The newest member of the 3,000 Hit Club has new autographs.
Adrian Beltre became just the 31st player in MLB history to reach that plateau and his Topps Now cards today are documenting the feat on cardboard — with and without ink.
He’s just the third third baseman to join the club and is the first born in the Dominican Republic — and the 38-year-old Texas Rangers star also hasn’t been much of a signer in the past, either, helping give these new autos a bit more life than you might expect.
The Captain didn’t top Ichiro Suzuki‘s single-card Topps Now sales record, but an array of cards for the New York Yankees’ retirement of Derek Jeter‘s uniform number did sell more total cards than any other player in a single day.
More than 17,000 Jeter cards were sold by Topps on Monday, including a number of autographed Relics and Relics along with his two standard cards — one for his Monument Park plaque and one for his retired number.
The record for the most copies of a single card is still Suzuki’s 11,550, which came after his 3,000th career hit last season.
Topps Now was a game-changer last season for baseball cards and it’s been a big enough hit that “Fred” and friends now have an intern.
You might know him.
After team set previews and spring training highlights, a new season of Topps Now baseball cards is finally here.
It’s the second year of real-time baseball cards on Topps‘ print-to-order program and this new season arrives with five cards, including Madison Bumgarner‘s two-homer day.
Day 1 of 2017 Topps Now is here — and it launches with 450 base cards.
And autographed cards atop that … and incentive bonus cards possible, too.
How? Team sets documenting spring training — 42 in all — that launch now and are on sale until April 4.
Real cards in real time — or at least the next day. It was a simple idea that became Topps Now that has helped in some ways transform collecting beginning on April 3, 2016.
There are 1,184 different Now cards now for MLB alone — some with autographs and game-used memorabilia from the games that are depicted on the card. There are also Topps Now cards for last year’s election and presidential debates, Now cards for WWE and for UFC and even real-time cardboard releases from AMC‘s Preacher and the Garbage Pail Kids taking on real-time scandals and viral curiosities. Oh, and there are other companies in on the real-time card business now for the other leagues, too.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the highlights from last year’s MLB releases before the 2017 Topps Now cards — with a new look and numbering — start soon and some basic info on every single one of the 2016 releases.
How do we knew there’s a new look? Buzz checked the mailbox and found something inside. Keep reading for a first look at 2017 Topps Now.