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2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Cards

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Just because 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball is a new product in the Topps MLB arsenal doesn't mean it will feel foreign to collectors. Each box of the acetate product includes one on-card autograph showcasing some familiar designs.

With just one card per box, 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball only contains a few main options. The Clearly Authentic Autographs set displays the '17 flagship design on a clear stock. Although the design is borrowed, new player images are featured and the product offers both veterans and rookies. In addition, every card is hard-signed and encased. There are also Green (#/99 or less), Red (#/50 or less), Blue (#/25 or less) and Gold (1/1) parallels to track down.

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Cards 1

Less common in the 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball checklist, the Clearly Authentic Reprint Autograph inserts revisit iconic cards from Topps' history but with the addition of acetate. Signed Bo Jackson and Derek Jeter rookie cards are among the teased options in the solicitation. These cards fall roughly 1:10 boxes, or two per case, and the one-of-one Gold version is the only listed parallel.

Release Date: 08/16/2017
Product Configuration: 1 card per pack, 1 pack per box, 20 boxes per case

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Encased Autograph Card

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Hobby Case Hits

  • 2 Reprint Autograph Cards
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Set Checklist

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Checklist

Clearly Authentic Autographs Set Checklist

82 cards. Shop on eBay.
Some players have multiple versions listed. Redemptions noted (R) when known.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Red #/50, Blue #/25, Gold 1/1.
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CAAU-AB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox RC
CAAU-ABR Alex Bregman - Houston Astros RC
CAAU-AD Aledmys Diaz - St. Louis Cardinals
CAAU-AJ Aaron Judge - New York Yankees RC (R)*
CAAU-AJO Adam Jones - Baltimore Orioles
CAAU-AJU Aaron Judge - New York Yankees RC
CAAU-ALB Alex Bregman - Houston Astros RC
CAAU-AN Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
CAAU-ANB Andrew Benintendi - Boston Red Sox RC
CAAU-AR Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals RC
CAAU-ARE Alex Reyes - St. Louis Cardinals RC
CAAU-ARI Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs (R)*
CAAU-ARU Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs
CAAU-AT Andrew Toles - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
CAAU-BH Bryce Harper - Washington Nationals (R)*
CAAU-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
CAAU-CF Carson Fulmer - Chicago White Sox RC
CAAU-CK Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
CAAU-CKL Corey Kluber - Cleveland Indians
CAAU-CS Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
CAAU-CSE Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers
CAAU-DB Dellin Betances - New York Yankees
CAAU-DD David Dahl - Colorado Rockies RC
CAAU-DDU Danny Duffy - Kansas City Royals
CAAU-DO David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
CAAU-DSW Dansby Swanson - Atlanta Braves RC (R)*
CAAU-DV Dan Vogelbach - Seattle Mariners RC
CAAU-FF Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
CAAU-GS George Springer - Houston Astros
CAAU-HD Hunter Dozier - Kansas City Royals RC
CAAU-HR Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres RC
CAAU-HRE Hunter Renfroe - San Diego Padres RC
CAAU-I Ichiro - Miami Marlins
CAAU-JA Jorge Alfaro - Philadelphia Phillies RC
CAAU-JAL Jose Altuve - Houston Astros
CAAU-JB Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
CAAU-JC Jharel Cotton - Oakland Athletics RC
CAAU-JD Jose De Leon - Los Angeles Dodgers RC
CAAU-JDE Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
CAAU-JH Jeff Hoffman - Colorado Rockies RC
CAAU-JJ JaCoby Jones - Detroit Tigers RC
CAAU-JMU Joe Musgrove - Houston Astros RC
CAAU-JP Joe Panik - San Francisco Giants
CAAU-JT Jake Thompson - Philadelphia Phillies RC
CAAU-JTA Jameson Taillon - Pittsburgh Pirates
CAAU-JU Julio Urias - Los Angeles Dodgers (R)*
CAAU-JV Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
CAAU-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs (R)*
CAAU-KM Kenta Maeda - Los Angeles Dodgers
CAAU-KSE Kyle Seager - Seattle Mariners
CAAU-LG Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox
CAAU-LW Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals RC
CAAU-LWE Luke Weaver - St. Louis Cardinals RC
CAAU-MF Maikel Franco - Philadelphia Phillies
CAAU-MFU Michael Fulmer - Detroit Tigers
CAAU-MM Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
CAAU-MMA Manny Margot - San Diego Padres RC
CAAU-MO Matt Olson - Oakland Athletics RC
CAAU-MT Masahiro Tanaka - New York Yankees
CAAU-MTR Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
CAAU-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets
CAAU-RB Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
CAAU-RG Randal Grichuk - St. Louis Cardinals
CAAU-RGS Robert Gsellman - New York Mets RC
CAAU-RH Ryon Healy - Oakland Athletics RC
CAAU-RL Reynaldo Lopez - Chicago White Sox RC
CAAU-RQ Roman Quinn - Philadelphia Phillies RC
CAAU-RT Raimel Tapia - Colorado Rockies RC
CAAU-SL Seth Lugo - New York Mets RC
CAAU-SMA Steven Matz - New York Mets (R)*
CAAU-TA Tyler Austin - New York Yankees RC
CAAU-TB Ty Blach - San Francisco Giants RC
CAAU-TG Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates RC
CAAU-TGL Tyler Glasnow - Pittsburgh Pirates RC
CAAU-TH Teoscar Hernandez - Houston Astros RC
CAAU-TM Trey Mancini - Baltimore Orioles RC
CAAU-TN Tyler Naquin - Cleveland Indians
CAAU-TS Trevor Story - Colorado Rockies
CAAU-WC Willson Contreras - Chicago Cubs
CAAU-YG Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros RC
CAAU-YGU Yulieski Gurriel - Houston Astros RC
CAAU-YM Yoan Moncada - Chicago White Sox RC (R)*


Clearly Authentic Rookie Reprint Autographs Set Checklist

39 cards. Serial numbered. Shop on eBay.
Print run listed below when known. Redemptions noted (R)*.
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CARAU-AG Andres Galarraga - Montreal Expos #/135
CARAU-AKA Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers #/110
CARAU-AR Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs #/135
CARAU-BJ Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals #/70
CARAU-BJA Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals #/40
CARAU-BP Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants #/45
CARAU-CJ Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves #/110
CARAU-CR Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles #/45
CARAU-CY Carl Yastrzemski - Boston Red Sox #/45
CARAU-DJ Derek Jeter - New York Yankees #/30
CARAU-DM Don Mattingly - New York Yankees #/110
CARAU-FL Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians (R)*
CARAU-FR Frank Robinson - Cincinnati Reds #/110
CARAU-FT Frank Thomas - Chicago White Sox #/135
CARAU-GM Greg Maddux - Chicago Cubs (R)*
CARAU-HA Hank Aaron - Milwaukee Braves (R)*
CARAU-I Ichiro - Seattle Mariners #/30
CARAU-JB Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds #/45
CARAU-JC Jose Canseco - Oakland Athletics #/135
CARAU-JD Jacob DeGrom - New York Mets #/135
CARAU-JV Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds #/135
CARAU-KB Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs (R)*
CARAU-LB Lou Brock - St. Louis Cardinals #/135
CARAU-MMC Mark McGwire - Oakland Athletics #/70
CARAU-MT Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels #/40
CARAU-NR Nolan Ryan - New York Mets #/45
CARAU-NRY Nolan Ryan - California Angels (R)*
CARAU-NS Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets #/135
CARAU-OC Orlando Cepeda - San Francisco Giants #/135
CARAU-OS Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals#/135
CARAU-OV Omar Vizquel - Seattle Mariners #/135
CARAU-RC Rod Carew - Minnesota Twins #/110
CARAU-RH Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics #/55
CARAU-RJ Reggie Jackson - Oakland Athletics #/45
CARAU-RJO Randy Johnson - Montreal Expos (R)*
CARAU-RS Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs #/110
CARAU-SC Steve Carlton - St. Louis Cardinals #/110
CARAU-SK Sandy Koufax - Brooklyn Dodgers #/30
CARAU-WB Wade Boggs - Boston Red Sox #/135


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Each hobby box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph

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Shop for 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Baseball Hobby Cases

Each 20-box hobby case is slated to have:

  • 2 Reprint Autographs & 18 Base Autographs

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Product Review

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Acetate cards look great; Rookie Reprints are a nice addition; decent mix of talent in the checklist.

Bad: Base versions are not numbered; massive checklist means plenty of low-value names; another set with the '17 flagship design.

The Bottom Line: Given the one-card-per-box format, 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball is a roll of the dice like one would expect. Helping its case is the appealing acetate design and potential for something big. Buying by the box, duds are to be largely expected, but the pair of reprint hits per case offer a decent option for a rare pull, and there are multiple key players in the base set.

Staff Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.25/5.0

Topps normally seems reluctant to get away from reusing designs and 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball is no different. However, while Clearly Authentic does repurpose the main flagship look, it does so with acetate stock, new player images and an on-card signature. This makes it feel more new than not. I also like the presentation of the clear case and clear card.

The only other option beyond the base autographs and a few parallels, case-hit reprints show less creativity but it’s hard to be too disappointed in an iconic rookie card that is remade with plastic stock and hard-signed. Another selling point is that all of these are numbered to 135 copies or less.

Checklist: 3.75/5.0

So, the main 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball checklist includes 82 cards. Although it’s on the higher side, this is a little misleading as eight rookie players have two versions, but the images are at least different. And it’s not just the low-end rookies as Judge and Benintendi are part of this group.

Most collectors would prefer it if Topps provided general rarity or complete print runs for all autographs that aren’t numbered, but it makes more sense for a set like this. It is even more confusing since they did number the Rookie Reprints. There are also a few retired players that are doubled-up, but these highlight completely different cards.

Value: 3.75/5.0

At around $50-60 per box at the time of this review, boxes are likely to take the under on value, but that is the case for most products. Helping the value is the overall strength of the design and the case hits. The other side of this is the heavy use of rookies and the unknown print runs in the base set.

The Fun Factor: 4.25/5.0

As someone who is not normally a fan of these types of sets, 2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball was a pleasant surprise. Sure, it is still difficult to be super excited about a box with just one card, but I found myself spending a long time examining the card from the front and back. The cards simply look fantastic. It would have been nice to pull a bigger name, but I was more than satisfied by the overall experience.

2017 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Hit Gallery and NPN / Pack Odds

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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Trey is 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.

User Reviews


these are awesome cards however topps needs to work on their card distribution/randomizationwithin their cases. Three of the same card in one case just shouldn’t happen.

Does anyone know why security tape on some cards is centered and off center on others?

John P
John P

Razzing a case online in 2 box increments
so far a
1st Judge Blue Redp & Benny
2nd Vogelbach & Jake Thompson
3rd Judge & Fulmer
4th Votto Blue & Bregman

Not a bad spread considering


I have been very impressed with this product. Out of a case and half, pulled Rookie Reprints of Kris Bryant and Hank Aaron. Pulled an Aaron Judge rookie and Bryce Harper Blue #/25. There are few players that have variation cards. One my be horizontal. If you don’t encase the redemption, buyers would be able to feel the weight difference and know it is a redemption. As far as I can see that the redemption cards are all pretty big names too.


Beautiful cards but way too many garbage players, especially nobody rookies. I got four Dan Vogelbachs in eight boxes. Of several cases opened by various buyers at my local shop only one Judge auto and nothing else of note. Also, some players have photo variations, for example, the Benintendi auto I pulled. Has anyone noticed? Is one scarcer than the other? And why encase a redemption card? Really?????

John Carlson 40/40set Owner
John Carlson 40/40set Owner

Awesome Gold 1/1 cards!! Can’t wait to find the Canseco Gold!!


I do have a question. Are there the same player using different color ink to sign their cards. I have seen red, blue and black.

I like the cards overall

Clearly this is a VERY WATERED down product. Basically two good autos out of a case. My bad for thinking I would find one of the two. Maybe a good buy at $30.00 but not what the price is currently.


I love acetate and cards look great. There’s definitely filler and some bum cases but at $50-60 a box on average, a lot of cases out there appears to be loaded with judge, jeter, ichiro, trout autos et al. Based on odds, there appear to be about 1600 cases made.

I pulled two Judge autos and a Harper out out a series of a few tins which is abnormally lucky but just goes to show that it’s not a terrible gamble.

Question: I notice there’s two Judge redemption autos : card# AJ and card #AJU. I pulled a blue auto #AJU and I notice that the AJU appear to be scarcer. Is the AJU is a variant? Maybe the AJU parallels are scarcer than the stated print run of /99, /50, and /25? Does anyone know? Thanks


I’m diggin the rookie reprints like everyone else but I noticed some of these are not the rookie card year. Like the Rickey Henderson is an 82 and the Ozzie Smith is 83. Wonder why this wasn’t more uniform.


Very nice product at a very reasonable price. Did 2 cases, my retros were Bo, Jeter, Chipper and Mattingly, 2 trouts, an Ichiro, Judge base redemption, 2 Beintendis, and Bryant redemption /50. Lots of dups of guys like Margot, Musgrove, Weaver, Renfroe, and Vogelbach but overall very solid product. Def enjoy the rookie reprints.

Rick Dean
Rick Dean

I just busted a case and got a nice haul. 7 numbered parallels in addition to the reprint autos that are numberd. The only drawback was getting a redemption for Francisco Lindor reprint……in a product like this you would hope to avoid those things. It also would have been nice to see Beltre make it in here, if you had to do a redemption that would be the one.


Korey, contact Tanner above. The very first poster. I’m sure he’d be interested in your Canseco.


Got a Ryon Healy Rookie and a Jose Canseco …not bad. Guess I’ll keep the Healy and sell the Canseco.


would have like to see a card with DALE MURPHY


One Marlins card in the entire set and it’s Ichiro so it is severely short printed. Come on Topps.

Mike Zink
Mike Zink

I can’t wait for the NPN info. With those odds per box? Time to go buy some stamps!

Chad T
Chad T

I can’t wait for this product! I’m buying a case and will be breaking live if anyone wants to watch, most cards will be for sale. Day of or day after release. @calisaintsfan13


I like the look of these clearly authentic cards that they have there.

I am absolutely on board with this product over another buyback. I look forward to the Clearly Authentic Reprint autographs, as I really enjoy the more creative spin on older cards.

Having 15-20 different types of buybacks of the same card is one thing, but doing something like this is quite another.

Great job, Topps!

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