every box guaranteeing a Stamp of Approval Relic with MLB Authentication, one dual Relic and one triple Relic alongside three autographs. … Autographs will include a Tribute Career Achievement Award set focusing on Sandy Koufax with as many as 20 1/1 autos for the Hall of Famer in the release. Also found will be Iconic Perspectives autos (/99 max) and League Inauguration autos for top 2018 rookies. Both of these will be on-card autos with Orange (/25), Red (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels. There also will be 1/1 Prime Parch Autographed Relics with jumbo swatches and acetate autos. … For memorabilia, there will be the three types previously mentioned and each will have Green (/TBD), Purple (/50), Orange (/25) and 1/1 White parallels. … Rounding things out will be Tribute autos, Tribute to the Moment continuity autos (one per case), Generations of Excellence autos (one per case) and Tribute Tandems books and autographed patches that will focus on notable player combos. The Tribute autos will have Green (/TBD), Purple (/50), Orange (/25), Red (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels as well as printing plates. The other two autos will have Orange (/25), Red (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels. … The base set size was not announced but there will be Green (/TBD), Purple (/TBD), Red (/10) and 1/1 Black parallels, while rookies will once again be rarer — this time two per case.


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