Topps Update is one of those sneaky valuable products that you wouldn't even consider being worth as much as it is. For some reason or another, people want the rookie cards from the product. Some prime examples of valuable rookies from this product's past are Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Jose Altuve.
Is there a future in the 2017 edition? You bet there is! This has been the hottest baseball rookie class that I can remember in some time. So you better go snag some at the price or you may not get any.
While I leave you with that thought, let's check out a hobby box break of it.
In every box of 2017 Topps Update baseball, you will find yourself emerged with 36 Packs and 10 Cards Per Pack. So 360 cards. That's a lot. There will be one autograph or one relic card per box. Boxes run around $65.
The base set is 300 cards which a box will not get you there with all of the other stuff Update offers.
Updates base cards have players not from the first two series, highlights from the All Star game and rookies that weren't included in the first two series either. Part of why it's so popular.
Speaking of rookies, your boxes should give you plenty as I found a lot of packs had 3-4 rookies per. There are also plenty of Bellinger,
and Judge! #AllRise!
There is also plenty of short prints. Holy moly! I can't remember a Topps product where you could pull so many but they only fall 1:4 packs. Flip your cards around and check the bottom where the CMP code is and look at the last 4 digits. These Sp's end with the code #5557 while base cards have #5517.
There are legend sp's as well.
And SSP that are case hits at 1:256 packs. These end with code #5904.
Now that we are done talking base, we can move onto parallels which there are plenty to find of.
Golds, 1:8 packs. That Hunter Renfroe guy is following me.
Black are numbered to 66 and fall 1:100 packs.
Rainbow Foil, my favorite of the group #shiny, fall 1:10 packs.
There are also,
- Vintage Stock Parallel
- - Mother's Day Hot Pink Parallel
- - Father's Day Powder Blue Parallel
- - Memorial Day Parallel
- - Clear Parallel
- - Negative Parallel
- - Platinum Parallel
- - Printing Plates
Now onto the inserts.
Topps All-Rookie Cup fall 1:8 packs.
The best thing about these cards are the backs where they put that these are reprints. I have been waiting for that. So many try passing off these reprint cards for real to unsuspected collectors. Now they can't.
Untouchables is a really nice looking insert line that has Cy Young pitches galore for the ones who helped lead their teams down the stretch. It looks like some may have more than one card. These fall 1:8 packs.
The third installment of this continuity showcases more of your favorite on-air personalities from MLB Network and falls 1:36 packs
Salute cards celebrate performances from superstars throughout the season! Themes to find are celebrating rookie call-ups, walk-off moments, pitching performances and web gem catches. These fall 1:8 packs.
More of this wood grained insert series from 1987 Topps continues in Update. This time featuring set 2017 MLB rookies, rising stars and traded veterans and falls 1:8 packs
And still continuing on this year is more of those Rediscovering Topps cards. I think the best one I have found all year is this Winfield. These fall 1:6 packs and come with a variety of stamp color variations.
Now onto the hits!
Here is my first pull. Yup, I found two. This is a All Star Game relic that falls 1:48 packs.
My second hit which was a surprise is this Hank Aaron Award of Jose Bautista which falls 1:477 packs.
Other hits not found in my box include,
All-Star Stitches Autograph Cards, All-Star Stitches Dual Autograph Cards, All-Star Autographed Jumbo Patch, All-Star Jumbo Patch Cards, All-Star Stitches Dual Cards, All-Star Stitches Triple Cards, Topps Salute Autograph Cards, 1987 Topps Baseball - Rookies, Rising Stars, & Traded Autograph Cards,Own the Name Relics and Cut Signatures.
OVERALL, some collectors look at this and go, $65 for one hit, no thanks. I don't look at it that way like I used to especially after this rookie class. This is a long term investment of sorts is the way I appeal to it now.
There are also some really big hits to be found as well. This is one of those products that is a great find in retail as well if you don't want to fork out the hobby box costs. I think if you are in it for the big hits, you go jumbo box with this product.
I think my box was pretty well. Some good sp's, an ssp, an extra hit and some top rookies. Can't say you can go wrong here.
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