Shopping Cart -

Your cart is currently empty.
Continue Shopping
This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
US
Pocketmags Digital Magazines

HIGH-END TRIBUTE

Topps Tribute Helps Kick Off a New Year of Collecting

PRODUCT PREVIEW: 2019 TOPPS TRIBUTE BASEBALL

2019 Topps Tribute Baseball is the first of what will be several high-end card releases for the season. Every pack includes an autograph or memorabilia card. Three are autographs. The other three are memorabilia cards, each from a diffierent line of inserts.

One of the defining features of Topps Tribute is the level with which it mixes current and retired players. Most modern baseball card sets have hints of the past. Tribute uses greats as more of a focal point. While veterans and rookies are definitely part of the checklist, past greats run throughout much of it as well.

2019 TOPPS TRIBUTE BASEBALL AUTOGRAPHS

Tribute Autographs are the central place for signatures in the product. Vets, rookies and retired players are all mixed together with every card coming numbered. Parallels come in several levels: Blue (/150), Green (/99), Purple (/50), Orange (/25), Red (/10), Printing Plates (1/1) and Black (1/1).

Iconic Perspectives (/99 or less) also take a past, present and future approach. These are available in smaller numbers with Orange (/25), Red (/10) and Black (1/1) being the lone parallels.

Tribute to the Postseason Autographs (/99 or less) are dedicated to players who came up clutch in the playoffs. Parallels are in Orange (/25), Red (/10) and Black (1/1). One is in each six-box case.

Another case hit are Tribute to Enshrinement Autographs (/99 or less). The checklist for these is exclusively Hall of Famers with cards highlighting a big moment from their career. Parallels are similar to the Postseason Autographs with the addition of Purple versions that have 50 copies each. Hank Aaron is the focus of Tribute Career Achievement Award Autographs. All of these are one-of-ones.

Going from an all-time legend to players who are just getting started are League Inauguration Autographs (/75). Orange (/25), Red (/10) and Black (1/1) are the parallel versions for these. The checklist for Autograph Patches (/50) is solely veterans. Parallels are limited to Red (/10) and Black (1/1). 2019 Topps Tribute Baseball has some extreme rarities like Autograph Prime Patch Cards.

These are similar in layout to some of the designs found in Strata with a massive swatch layered below the signature and photo. The swatches on these also come with MLB Authentication allowing collectors to look up where and when the piece originated.

MEMORABILIA CARDS

None of the memorabilia cards in 2019 Topps Tribute Baseball are your basic single-swatch variety. They come in three types with one of each slated for every box. They start with Dual and Triple Relics, which have multiple swatches.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Sports Card Monthly - November 2018
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - November 2018
$9.99
Or 999 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 2.83 per issue
SAVE
72%
$33.99
Or 3399 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.16 per issue
SAVE
58%
$24.99
Or 2499 points

View Issues

About Sports Card Monthly

BECKETT Sports Card Monthly November 2018, ARMED & DANGEROUS !!! The Amazing PATRICK MANHOMES & that record setting arm, And More......