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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)
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
The U.S. Olympic Team is taking shape on the various fields of play but the final checklist for the 2016 Topps U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Team Hopefuls trading card set is here.
Among the notable signers for this one, which is set to arrive Friday with an autograph, a Relic and a manufactured Relic in every box, are a who’s who of Olympic stars. There will be ink from Michael Phelps, Claressa Shields, Missy Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Abby Wambach, Sue Bird, Ryan Lochte, Rulon Gardner, Gabby Douglas, Brittney Griner, Candace Parker and many more.
Topps‘ annual multi-sport (but still baseball) showcase, Allen & Ginter, doesn’t arrive until July, but that didn’t stop the company from teasing four autograph inclusions coming in the 11th edition of the retro-styled set on Tuesday.
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.