Continuing their focus on exclusive cards with a limited sales window, 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball looks back at the storied history of the card maker through weekly sets. Featuring one previous design spread across a small set of modern players, each issue will be sold for one week via the Topps Online Store.
Playing off the popular #TBT (Throwback Thursday) hashtag that has become a weekly mainstay on Twitter, 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball works with six-player sets and a specific design theme that will change on a weekly basis. Individual set print runs will be revealed the following Thursday and those specific cards will never be printed again.
Set 1 highlights 1955 Bowman with a "Players to Watch" offering that includes Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Trevor Story. Later releases also kept to the vintage era and not just from the baseball sets of the time. Things shifted slightly in Week 8 with the inclusion of Star Wars characters on the 1980-81 Topps Basketball design.
The online exclusive is sold only by the set. 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball set pricing is noted below:
1 set (6 cards) - $19.99
3 sets (18 cards) - $49.99
2016 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball will be shipped within 3-5 business days from the end of the selling period. Collectors can use the SmartPost option to receive free shipping on #TBT orders.
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Topps you already have Archives which deals with past designs and you have Topps Now which deals with the short printing and selling window. You do not need this set at all. It is just a waste in my opinion.
Looking forward to throwback Thursday
How about double-headers-some old football & basketball designs-maybe “Connie Mack “all stars(could be Derek jeter all stars.
It is always great to see today’s stars on yesterday’s cardboard
I like the idea but I knew the cards would not be evenly distributed among the 30 MLB teams. The first 12 cards and there is already 2 Bryce Harper cards. The first pack had 2 Dodgers in it, Topps needs to even out their checklists better instead of playing to the popular teams of the certain year.