First Buzz: 2018 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards (updated)

What: 2018 Topps Stadium Club baseball cards
Arrives: June 27
Box basics: Two autographs per 16-pack box (16 boxes per case)

What’s buzz-worthy: Stadium Club brings its traditional lineup of inserts and photography-focused cardboard to the masses once again but with the new Chrome touches found last year as well as autos of the rookie you see above, Shohei Ohtani.

Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.

The Basics:
The 300-card base set will have at least 12 unsigned parallels. There will be Chrome and base parallels in this one with the base lineup including Members Only (one per case), Photographer’s Proof (one in every tw0 cases), black foil (two per box), black & white (one in 48 packs), Red foil, Rainbow foilboard (/25), First Day Issue (/10) and Gold Rainbow foilboard (1/1). Chrome parallels will include standard Chrome (one per box), Refractor (one in four boxes), Gold Minted (one per case), Superfractor (1/1) Chrome autos (no more than /10) and 1/1 Chrome auto Superfractors. … Inserts will once again include Beam Team, Power Zone, Never Compromise and Special Forces with each of these having Gold Rainbow (1/1), Red (one per case) Black (/99) and Orange (/50) parallels. Also in play will be Instavision, which will have Red (/50), Black (/25), Orange (/10) and 1/1 Gold Rainbow versions. … Autographs will be a bit simpler with all of them having on-card sigs. They will have standard versions along with Red foil (/50), Black foil (/25) Rainbow foil (/10) and 1/1 Gold Rainbow finishes. Rounding out the autos will be Beam Team, Co-Signers, Lone Star Signatures, Power Zone and Never Compromise ink just like last year. All of these will have Orange (/5) parallels as well as 1/1 Gold Rainbows, except for Co-Signers, which will skip the Orange.

Update (Jan. 24): We have the retail details for this one and it will include Sepia parallel cards and Orange autos (/5) that will only be found at retail. Stadium Club will have three formats at retail this year — eight-pack blaster boxes (five cards per pack), 24-pack gravity feed boxes and 12-card jumbo packs that will come 108 packs to a case.

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