2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces Baseball
New to the hobby scene, 2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces Baseball is a super-premium release that features only game-used and signed baseballs that are also hand-painted with an image of the player.
The very limited production consists of just 15 numbered boxes with 10 balls per box. The boxes are issued in a blind format, like sports cards, so every baseball is kept under wraps until opened. On top of that, boxes are hand-made from maple and ash wood and utilize LED lighting.
2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces Baseball Details
As a very high-end product created for group breakers, all the baseballs in 2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces are one-of-one collectibles. The artwork is supplied by Monty Sheldon, a very well-known name in the collecting world. Sheldon also contributed painted baseballs to 2017 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball.
Of course, the detailed player images are not the only element in play, as every ball is also game-used with MLB certification. And finally, every ball is autographed by the player in question. These signatures are authenticated by Beckett, Fanatics, JSA, MLB, PSA/DNA or Steiner. Every baseball also comes with online access to the comprehensive"Baseball Identity" breakdown, which supplies full details about the origin of the game-used ball, including the full stats and any footage of the actual ball in play.
The main lineup in the 2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces Baseball checklist includes 19 players. All players have three portrait images and three action images, for a total of six different baseballs per subject.
In addition, seven of the top 2018 Rookies are more limited with only three balls per player.
The rarest hits are the 14 different one-of-one Dual options mostly featuring key teammate pairings. These average just one per box.
Supplying the ultimate chase is the one-of-one Babe Ruth sweet spot autograph ball (JSA authenticated). This is the only ball in the product without game-used MLB authentication.
Estimated Release Date: 11/23/2018
Product Configuration: 10 baseballs per box, 15 boxes in total
2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces Baseball Box Break
- 10 Signed, Game-Used and Painted Baseballs
2018 Piece of the Game Authenticated Masterpieces Checklist
2018 Baseball Authenticated Masterpieces Checklist
Rookies - 1.75 per box (3 per player)
Ronald Acuna Jr.
Aaron Judge/Giancarlo Stanton
Bryce Harper/Max Scherzer
Chipper Jones/John Smoltz
Craig Biggio/Jeff Bagwell
Derek Jeter/Mariano Rivera
Jose Altuve/Carlos Correa
Kris Bryant/Anthony Rizzo
Kris Bryant/Anthony Rizzo
Madison Bumgarner/Clayton Kershaw
Mike Trout/Albert Pujols
Mike Trout/Bryce Harper
Rafael Devers/Mookie Betts
Xander Bogaerts/Mookie Betts
Babe Ruth - 1 ball only