2018 Topps Tier One Baseball CardsBrand: Topps Tier One
Featuring high-level MLB quality and a format that again only includes hits, 2018 Topps Tier One Baseball packs two autographs and one relic card in each box.
Although it appears not much has changed since 2017 Tier One, there are some new options and refreshed designs.
2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Autographs
With two signed cards per box, on-card autographs are plentiful in the 2018 Topps Tier One Baseball checklist. Each numbered to 299 or less, the bulk of the hard-signed options come via Prime Performers Autographs, with a baseball-seam design, and Break Out Autographs for up-and-coming players, including rookies. Debuting in 2018, the Tier One Talent Autographs insert covers past and present stars, while specifying a notable on-field attribute from their career.
Case-hit Tier One Autograph cards are also sure to impress with a captivating look and on-card signature. All four signed sets include Bronze Ink (#/25), Silver Ink (#/10) and Gold Ink (1/1) parallels.
In addition to these choices, 2018 Topps Tier One MLB includes limited Dual Autographs (#/25 or less), Triple Autographs (#/10 or less) and Cut Signatures (1/1). Printed on acetate stock, the Clear One Autograph line only features top current stars and former legends with a print run no higher than 10 copies.
2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Autograph Relics
Emphasizing game-used memorabilia, the autographed relics in 2018 Tier One come in multiple designs. Autographed Tier One Relic cards match game-worn gear with a signature for over 40 players, plus Dual Relic patch (#/10) and Triple Relic patch (1/1) versions. Expanding on that idea are the Dual Autograph Tier One Relic book cards, which also have a Dual Patch (1/1) parallel.
While the standard auto relic cards utilize a smaller swatch, that is not the case for the jumbo Autographed Prodigious Patches. These cards are each limited to 10 copies (or less) for up to 60 players, adding one-of-one Platinum parallels.
Also one-of-one editions, chase pieces are found with Tier One Autographed Bat Knobs, Tier One Autographed Limited Lumber and Cut Signature Relics, all containing game-used memorabilia. Making the actual pen used in the signing the displayed item of note, Signature Tool Autograph Relic cards bring collectors even closer to the experience.
2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Relics
Closing out the release, each 2018 Topps Tier One Baseball box has one memorabilia card. Most common are the numbered Tier One Relics and Tier One Legends Relics. Both have Dual Relic (#/25) and Triple Relic (1/1) options.
Limited to 10 copies, the Prodigious Patches set incorporates oversized jersey swatches for current players. These have a one-of-one Platinum parallel, as well. Collectors can also try their luck hunting Tier One All-Star Patches (1/1), Tier One Bat Knobs (1/1) and Tier One Limited Lumber (1/1) cards.
Estimated Release Date: 05/16/2018
Product Configuration: 3 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 12 boxes per case
2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 2 Autographs
- 1 Relic Card
2018 Topps Tier One Baseball Hobby Case Hits
- 1 Tier One Autograph
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Contents and designs are subject to change.