Wednesday, July 25, 2018

REVIEW:2018 Topps Museum Collection (1/1 FIND)

Another year and another break of 2018 Museum Collection for me to review on here. My first year provided some huge boom and since then my breaks have dropped off some with the product.

How did this years version go for me? Let's check it out!

Every box of 2018 Topps Museum Collection has 4 mini boxes per hobby box. Each mini box/pack has 5 cards and one hit in each. Each hobby box comes with:
  • On-card Autograph
  • Autograph Relic
  • Prime Relic
  • Quad Relic
  • Canvas Collection Reprint
  • 4 Parallels
And every box runs about $200. So it's pretty high end and you have some lofty expectations from a break.

The base set looks elegant as usual. Nice high gloss base cards with a single player focus. The base set is only 100 cards and has players of today, yesterday and tomorrow.

Each mini box pack comes with a parallel. These are copper the most common.

And this is a Sapphire that is numbered to 150.

Other parallels to find are, Amethyst /99, Ruby /50, and Emerald 1/1

Every hobby box also comes with a Canvas Collection Reprint card. I pulled a decent one here. There are 50 overall to collect.

Since that's the only insert, it's time to see how the hits rolled out in this one.

Primary Pieces Quad Relic. This one features 3 bat swatches and one jersey of Ryan Zimmerman. There are 77 cards to collect in the set.

Signature Swatches Dual Relic Autographs which I thought would be my hit of the box, well, turns out to be my stalker Alex Wood. Grrrrr. There are 46 cards in this set and I got him.

Archival Autographs. This is a pretty large set with 70 autographs to chase. I pulled the recently acquired Padre Francisco Mejia.

Meaningful Material Patch Relics is the most common hit to find. Well with 145 cards in the set that would explain why. My pull was a Emerald parallel 1/1 of Carlos Martinez.
Other hits not found in my box but could be in yours includes,
  • Canvas Collection Original Player Autographs
  • Museum Framed Autographs
  • Premium Prints Autographs
  • Dual Autographs
  • Triple Autographs
  • Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Autograph
  • Museum Framed Autograph Patch
  • Signature Swatches Triple Relic Autographs
  • Jumbo Lumber Bat Nameplate
  • Dual Meaningful Material Patch
  • Momentous Material Jumbo Patch Relics
  • Museum Memorabilia
  • Museum Memorabilia Laundry Tag
  • Primary Pieces Quad Relics Legends
  • Primary Pieces Quad Relics
OVERALL:Well, even with a 1/1 find in this box I didn't come out feeling that great with the cost of $200. No big names to be found in my hits.

So I guess the question is, how much would you want to gamble cause you know you still want  to break some. Do you want just a pack? Buy into a break? Or take a big gamble and buy a hobby box? The cards in this product and the hits I didn't pull all look beautiful and would appear in a hobby museum. The only problem I had with it is the big gamble but what box in the hobby isn't one. Whether it's $200 or $20, anything you buy in this hobby is a gamble when it comes to opening up products.

Honestly for me, I would go into some box breaks with random teams. That would be fun.

Please take a minute out to thank Topps for providing the box to review. Some of the cards you see above will be included in the Fantasy Baseball contest! Follow Topps on all social media sites and check out their website HERE for cards and more!  


  1. Nice Mejia! I hope he pans out for the Pads.

  2. While I agree that every box in the hobby is technically a gamble, there are some more so than others. For me personally, there's no way I'm spending $200 on just 24 cards, even if there are four hits. I'll take my $20 gamble and if nothing else, get some satisfaction out of ripping packs. And as much as I'd say that I'd like to get into a break of it someday, I fear even those breaks would be way overpriced. Beautiful product though.

    1. Yeah I hear you. I think a PYT break of half a case would possibly be reasonable. But I wouldn't pour $200 into any box ever even if it had 8 hits.

      I like the clearance section lol

  3. I picked up the Ryne Sandberg base card yesterday at my LCS for two bucks and I was pretty happy with that. I'd love to jump in on a PYT break, but I'm too afraid that I'd get skunked.

    1. Could be worth the gamble if affordable. So many big hits to chase


  5. This is the kind of product I'd love to do a reverse box break with, because I love the look of the cards... but I would never drop $200 and risk pulling a bunch of minor stars.

    1. Museum and National Treasures are my favorite products to reverse box.

  6. Thanks to Topps for providing you with a high end product to review. Although the hits are impressive, there's no way I'm willing / able to drop $200 on a box. It's free to live vicariously through others!