2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Cards

2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Cards

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A new brand from Topps that falls high on the premium side of the hobby, 2016 Topps The Mint Baseball is "an unblemished trading card experience." Each box includes five on-card autographs.

Helping to elevate the product above the many other high-end releases, every signed card is numbered to 99 or less, utilizes metallic ink, quality images and on-card autographs. As noted in the sell sheet, 2016 Topps The Mint Baseball features a "laboriously honed checklist" that "has been designed to provide the utmost in collector value."

The primary signed options include Franchise Autographs (#'d) that focus on current veterans of note and Gem 10 Autographs (#'d) highlight the new additions to the Topps lineup. Other signed inserts include Arrivals Autographs that feature top 2016 MLB rookies and Golden Engraving Autographs that only cover retired greats.

Each signed insert can also be found as Purple (#/50), Green (#/10) and Red (1/1) parallels. Golden Engravings does not have a Blue parallel. There are also limited Image Variation Autographs.

Continuing the process established in 2015 Strata Baseball, every relic in 2016 Topps The Mint Baseball features MLB authentication. This includes Authenticated Patch Autographs (1:3 boxes) that are each numbered and feature multi-color jersey patch pieces. Green (#/10) and Red (1/1) parallels are also available.

Lastly, every other box will contain an extra hit in the form of a premium memorabilia card. Among the options are Franklin Batting Glove Book Cards (#/4) and Iconic Jersey Relics (#'d) that document an important event.

Although 2016 Topps The Mint Baseball mainly sticks to the top MLB names, there are some unexpected inclusions. Nuke LaLoosh, a fictional pitcher played by Tim Robbins in Bull Durham, is joined by Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and famed sportscaster Vin Scully in the Gem 10 Autograph insert.

Release Date: 8/17/2016
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 4 boxes per case

2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Box Break

  • 5 Autographs

(1) 2016 Topps The Mint Hobby Baseball Unopened Factory Sealed Box (5 Autos) $699.00
TOPPS THE MINT 2016 PREMIUM BASEBALL HOBBY BOX $915.00
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Hobby Box - Factory Sealed! $1,000.00
2016 TOPPS THE MINT BASEBALL FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX $1,250.00
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball SEALED 4-Box HOBBY CASE (5 Autos per box) $2,600.00

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OZZIE SMITH 2016 TOPPS THE MINT ON CARD GOLD AUTOGRAPH HOF 02 AUTO SP # 75 $120
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2016 The Mint KENTA MAEDA AUTO RC Autograph Rookie # 99 Japan & Dodgers STAR !
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2016 TOPPS THE MINT JACOB DEGROM AUTO ON CARD 99
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2016 TOPPS THE MINT JASON VARITEK AUTO ON CARD 99
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2016 TOPPS THE MINT JAMES SHIELDS PATCH AUTO ON CARD 75
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2016 TOPPS THE MINT PAUL KONERKO AUTO ON CARD 31 50
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YORDANO VENTURA 2016 TOPPS OWN THE GAME LETTER "N" PATCH #1 1 BGS 9.5 GEM MINT
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2016 TOPPS THE MINT OZZIE SMITH AUTO ON CARD 75
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2016 Topps The Mint Edwin Encarnacion AUTO SP 99 Autograph
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2016 TOPPS THE MINT MANNY MACHADO AUTO ON CARD 50
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2016 Topps The Mint Adam Jones AUTO SP 99 Autograph
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EDWIN ENCARNACION 2016 TOPPS THE MINT FRANCHISE PURPLE AUTO 09 50 *BLUE JAYS*
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KYLE SCHWARBER 2016 TOPPS THE MINT ON CARD CUBS ROOKIE AUTO RC #D 61 99
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2016 Topps The Mint ROLLIE FINGERS # 99 Gold Ink Auto Oakland Athletics HOF
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Set Checklist

2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Set Checklist

See the most popular cards in The Mint with our real-time hot list.

Arrivals Autographs Set Checklist

12 cards. Serial Numbered #/99 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: Purple #/50, Green #/10, Red 1/1.
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Arrivals Autographs Kenta Maeda

AA-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
AA-BP Byung-Ho Park - Minnesota Twins
AA-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
AA-HOW Henry Owens - Boston Red Sox
AA-JG Jon Gray - Colorado Rockies
AA-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers
AA-KM Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
AA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
AA-LG Lucas Giolito - Washington Nationals
AA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
AA-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
AA-SP Stephen Piscotty - St. Louis Cardinals

 

Arrivals Variation Autographs Set Checklist

3 cards.

AA-CS Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
AA-KS Kyle Schwarber - Chicago Cubs
AA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees

 

Authenticated Patch Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. Serial Numbered #/75 or less. 1:3 boxes.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/10, Red 1/1.
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Authenticated Patch Autographs Trout

APA-AM Andrew Miller - New York Yankees
APA-DL DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
APA-DO David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
APA-EL Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
APA-I Ichiro - Miami Marlins
APA-JM J.D. Martinez - Detroit Tigers
APA-JS James Shields - San Diego Padres
APA-LS Luis Severino - New York Yankees
APA-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
APA-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

 

Franchise Autographs Set Checklist

29 cards. Serial Numbered #/99 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: Purple #/50, Green #/10, Red 1/1.
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Franchise Autographs Cespedes

FA-AJ Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles
FA-APO A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
FA-APU Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
FA-AR Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs
FA-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals
FA-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
FA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
FA-CH Cole Hamels - Texas Rangers
FA-CK Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
FA-CS Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
FA-DK Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
FA-DO David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
FA-DP Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
FA-DW David Wright - New York Mets
FA-EE Edwin Encarnacion - Toronto Blue Jays
FA-EL Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays
FA-FF Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
FA-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians
FA-I Ichiro - Miami Marlins
FA-JA Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
FA-JD Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
FA-JH Jason Heyward - Chicago Cubs
FA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
FA-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
FA-MTR Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
FA-NA Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
FA-RB Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
FA-SM Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
FA-YC Yoenis Cespedes - New York Mets

 

Franchise Variation Autographs Set Checklist

4 cards.

FA-CC Carlos Correa - Houston Astros
FA-I Ichiro - Miami Marlins
FA-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
FA-MTR Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels

 

Franklin Batting Glove Books Set Checklist

22 cards. Serial Numbered #/4.
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Franklin Batting Glove Books

FBGBR-AEL A.J. Ellis - Los Angeles Dodgers
FBGBR-CU Chase Utley - Los Angeles Dodgers
FBGBR-DL DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
FBGBR-DM Daniel Murphy - Washington Nationals
FBGBR-DP Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox
FBGBR-EE Edwin Encarnacion - Toronto Blue Jays
FBGBR-HP Hunter Pence - San Francisco Giants
FBGBR-JL Jonathan Lucroy - Milwaukee Brewers
FBGBR-JR Josh Reddick - Oakland Athletics
FBGBR-JS Jean Segura - Arizona Diamondbacks
FBGBR-JU Justin Upton - Detroit Tigers
FBGBR-JV Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
FBGBR-JW Jayson Werth - Washington Nationals
FBGBR-MC Melky Cabrera - Chicago White Sox
FBGBR-MCA Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
FBGBR-MM Mike Moustakas - Kansas City Royals
FBGBR-MS Miguel Sano - Minnesota Twins
FBGBR-RB Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
FBGBR-SM Starling Marte - Pittsburgh Pirates
FBGBR-SP Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
FBGBR-YM Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
FBGBR-ZC Zack Cozart - Cincinnati Reds

 

Gem 10 Autographs Set Checklist

9 cards. Serial Numbered #/99 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: Purple #/50, Green #/10, Red 1/1.
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Gem 10 Autograph Nuke LaLoosh Tim Robbins

G10A-AG Andres Galarraga - Montréal Expos
G10A-AR Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees
G10A-JA Jake Arrieta - Chicago Cubs
G10A-JV Jason Varitek - Boston Red Sox
G10A-NL Nuke LaLoosh - Atlanta Braves (Tim Robbins)
G10A-OV Omar Vizquel - Cleveland Indians
G10A-PK Paul Konerko - Chicago White Sox
G10A-RB Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone)
G10A-VS Vin Scully

 

Golden Engraving Autographs Set Checklist

29 cards. Serial Numbered #/99 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/10, Red 1/1.
2016 Topps The Mint Baseball Golden Engraving Autographs

GEA-AD Andre Dawson - Montréal Expos
GEA-AK Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers
GEA-BL Barry Larkin - Cincinnati Reds
GEA-CB Craig Biggio - Houston Astros
GEA-CF Carlton Fisk - Boston Red Sox
GEA-CR Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
GEA-DE Dennis Eckersley - Oakland Athletics
GEA-FT Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox
GEA-GM Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves
GEA-HA Hank Aaron - Atlanta Braves
GEA-JB Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
GEA-JR Jim Rice - Boston Red Sox
GEA-JS John Smoltz - Atlanta Braves
GEA-KG Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
GEA-LB Lou Brock - St. Louis Cardinals
GEA-MP Mike Piazza - New York Mets
GEA-NR Nolan Ryan - Texas Rangers
GEA-OC Orlando Cepeda - San Francisco Giants
GEA-OS Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
GEA-PM Paul Molitor - Milwaukee Brewers
GEA-RA Roberto Alomar - Cleveland Indians
GEA-RC Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins
GEA-RF Rollie Fingers - Oakland Athletics
GEA-RJA Reggie Jackson - New York Yankees
GEA-RJO Randy Johnson - Arizona Diamondbacks
GEA-RY Robin Yount - Milwaukee Brewers
GEA-SC Steve Carlton - Philadelphia Phillies
GEA-SK Sandy Koufax - Los Angeles Dodgers
GEA-WB Wade Boggs - Boston Red Sox

 

Golden Engraving Variation Autographs Set Checklist

3 cards.

GEA-CB Craig Biggio - Houston Astros
GEA-CR Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
GEA-GM Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves

 

Iconic Jersey Relics Set Checklist

2 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Purple #/60, Green #/25.

IJR-AJ Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles #/250
IJR-DVO David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox #/150

 


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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute or Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Snore. Same old same old.

  2. It looks kind of like Strata. The description Topps gives on their blog is laughable. “Each autograph is signed by a player directly onto the card to delivery intimacy and paramount value, and each card is numbered and limited to guarantee scarcity. Cards are exquisitely designed with metallic ink to create an unprecedented look and feel around imagery meticulously chosen to covey the timelessness of America’s Pastime.”

    Your cards are supposed to do all of that. Why have another high end that’s even more expensive?

    Why is there so much Henry Owens in all of Topps products? Why put him in an ultra-high end product? If I got this I would guarantee I would get it.

  3. A terrible checklist for such a super expensive product. These cards look like they are from a darker version of Tier One. I am waiting to hear of production issues with this product after it is released.

  4. This has Panini influence too it. Bad.

  5. I’ve spent a ton of green on high end stuff, but am definitely drawing the line here. One of the worst checklists for an expensive product I have seen. One would be hard pressed to realize a 10 percent rate of return on this garbage.

  6. Bring out the true lumberjack in you, Chop the wood and frustrate yourself with a HUGE PRICE TAG on an below average Checklist. How happy would you be with a Josh Reddick, or a Jim Rice just to name a few. Great Players, but I do not want them in my $900 per pack product.

  7. Way too expensive for the cards. The chase is the batting glove cards but its easier just to buy a game used glove. Where are the cut autos? Cleat cards? ect….Not going this route.

  8. I understand the need for on-card auto’s but the rc arent even legit and if this was in the below 300$ a box realm it might make sense. I busted it and regret it now.

  9. For the price tag the checklist is terrible. Topps needs to do something new next year with their products. I have questioned a lot of their checklists this year as they are never evenly distributed and products like this that are so expensive and the checklist isn’t great.

  10. It would be unfair to give this product 1 star and also unfair to give it a 5 because I will not be purchasing this. The price seems way high for a product that doesn’t look like its groundbreaking or new. I feel like I saw this before in other Topps lines. The checklist is not that bad but for that price, the comment above stating that you mine as well just buy an autographed glove for cheaper makes more sense.

  11. Hi Trey, I got a Craig Biggio auto that is not numbered.
    Do you think it is the image variation auto?
    Also, would you know how many of the image variations autos are there for each player (though might not be serial numbered)?

  12. Oku » It could be although Topps had indicated that every card was serially numbered. No specific details were provided as to the rarity of the variations other than to say they are “extremely limited.”

  13. At $900 a box which is about $180 a card this is a total rip off. Why does topps feel the need for another high end product? More greed and flooding the market..

  14. Consistently bad collation in this product with up to 4 duplicate players appearing in each case break that I have seen ( 10 cases thus far). While the look & feel of these cards are top notch, the money for value is abysmal given roughly $175 cost per card. Couple this with a weak checklist, the usual excessive number of redemptions and extremely bad collation and you have a recipe for what may be the worst release of the year. Seriously someone at Topps should be looking for a new job after this debacle.

  15. I can’t believe we continue to buy crap that Topps keeps on coming out with They are flooding the market just like the 80’s I think I’m done . Thank Topps another 55 yo going away

  16. Checkout YouTube for the box with 2 Rizzo Autos and a Maddux Auto..Great if you had Cubs in a group break?

  17. Trey, okay thanks!
    I guess I’ll just have to wait for more images to appear on the internet, so that I might determine it.

  18. Looks nice but the checklist doesn’t make me want to buy a box . Just doesn’t seem loaded enough . Needed to add more old Hof players maybe cuts of guys that don’t have many auto’s out . I also feel the 1 jersey card in a box is just wrong. Should be a very limited amount of each card with no variations.

  19. another money grab by a card company

  20. While there is no dearth of scathing reviews….I would be remiss to not add my own.
    I would never purchase an $800 box… but were I to? … it certainly wouldn’t be this.

    Topps will, unquestionably, continue to lose market share. Not only will Topps lose their consumer loyalty…. they will never reclaim it, either. There will be a comeuppance for the greed.

  21. Can anyone tell me how thick these cards are? I am getting a few singles on eBay and want to get some one touch holders.

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