For the past several years, Topps has been including exclusive manufactured patch cards as an incentive in retail blaster boxes. 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball is no different. Sticking with the pattern of the last couple seasons, there are two types of patches inserted. The first is a series of somewhat random patches, most of which come with logos. The second set reprints superstar rookie cards.
In total, there are 49 different blaster-exclusives, 25 Commemorative Patch Cards and 24 Rookie Patch Cards. It looks as though the plan was to have 25 Rookie Patches, but number 24 didn't make the cut for whatever reason.
Commemorative Patch Cards have a variety of different themes. Consisting entirely of superstars who played in 2013, embroidered patches include team logos, mascots and anniversaries. Derek Jeter has a 3,000 hit logo while his recently retired teammate, Mariano Rivera, has a retirement patch.
Like past years, Rookie Patch Cards cover the history of Topps. Similar to Silk parallels, they recreate an original Topps card. This year they have a black frame. Last year the borders were much more colorful.
Typically, these manufactured patch cards don't carry a ton of secondary market value over the long-term. However, because nearly all of them feature superstars and the designs are different from most everything else released in a given year, these can sell for more than many common game-used relics.
Besides the exclusive patch card, 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball blaster boxes come with ten packs. Each pack has eight cards.
You can see the entire Commemorative Patch set below. Click on the tab above to see all of the 2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Rookie Patch cards.
2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Commemorative Patch Visual Guide
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CP-1 Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
CP-3 Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers
CP-5 Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals
CP-7 Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
CP-9 Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
CP-11 Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
CP-13 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
CP-15 Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals
CP-17 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
CP-19 Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
CP-21 Matt Harvey, New York Mets
CP-23 Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
CP-25 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
CP-2 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
CP-4 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
CP-6 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
CP-8 Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
CP-10 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
CP-12 David Price, Tampa Bay Rays
CP-14 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays
CP-16 Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies
CP-18 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
CP-20 Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs
CP-22 David Wright, New York Mets
CP-24 Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
Rookie Card Patch
2014 Topps Series 1 Baseball Commemorative Rookie Patch Visual Guide
Please note, RCP-24 does not exist.
RCP-1 Al Kaline, Detroit Tigers
RCP-3 Sandy Koufax, Brooklyn Dodgers
RCP-5 Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates
RCP-7 Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds
RCP-9 George Brett, Kansas City Royals
RCP-11 Wade Boggs, Boston Red Sox
RCP-13 Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres
RCP-15 Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
RCP-17 Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics
RCP-19 Don Mattingly, New York Yankees
RCP-21 Randy Johnson, Montreal Expos
RCP-23 Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds
RCP-2 Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs
RCP-4 Harmon Killebrew, Washington Nationals
RCP-6 Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh Pirates
RCP-8 Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
RCP-10 Robin Yount, Milwaukee Brewers
RCP-12 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
RCP-14 Greg Maddux, Chicago Cubs
RCP-16 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
RCP-18 Matt Harvey, New York Mets
RCP-20 Dwight Gooden, New York Mets
RCP-22 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
RCP-25 John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves
Ken Griffey Jr., 2014 Topps Series 2, All-Star Rookie Cup Patch, RCMP-KG
Cal Ripken Jr., 2014 Topps Series 2, All-Star Rookie Cup Patch, RCMP-CR, Orioles
Mike Trout, 2014 Topps Series 2, All-Star Rookie Cup Patch, RCMP-MT, Angels
2014 Topps Chrome Jumbo Patch Autograph Bryce Harper #'d 6 10 w Rookie Pants !