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2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball Cards

2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball Cards

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Reserved for just a select few that occupy the highest of high-end MLB collecting, 2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball returns for another season. The luxury set packs over 50 autographs per box and an exclusive invitation for a party featuring Mike Trout.

Tying into the 35th anniversary of 1983 Topps, production is capped at just 83 boxes. Although final pricing is not yet available, the 2017 boxes retailed for over $20,000 each.

2018 Topps Transcendent Baseball Base / Sketch

Using 1983 Topps as the main design inspiration, 2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball includes a silver-framed base set. Every box contains the entire 50-card set, with each card numbered to 83 copies.

2018 Topps Transcendent

Collectors can also find a full set of the 83 Origins Sketch Reproductions (#/83) cards to go with their one hand-drawn Transcendent Moments Sketch (1/1).

2018 Topps Transcendent Baseball Autographs

The 2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball checklist is filled with many on-card signatures, as well. The bulk of these come in the Transcendent Collection Autographs line. Boxes promise 48 signed cards from the Base (#/25), Emerald (#/15) and Purple (#/10) versions. In addition, there are two autographs from the one-of-one Platinum or Red parallels.

All subjects have Image Variation Autographs with the same print runs and parallels as the base autograph set. These feature a new image and design for each player.

2018 Topps Transcendent

As the man of the hour, "The Millville Meteor" gets his own insert set via Mike Trout Through the Years Autographs. The one-of-one set offers one framed card per box and spans the Topps design history from 1952 to 2018.

Among the new choices in 2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball, the Autographed 1952 SuperFractor set reimagines the classic '52 design with the Refractor finish associated with the ultimate modern chase. These come one per box.

2018 Topps Transcendent

Also debuting in 2018, the one-of-one 1983 Autograph Patch and 1983 Cut Signature Jumbo Relic Book cards combine to fall one per box.

2018 Topps Transcendent

Finally, topping off each five-figure box is an Oversized Cut Signature (1/1) card from a subject list that touches on some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, politics and history.

2018 Topps Transcendent

2018 Topps Transcendent Mike Trout VIP Experience

While not a traditional baseball card, per se, there is one more thing in every box of 2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball, and it's pretty sweet. The VIP Experience Invitation allows access to an exclusive party with Mike Trout in attendance. The party takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona, on February 22, 2019. Previous years have included Hank Aaron (2017) and Kris Bryant (2016).

Estimated Release Date: Fall/Winter 2018
Product Configuration: 54 Autographs, 1 Sketch, 2 Complete Sets and 1 VIP Invitation per box

2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • Complete Set of Transcendent Icons Base Cards
  • Complete Set of Origins Sketch Reproductions
  • 50 Transcendent Collection Autographs (#/25 or less)
  • 1 Autographed 1952 SuperFractor (1/1)
  • 1 Mike Trout Through the Years Autograph (1/1)
  • 1 Auto Patch or Cut Signature Relic Book (1/1)
  • 1 Oversized Cut Signature (1/1)
  • 1 Transcendent Moments Sketch (1/1)
  • 1 Mike Trout VIP Experience Invitation

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.

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2018 Topps Transcendent Collection Baseball Checklist

This is a preliminary checklist and subject to change. The full checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

Oversized Cut Signature Set Checklist

83 cards. 1 per box. Serial numbered 1/1.

 

Abbott and Costello – Entertainers
Albert Einstein – Physicist
Alfred Hitchcock – Film Director
Amelia Earhart – Aviator
Andrew Johnson – 17th President of the U.S.
B.B. King – Musician
Babe Didrikson Zaharias – Athlete
Babe Ruth – Outfielder
Barack Obama – 44th President of the U.S.
Bill Clinton – 42nd President of the U.S.
Buffalo Bill Cody – Showman
Calvin Coolidge – 30th President of the U.S.
Charles Lindbergh – Aviator
Charlton Heston – Actor
Chester A. Arthur – 21st President of the U.S.
Chuck Berry – Musician
Cy Young – Pitcher
Dean Martin – Entertainer
Dwight D. Eisenhower – 34th President of the U.S.
Elizabeth Taylor – Actress
Ernest Hemingway – Novelist
Evel Knievel – Stunt Performer
Franklin D. Roosevelt – 32nd President of the U.S.
George H.W. Bush – 41st President of the U.S.
George W. Bush – 43rd President of the U.S.
Gerald Ford – 38th President of the U.S.
Gil Hodges – 1st Baseman
Grover Cleveland – 22nd / 24th President of the U.S.
Harry Houdini – Illusionist/Stunt Performer
Harry Truman – 33rd President of the U.S.
Herb Pennock – Pitcher
Herbert Hoover – 31st President of the U.S.
Honus Wagner – Shortstop
Hugh Hefner – Publisher
Humphrey Bogart – Actor
J. Edgar Hoover – FBI Director
Jack Dempsey – Professional Boxer
Jackie Robinson – 2nd Baseman
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – First Lady of the U.S.
James Buchanan – 15th President of the U.S.
James Gandolfini – Actor
James Monroe – 5th President of the U.S.
Jim Brown – Football Player
Jim Henson – Puppeteer
Jim Thorpe – Outfielder
Jim Valvano – College Basketball Coach
Jimmie Foxx – 1st Baseman
Joe DiMaggio – Outfielder
Joey Ramone – Musician
John Belushi – Actor
John F. Kennedy – 35th President of the U.S.
Knute Rockne – Football Coach
Lauren Bacall – Actress
Leo Durocher – Manager
Lou Gehrig – 1st Baseman
Lyndon B. Johnson – 36th President of the U.S.
Martin Van Buren – 8th President of the U.S.
Maurice Richard – Hockey Player
Mel Ott – Outfielder
Millard Fillmore – 13th President of the U.S.
Mother Teresa – Nun/Missionary
Nap Lajoie – Second Baseman
Nelson Mandela – Political Leader
Orville Wright – Aviator
Roberto Clemente – Outfielder
Roger Maris – Outfielder
Rogers Hornsby – Second Baseman
Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the U.S.
Sadaharu Oh – Baseball Player/Manager
Sammy Davis Jr. – Entertainer
Satchel Paige – Pitcher
Spencer Tracy – Actor
Steve Irwin – Zookeeper
Ted Williams – Outfielder
Theodore Roosevelt – 26th President of the U.S.
Thomas Edison – Inventor
Thurman Munson – Catcher
Tom Petty – Musician
Tris Speaker – Outfielder
William Henry Harrison – 9th President of the U.S.
William Howard Taft – 27th President of the U.S.
William McKinley – 25th President of the U.S.
Woodrow Wilson – 28th President of the U.S.

 


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+.

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  1. Great choice on the focus player this year. Can’t go wrong with Mike Trout. Not too impressed with the names in the Jumbo Cut Auto list though.

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