Thursday, November 8, 2018

REVIEW:2018 Topps Gold Label Baseball

For the first time since it's glorious return, I was able to touch and see the brought back from hobby death Topps Gold Label.

I haven't even seen a single base card up close so all of those Griffey Jr base cards from this set the past few years all of you have been holding onto without purpose, I have a purpose for them. I also wouldn't mind some Aaron Judges too.

Let's check out my thoughts on my very first viewing of this once hobby giant.
 In every box of 2018 Topps Gold Label, there are 7 packs per box with 5 cards per pack. You will find one gold framed autographed cards per box and boxes run under $60.

The base card design, well, that takes me back. The layout and foil have the same feel, however, the base card thickness does not. The one thing that made the 90's Gold Label so great was the thickness of the base cards.

There are three classes to collect with each one being their own rarity. In each class there are 100 cards per set. Each player has one card per class with a different image. So each player has three images in the overall 300 card base set.

All of the key rookie are in the set except Juan Soto. He does have a framed autographed in the product however. There are also veterans and legends as well.

There are black parallels to find and I have no idea how to see them so one of these cards above may be a black parallel.

There are also other parallels to find as well including,

CLASS 1 PARALLELS: Blue /150, Red /75, Gold 1/1.
CLASS 2 PARALLELS: Blue /99, Red /50, Gold 1/1.
CLASS 3 PARALLELS: Blue /50, Red /25, Gold 1/1.

Now onto the hits,

I got a bonus one in this Legends relic of Mike Piazza!!!

And my framed autograph was of my stalker, pulled two autographs of his already, Walker Buehler. Why couldn't have Andjuar or Otahni stalked me? I always get disappointed when I find a pitcher as my hit.

Other hits you may find in your box that I didn't in mine include,
  • Golden Greats Framed Autographed Relics
OVERALL:I loved the throwback design and feel. The autographed card despite the player I pulled, he's great and everything but a pitcher just brings me no excitement, look awesome. It's exactly the way I would envision this product having autographed cards in. The relic cards are nice as well. But honestly for me it was all about the base cards here. It would make for a fun set chase. I would like to at least track down the rest of the Torres, Adjuar, Frazier, Griffey Jr's and Judges from it.

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  1. Not too bad! If you'd like to purge those three Buehler autos, I've got another Rodney Hampton printing plate I'm sitting on.

    1. All three Buehlers have been distributed to new homes and I can't believe you located another Hampton plate?!?! You must know a guy who knows a guy. I will hopefully have something to send you at some point for that Plate.

  2. Congratulations on pulling that Buehler! That's a solid pull. I was a big fan of Gold Label back in the day... and was happy to see it's return. But I kinda feel Topps should shelve this product and release it once or twice a decade. The designs are all just blending into one giant set.

    1. I think the designs are the same as well. Gotta mix it up some even though the nostalgia is nice.