Thursday, June 27, 2019

Cardboard Review:2019 Topps Pro Debut Baseball

Some people choose Bowman to do their prospecting with for baseball rookies. Some like to choose Topps Heritage Minors as an option. To me, I like to use Panini EEE or today's product review in Topps Pro Debut.

I will tell you why when we dig deeper.

Every box of 2019 Topps Pro Debut baseball comes with 24 packs of 8 cards. Each box comes with two autographs and two relic card hits per. Boxes currently run roughly $75.

The base card design uses the flagship one as it usually does and includes many if not most of the
studs of the minor league. Like this hitting machine above in Yordan Alvarez.

There are 200 of these prospects in the base set.

Keston Hiura

Seth Beer

McKenzie Gore

There are also base card variations but I didn't find one in my break.

Now onto the parallels. One thing I like about Pro Debut vs flagship, you only find a couple of the parallels per box. That makes them worth more because of it.
Green /99

Orange /25. This was a solid find!

Other parallels to find include, Gold /50, Red #/10,and Black 1/1.

Now a look at the inserts. Most show a lot of fun that the minor leagues bring us. Inserts may have the following parallels, Green /99, Orange /25, and Black 1/1.

Promo Night Uniforms has 10 cards to collect

MILB Leaps and Bounds has 25 cards to collect.

Pro Debut 10th Anniversary set has 5 cards to collect including Mike Trout which I think put this product on notice.

Ben's Biz has 5 cards to collect (I wished I had an insert line)

Now onto the hits!
One of my favorites with Fragments Of The Farm. Love the unique relics included.

Distinguished Debut Manufactured Medallion numbered to 99

Autograph number one

Autograph number two which is a green./99

Other hits to find not included in my box,
  • Future Cornerstones Autograph
  • Jumbo Patch Relic Autographs
  • MiLB Leaps and Bounds Autographs
  • Pro Debut 10-Year Anniversary Autographs
  • Jumbo Patch Relics (this one looks awesome especially the throwback to 90's relics)
OVERALL THOUGHTS:I mentioned above that I would choose EEE or Pro Debut when it comes to prospecting, well, that's because both are affordable and come with multiple hits as opposed to Bowman that comes with one. I am also a big fan of the Fragments set.

I also notice this year that Mike Trouts autographs are included in this years product. How great is that? $75 for two autographs (well relics too) and one could be the most popular player in baseball right now? Sign me up!

As for my break above, well, I didn't hit it big. Yet anyways. You just never know when one of these guys could be the next big star. I am a little more patient than most with prospects who just unload them immediately. I have sat on mine a lot and it has paid off for me when I go to do trades.

So if you are looking to prospect, go chase a box of Pro Debut!

I don't think any breakers do Pro Debut, but if you want to mention it to one and find a breaker to do so with, I suggest Midwest Box Breaks as they pull fire!

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  1. I assembled the 2013 set. Over the years since, I have noticed that it is one of the binders I enjoy flipping through the most. I enjoy an authentic look at Major Leaguers in the minors quite a bit more than the Bowman approach.

    The players on my two autographed cards never made it to the big leagues. But one of those cards is one of my favorite “autos” anyway. Such a pity that there aren’t more cards of “Rock Shoulders”

  2. The best part of these products is tracking the players to see who ends making it big time.

  3. Haven't ever busted a box of this but usually pick up singles of guys I can get signed in person I like the Daniel Johnson he was in HArrisburg last year now in AA somewhere else....

  4. Yay Senators love! I live near the stadium. Pull any Jose Lozado?