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2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards

2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards

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Getting back to the action, 2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer highlights the best players from the domestic league. Among the three hits in every hobby box are two autographs and one jumbo memorabilia card.

Growing the 2018 Topps MLS checklist with more expansion teams, new cards for the Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) players debut in the flagship set. The 2017 product offered the first cards for Atlanta United FC and Minnesota United FC.

2018 Topps MLS Base / Inserts

Making use of a distinct primary design, the 2018 Topps Major League Soccer base set features a diagonal text box with the team logo. There are also colorful parallels numbered to 99 or less.

2018 Topps MLS

Celebrating the top players of MLS, insert choices include Throwback Topps. This retro design is taken from 1988 Topps Baseball. Another option honors the All-Star subjects. Limited parallels come via Orange, Red and Black, which are numbered to 25 copies or less.

2018 Topps MLS

2018 Topps MLS Autographs / Relics

The hit yield in 2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer hobby boxes includes two signed cards. Most will come from the base Autograph version. There are also All-Star Autographs and Throwback Topps Autographs.

2018 Topps MLS

Oversized swatch cards are another box hit, with the Jumbo Relic insert being the primary set. Rare versions like Black Patch offer quality memorabilia pieces, while the Autograph parallel provides an added signature. Numbered to just five copies, Crests of Honor displays multi-color patches.

2018 Topps MLS

Release Date: 05/23/2018
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

2018 Topps MLS Soccer Hobby Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Jumbo Relic

 

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2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Checklist

Base Set Checklist

200 cards.
24 Under 24 subset cards noted.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Orange #/25, Red #/10 (Retail), Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

1 David Villa - New York City FC
2 Will Johnson - Orlando City
3 Anibal Godoy - San Jose Earthquakes
4 Vicente Sanchez - Houston Dynamo
5 Josef Villarreal - Orlando City
6 Chris Tierney - New England Revolution
7 Jonathan Mensah - Columbus Crew SC
8 Marlon Hairston - Colorado Rapids
9 Emmanuel Boateng - LA Galaxy
10 Brek Shea - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
11 Alejandro Bedoya - Philadelphia Union
12 Romain Alessandrini - LA Galaxy
13 Memo Rodriguez - Houston Dynamo
14 Nick Rimando - Real Salt Lake
15 Abu Danladi - Minnesota United FC
16 Sam Cronin - Minnesota United FC
17 Ian Harkes - D.C. United
18 Taylor Kemp - D.C. United
19 Aurélien Collin - New York Red Bulls
20 Brad Guzan - Atlanta United
21 Luis Solignac - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
22 Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
23 Vako - San Jose Earthquakes
24 Sean Johnson - New York City FC
25 Joe Bendik - Orlando City
26 Richie Marquez - Philadelphia Union
27 Nemanja Nikolić - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
28 Kyle Beckerman - Real Salt Lake
29 Tony Beltran - Real Salt Lake
30 Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
31 Haris Medunjanin - Philadelphia Union
32 Nick Lima - San Jose Earthquakes
33 Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
34 David Ousted - D.C. United
35 DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
36 Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
37 Yura Movsisyan - Real Salt Lake
38 Kofi Opare - D.C. United
39 Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
40 Rodney Wallace - New York City FC
41 Diego Rossi - Los Angeles Football Club
42 Kevin Molino - Minnesota United FC
43 Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers
44 Gerso Fernandes - Sporting Kansas City
45 Maximiliano Moralez - New York City FC
46 Yoshimar Yotún - Orlando City
47 Kei Kamara - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
48 Clint Irwin - Toronto FC
49 Sebastián Blanco - Portland Timbers
50 Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
51 Roger Espinoza - Sporting Kansas City
52 Dominique Badji - Colorado Rapids
53 Luis Silva - Real Salt Lake
54 Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
55 Boniek Garcia - Houston Dynamo
56 Hernán Grana - FC Dallas
57 Tim Melia - Sporting Kansas City
58 Victor Ulloa - FC Dallas
59 Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
60 Greg Garza - Atlanta United
61 Chris Seitz - Houston Dynamo
62 Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
63 Dave Romney - LA Galaxy
64 Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
65 Diego Chara - Portland Timbers
66 Zach Loyd - Atlanta United
67 Hector Jimenez - Columbus Crew SC
68 Jeff Larentowicz - Atlanta United
69 Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
70 Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
71 Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
72 Federico Higuain - Columbus Crew SC
73 Bobby Shuttleworth - Minnesota United FC
74 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
75 Miguel Ibarra - Minnesota United FC
76 Shkëlzen Gashi - Colorado Rapids
77 Laurent Ciman - Los Angeles Football Club
78 Yordy Reyna - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
79 Justin Morrow - Toronto FC
80 Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
81 Jahmir Hyka - San Jose Earthquakes
82 Ben Sweat - New York City FC
83 Kelyn Rowe - New England Revolution
84 Jalil Anibaba - New England Revolution
85 Khiry Shelton - Sporting Kansas City
86 Steve Birnbaum - D.C. United
87 Walker Zimmerman - Los Angeles Football Club
88 Christian Ramirez - Minnesota United FC
89 Dairon Asprilla - Portland Timbers
90 Mauro Manotas - Houston Dynamo
91 Scott Sutter - Orlando City
92 Waylon Francis - Seattle Sounders FC
93 Tony Tchani - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
94 Axel Sjöberg - Colorado Rapids
95 Jonathan Spector - Orlando City
96 Benny Feilhaber - Los Angeles Football Club
97 C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
98 Zack Steffen - Columbus Crew SC
99 Teal Bunbury - New England Revolution
100 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
101 Matt Polster - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
102 Jonathan Lewis - New York City FC
103 Sacha Kljestan - Orlando City
104 Matteo Mancosu - Montreal Impact
105 Osvaldo Alonso - Seattle Sounders FC
106 Giovani dos Santos - LA Galaxy
107 Darlington Nagbe - Atlanta United
108 David Accam - Philadelphia Union
109 Marco Donadel - Montreal Impact
110 Will Bruin - Seattle Sounders FC
111 Patrick Mullins - D.C. United
112 Tyler Miller - Los Angeles Football Club
113 Andrew Tarbell - San Jose Earthquakes
114 Erik Hurtado - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
115 Josef Martínez - Atlanta United
116 Cristian Higuita - Orlando City
117 Matt Lampson - Minnesota United FC
118 Ike Opara - Sporting Kansas City
119 Fabian Herbers - Philadelphia Union
120 Marco Ureña - Los Angeles Football Club
121 Adam Jahn - Columbus Crew SC
122 Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
123 Romell Quioto - Houston Dynamo
124 Evan Bush - Montreal Impact
125 Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
126 Harry Shipp - Seattle Sounders FC
127 Joe Willis - Houston Dynamo
128 Bastian Schweinsteiger - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
129 Ethan Finlay - Minnesota United FC
130 Gyasi Zardes - Columbus Crew SC
131 Carlos Vela - Los Angeles Football Club
132 Justin Meram - Orlando City
133 Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
134 Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
135 Alvas Powell - Portland Timbers
136 Stefan Frei - Seattle Sounders FC
137 Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
138 Drew Moor - Toronto FC
139 Ola Kamara - LA Galaxy
140 Maximiliano Urruti - FC Dallas
141 Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
142 Calum Mallace - Los Angeles Football Club
143 Nicolás Lodeiro - Seattle Sounders FC
144 Michael Parkhurst - Atlanta United
145 Daniel Steres - LA Galaxy
146 Julian Gressel - Atlanta United
147 Nick Hagglund - Toronto FC
148 Anthony Jackson-Hamel - Montreal Impact
149 Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
150 Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
151 Ryan Hollingshead - FC Dallas
152 Daniel Royer - New York Red Bulls
153 Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
154 Miguel Almirón - Atlanta United 24
155 Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas 24
156 Maxime Chanot - New York City FC
157 Alphonso Davies - Vancouver Whitecaps FC 24
158 Mikey Ambrose - Atlanta United
159 Yangel Herrera - New York City FC 24
160 Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC 24
161 Héctor Villalba - Atlanta United 24
162 Paul Arriola - D.C. United 24
163 Tyler Adams - New York Red Bulls 24
164 Yamil Asad - Atlanta United 24
165 Alberth Elis - Houston Dynamo 24
166 Cristian Roldan - Seattle Sounders FC 24
167 Carlos Gruezo - FC Dallas 24
168 Albert Rusnak - Real Salt Lake 24
169 Ronald Matarrita - New York City FC 24
170 Diego Rubio - Sporting Kansas City
171 Justen Glad - Real Salt Lake 24
172 Donny Toia - Orlando City
173 Jesse Gonzalez - FC Dallas 24
174 Luciano Acosta - D.C. United 24
175 Jefferson Savarino - Real Salt Lake 24
176 Kekuta Manneh - Columbus Crew SC 24
177 Diego Fagundez - New England Revolution 24
178 Atlanta United
179 Chicago Fire Soccer Club
180 Colorado Rapids
181 Columbus Crew SC
182 D.C. United
183 FC Dallas
184 Houston Dynamo
185 LA Galaxy
186 Los Angeles FC
187 Minnesota United FC
188 Montreal Impact
189 New England Revolution
190 New York City FC
191 New York Red Bulls
192 Orlando City
193 Philadelphia Union
194 Portland Timbers
195 Real Salt Lake
196 San Jose Earthquakes
197 Seattle Sounders FC
198 Sporting Kansas City
199 Toronto FC
200 Vancouver Whitecaps FC

 

Base Image Variations Set Checklist

14 cards. 1:51 packs. CMP#CODE on card back ends in #625.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black 1/1.

1 David Villa - New York City FC
27 Nemanja Nikolić - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
36 Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
50 Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
70 Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
74 Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
100 Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
115 Josef Martínez - Atlanta United
122 Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
128 Bastian Schweinsteiger - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
137 Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
153 Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
154 Miguel Almirón - Atlanta United
160 Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC

 

Base Autographs Set Checklist

55 cards. 1:16 packs. Shop autographs on eBay. 
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/50, Red #/10, Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

Adam Jahn - Columbus Crew SC
Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
Andrew Tarbell - San Jose Earthquakes
Aurélien Collin - New York Red Bulls
Boniek Garcia - Houston Dynamo
Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
Brad Guzan - Atlanta United
C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
Calum Mallace - Los Angeles Football Club
Chris Seitz - Houston Dynamo
Clint Irwin - Toronto FC
Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
David Ousted - D.C. United
Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
Dominic Oduro - Montreal Impact
Drew Moor - Toronto FC
Ethan Finlay - Minnesota United FC
Evan Bush - Montreal Impact
Fabian Herbers - Philadelphia Union
Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
Hector Jimenez - Columbus Crew SC
Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
Jalil Anibaba - Houston Dynamo
Jeff Larentowicz - Atlanta United
Joe Willis - Houston Dynamo
Jonathan Mensah - Columbus Crew SC
Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC 24
Josef Villarreal - Orlando City
Justin Meram - Orlando City
Justin Morrow - Toronto FC
Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
Kei Kamara - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kekuta Manneh - Columbus Crew SC 24
Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas 24
Laurent Ciman - Los Angeles Football Club
Marco Donadel - Montreal Impact
Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
Matt Lampson - Minnesota United FC
Matteo Mancosu - Montreal Impact
Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
Nick Hagglund - Toronto FC
Ola Kamara - Columbus Crew SC
Patrick Mullins - D.C. United
Richie Marquez - Philadelphia Union
Roger Espinoza - Sporting Kansas City
Ryan Hollingshead - FC Dallas
Sam Cronin - Minnesota United FC
Taylor Kemp - D.C. United
Tesho Akindele - FC Dallas
Tim Melia - Sporting Kansas City
Tony Tchani - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Vicente Sanchez - Houston Dynamo
Waylon Francis - Seattle Sounders FC
Zach Loyd - Atlanta United

 

Autographed Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

13 cards. Serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

JR-AB Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
JR-BE Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-CS C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
JR-CT Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
JR-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
JR-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
JR-JMO Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
JR-KR Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
JR-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
JR-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
JR-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
JR-TM Tim Melia - Sporting Kansas City

 

Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

35 cards. 1:34 packs. Serial numbered.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

JR-AB Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
JR-AD Abu Danladi - Minnesota United FC
JR-BE Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-BS Bastian Schweinsteiger - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
JR-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
JR-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-CS C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
JR-CT Cristian Techera - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
JR-CW Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
JR-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
JR-DV David Villa - New York City FC
JR-DVA Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
JR-GDS Giovani dos Santos - LA Galaxy
JR-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
JR-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
JR-JA Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
JR-JAL Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
JR-JMA Josef Martínez - Atlanta United
JR-JMO Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-JP Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
JR-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
JR-KR Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
JR-KW Kendall Waston - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
JR-LN Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
JR-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
JR-MBR Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
JR-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
JR-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
JR-NL Nicolás Lodeiro - Seattle Sounders FC
JR-NN Nemanja Nikolić - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
JR-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
JR-SJ Sean Johnson - New York City FC
JR-TH Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
JR-TM Tim Melia - Sporting Kansas City
JR-VU Victor Ulloa - FC Dallas

 

Crests of Honor Relics Set Checklist

35 cards. 1:572 packs. Serial numbered #/5.

COH-AD Abu Danladi - Minnesota United FC
COH-BE Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
COH-BS Bastian Schweinsteiger - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
COH-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
COH-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
COH-CS C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
COH-CW Chris Wondolowski - San Jose Earthquakes
COH-DA David Accam - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
COH-DB DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
COH-DC Diego Chara - Portland Timbers
COH-DV David Villa - New York City FC
COH-DVA Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
COH-FA Fanendo Adi - Portland Timbers
COH-GB Giles Barnes - Orlando City
COH-GZU Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
COH-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
COH-JA Juan Agudelo - New England Revolution
COH-JAL Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
COH-JM Josef Martínez - Atlanta United
COH-JMO Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
COH-JP Joao Plata - Real Salt Lake
COH-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
COH-KL Kemar Lawrence - New York Red Bulls
COH-KW Kendall Waston - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
COH-LN Lee Nguyen - New England Revolution
COH-LR Luis Robles - New York Red Bulls
COH-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
COH-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
COH-MU Maximiliano Urruti - FC Dallas
COH-NN Nemanja Nikolić - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
COH-SF Stefan Frei - Seattle Sounders FC
COH-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
COH-SJ Sean Johnson - New York City FC
COH-TH Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids
COH-TM Tim Melia - Sporting Kansas City

 

All-Star Set Checklist

22 cards. 1:4 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/10, Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

AS-BS Bastian Schweinsteiger - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
AS-DB DaMarcus Beasley - Houston Dynamo
AS-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
AS-DM Dax McCarty - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
AS-DV David Villa - New York City FC
AS-DVA Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
AS-GDS Giovani dos Santos - LA Galaxy
AS-GG Greg Garza - Atlanta United
AS-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
AS-HG Hernán Grana - FC Dallas
AS-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
AS-JA Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
AS-JK Johan Kappelhof - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
AS-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
AS-MA Miguel Almirón - Atlanta United
AS-MC Michael Bradley - Toronto FC
AS-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
AS-MP Michael Parkhurst - Atlanta United
AS-NN Nemanja Nikolić - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
AS-SF Stefan Frei - Seattle Sounders FC
AS-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
AS-TH Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids

 

All-Star Autographs Set Checklist

6 cards. 1:516 packs. Serial numbered.

AS-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
AS-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
AS-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
AS-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
AS-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
AS-NN Nemanja Nikolić - Chicago Fire Soccer Club

 

Multi-Dimensional Set Checklist

17 cards. 1:6 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/10, Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

MD-AB Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
MD-BE Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
MD-BS Bastian Schweinsteiger - Chicago Fire Soccer Club
MD-BWP Bradley Wright-Phillips - New York Red Bulls
MD-CD Clint Dempsey - Seattle Sounders FC
MD-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
MD-DV David Villa - New York City FC
MD-GDS Giovani dos Santos - LA Galaxy
MD-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
MD-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
MD-JA Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
MD-JM Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
MD-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
MD-KK Kei Kamara - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MD-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
MD-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas
MD-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC

 

Multi-Dimensional Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. 1:1,270 packs. Serial numbered.

MD-AB Andre Blake - Philadelphia Union
MD-BE Brad Evans - Seattle Sounders FC
MD-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
MD-GZ Graham Zusi - Sporting Kansas City
MD-IP Ignacio Piatti - Montreal Impact
MD-JM Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
MD-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
MD-KK Kei Kamara - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
MD-MB Matt Besler - Sporting Kansas City
MD-MH Matt Hedges - FC Dallas

 

Throwback Topps Set Checklist

17 cards. 1:6 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange #/25, Red #/10, Black 1/1.
2018 Topps MLS

TT-BG Brad Guzan - Atlanta United
TT-CR Christian Ramirez - Minnesota United FC
TT-CS C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
TT-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
TT-DV David Villa - New York City FC
TT-DVA Diego Valeri - Portland Timbers
TT-EF Ethan Finlay - Minnesota United FC
TT-JA Jozy Altidore - Toronto FC
TT-JM Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
TT-JMA Josef Martínez - Atlanta United
TT-JME Justin Meram - Orlando City
TT-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
TT-KK Kei Kamara - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
TT-KR Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
TT-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas
TT-SG Sebastian Giovinco - Toronto FC
TT-TH Tim Howard - Colorado Rapids

 

Throwback Topps Autographs Set Checklist

10 cards. 1:516 packs. Serial numbered.
2018 Topps MLS

TT-BG Brad Guzan - Atlanta United
TT-CS C.J. Sapong - Philadelphia Union
TT-DD Dom Dwyer - Orlando City
TT-EF Ethan Finlay - Minnesota United FC
TT-JM Jordan Morris - Seattle Sounders FC
TT-JME Justin Meram - Orlando City
TT-KA Kellyn Acosta - FC Dallas
TT-KK Kei Kamara - Vancouver Whitecaps FC
TT-KR Keegan Rosenberry - Philadelphia Union
TT-MD Mauro Diaz - FC Dallas

 

Review

2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Good insert variety; Crest of Honor relics are impressive; first LAFC cards.

Bad: Very weak signer's list; not a ton of value to pull from boxes.

The Bottom Line: MLS is a tough nut to crack because the value is harder to deliver but the collecting side is still solid. Box prices are a little high for what you get, but fans of the league should find some enjoyment in the set.

Staff Rating:
2.8 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.25/5.0

I can't think of any product line that puts forth such drastic design changes each year. I do admire the effort not to rely on flagship Topps Baseball to supply the look, and the base design definitely has more personality than 2017. Though, I am still torn about the diagonal fill and team logo square in the background.

Inserts include the 1988-based Throwback and the retro-looking All-Star. I like both of these for their old-school feel, especially the All-Star cards. Multi-Dimensional is basically just three player images smashed tougher, but it is a nice change of pace.

I'm not sure if it's just me, but the Jumbo Relics don't seem quite so jumbo. On the other hand, even though the print runs are capped at just five copies, the Crest of Honor cards have some awesome patches.

I know they are easier to work with, but given the limitations of MLS as a whole, getting away from the sticker autographs would be a huge positive. I think having on-card signatures gives that little extra that would go a long way.

Checklist: 2.0/5.0

MLS has some really good players and even some legit stars, but it seems like very few of them were included in the autograph checklist. I imagine it was too late to get Ibrahimović, but where's Giovinco, Schweinsteiger, Altidore, the dos Santos brothers, Gyasi Zardes, Josef Martinez or Bradley Wright-Phillips? And what about someone like Romain Alessandrini or Miguel Almiron?

To be a successful card release, you need top stars or rising talent to sign, and preferably both. This is where 2018 Topps MLS struggles the most.

On the plus side for expansion fans, the base set has the first LAFC cards.

Value: 2.0/5.0

The weakness of the autograph checklist brings down the value for the set. $65-80 per box (at the time of this review) is actually pretty expensive when you look at what you can pull from a box, even with two autographs. As a result of the signers, much of the possible value comes from the rare jersey cards or low-numbered parallels.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

I really do the enjoy the desire to be fresh with the base design. The collector in me had a pretty good time during the break and the review box even produced a bonus hit as it had two relics and two autographs. Most exciting was the Orange parallel for Agudelo that contained part of the ad from the jersey. An extra hit and sweet jersey piece is always more fun.

2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Hit Gallery / NPN Info

The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2018 Topps MLS Major League Soccer Cards, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2018-07-13T13:30:24+00:00 rating 2.8 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 Reviews

  1. Great looking cards! Every year, Topps continues to improve its MLS cards. As an extra addition, the all-star inserts have the league leaders in various categories on the back. Nice touch!

  2. Nice design and photography, sharp colors.

  3. It is not and, thus, should not be confused with Panini. Likewise, the product has a place in the market. Fun. Get something in nearly every pack. Signatures in each box. A jersey in each box. Ideal for kids or the suit builder collector, as opposed to the high-end autograph/relic chaser. Picked up a box out of curiosity. No doubles. Only a few cards short of a base set. The collation quality on this DWARVES, for example, World Cup Prizm. If I see another team card from Iceland, Australia, Panama, Poland, Japan and S Korea any time soon … it will be too soon. Ideal for kids. Ideal for set related folks. Not for the collector looking to pull the auto to return 5x plus on the price of the purchase.

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