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2018 Topps US Winter Olympics and Paralympics Team Hopefuls Trading Cards

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics and Paralympics Team Hopefuls Trading Cards

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Tap into the excitement of the PyeongChang Olympics with 2018 Topps US Winter Olympics and Paralympic Team Hopefuls! Exclusively covering some of America's best, the hobby-only boxes include one autograph and two relics.

Last seen for the 2016 Summer Games, collectors have a new wave of athletes to obtain, albeit in a much colder setting, as well as a special insert for Olympic skiing legend Lindsey Vonn.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics Team Base / Inserts

Because the 2018 Topps US Winter Olympics checklist is set in advance, the release applies to many of those who ultimately make the squad, and some of those who aspire to but come up short. Featuring both the Olympic and Paralympic Team hopefuls, the base set has Bronze parallels at one per pack, plus USA Flag, Gold (#/25), and FoilFractor (1/1) versions.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

Honoring previous medalists, the Podium Image Variation cards replace the base photo with an image of their crowning moment. Other inserts include Did You Know?, which takes a deeper look at the athletes while adding full-bleed images, and For Pride and Country. Paying tribute to an Olympic icon, Lindsey Vonn Career Milestones looks back at her career with cards that fall 1:12 packs.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

There are also numbered USA Flag and Limited Edition (1/1) parallels for each insert except for Did You Know.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics Team Autographs / Relics

Promising one autograph and two relics per box, 2018 Topps US Winter Olympics Team is simple but effective. The primary Autograph set mirrors the base set in design and with the low-numbered USA Flag (#/25), Gold (#/25), and Limited Edition (1/1) versions.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

Looking to the past, the Olympic Champions Autograph insert is a case hit with a design sure to evoke some patriotism. These also have Gold (#/25) and Limited Edition (1/1) parallels. In addition, Vonn is singled out with rare Lindsey Vonn Career Milestones Autographs.

Supplying the final two hits in 2018 Topps US Winter Olympics and Paralympic Team Hopefuls, collectors can find standard memorabilia cards and commemorative relics. The Team USA Memorabilia Pieces set also comes in Silver, Gold (#/25) and Limited Edition (1/1), plus a manufactured Jumbo Wreath parallel.

Fully on the manufactured side, numbered USOC Insignia Commemorative Relic cards apply the official logo. These add Silver, USA Flag (#/50) and Gold (#/25) options. Finally, the Achievement Medallion (#/99) set celebrates past performances.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

Release Date: 01/26/2018
Product Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case

2018 Topps US Winter Olympic and Paralympic Team Hopefuls Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 2 Relic Cards
  • 2 Lindsey Vonn Inserts
  • 24 Bronze Parallels

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Set Checklist

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics Team Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Bronze (1 per pack), U.S. Flag #/99, Gold #/25, FoilFractor 1/1.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

US-1 Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
US-2 Jared Goldberg - Alpine Skiing
US-3 Julia Mancuso - Alpine Skiing
US-4 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
US-5 Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing
US-6 Aja Evans - Bobsled
US-7 Elana Meyers Taylor - Bobsled
US-8 Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
US-9 Kehri Jones - Bobsled
US-10 Steven Langton - Bobsled
US-11 Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
US-12 Adam Rippon - Figure Skating
US-13 Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
US-14 Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
US-15 Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
US-16 Karen Chen - Figure Skating
US-17 Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
US-18 Vincent Zhou - Figure Skating
US-19 Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
US-20 McRae Williams - Freestyle Skiing
US-21 Alex Shibutani - Figure Skating
US-22 Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
US-23 Maia Shibutani - Figure Skating
US-24 Zachary Donohue - Figure Skating
US-25 Charlie White - Figure Skating
US-26 Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
US-27 Erin Hamlin - Luge
US-28 Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
US-29 Rico Roman - Sled Hockey
US-30 Amy Purdy - Snowboarding
US-31 Evan Strong - Snowboarding
US-32 Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
US-33 Mike Minor - Snowboarding
US-34 John Daly - Skeleton
US-35 Matt Antoine - Skeleton
US-36 Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
US-37 Brittany Bowe - Long Track Speedskating
US-38 Heather Bergsma - Long Track Speedskating
US-39 Jessica Smith - Short Track Speedskating
US-40 Joey Mantia - Long Track Speedskating
US-41 John-Henry Krueger - Short Track Speedskating
US-42 Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
US-43 Jon Lillis - Freestyle Skiing
US-44 Madison Chock - Figure Skating
US-45 Chris Lillis - Freestyle Skiing
US-46 Declan Farmer - Sled Hockey
US-47 John Shuster - Curling
US-48 Evan Bates - Figure Skating
USA-1 Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
USA-2 Jared Goldberg - Alpine Skiing
USA-3 Julia Mancuso - Alpine Skiing
USA-4 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
USA-5 Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing
USA-6 Aja Evans - Bobsled
USA-7 Elana Meyers Taylor - Bobsled
USA-8 Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
USA-9 Kehri Jones - Bobsled
USA-10 Steven Langton - Bobsled
USA-11 Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
USA-12 Adam Rippon - Figure Skating
USA-13 Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
USA-14 Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
USA-15 Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
USA-16 Karen Chen - Figure Skating
USA-17 Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
USA-18 Vincent Zhou - Figure Skating
USA-19 Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
USA-20 McRae Williams - Freestyle Skiing
USA-21 Alex Shibutani - Figure Skating
USA-22 Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
USA-23 Maia Shibutani - Figure Skating
USA-24 Zachary Donohue - Figure Skating
USA-25 Erin Hamlin - Luge
USA-26 Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
USA-27 Rico Roman - Sled Hockey
USA-28 Amy Purdy - Snowboarding
USA-29 Evan Strong - Snowboarding
USA-30 Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
USA-31 John Daly - Skeleton
USA-32 Matt Antoine - Skeleton
USA-33 Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
USA-34 Brittany Bowe - Long Track Speedskating
USA-35 Heather Bergsma - Long Track Speedskating
USA-36 Jessica Smith - Short Track Speedskating
USA-37 Joey Mantia - Long Track Speedskating
USA-38 John-Henry Krueger - Short Track Speedskating
USA-39 Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
USA-40 Charlie White - Figure Skating
USA-41 Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
USA-42 Madison Chock - Figure Skating
USA-43 Declan Farmer - Sled Hockey
USA-44 John Shuster - Curling
USA-45 Evan Bates - Figure Skating

 

Podium Image Variations Set Checklist

10 cards. 1:62 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: U.S. Flag #/99, Gold #/25, FoilFractor 1/1.

BPV-AE Aja Evans - Bobsled
BPV-BM Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
BPV-CW Charlie White - Figure Skating
BPV-DL Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
BPV-EH Erin Hamlin - Luge
BPV-GG Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
BPV-LV Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
BPV-MA Matt Antoine - Skeleton
BPV-MD Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
BPV-SD Shani Davis - Speed Skating

 

Base Autographs Set Checklist

89 cards. Shop on eBay.
PARALLEL CARDS: U.S. Flag #/25, Gold #/25, FoilFractor 1/1.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

US-1 Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
US-2 Jared Goldberg - Alpine Skiing
US-3 Julia Mancuso - Alpine Skiing
US-4 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
US-5 Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing
US-6 Aja Evans - Bobsled
US-7 Elana Meyers Taylor - Bobsled
US-8 Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
US-9 Kehri Jones - Bobsled
US-10 Steven Langton - Bobsled
US-11 Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
US-12 Adam Rippon - Figure Skating
US-13 Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
US-14 Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
US-15 Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
US-16 Karen Chen - Figure Skating
US-17 Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
US-18 Vincent Zhou - Figure Skating
US-19 Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
US-20 McRae Williams - Freestyle Skiing
US-21 Alex Shibutani - Figure Skating
US-22 Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
US-23 Maia Shibutani - Figure Skating
US-24 Zachary Donohue - Figure Skating
US-25 Charlie White - Figure Skating
US-26 Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
US-27 Erin Hamlin - Luge
US-28 Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
US-29 Rico Roman - Sled Hockey
US-30 Amy Purdy - Snowboarding
US-31 Evan Strong - Snowboarding
US-32 Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
US-33 Mike Minor - Snowboarding
US-34 John Daly - Skeleton
US-35 Matt Antoine - Skeleton
US-36 Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
US-37 Brittany Bowe - Long Track Speedskating
US-39 Jessica Smith - Short Track Speedskating
US-40 Joey Mantia - Speed Skating
US-41 John-Henry Krueger - Speed Skating
US-42 Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
US-43 John Lillis - Freestyle Skiing
US-44 Madison Chock - Figure Skating
US-45 Chris Lillis - Freestyle Skiing
US-47 John Shuster - Curling
US-48 Evan Bates - Figure Skating
USA-1 Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
USA-2 Jared Goldberg - Alpine Skiing
USA-3 Julia Mancuso - Alpine Skiing
USA-4 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
USA-5 Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing
USA-6 Aja Evans - Bobsled
USA-7 Elana Meyers Taylor - Bobsled
USA-8 Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
USA-9 Kehri Jones - Bobsled
USA-10 Steven Langton - Bobsled
USA-11 Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
USA-12 Adam Rippon - Figure Skating
USA-13 Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
USA-14 Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
USA-15 Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
USA-16 Karen Chen - Figure Skating
USA-17 Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
USA-18 Vincent Zhou - Figure Skating
USA-19 Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
USA-20 McRae Williams - Freestyle Skiing
USA-21 Alex Shibutani - Figure Skating
USA-22 Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
USA-23 Maia Shibutani - Figure Skating
USA-24 Zachary Donohue - Figure Skating
USA-25 Erin Hamlin - Luge
USA-26 Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
USA-27 Rico Roman - Sled Hockey
USA-28 Amy Purdy - Snowboarding
USA-29 Evan Strong - Snowboarding
USA-30 Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
USA-32 John Daly - Skeleton
USA-33 Matt Antoine - Skeleton
USA-34 Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
USA-35 Brittany Bowe - Long Track Speedskating
USA-37 Jessica Smith - Short Track Speedskating
USA-38 Joey Mantia - Long Track Speedskating
USA-39 John-Henry Krueger - Short Track Speedskating
USA-40 Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
USA-41 Charlie White - Figure Skating
USA-42 Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
USA-45 Madison Chock - Figure Skating
USA-47 John Shuster - Curling
USA-48 Evan Bates - Figure Skating

 

Achievement Comemorative Medallions Set Checklist

13 cards. Serial numbered #/99. 1:119 packs.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

AMC-AP Amy Purdy - Snowboarding
AMC-AW Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
AMC-BM Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
AMC-CW Charlie White - Figure Skating
AMC-DU Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
AMC-GG Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
AMC-JA Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
AMC-JG Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
AMC-JS John Shuster - Curling
AMC-LV Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
AMC-MV Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
AMC-SD Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
AMC-SL Steven Langton - Bobsled

 

Did You Know? Set Checklist

17 cards. 1:3 packs.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

DYK-AW Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
DYK-BM Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
DYK-CK Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
DYK-CW Charlie White - Figure Skating
DYK-DL Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
DYK-DU Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
DYK-EH Erin Hamlin - Luge
DYK-GG Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
DYK-JD Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
DYK-JG Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
DYK-JS John Shuster - Curling
DYK-KG Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
DYK-LV Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
DYK-MA Matt Antoine - Skeleton
DYK-MH Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
DYK-RR Rico Roman - Sled Hockey
DYK-SD Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating

 

For Pride and Country Set Checklist

27 cards. 1:6 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: U.S. Flag #/99, Gold #/25, FoilFractor 1/1.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

PAC-AE Aja Evans - Bobsled
PAC-AS Alex Shibutani - Figure Skating
PAC-BB Brittany Bowe - Long Track Speedskating
PAC-CK Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
PAC-CW Charlie White - Figure Skating
PAC-DL Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
PAC-EH Erin Hamlin - Luge
PAC-GG Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
PAC-JA Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
PAC-JD John Daly - Skeleton
PAC-JG Jared Goldberg - Alpine Skiing
PAC-JP Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
PAC-JS Jessica Smith - Short Track Speedskating
PAC-KC Karen Chen - Figure Skating
PAC-KG Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
PAC-KJ Kehri Jones - Bobsled
PAC-LV Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
PAC-MA Matt Antoine - Skeleton
PAC-MD Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
PAC-MH Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
PAC-MS Maia Shibutani - Figure Skating
PAC-MW McRae Williams - Freestyle Skiing
PAC-NC Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
PAC-SD Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
PAC-SL Steven Langton - Bobsled
PAC-SN Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing
PAC-ZD Zachary Donohue - Figure Skating

 

Lindsey Vonn Career Milestones Set Checklist

15 cards. 1:12 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: U.S. Flag #/99, Gold #/25, FoilFractor 1/1.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

LV-1 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-2 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-3 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-4 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-5 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-6 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-7 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-8 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-9 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-10 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-11 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-12 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-13 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-14 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-15 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing

 

Lindsey Vonn Career Milestones Autographs Set Checklist

15 cards. Serial numbered #/5.

LV-1 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-2 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-3 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-4 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-5 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-6 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-7 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-8 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-9 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-10 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-11 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-12 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-13 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-14 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
LV-15 Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing

 

Olympic Champions Autographs Set Checklist

4 cards. 1:600 packs. Serial numbered #/100 or less.
PARALLEL CARDS: U.S. Flag #/25, Gold #/25, FoilFractor 1/1.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

OC-BB Brian Boitano - Figure Skating
OC-JW Johnny Weir - Figure Skating
OC-KY Kristi Yamaguchi - Figure Skating
OC-MK Michelle Kwan - Figure Skating

 

Team USA Memorabilia Pieces Set Checklist

31 cards. 1:46 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver Relic #/99, Manufactured Jumbo Wreath #/50, Gold Relic #/25, FoilFractor Prime Relic 1/1.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

TMC-AE Aja Evans - Bobsled
TMC-AR Adam Rippon - Figure Skating
TMC-BB Brittany Bowe - Long Track Speedskating
TMC-CK Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
TMC-CW Charlie White - Figure Skating
TMC-DL Devin Logan - Freestyle Skiing
TMC-DU Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
TMC-EH Erin Hamlin - Luge
TMC-EM Elana Meyers Taylor - Bobsled
TMC-ES Evan Strong - Snowboarding
TMC-GG Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
TMC-JA Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
TMC-JD John Daly - Skeleton
TMC-JE Jared Goldberg - Alpine Skiing
TMC-JG Jamie Greubel Poser - Bobsled
TMC-JI Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
TMC-JN Joey Mantia - Long Track Speedskating
TMC-JT Jessica Smith - Short Track Speedskating
TMC-KC Karen Chen - Figure Skating
TMC-KG Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
TMC-KJ Kehri Jones - Bobsled
TMC-LV Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
TMC-MA Matt Antoine - Skeleton
TMC-MD Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
TMC-MH Madison Hubbell - Figure Skating
TMC-MW McRae Williams - Freestyle Skiing
TMC-NC Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
TMC-SD Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
TMC-SL Steven Langton - Bobsled
TMC-SN Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing
TMC-ZD Zachary Donohue - Figure Skating

 

USOC Insignia Commemorative Relics Set Checklist

23 cards. Serial numbered #/99. 1:68 packs.
PARALLEL CARDS: Silver #/50, U.S. Flag Emblem #/50, Gold Medal Medallion #/25.
2018 Topps US Winter Olympics

ICR-AE Aja Evans - Bobsled
ICR-AP Amy Purdy - Snowboarding
ICR-AW Ashley Wagner - Figure Skating
ICR-BM Bode Miller - Alpine Skiing
ICR-CK Chloe Kim - Snowboarding
ICR-CW Charlie White - Figure Skating
ICR-DU Danelle Umstead - Alpine Skiing
ICR-EH Erin Hamlin - Luge
ICR-ES Evan Strong - Snowboarding
ICR-GG Gracie Gold - Figure Skating
ICR-JA Jeremy Abbott - Figure Skating
ICR-JD John Daly - Skeleton
ICR-JE Jessie Diggins - Nordic Skiing
ICR-JN Joey Mantia - Long Track Speedskating
ICR-KC Karen Chen - Figure Skating
ICR-KG Keith Gabel - Snowboarding
ICR-KJ Kehri Jones - Bobsled
ICR-LV Lindsey Vonn - Alpine Skiing
ICR-MD Meryl Davis - Figure Skating
ICR-NC Nathan Chen - Figure Skating
ICR-RR Rico Roman - Sled Hockey
ICR-SD Shani Davis - Long Track Speedskating
ICR-SN Steven Nyman - Alpine Skiing

 

Review

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: Extra hits in most boxes; Chloe Kim autographs; affordable box price.

Bad: More manufactured hits; pretty weak autograph checklist for 2018 stars; designs are bland.

The Bottom Line: The 2018 Topps US Winter Olympics set is a mixed bag, but if collectors want cards for the Pyeongchang Games, this is the only option. The big signers are not enough to offset the average design and weaker overall checklist, but the bonus hits and chance for Chloe Kim autographs still makes for an exciting break.

Staff Rating:
3.5 / 5.0

Card Design: 2.75/5.0

Like past Olympic card products, this is a bland set when it comes to design. Base cards have a thick frame which results in the look of a generic portrait. Base autographs use this same design but add a sticker signature. I like the star-background design better in comparison, but this is only in the Olympic Champions autograph set.

Inserts are minimal with the mostly full-bleed Did you Know and the flag-filled For Pride & Country. I think the Lindsey Vonn Career Milestones insert is the most fun as it captures the winter feel with snow and trees.

Even though they are numbered, the manufactured insignia cards are hard to get excited about. I do feel the commemorative medallions look pretty striking compared to the rubber logos. Also, the memorabilia set does a solid job tapping into the patriotic element with a flag background.

Checklist: 3.5/5.0

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics has an odd checklist. First, the 93-card base set is actually one small base set that has essentially been doubled. There are new images for each athlete, but still. Why not go deeper into the list of 2018 options rather than adding second cards for many? I understand that Topps was trying to guess who would even qualify but depth would have been better.

Again, I realize that it is impossible to predict the future, but the overall autograph set seems pretty light on 2018 stars. Yes, Chloe Kim was a big addition and helps considerably. But beyond that you have Lindsey Vonn, Karen Chen, Nathan Chen, Adam Rippon, Jessie Diggins and not a lot else. Sure, Ashley Wagner and Gracie Gold both could have been big options, but neither competed in 2018. The signature lineup does seem very heavy on figure skaters. And of course Mikaela Shiffrin would have been an obvious autograph candidate, but it didn't work out for whatever reason.

Helping the autograph checklist are the past figure skating stars like Brian Boitano, Kristi Yamaguchi and Michelle Kwan. Johnny Weir is especially relevant in 2018 given his role as a commentator.

Value: 3.75/5.0

The place where 2018 Topps US Winter Olympics boxes shine most is the value. Each box promises one autograph and two relic cards, but most include more. For example, our review box contained two autographs, two manufactured relics and one memorabilia relic. With boxes in the $60-80 range, that's a decent haul.

As the checklist can be a negative aspect, you could still just end up with a lot of low-value hits, but this at least helps soften the blow. Plus, there are big names like Vonn and Kim to chase.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

The extra hits make this a much more fun product. It might be a case of undersell and overdeliver, but bonus hits feel like a move in the collector's favor for once. And pulling a Lindsey Vonn relic was pretty sweet even though it was not numbered. The cards themselves are underwhelming but the fun is still there.

2018 Topps US Winter Olympics Hit Gallery / Pack Odds, NPN Info

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2018 Topps US Winter Olympics and Paralympics Team Hopefuls Trading Cards, reviewed by Trey Treutel on 2018-02-23T13:40:00+00:00 rating 3.5 out of 5

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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. Hey Trey,
    I heard a rumor that Topps was taking away the retail blaster boxes and making these only hobby. Any truth to that? I hope not!!

  2. The product was originally solicited as being exclusive to Hobby, so it seems that this means no retail blasters.

  3. I’m considering getting a few boxes of 2018 Olympic cards once I figure out if Mikaela Shiffrin has any autograph and memorabilia cards in the set to chase. Anyone know if Shiffrin is in this set?

  4. A real Dead product, 2014 Set was 100 cards Base. And had a good mix of Olympic hopefuls & stars .. This set is half the size of 2014 set, and should have been named, The Lindsey Vonn Career Highlights. What happened to Mikaela Shiffrin in this set, she has a better chance to Medal in this Olympic’s. Topps has dropped the Ball big on this Set, Time for New Blood to Create better cards & sets.

  5. Checklist is a major letdown. 2 base cards of 45 different athletes, if I’m reading it right. Hobby-only is a major letdown. We don’t all live in big cities with card shops. Absence of Shiffrin and Shaun White is a crime. Some of these people are retired. Very heavy on figure skating. I feel like the person in charge doesn’t watch winter sports.

  6. I opened a case. The Good. I like the #’s parallels and the podium variations. The autos are all #d and many have low production #s. There are actually a lot of autograph subjects. The relics are good, though some aren’t #d. The manufactured relics are decent. The bad: As many have stated, the checklist is very limited and filled with former athletes. It is missing some of the young stars. Great value though.

  7. i buy a hobby box every 2 years to do this set which you can do in 1 hobby box

    i like this years design but , there are 2 of each athlete in this product one action and 1 pose shot this is just too much

    your missing all the mens and womens hockey players

    lindsey vonn has only won 3 Olympic medals(just got her 3rd last night)

    im not tryng to sound like a hater because getting 3 medals or any medal is a great achievement but there are others that have 5 10 [plus medals and didnt get a tribute set

    i miss that there are no auto/relics in this years like there was in 16

    each hobby box actually has 2 autos and 2 relics

    its a good value with 4 hits for around 70.00

  8. I’ll probably buy a box or two, and get a base set together, but I’m disappointed that there are no cards of any hockey players – both from the women’s team AND the men’s.

  9. This product is cheap looking and feeling. Ultra-thin paper stock, no foil stamping like past issues. Sticker autos. I will not buy again. Past issues had stamped foil medals
    that matched the athletes medal won. Not sure what happened this year. I got a cheap stamped tin mgold colored medal relic and the athlete didnt even win Gold. The medal was crooked on the card to boot. Very poor showing for Topps.

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