2018 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball CardsBrand: Definitive Collection
The second iteration of the premium MLB set, 2018 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball has not lost its refined look, nor its hefty price tag.
Like it promised in the 2017 debut, each 2018 box contains six on-card autographs or autograph relics, and two relics. On top of that, every card is numbered to 50 copies or less.
2018 Topps Definitive Baseball Autographs / Auto Relics
The hit-only 2018 Topps Definitive Baseball checklist provides several different lines, with most being signed. This includes Definitive Autograph Collection, Legendary Autograph Collection, which pays tribute to specific milestones, and Framed Autograph Collection. The Definitive Rookie Autograph set highlights key rookies and offers image variations, while Dual Autograph Collection pairs players with a connection. Each set also has some combination of low-numbered parallels via Green (#/25 or less), Purple (#/10 or less) and Red (1/1).
Tying in a memorabilia piece, Base Autograph Relic Collection displays a horizontal design with a large swatch for top veterans and rookies. There are also limited versions, like Green (#/25), Purple (#/10) and Red (1/1) parallels. The Red cards are actually further broken down into Patch, MLB Logo, Majestic Logo, Jersey Button and Laundry Tag. Tweaking the layout to allow a larger signing area, Definitive Autograph Relic, which covers the veteran and retired players, has Green (#/10), Purple (#/5) and Red (1/1) parallels.
That's not all, however, as 2018 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball features Framed Autograph Patch Collection and Dual Autograph Relic Collection, for notable player combos. Both work with Purple (#/10) and Red (1/1) parallels. Splitting up the patch and signature, Autograph Patch Book Collection is perhaps the most captivating, and easily the largest insert to be found. They also come as a one-of-one Team Logo Patch Red parallel.
2018 Topps Definitive Baseball Relics
Filling two spots in each box, 2018 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball closes with relics it specifically notes are "premium." Jumbo Relic Collection contains swatches taken from the special uniforms worn on the 4th of July, Father's Day, Mother's Day, and Players Weekend, among others. Parallels include Blue (#/35), Green (#/15), Purple (#/5) and Red (1/1). Game-used batting helmet pieces come in Definitive Helmet Collection. The more rare versions include Purple (#/10) and several Red parallels with tags or logos.
Both limited to just one copy per card, there are also Definitive Nameplate Collection, with jersey letters, and Definitive Patch Collection, which contains "unique jersey patches."
Featuring the only autographs that aren't hard-signed, the one-of-one Definitive Cut Signature set is reserved for the legends of the game.
Estimated Release Date: 04/18/2018
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 3 boxes per case
2018 Topps Definitive Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 6 Autograph or Autograph Relic Cards
- 2 Premium Relics
2018 Topps Definitive Baseball Hobby Case Hits
- Autograph Inscription Collection
- Autograph Patch Book Collection
- Definitive Cut Signatures
- Helmet Collection
- Nameplate Collection
- Patch Collection
- Legendary Autograph Collection
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.
2018 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Checklist
The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.
Base Autograph Relic Collection Set Checklist
Definitive Autograph Collection Set Checklist
Definitive Rookie Autographs Set Checklist
Legendary Autograph Collection Set Checklist
Dual Autograph Collection Set Checklist
Framed Autograph Collection Set Checklist
Framed Autograph Patch Collection Set Checklist
Autograph Patch Book Collection Set Checklist
Definitive Autograph Relics Set Checklist
Dual Autograph Relic Collection Set Checklist
Definitive Cut Signatures Set Checklist
Definitive Helmet Collection Set Checklist
Definitive Nameplate Collection Set Checklist
Definitive Patch Collection Set Checklist
Jumbo Relic Collection Set Checklist