First Buzz: 2018 Topps Tier One baseball cards

What: 2018 Topps Tier One baseball cards
Arrives: May 16
Box basics: Two autographs and one memorabilia card per box (12 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: This hit-driven brand returns with a new wave of bat knobs, memorabilia and more while delivering a mix of past and present stars all in one place.

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

The Basics: Each case will include one Tier One Autograph, and also on the autograph front there are a number of numbered cards that will have Bronze (/25), Silver (/10) and 1/1 Gold ink parallels. Those sets are Tier One Autographs, Prime Performers Autographs, Tier One Talent Autographs and Break Out Autographs, while there also will be Clear One Autos on acetate limited to no more than 10 copies. There also will be dual- and triple-auto cards that also will be numbered to 25 and 10 respectively, while a selection of cut autos (1/1) can also be found.

There will once again be seven auto Relic sets to be found here, including Tier One Relics with dual-patch (/10) and 1/1 triple-patch auto parallels as well as Dual Auto Relic Books that will be limited with a 1/1 patch parallel. Also in the mix will be Prodigious Patches, Autographed Bat Knobs, Limited Lumber autos, Signature Tools Auto Relics and Cut Signature Relics. Each of these will be 1/1 creations just like last year.

For unsigned Relics, there also will be a few different sets. Standard and Legends Relics will be numbered with dual (/25) and triple (/1) parallels, while Prodigious Patches will be limited to 10 with a jumbo patch. They will have a 1/1 Platinum parallel. Rounding things out will be bat knobs, Limited Lumber (prime pieces of bats) and All-Star Patches. Each of these also will be 1/1 creations just like last year.

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