The Rio Olympics are well underway and, so far, many of the stars in the field of play have been either those we have seen before and have plenty of cards (Michael Phelps) or newcomers without anything (Lilly King).
But the U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Team has claimed gold and that has helped collectors and dealers claim green when it comes to their cardboard.
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The box: 2016 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Hopefuls cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 24 Cards per pack: 8 Cards in this box: 182 Base set completion: 74 of 74 (100 percent) Duplicates: 28 Triplicates: 25
Notable athletes on base cards – Michael Phelps, Claressa Shields, Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Candace Parker, Missy Franklin, Justin Gatlin, Natalie Coughlin, Abby Wambach, Sue Bird, Ryan Lochte, Bob Beamon, Rulon Gardner, Jenny Thompson, Aly Raisman, Carly Patterson, Gary Hall Jr., Gabby Douglas
What: 2016 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team & Hopefuls trading cards Arrives: May 11, 2016 Box basics: One autographs, one Relic and one manufactured Relic in every 24-pack hobby box
What’s buzz-worthy: The latest batch of future Olympians arrives on cardboard in advance of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August. As with past Olympic releases, there are plenty of first-time signers who can become overnight sensations and sell very, very well once the Olympics arrive.
Keep reading for more and a full gallery of images.