Saturday, July 8, 2017

REVIEW:2017 Topps Tier One Baseball

In 2016, I opened this product for the very first time and had great success finding a Clayton Kershaw auto as my first card and the rest weren't too shabby either.

So here comes 2017, new year, same results? Well, let's take a look!

In every box of 2017 Topps Tier One baseball, you should find 3 cards. Two should be on-card autographs along with one memorabilia card. Boxes will run you about $140 so it's pretty high-end and you are expecting a lot out of three cards.

First off, my box isn't the typical box as I got what's considered a "hot box" with a bonus hit.Not sure if it was really still very hot as you read on.
 
It's always a challenge to review a product with only a few cards so my breakdown this time is a bit different than usual but I think it still gives you a good idea.

My first hit was a Tier One Relics. Single swatch of Nelson Cruz.
You can also find,
  • Dual Relic Parallel #'d to 25
  • Triple Relic Parallel #'d 1/1.
My next hit, which I consider the best of the box and the bonus one, a Tier One Legends Relics single color of George Brett.
 
 
You can also find,
  • Dual Relic Parallel #'d to 25 
  • Triple Relic Parallel #'d to 1
Other relics not found in my box are,
Prodigious Patches #'d to 10, Tier One Bat Knobs #d 1/1's, , Tier One Limited Lumber #d1/1's, Tier One All-Star Patches also #d 1/1
 
My first autograph of the box is rookie Kaimel Tapia of the Rockies. It's a Breakout Autograph. These are of players that are ready to breakout or have already. The base version will be signed in blue ink on-card.
 
Other rookie autos you could find are, Aaron Judge, Yoan Moncada, Alex Bregman, Dansby Swanson, Andrew Benintendi, David Dahl, Tyler Austin, Alex Reyes, Manny Margot, and Tyler Glasnow.

 
Parallels include,
  • Copper Ink Parallel #'d to 25
  • Silver Ink Parallel #'d to 10
  • Gold Ink Parallel #'d 1/1
And my final hit is a Tier One Autograph of Mark Mulder. These are of players past and present. The base version will be signed in blue ink on-card.
 
Parallels include,
  • Copper Ink Parallel #'d to 25
  • Silver Ink Parallel #'d to 10
  • Gold Ink Parallel #'d 1/1
Other autograph hits not found in my box include,
Dual Autographs, Triple Autographs, Prime Performers Autographs, Clear One Autographs,Cut Signatures, Autographed Tier One Relics, Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Book Cards, Autographed Prodigious Patches, Tier One Autographed Bat Knobs, Tier One Autographed Limited Lumber, Signature Tools Autograph Relic and Cut Signature Relics.

OVERALL, I gotta be brutally honest and I am sure you can already tell, this was not a good break. Not even with a bonus hit. I am not sure if I got half value back. But, that's why it's a high risk high reward product. Some boxes are going to land you some heat while others may land you some ice. But, when you pull that heat you will definitely know.

I will say though, as a product whole, it looks really impressive. Designs are spot on and what you would expect for high-end product. The hits I didn't pull, they look amazing. If you haven't seen some of the other hits, just hit up eBay and give them a view.

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. Follow Topps on all social media sites and visit their SITE, as well

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the fun break. It may not have hit a big card, but it's always cool to see a product like this ripped. The cards are beautiful!

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  2. Not the best break like you said but the cards look nice!

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  3. Nice Mulder. Seems like he's been signing a lot for Topps the past two years.

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  4. Thanks to you and Topps for the break. The cards look nice, but I still don't see a scenario where I'd get a box...too pricey.

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