2017 TOPPS BASEBALL SERIES 2 PACK
2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball fills in the gaps while paying tribute to the key moments and milestones of the sport. Hobby boxes contain either an autograph or relic while Jumbo boxes include one autograph and two relics.
2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base
Adding another 350 cards, the base set is joined by a whole host of parallels that carry over from Series 1. They include:
Purple - Toys R Us
Rainbow Foil - 1:10 packs
Gold - #/2017
Vintage Stock - #/99
Black - #/66 (Hobby/Jumbo only)
Mother's Day Hot Pink - #/50
Father's Day Powder Blue - #/50
Memorial Day - #/25
Clear - #/10 (Hobby only)
Negative (Hobby/Jumbo only)
Platinum - 1/1
Printing Plates 1/1
While they weren't specifically referenced, it would be a shock if the customary base variations did not appear in Series 2.
2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Autographs
Even in flagship, hits are not overlooked and 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball has quite a few. Starting with the main autographs, the 1987 Topps Baseball Autographs (Rookie & All-Star Edition) insert celebrates the '87 design with on-card or sticker autographs. Parallels include Maple Wood (#/25 or less), Ash Wood (#/10 or less), and Birch Wood (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo). Major League Milestones Autograph, Memorable Moments Autograph and Topps Salute Autograph cards provide more signed inserts along with Red (#'d) and Platinum (1/1) parallels.
Adding a relic, Topps Reverence Autograph Patch cards (#/25) are a new on-card signature option with a premium design. They are only found in Hobby and Jumbo boxes. Other signed relic inserts include Major League Material Autographs, Major League Milestones Autographs (#'d) and Memorable Moments Autograph Relics (#'d). In addition to the base version for each, Red (#/10) and Platinum (1/1) parallels are again in play.
2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Relics
Closing out the hits for 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball are the relic-only versions for some of the signed inserts, with Major League Material, Major League Milestone Relic and Memorable Moments Relic cards. These also have Red (#/25) and Platinum (1/1) parallels. On the more rare side are one-of-one In The Name Relics (Hobby/Jumbo) and Cut Signatures.
In addition, 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball features a pair of commemorative relics with Hobby/Jumbo-only Independence Day Team Logo Patch and MLB All-Star Game Logo Patch cards. Limited parallels come as Gold (#/99), Black (#/50) and Platinum (1/1) versions.
2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Inserts
Playing into many of the themes previously noted, 2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball is loaded with standard inserts like the popular First Pitch (1:8 packs). While originally planned for Series 2, National Anthem (1:8 packs) was cancelled. Averaging 1:4 packs, 1987 Topps Baseball Rookie & All-Star Edition pays homage to '87 as it celebrates its 30th anniversary. The 1987 set contains All-Stars from the past three decades as well as 2017 rookies.
Looking specifically to the 2016 season, Major League Milestones (1:8 packs) honors noteworthy achievements like Albert Pujols entering the 600 home run club. Tweaking that, Memorable Moments (1:8 packs) takes an all-time approach with iconic events from across the history of baseball. Finally, Topps Salute works with a wide array of image themes, including Curtain Call, Legends, Vintage Uniforms and Spring Training.
Covering both Series 1 and Series 2, the 2017 Topps Baseball Silver Pack promotion includes an exclusive incentive for buying hobby boxes.
Release Date: 6/14/2017
Product Configuration: Hobby - 10 cards per pack, 36 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Product Configuration: Jumbo - 47 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 6 boxes per case
2017 Topps Series 2 Baseball Hobby Box Break
1 Autograph or Relic Card
9 1987 Topps Rookies & All-Stars Inserts
9 Topps Salute Inserts
4 First Pitch Inserts
4 Major League Milestones Inserts
4 Memorable Moments Inserts
4 National Anthem Inserts
3 Rainbow Foil Parallels