Topps Home Run Challenge cards bring fantasy element to 2018 Topps

If you’ve ripped into packs of 2018 Topps Series 1, odds are that you’ve seen one insert that you may not realize is a bit different than the rest.

It’s the Topps Home Run Challenge, which is a new contest card (one per hobby box) that weaves some fantasy baseball elements into your collecting experience in one simple way — predicting home runs.

The Jake Lamb card you see here? It’s what I found in a box of 2018 Topps that I ripped yesterday, so I opted to see what it was all about.

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Buzz Break: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)

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The box: 2017 Panini Chronicles baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: (for hobby)

Packs per box: 4
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 20
Base set completion: 
14 of 100 (14 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards – Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber, Freddie Freeman, Josh Donaldson, Felix Hernandez, Joey Gallo, Matt Kemp, Todd Frazier, Ken Griffey Jr., Salvador Perez, Jake Lamb, Mark Reynolds, Ryne Sandberg, Charlie Blackmon

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