2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Cards

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Cards


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A fresh start for a new season means that 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball works with a new design alongside a familiar layout. Once again, Hobby boxes offer one hit while Jumbo brings the box yield to one autograph and two relics.

Likely a plus for many collectors, the 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball design removes the cloudy corners of 2016 to feature a more traditional, full-bleed look. The most obvious design element comes into place with the large text portion at the bottom that showcases two overlapping frame corners where the player's name, team and position can be found. The two frames are "attached" by the team logo. While the removal of the smoky element should please purists, the angled text might ruffle some feathers.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Base / Inserts

The 350-card base set includes top stars and key rookies in the first flagship release for the '17 season. In addition to short prints, limited parallels take multiple forms, including Rainbow Foil (1:10 packs), Gold (#/2017), Vintage Stock (#/99), Black (#/66-Hobby/Jumbo only), Mother's Day Hot Pink (#/50), Father's Day Powder Blue (#/50), Memorial Day Camo (#/25), Clear (#/10-Hobby only), Negative (Hobby/Jumbo only),  Platinum (1/1) and Printing Plates (1/1).

Mixing old and new inserts, 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball features a popular returning set in First Pitch (1:8 packs) that highlights notable celebrity subjects throwing out the ceremonial pitch to start a game. Additional choices include Topps Salute (1:4 packs) which looks to events such as national holidays and special uniforms. Bowman Then & Now (1:8 packs) goes back to the original Bowman debut for top players of today. Also looking to the past, 1987 Topps Baseball (1:4 packs) captures modern players on the distinct design as the release celebrates its 30th anniversary. Lastly, Five Tool (1:8 packs) displays the unique Fire design, courtesy of Tyson Beck.

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Autographs

Many of the 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball premium inserts build on the basics while some are only found in hit form. Topps Salute Autographs is the main signed option and is joined by Postseason Performance Autographs and World Series Champion Autographs. Adding a memorabilia piece are serial numbered Major League Material Autograph Relic, Postseason Performance Autograph Relic and World Series Champion Autograph Relic. All these signed cards include Red (#'d) and one-of-one Platinum parallels.

Although 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball is more of a low-end release, Topps Reverence Autograph Patch skews to the high-end with on-card signatures and a refined design. The numbered Reverence inserts are exclusive to Hobby and Jumbo boxes. Meanwhile, 1987 Topps Baseball Autographs contains stickers or on-card signatures for base and wood-themed parallels such as Maple (#'d) and Birch (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo only)

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Relics

Closing things out in 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball are the various memorabilia sets. Major League Material Relics, Postseason Performance Relics and World Series Champion Autograph Relics largely follow their signed counterparts with base versions along with Red (#'d) and one-of-one Platinum parallels. One-of-one In the Name Relics (Hobby/Jumbo only) showcases a nameplate letter while Cut Signatures (1/1) includes a repurposed autograph.

Exclusive to Hobby and Jumbo boxes, MLB All-Star Team Medallions and MLB Spring Training Logo Patch both opt for commemorative relics. Gold (#'d), Black (#'d), Platinum (1/1) and Autograph (#'d) parallels are also available.

Offering free cards, 2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball is included in the 2017 Topps Baseball Silver Pack promotion.

Release Date: 2/1/2017
Product Configuration: Hobby - 10 cards per pack, 36 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Product Configuration: 
Jumbo - 50 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 6 boxes per case

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Relic Card
  • 9 1987 Topps Inserts
  • 9 Topps Salute Inserts
  • 4 Bowman Then & Now Inserts
  • 4 First Pitch Inserts
  • 4 Five Tool Inserts
  • 3 Rainbow Foil Parallels

2017 Topps Series 1 Baseball Jumbo Box Break

  • 1 Autograph Card
  • 2 Relics Cards
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2017 Topps Series 1 Bryce Harper Topps Salute Red SSP Autograph 4 5 Nationals

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2017 Topps Series 2 Don Mattingly All Star Game Metal Patch Relic Card 72 75

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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. Hopefully the design looks good when it comes out but they should include at least one more hit or if not give us 2 autographs instead of 1.

  2. Beautiful!!!

  3. Topps 2017 Baseball Series 1 the design is really awesome looking i love it a lot.

  4. Hopefully Dansby Swanson is in Series 1

  5. From what I know in the past this not the full list of rookies TOPPS is late at PUTING all the updates up

  6. TOPPS is always late PUTING out updated list

  7. They wait till the last minute so they know which players card photos from last year that they can airbrush with team logos and colors of the new team that they signed with or were traded to during the off season.

  8. Hey Trey it says this product is going to release on Feb.5 which is a Sunday Is it the correct date or is it a different day

  9. Topps will occasionally put a general date when a set is announced. Most releases fall on a Wednesday and that is the case for Series 1.

  10. Release date is Feb 1st

  11. Just please NUMBER the inserts instead of using initials! And don’t repeat the number scheme across series! Continue it!
    Thanks from all the set builders. I know we’re a minority.

  12. I’m glad they are coming out with the wood cards – it makes sense! I made a custom of an ’87 Topps wood of Canseco for my collection last year.

  13. Mike D Dansby Swanson is in Topps Baseball 2017 series 1

  14. Interesting list of 350 base cards for the 2017 set….I assume there will be 10 League Leader cards. Is the list missing 20 cards?

    Of the 350, 30 of them are listed as League Leaders. (I assume 3 players to a card should be 10 LL cards).

    Looking forward to numbers being added to solve this mystery.

  15. Ok checklist but as a Orioles fan kinda disappointing. No Machado, Jones, Hardy, or Tillman? Series 2 must be stacked

  16. Kinda disappointing too as a Reds fan. Caleb Cotham? Would much rather see Straily or Holt as a Red–which we didn’t get in 2016.

  17. Have they announced who will be card #1?

  18. Base numbers should be added this week.

  19. was really hoping david Ortiz was number one

  20. Adam Duvall completely ignored in the All Star section and very limited in recognition even though over 100 RBI and plus 30 home runs.

  21. #1 is Kris Bryant

    No Arenado, Machado, Adam Jones, Arrieta, or Rougned Odor! Come on, Topps!?

  23. OK there is Trout and Bryant so I guess I might survive.

  24. Another chance to get stuck with a Henry Owens auto

  25. Broke a hanger pack yesterday and got an actual 1990 Topps Doug Drabek with foil stamp “REDISCOVER TOPPS”. Wonder what the different assortments might be for these?

  26. Saw a Rickey Henderson 1987 autograph card but it had his name in a blue box rather than the Oakland A’s green like on the non auto card. Mistake by Topps or just the usual screw-up? And McGwire as a Cardinal? In his rookie card year? C,mon Topps!

  27. Ryon Healy must have been substituted for Reggie Jackson in the auto cards…Here’s a question for ya, how many cards from the 1987 insert set are actually players that played in 1987 and are shown with the correct team that they were on that year? McGwire as a Cardinal? Bonds as a Giant? Henderson as an Athletic? Duh…

  28. At least they got Reggie Jackson partially correct, right team in ’87, Oakland but the uniform is from the ’70’s…

  29. Man, the team logos on the 1987 inserts are killing me. Why can’t they use the same logos they did on the original set? Little things like that ruin it for me.

  30. Far too much clutter and worthless junk insert sets, even more than ever. And beware! Four Topps Now code cards all indicated codes had been redeemed, and I just bought two boxes an hour ago. I will not buy anymore of this.

  31. A great product as always. I wish the backs of the base set listed complete player stats instead of just 5 years.

  32. The look of the cards is pretty ugly this year and some of the inserts are difficult to tell apart from the base. I do not like the First Pitch cards and this year they added the MLB network cards of anchors, which really suck. Add in the stamped buyback cards (I swear every one I got were the garbage cards from the late 80’s and early 90’s) and we get one of the worst releases I’ve seen since I got back into collecting a few years ago.

  33. Lots of Detroit Tigers autos/relics.. But why was the last Miguel Cabrera autograph a year ago in series 1? It’s always just relics now for Miggy.. Did he stop signing?

  34. I like the new clean look of this years Topps. I also like the inserts. I am big into them. The ’87s set is good looking and remains me of when j wac a kid in the 80s collecting cards.

    I do like the buy backs as well.

  35. Nice design but needs some foil to sharpen them up. If the set was like the 1 in 10 foil cards, or had foil like 2011 topps id be full in. Same as last year. On top of that I cant get a good price unless I pre order 4 months in advance… Around WIS. the shops charge what the websites do which means 70 bucks for series 1…What happen to the days of going to a shop the day it comes out and get a hobby box for 50.00 and then a week later going up a bit. I’m a set builder and prospector and paying 140 for a jumbo of Bowman when I could get it for 120 the day it came out puts a sour taste in my collecting. I’m trying to be real and support brick and morter shops but come on….

  36. I’m not a fan of the format of the cards or of the inserts. As an Oriole fan you really only get 4 players. Where are all the major O’s? Machado? Schoop? Hardy? Jones? Tillman? O’Day? It’s also missing other key players like Cabrera, Arenado, Posey, and Altuve. Only good thing is the rookies

  37. 350 Cards That Will Stay With Me Until I Die. Such A Beauty.

  38. Always love Topps. Love building the sets. Topps put 2 100 card and 1 50 card insert sets which is really annoying when building the 350 card base set legitimately is hard enough. Overall the looks of the cards look real good the set ideas are really good to except for making them super long, the reprints are a dub excuse for Ad campaigning for rediscoverer Topps. Every thing else is good all around.

  39. Topps is my cards of choice, back to 1970. But cards need to have the players total MLB stats on the back of them. To only list Big Papi’s last 5 seasons stats doesn’t do it for me. The back of Bartolo’s card (coming soon) will make him out to look as if a rookie. BRING BACK THE TOTAL STATS. and the borders too.

  40. First off, I really wanted to give this set NO STARS. Based on the first pack I opened, and saw the Jose Fernandez card. If we want to keep it real, I would have liked to have read something regarding his tragic passing. I mean the last sentence tells how great his (last)performance was on 9/20. I really think Topps blew it here big time. I would have much rather read a snipit on his NLCBP award. Then read just how much he meant to the game, the community, and to the thousands of Cubans who quite possibly might have lost a pitcher who wasn’t just going to be good. He was on a one-way ticket to Cooperstown, and it saddened me that I once again had to relive this tragedy. TOPPS really should have done the right thing here.

  41. Besides that, I bought retail, so I’m a moron and as usual will not get one hit. Maybe some of us would like the opportunity to collect all the cards. There aren’t any stores to go to. I don’t want to buy cards online. Whats the point in having them in Walmart and Target, if you can’t get the best of the best? Personally, I’d rather pay the premium at those stores, than deal with the Internet. I bet most collectors would rather pay more money to have a chance at the better cards. Otherwise, what’s the point?

  42. Just bought 2 retail blaster boxes after Walmart and unpacked a 1/1 junior Guerra printing plate! I like how the cards look. Not bad. Maybe I’ll try a jumbo hobby box

  43. I bought a jumbo pack for $5, I must be still living in the 70’s and 80’s as think is too much for basics cards. Too many weak inserts and I’m not excited about all the league leaders I would prefer 3 combo league leaders. Set could easily scaled down to 300. Also would like playoff and World Series cards in unison. Collecting these cards makes me want focus on older ones.

  44. This year’s release makes me REALLY miss having other companies producing cards. The design is pedestrian and the inserts are really derivative. First Pitch again? MLB Network cards? I’ll probably just buy the complete set when it’s released and concentrate on Heritage this year.

  45. This is probably the worst Topps base set I have ever seen. It looks like a rejected Stadium Club design and the inserts are some of the most unispired cards ever created. There are too many buybacks and they tend to be junk wax with a foil stamp on them. The biggest issue though for me is the lack of value on the boxes especially when compared to other products available. The autos pulled from jumbo boxes tend to be of less than desirable players and the relics are plain at best. I know that this product isn’t collected to make money but there is definitely a disappointment factor in opening a box and realizing that you won’t get close to what you paid for on what you hit. Topps needs to revamp the hit format for this product next year to feel like it is worth it. If Topps had actual competition they would try to make this product worth it for consumers and look better.

  46. good cards, too many insects. complete set 790. I wanted to know if the silver pack cards change in series two. thanks for any help

  47. I think this is an average product. I sort of like the feel of no borders, similar to stadium club. My main problem is the same as most, the angled design on the bottom. I cannot get use to it. The inserts are ok, outside of first pitch and mlb network cards. I don’t care for either. The 5 tool inserts are nice and the 1987 30th anniversary inserts are awesome. My main reason for purchasing 2017 topps series 1 lies within the handful of great rookie cards. I quit buying retail unless i’m just collecting the base set. I’ve started ordering a couple jumbo packs here and there and I’ve had some success. I used to get excited for the basic topps sets but my interest has declined over the past couple seasons. This year it’s the same. Looking forward to bowman, my favorite set to collect.

  48. Topps always good for set builders. Always buy jumbo boxes as there more bang for your buck. Cardboard connection has red salute autos /25 but I pulled a Syndergaard red 5/5. Is there some variation on the print runs?

  49. Why would you make a postseason and World Series relic card and not have the relics come from the postseason? That seems very misleading.

  50. The Way I See This.Insert Cards With 100 In Sets instead Of 15 Or 20 Will Be Harder To Collect, But Less Duplicates.

  51. I just don’t like the look of these at all. The name text and logo ruin it for me.

  52. Way too busy and misformatted. Cards look like an advetsting agency website.

  53. Perhaps I am older than most here. Started collecting in ’77. First off, I always love Topps crisp photos and design but oh, how I long for the days of simple set building. Why sooooo many needless inserts fluffing up a pack? Makes it all so commonplace. I used to love when league leaders were all together..When All-star cards were all together..when you had complete stats..when things didn’t seem so “mish-mosh”. I am happy that Topps has done away with the foil names. Now I don’t have to twist the card every which way just to read the name. Two stars for looks but never more for the set until you back to your roots a bit more. Now get off my lawn!!

  54. I agree with some others this product in retail is not worth it. The Jackie Robinson cards are damaged sometimes too. Retail Topps makes no effort to give you what you pay for. It’s more of a lottery ticket with worse odds than a scratch off. Maybe Judge or Benintendi make this product worth it occasionally but I’d rather spend my money on something more reliable

  55. Nice cards but disappointed over the inserts. Too many to try to find. And I did not get one silver pack and I brought two boxes. My buyback cards sucked!!!

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