Saturday, May 6, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps MLS (1:441 pull)

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2017 Topps Soccer is on the shelves folks and waiting for you to pick up a box or two if you are a fan of the sport or a fan of collecting the sport. This years version tries to stay to it's roots of past releases except for the base design that got a total remake.

Is it a good move? Did I hit it big? Well, you gotta read on!


Each box of 2017 Topps Soccer comes with 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. Boxes will provide 2 autographs and one jumbo relic per and prices per box run on average $75. A typical price you would find for this amount of hits.

The base card design that went from bold and colorful, took a step back to white and player focused. It's not a bad look in my opinion, even though for me, I would have preferred the baseball design here with the added action photography.

The base set is built of 190 cards and contains rookies, under 24, team cards and first cards of league newcomers Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC.

 
As with most Topps releases, there are base card variations to find. I only knew I had one because this card was backwards in the pack which usually means it's a hit. These aren't a one-per-box type of pull anymore either, I think I got 4 in my break last year, these fall at 1:46 packs or basically one-in two boxes.

These have parallels as well.

 
Parallels are in every product including this one. I pulled three blues /99 that fall 1:7 packs and an orange /25 that falls 1:28 packs. There is also red /10 and black 1/1's to be found.

 
The inserts this year in Topps MLS are done well. There aren't too many and the designs are solid. This is the way to do inserts instead of over flooding a product. These are Back of the Net that fall 1:4 packs and have parallels to find as well.

 
Give and Go is a two sided insert that features each team's respective best player combinations. These fall 1:8 packs.

 
And a new addition is the 1987 inserts. These fall 1:8 packs as well.

 
All of the above inserts have parallels of orange, red and black.

Now onto the hits.

Up first, the jumbo relic. I would have liked to seen this a bit more jumbo and maybe with some dirt on it. Overall, design isn't bad.

 
Autographs in this product can be found done in the base card design and have parallels to find as well of Orange, Red and Black like all of the hits.

 
The big boom of the box came in autograph form of the 1987 design. This card looks awesome signed. I wished it was on-card but still pretty cool. These are found at a tough rate of 1:441 odds and are numbered to 25.
 
Other hits I didn't find are, Museum Collection MLS Autograph Relics and Faces of the Franchise Autographs.
 
OVERALL, not a bad break for the price. The Museum Collection autograph relics look nice from what I saw. There are some solid autographs on the checklist to find as well. If you are a fan of soccer or collecting the cards, I would say this is a great place to start. Price isn't shabby either and I felt my hits and insert pulls in this box warrant another break.

Please make sure to take a minute out to thank Topps for providing this box for me to review and to be able to add cards to the MLB Pick Em promotion. Yes, I do know these are soccer, but I really want to pad that lot! Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their site, as well.

3 comments:

  1. That Cobi Jones I sweet! I'm not overly familiar with MLS but I do know Cobi!

    Dub Mentality

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  2. Two nice hits with the Cobi and the Beckerman.

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  3. Nice Cobi Jones! Unless these boxes are on clearance, I probably won't ever open this stuff. I pretty much only want the Earthquakes cards and they're pretty affordable over on COMC.

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