2018 Topps Now Card of the Month Baseball CardsBrand: Topps Now
The 2018 Topps Now Card of the Month baseball cards provide collectors with an exclusive incentive as part of the Topps Now Loyalty Program. These limited COTM releases must be earned rather than purchased from Topps, but the reward aspect of the set is based on having spent a certain amount at Topps' online store.
Very similar to the 2017 Topps Now Loyalty Program, 2018 brings a familiar lineup of tiers: Rookie, All-Star, Hall of Fame and invitation-only Platinum. Basically, you spend money at Topps to earn points that dictate your tier. These tiers open up access to the 2018 Topps Now Card of the Month offerings. Collectors who are All-Stars earn one COTM per season, while Hall of Fame and Platinum members get them every month from April to November.
Limited to one card per household, the COTM cards are only available to those with enough points to achieve All-Star, Hall of Fame or Platinum status in 2018. Collectors must earn at least 500 points to unlock a free Card of the Month card.
Because of the requirements to redeem the 2018 Topps Now Card of the Month cards, overall print runs tend to be on the lower side. For 2017, that meant less than 500 copies for any single month and the majority under 400 copies. However, 2018 has been about double that amount.
Although falling under the same umbrella as the main 2018 Topps Now Baseball cards, COTM has a different numbering system.
See the full Now Loyalty Program details at the Topps website.
2018 Topps Now Card of the Month Checklist Gallery
M-APR Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels RC: Two-Way Phenom Captivates League with Incredible Start
M-MAY Gleyber Torres - New York Yankees RC: 9 HRs in a Month Ties MLB Record for Rookie Second Basemen
M-JUN Juan Soto - Washington Nationals RC: 19-Year-Old Rookie Sets Records Across an Impressive June
M-JUL Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox: 1 ER, 43 Ks Across 4 Starts, Plus 2018 MLB ASG Start Highlight Stellar Month
M-AUG Ronald Acuna Jr - Atlanta Braves RC: 1st 20-Year-Old to Hit 10 HRs in Calendar Month Since 2012
M-SEPT Christan Yelich, Jacob DeGrom: 2nd Cycle of Season, Historic Pitching Streak Highlight September
M-OCT Boston Red Sox: Franchise Best Season Ends with World Series Glory
M-NOV 2018 MLB Award Recipients: Mookie Betts, Blake Snell, Shohei Ohtani, Christian Yelich, Jacob deGrom, Ronald Acuna Jr.