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2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Trading Cards

2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Trading Cards

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Delivering on its name, 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series is an autograph-per-pack release for the Doctor Who franchise. This hobby-only product yields a total of four signed cards in every master box.

Despite the focus on autographs, 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series still maintains a 100-card base set that covers the entire timeline of the show. Led, of course, by the various doctors, other base subjects include aliens, allies, companions and villains.

Beyond that, it should not be all that surprising that 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series is comprised of several different signed inserts. Falling in each pack, the autograph checklist includes over 70 subjects, with David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor and James Corden as Craig Owens. In addition to the base Autographs, collectors can also find multi-signed options via Dual Autographs and Triple Autographs.

2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series

Release Date: 6/21/2017
Product Configuration: 5 cards per pack, 4 packs per box, 8 boxes per case

2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Hobby Box Break

  • 4 Autographs
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2016 Topps Dr Who Signature Series #30 Christopher Bowen as Mordred 50 Auto 3j2
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Bonnie Langford blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Deborah Watling blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Ellie Haddington blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Mark Strickson blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Nicholas Briggs blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Peter Purves blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Sarah Sutton blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Simon Williams blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Dan Starkey green 44 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Jami Reid-Quarrell green 10 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph John Levene green 05 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Marnix Van Den Broeke green 43 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Martha Cope green 02 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Nicholas Briggs green 11 50
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Set Checklist

2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Checklist

Base Set Checklist

100 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/50, Yellow #/25, Purple #/10, Red #/5, Gold 1/1.
2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series

1 The First Doctor
2 The Second Doctor
3 The Third Doctor
4 The Fourth Doctor
5 The Fifth Doctor
6 The Sixth Doctor
7 The Seventh Doctor
8 The Eighth Doctor
9 The Ninth Doctor
10 The Tenth Doctor
11 The Eleventh Doctor
12 The Twelfth Doctor
13 Bill
14 Clara Oswald
15 Amy Pond
16 Rory Williams
17 River Song
18 Rose Tyler
19 Mickey Smith
20 Martha Jones
21 Donna Noble
22 Captain Jack Harkness
23 Osgood
24 Sarah Jane Smith
25 Jo Grant
26 Susan Foreman
27 Malohkeh
28 Captain Knight
29 Jackie Tyler
30 Mordred
31 The Master
32 Dalek
33 Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day
34 Androgar
35 Davros
36 Jenny, The Doctor's Daughter
37 Adric
38 Gwen Cooper
39 The Master
40 Rosita
41 General Sanchez
42 Francine Jones
43 Slitheen
44 The Teller
45 Diagoras
46 Oliver Morgenstern
47 Nyssa
48 The Silent
49 Victoria Waterfield
50 Vislor Turlough
51 Toby Zed
52 Ianto Jones
53 Ms. Delphox
54 Weeping Angel
55 Strax
56 Jenny Flint
57 Madame Vastra
58 Zygon
59 Mels
60 Hila Tacorien
61 Romana
62 Lilith
63 Kahler-Tek
64 Kahler-Jex
65 Steven Taylor
66 Wilfred Moff
67 Professor Alison Docherty
68 Danny Pink
69 Alonso Frame
70 Missy
71 Ood Sigma
72 Psi
73 Leela
74 Roman Groom
75 John Benton
76 Cathica Santini Khadeni
77 Winifred Bambera
78 Cybermen
79 Craig Owens
80 Kate Stewart
81 The Beast from The Pit
82 The Valeyard
83 Gantok
84 Group Captain Ian Gilmore
85 Ashildr
86 Clive Jones
87 Kirsty McLaren
88 Von Weich
89 Arnold Golightly
90 Cline
91 Jamie McCrimmon
92 Ace
93 Colony Sarff
94 The Controller
95 Mel
96 Pete Tyler
97 Clifford Jones
98 Richard Nixon
99 Professor Yana
100 Ida Scott

 

Autographs Set Checklist

87 cards. Shop on eBay.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/50, Yellow #/25, Purple #/10, Red #/5, Gold 1/1.
2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series

Adjoa Andoh as Francine Jones
Adrian Scarborough as Kahler-Jex
Alex Kingston as River Song
Andrew Brooke as Kahler-Tek
Angela Bruce as Winifred Bambera
Annette Badland as Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day
Arthur Darvill as Rory Williams
Barnaby Edwards as Dalek
Ben Righton as Oliver Morgenstern
Bernard Cribbins as Wilfred Mott
Billie Piper as Rose Tyler
Bonnie Langford as Mel
Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler
Carol Anne Ford as Susan Foreman
Catrin Stewart as Jenny Flint
Chris Bowen as Mordred
Christina Cole as Lilith
Christine Adams as Cathica Santini Khadeni
Claire Rushbrook as Ida Scott
Colin Baker as The Sixth Doctor
Dan Starkey as Strax
David Garfield as Von Weich
David Gooderson as Davros
David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor
Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield
Derek Jacobi as Professor Yana
Elizabeth Fost as Slitheen
Ellie Haddington as Professor Alison Docherty
Eric Loren as Diagoras
Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper
Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon
Freema Agyeman as Martha Jones
Gabriel Woolf as The Beat In The Pit
Gareth David-Lloyd as Ianto Jones
Geoffrey Beevers as The Master
Georgia Moffett as Jenny
Hannah Gordon as Kirsty McLaren
Ingrid Oliver as Osgood
James Corden as Craig Owens
Jami Reid-Quarrell as Colony Sarff
Jenna Coleman as Clara Owald
Joe Dempsie as Cline
John Barrowman as Capt. Jack Harkness
John Levene as John Benton
John Simm as The Master
Jonathan Bailey as Psi
Kate Stewart as Jemma Redgrave
Katy Manning as Jo Grant
Keeley Hawes as Ms. Delphox
Kemi-Bo Jacobs as Hila Tacorien
Lalla Ward as Romana
Louise Jameson as Leela
Mark Gatiss as Gantok
Mark Strickson as Vislor Turlough
Marnix van den Broeke as The Silence
Martha Cope as The Controller
Matthew Waterhouse as Adric
Michael Brandon as General Sanchez
Michael Goldsmith as Roman Groom
Michael Jayston as The Valeyard
Michelle Gomez as Missy
Neve McIntosh as Madame Vastra
Nicholas Briggs as Cybermen
Nina Toussaint-White as Mels
Noel Clarke as Mickey Smith
Paul McGann as The Eighth Doctor
Peter Davison as The Fifth Doctor
Peter De Jersey as Androgar
Peter Purves as Steven Taylor
Ralph Watson as Captain Knight
Richard Hope as Malohkeh
Ross Mullan as The Teller
Russell Tovey as Alonso Frame
Samuel Anderson as Danny Pink
Sarah Louisse Madison as Weeping Angel
Sarah Sutton as Nyssa
Shaun Dingwall as Pete Tyler
Simon Williams as Captain Ian Gilmore
Sophie Aldred as Ace
Stewart Bevan as Clifford Jones
Stuart Milligan as Richard Nixon
Sylvester McCoy as The Seventh Doctor
Tom Baker as The Fourth Doctor
Tom Goodman-Hill as Arnold Golightly
Trevord Laird as Clive Jones
Velile Tshabalala as Rosita
Will Thorp as Toby Zed

 

Dual Autographs Set Checklist

4 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold 1/1.

Alex Kingston / Nina Toussaint-White
Billie Piper / Freema Agyeman
Jenna Coleman / Samuel Anderson
Michelle Gomez / Ingrid Oliver

 

Triple Autographs Set Checklist

3 cards.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold 1/1.

 

Billie Piper / Freema Agyeman / Noel Clarke
David Tennant / Derek Jacobi / John Simm
Jenna Coleman / Ingrid Oliver / Jemma Redgrave

Product Review

2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Massive autograph lineup, the definition of simplicity, decent rarity per box.

Bad: Very tough base set to build, little variety, only a few top-level autograph names.

The Bottom Line: Possibly the most basic Topps set in some time, Doctor Who Signature Series provides four autographs per box, and not much else. After many years of traditional formats that emphasize multiple inserts and/or even more possible hits, this could be a refreshing change for collectors, or leave them feeling unfulfilled.

Staff Rating:
3.6 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.75/5.0

It might be a shock for some, but 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series has just one main design. Featuring the character name in a Doctor Who-decorated text box, the side and top of the frame displays a color that corresponds to the base (teal) or a few color parallels. Other than the character image, that’s about it. Backs leave space for larger bios.

Although the card stock is nothing of note, the glossy finish on the front has a very nice shine to it. Signed parallels add a sticker autograph and text that indicates the actor who played the character in the series. The only options that differ from this layout are the multi-signed cards, which are quite rare.

Checklist: 3.5/5.0

Topps Doctor Who Signature Series has a huge autograph checklist with 87 signers. If you are looking for depth, you’ve come to the right place. Naturally, the flip side to depth is the overall appeal of the subjects. Hardcore fans can better appreciate the more obscure subjects but the bigger names seem to be in relatively minimal supply overall.

Nevertheless, several key names are in the mix, including Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Alex Kingston (River Song) and John Simm (The Master), along with several of the Doctors. Even popular late-night host James Corden has a signed card based on his portrayal of Craig Owens.

Value: 3.5/5.0

Currently priced in the $95-100 range, the yield is decent considering you get four autographs when most entertainment sets deliver 1-2 for around the same price. Part of the difference there, however, is that non-sport autographs tend to be on-card, and you also get all or most of the base set and a good start on the insert sets.

As Doctor Who Signature Series has no inserts and the base set would require a lot of work to build, collectors must decide if four random sticker autographs are worth the price of admission.

While it varies based on the character, the low-numbered base parallels do provide some moderate value. Although you are very unlikely to pull one, the Dual and Triple Autographs cards are another source of value.

The Fun Factor: 3.75/5.0

For me, 2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series is stuck in a place where it’s not a low-end, flagship-type set, but also not really a one-pack, hit-heavy product. While I would have liked more variety, I appreciate the simplistic nature and realize it might directly appeal to collectors who just want base and autograph cards without all the fuss.

I guess what I don’t understand is why they didn’t just make the packs into jumbos so collectors could more easily build the base set while still maintaining the hit-per-pack selling point.

2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Hit Gallery and NPN / Pack Odds

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2016 Topps Dr Who Signature Series #47 Sarah Sutton as Nyssa Auto Card 0c3
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Derek Jacobi blue
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Alex Kingston green 01 50 FIRST
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Arthur Darvill green 39 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Billie Piper green 39 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Derek Jacobi green 22 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Hannah Gordon green 13 50
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Alex Kingston yellow 21 25
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Arthur Darvill yellow 08 25
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Georgia Moffett yellow 03 25
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Hannah Gordon yellow 14 25
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2017 Doctor Who Signature Series autograph Ingrid Oliver yellow 22 25
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2017 Topps Doctor Who Signature Series Trading Cards, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2017-07-14T14:00:04+00:00 rating 3.6 out of 5

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 Comments

  1. Any idea what the cost per pack will be? Some of the early estimates per box are around $80 but with only 4 packs to a box, that would make this a pretty costly set to collect.

  2. I’m seeing $85-90 per box in pre-sales right now so roughly $20-25 per pack.

  3. I’ve been trying to research all three series online (2015, 2016, and 2017) in hopes of finding an answer so perhaps you can help me. In the 2016 series at least, I’m not sure if they continued this type, there appears to be two different kinds of costume relic cards? The ones with larger series of 100, rhat’s what I saw for one character anyways, some characters seem far larger at 400-600 … But then I’ve something called “Parallel” relics that seem limited to 10 cards?? What is the difference if the costumes fragments are all from official wardrobe pieces?

    And, on the chance I do get some assistance here, I suppose I’ll ask to be sure. Are these the only two types of costume relic cards or are there more? Also, any idea why they cut out costume cards from the 2017 set? There might not be as much available from the older new seasons now, but certainly there’s a lot from Twelve’s run alone, if not stuff to be scrounged up from Eleven’s too (and heck, those neglected from Nine and Ten, along with the appearances made in the Anniversary episode).

    Thanks in advance for humoring me!

  4. Elle: Parallels are a common feature in the trading card world. Fundamentally, there is no difference between these and the main versions of cards. However, they are more rare than the base edition of the card, and, as you stated, many are numbered to a specific production number. Although both are for Doctor Who, the sets you are referring to in 2016 and 2017 are different sets, so that is why they have different options (Timeless vs Signature Series).

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