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2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Cards

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Cards

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2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball is an ongoing line of over-sized cards highlighting the cardboard careers of some of the hobby's biggest stars. Each collection of the online-exclusive line features every main Topps Baseball card from the player's career.

They're done as 5 x 7 cards available in two versions for most players and a third set for some. Basic versions come with a black border and are numbered to 199. Gold versions are numbered to 49 copies. Finally, Red Edition sets are available for several players and are limited to 10 copies. The rarer versions also come with a price increase.

While full player sets of the more plentiful 2015 Topps Cardboard Icons run $49.99, Gold sets are $99.99. Red Edition sets are the rarest and come with bonus cards and price tag of $199.99. Cards are printed on 16 pt. glossy stock.

Derek Jeter kicked off  the 2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball line. Ken Griffey Jr. was added a week later. Many more baseball greats have been added since then and all can be seen below.

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Player List

Derek Jeter

Number of cards: 23
Years Covered: 1993 - 2015
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

Ken Griffey Jr.

Number of cards: 22
Years Covered: 1989 - 2010
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons 1989 Topps Traded Ken Griffey Jr

Cal Ripken Jr.

Number of cards: 20
Years Covered: 1982 - 2001
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Cal Ripken 1982

Rickey Henderson

Number of cards: 23
Years Covered: 1980 - 2002
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Rickey Henderson

Nolan Ryan

Number of cards: 23
Years Covered: 1968 - 1994
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

Johnny Bench

Number of cards: 16
Years Covered: 1968 - 1983
Basic Edition - #/99
Gold - #/49

Sandy Koufax

Number of cards: 12
Years Covered: 1955 - 1966
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

Willie Mays

Red Edition includes a bonus 1959 "Baseball Thrills" print.

Number of cards: 22 (Red Edition has 23)
Years Covered: 1952 - 1973
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49
Red - #/10

George Brett

Number of cards: 20
Years Covered: 1975 - 1994
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball George Brett Basic2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball George Brett Gold

Gary Carter

Number of cards: 19
Years Covered: 1975 - 1993
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Gary Carter Basic2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Gary Carter Gold

Ernie Banks

Red Edition includes two bonus cards for Ernie Banks.

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Ernie Banks Red

 

Number of cards: 18 (Red Edition has 20)
Years Covered: 1954 - 1971
Basic Edition - #/199
Gold - #/49
Red - #/10

2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Ernie Banks Basic2015 Topps Cardboard Icons Baseball Ernie Banks Gold


Trey Treutel  |  E-Mail Author

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. Great concept, but somewhat disappointed with the Jeter set for two reasons: 1) quality of the scans is not great and 2) the 2006 card is not his Topps base card, but rather a blurry gold glove award card. Terrible oversight.

  2. I bought the Roberto Clemente version of this and I was let down by the quality. The 1958 had a patch of darker yellow on it, presumably from a poor quality scan. The 1964 Topps used had poor registration. I had assumed that they would use original negatives and artwork or some other archival source and rework these into the double size but instead it looks like they did cheap, low quality scans of whatever cards they had and blew them up and printed them.

  3. Very poor quality considering the price, every card was grainy or down right blurry in some instances.

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