2014 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

2014 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

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2014 Topps Update Series Baseball brings the flagship set full-circle, showcasing rookies, players with new teams and some in-season highlights. Sticking with the same format as recent years, hobby boxes promise one hit while jumbo boxes have an autograph and two relic cards.

The 2014 Topps Update Series base set has 330 cards. Numbered separately from the Series 1 and Series 2 sets, it has a mix of rookies and veterans as well as subsets for the All-Star Game, Home Run Derby, Rookie Debuts and top plays from the first half of the regular season.

Hobby and jumbo packs offer several parallels: Red Hot Foil (1:6 hobby packs), Gold (#/2014), Green Camo (#/99), Black (#/63), Pink (#/50), Clear (#/10), Printing Plates and Platinum (1/1). Clear cards are only in standard hobby packs, not jumbos.

Basic inserts are a mix of new themes and continuations of others from the earlier flagship sets. Concluding are the 1989 Mini Die-Cuts (1:8 packs), which take the 25-year-old design and give it some modern flair. Also finishing up are Power Players (25 cards, 1:6 packs) and The Future Is Now (30 cards, 1:4 packs). Focusing on young players, The Future Is Now checklist has just ten players. Each has three cards dedicated to their top early-career moments. World Series Heroes (50 cards, 1:8 packs) spotlights those who have come up clutch at the Fall Classic. Finally, Fond Farewells (15 cards, 1:8 packs) looks at big-name retirements.

All five basic inserts have relic and autographed versions. They're numbered and tough to find. 1989 Mini Die-Cut Autographs are signed on-card and numbered to 10. Select Power Players, The Future Is Now, World Series Heroes and Fond Farewells also have autographed relic parallels.

Trajectory returns from the first two sets, but only as an autograph and relic set. Trajectory Jumbo Relics are highlighted by over-sized swatches.

Strata Signature Relics are back too. These layered shadow box-style cards come with an on-card signature. The checklist has 25 players, all numbered to 25.

Own the Name takes letters from the backs of game-used jerseys. The set has 500 total cards, each a one-of-one.

A running theme in Update for several years now are autographs and memorabilia cards with an All-Star Game theme. All relics use swatches taken from Workout Day jerseys used during the All-Star festivities. All-Star Stitches includes 60-plus players with Gold (#/50) and Platinum (1/1) parallels. All-Star Stitches also has Autographed Relic (15 cards, #/25), Jumbo Patch (50 cards, #/6) and Jumbo Patch Autograph (10 cards, #/6) versions. All-Star Stitches Duals (ten cards, #/25) and Triples (ten cards, #/25) have multiple swatches.

Two sets of framed cards are back, combining to land one per hobby case. Derek Jeter Reprints recreate 21 of the retiring shortstop's Topps cards each with a black fram. There are also Silver Framed (#/25) and Gold Framed (#/10) parallels. Gold Framed Topps Gold Label (15 cards, #/99) take the design the dormant brand used in 2000. The insert set features current and retired players. Framed cards are exclusive to hobby and jumbo boxes.

Two sets of manufactured relics take on a World Series theme. World Series Championship Trophies (25 cards, #/99) spotlights October giants. Each card has a small replica trophy embedded in it. World Series Rings Silver (25 cards) have replica ring faces in them. Parallels include Gold (#/99), Gold Gems (#/25) and Gold Gems Autographs (#/10). Manufactured relics are a guaranteed jumbo box hit. They combine to fall one per standard hobby case.

Estimated Release Date: 10/15/14
Product Configuration: Hobby - 36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack, Jumbo - 10 packs per box, 50 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Baseball Fans

2014 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Relic Card
  • 4 Fond Farewells Inserts
  • 4 World Series Heroes Inserts
  • 6 Power Players Inserts
  • 9 The Future Is Now Inserts
  • 3 1989 Die-Cut Minis
  • 6 Red Hot Foil Parallels
  • 360 Total Cards

2014 Topps Update Series Baseball Jumbo Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Relic Card
  • 1 Manufactured Relic Card
  • 500 Total Cards

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2014 Topps Update Series Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

330 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Hot Foil - 1:6 packs, Gold #/2014, Green Camo #/99, Black #/63, Pink #/50, Clear #/10 (Standard Hobby Only), Platinum 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo)

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1989 Topps Minis Die-Cut Set Checklist

1:8 packs

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1989 Topps Minis Die-Cut Relics Set Checklist

15 cards
Serial Numbered #/99

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1989 Topps Minis Die-Cut Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

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All-Star Stitches Set Checklist

60 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/50, Platinum 1/1

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All-Star Stitches Duals Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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All-Star Stitches Triples Set Checklist

10 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/25

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All-Star Stitches Autographed Relics Set Checklist

15 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/25

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All-Star Jumbo Patches Set Checklist

50 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/6

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All-Star Jumbo Patches Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/6

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Derek Jeter Framed Reprints Set Checklist

21 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Frame #/25, Gold Frame #/10

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Fond Farewells Set Checklist

15 cards
1:8 packs

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Fond Farewells Relics Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/99

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Fond Farewells Autographs Set Checklist

5 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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Fond Farewells Autographed Relics Set Checklist

5 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/10

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Gold Framed Topps Gold Label Set Checklist

15 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/99

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Own The Name Set Checklist

25 cards
1:6 packs

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Power Players Set Checklist

500 total cards
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Power Players Relics Set Checklist

20 cards
Serial Numbered #/99

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Power Players Autographs Set Checklist

15 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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Power Players Autographed Relics Set Checklist

15 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/10

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Strata Signature Relics Set Checklist

25 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/25

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Strata Cut Signature Set Checklist

15 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1

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The Future is Now Set Checklist

30 cards
1:4 packs

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The Future is Now Relics Set Checklist

30 cards
Serial Numbered #/99

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The Future is Now Autographs Set Checklist

30 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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The Future is Now Autographed Relics Set Checklist

30 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

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Trajectory Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

40 cards

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Trajectory Autographs Set Checklist

30 cards

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World Series Heroes Set Checklist

50 cards
1:8 packs

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World Series Heroes Relics Set Checklist

30 cards
Serial Numbered #/99

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World Series Heroes Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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World Series Heroes Autographed Relics Set Checklist

10 cards. Hobby/Jumbo only.
Serial Numbered #/10

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World Series Manufactured Championship Trophies Set Checklist

25 cards
Serial Numbered #/99

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World Series Manufactured Rings Silver Set Checklist

25 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/99, Gold Gems #/25

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World Series Manufactured Rings Gold Gems Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10

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