2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball CardsBrand: Topps Baseball
Wedged in the middle of the annual flagship MLB trilogy, 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball adds more rookies and stars to the base set, continues several insert lines, and provides a few new elements.
Building on the Series 1 set, 2018 Topps Series 2 collectors can pick between the standard Hobby box with one autograph or relic, or the Jumbo box that promises one autograph and two relics.
In addition, 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball is part of the Silver Packs promo featuring chromium versions of the 1983 design. Each Hobby box purchase earns one pack, while Jumbo results in two. The promotional set includes limited parallels and autographs, as well.
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Base / Parallels
While the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist rolls in 350 new cards, including key veteran subjects and first-year players, the parallels keep to the status quo.
The overall parallel lineup is provided below including notations for those options specific to a certain format:
- Rainbow Foil - 1:10 packs
- Gold - #/2,018
- Vintage Stock - #/99
- Independence Day - #/76
- Black - #/67 (Hobby/Jumbo)
- Mother's Day Pink - #/50
- Father's Day Powder Blue - #/50
- Memorial Day Camo - #/25
- Clear - #/10 (Hobby)
- Negative (Hobby/Jumbo)
- Platinum - 1/1
- Printing Plates - 1/1
Despite not being mentioned with the initial information, base variations are likely to return.
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Inserts
Dropping several per box, 2018 Topps Series 2 extends S1 insert lines like the 100-card Topps Salute. Averaging 1:4 packs, these offer themed subsets such as Fieldwork, Legends, Notable At-Bats, Rookies, Throwback Jerseys, and Walk-Offs. Looking back, Instant Impacts pinpoints the emergence of 50 superstars from their early days in the league.
Meanwhile, paying tribute to the all-time bombs, Longball Legends (1:8 packs) highlights 50 of the best home runs ever hit. Again going back to '83, the 1983 Topps Baseball (1:4 packs) celebration moves to current rookies and All-Stars.
Each insert can also be found in Blue, Black (#/299), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10) and Platinum (1/1) versions.
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Autographs / Auto Relics
Mainly using the insert lines from the 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball checklist, signed cards include 1983 Topps Baseball Autographs and Topps Salute Autographs (#/99 or less). As far as parallels, 1983 has Black (#/99 or less), Gold (#/50 or less), Red (#/25 or less - Hobby) and Platinum (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo), while Salute features Red (#/25 or less) and Platinum (1/1).
There are also signed swatch cards via Instant Impact Autograph Relics, Longball Legends Autograph Relics, Major League Material Autographs, and the high-end Topps Reverence Autograph Patches. Even more limited are the Red (#/25 or less) and Platinum (1/1) editions for each set.
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Relics / Sketch
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball memorabilia cards are also in good supply with several choices. The Instant Impact Relic and Longball Legends Relic sets both add Red (#/25 or less) and Platinum (1/1) options, while Major League Material comes with Black (#/99 or less), Gold (#/50 or less), Red (#/25 or less) and Platinum (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo) parallels.
Exclusive to Hobby and Jumbo formats, the one-of-one Own The Name relics contain a full nameplate letter from a player's jersey. There are also original Sketch (1/1) card drawings.
Finally, manufactured Topps Team MVP Medallions and MLB All-Star Game Logo Patch cards, which display the actual design used by specific players during their All-Star appearance, are only found in Hobby/Jumbo boxes. These have standard Gold (#/50), Red (#/10) and Platinum (1/1) parallels, as well as Autographs (#/10) for select subjects.
*2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Retail Update*
On the non-hobby side, 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball has retail-only Legends in the Making. This 30-card insert identifies the current players likely to enjoy a lasting legacy. Parallels include Blue (1:12 packs), Black (1:24 packs), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10) and Platinum (1/1). There are also Autograph versions for select subjects, numbered to 10 or less.
Only found in Relic Box blasters, Future Stars takes a look at 50 of the young standouts of MLB. Autographs are limited to 10 or less. Going patriotic, the manufactured MLB Independence Day US Flag Patch set (Blaster only) combines the stars and stripes with baseball's elite. Parallels include Gold (#/99), Blue (#/50), Red (#/25), Platinum (1/1), and Autographs (#/10 or less).
Estimated Release Date: 06/13/2018
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
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 1 Autograph or Relic Card
- 3 Rainbow Foil Parallels
- 9 Topps Salute Inserts
- 9 1983 Topps Inserts
- 4-5 Longball Legends Inserts
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Hobby Jumbo Box Break
- 1 Autograph Card
- 2 Relic Cards
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.
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2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball Checklist
The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.
Base Set Checklist
1983 Topps Baseball Rookies and All-Stars Set Checklist
1983 Topps Baseball Rookies and All-Stars Autographs Set Checklist
Future Stars Set Checklist
Future Stars Autographs Set Checklist
Instant Impact Set Checklist
Instant Impact Relics Set Checklist
Instant Impact Autograph Relics Set Checklist
Legends in the Making Set Checklist
Legends in the Making Autographs Set Checklist
Longball Legends Set Checklist
Longball Legends Relics Set Checklist
Longball Legends Autograph Relics Set Checklist
Major League Material Relics Set Checklist
Major League Material Autographs Set Checklist
MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Set Checklist
MLB All-Star Game Logo Manufactured Patch Autograph Set Checklist
MLB Independence Day U.S. Flag Manufactured Patch Set Checklist
MLB Independence Day U.S. Flag Manufactured Patch Autograph Set Checklist
Own the Name Relics Set Checklist
Topps Reverence Autograph Patch Set Checklist
Topps Salute Set Checklist
Topps Salute Autographs Set Checklist
Topps Team MVP Medallions Set Checklist
Topps Team MVP Medallions Autograph Set Checklist
Sketch Cards Set Checklist