2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Cards

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2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball remains a product for the high-end MLB collectors. Exclusively issued in a Hobby box format, the set promises a hit-only experience filled with on-card autographs and print runs of 50 or less.

Each Hobby box contains six autograph or autograph relic cards, and two relics. Those busting by the case can look forward to one option from the 10 case-hit inserts.

See also: 2020 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Autographs

Led by hard-signed content, 2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball features multiple autographed sets. Choices include Definitive Autograph Collection (#/50 or less), for past, present and future stars, and Legendary Autograph Collection (#/25 or less), honoring all-time greats.

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Top RC names arrive in Definitive Rookie Autographs (#/50), while Framed Autograph Collection (#/30 or less) presents the card in a metal frame.

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Zeroing on key events and years are the all-new Defining Images Autograph Collection (#/25 or less) and Defining Seasons Autograph Collection (#/25 or less) sets.

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In addition, collectors can find Dual Autograph Collection cards, numbered to 35 or less, with a pair of top players.

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Autograph Parallels Breakdown

Definitive Autograph Collection

  • Base - #/50 or less
  • Red - 1/1

Legendary Autograph Collection

  • Base - #/25 or less
  • Purple - #/5 or less
  • Red - 1/1

Definitive Rookie Autographs

  • Base - #/50
  • Green - #/25
  • Purple - #/10
  • Red - 1/1

Framed Autograph Collection

  • Base - #/30 or less
  • Purple - #/10
  • Red - 1/1
Defining Seasons Autograph Collection

  • Base - #/25 or less
  • Green - #/10
  • Purple - #/5
  • Red - 1/1

Defining Images Autograph Collection

  • Base - #/25 or less
  • Green - #/10
  • Purple - #/5
  • Red - 1/1

Dual Autograph Collection

  • Base - #/35 or less
  • Green - #/10
  • Purple - #/5
  • Red - 1/1

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Autograph Relics

Of course, the 2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball checklist issues the signed cards as either autographs or autograph relics, which combine to fall six per box.

The auto-relic choices consist of Base Autographed Relic Collection (#/50 or less) and Definitive Autographed Relic (#/40 or less) cards, which showcase jumbo pieces.

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Other options come in Framed Autographed Patch Collection (#/30 or less), Dual Autographed Relic Collection (#/35 or less) and Autographed Patch Book Collection (#/5 or less).

The Definitive Autographed Ultra Patch Collection set boasts oversized jersey number, nameplate and team patches that can be fully collected across multiple cards.

On top of that, Protectors at the Plate Autographed Relics is a debuting a line that utilizes game-used protective equipment from batters and catchers. Possible relics include elbow pads and shin guards, among other gear.

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2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Autograph Relic Parallels Breakdown

Base Autographed Relic Collection

  • Base - #/50 or less
  • Green - #/25
  • Purple - #/10
  • Jersey Button Red - 1/1
  • Jersey Brand Logo Red - 1/1
  • Laundry Tag Logo Red - 1/1
  • MLB Batter Logo Red - 1/1
  • Team Logo Red - 1/1

Definitive Autographed Relic Collection

  • Base - #/40 or less
  • Green - #/10
  • Purple - #/5
  • Red - 1/1

Definitive Auto Ultra Patch Collection

  • Base - #'d

Framed Autographed Patch Collection

  • Base - #/30 or less
  • Purple - #/10
  • Red - 1/1

Protectors at the Plate Auto Relics

  • Base - #/5 or less
  • Red - 1/1

Autograph Patch Book Collection

  • Base - #/5 or less
  • Red - 1/1

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Relics

Rounding out the product is the memorabilia selection that combines to fall two per box. 2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball works in several relic inserts.

Returning sets include Jumbo Relic Collection (#/50) and Definitive Helmet Collection (#/50 or less), featuring batting helmets, along with new Protectors at the Plate Relics (#/25).

2020 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Relic Parallels Breakdown

Jumbo Relic Collection

  • Base - #/50
  • Blue - #/30
  • Green - #/15
  • Purple - #/5
  • Red - #1/1

Definitive Helmet Collection

  • Base - #/50 or less
  • Purple - #/5
  • MLB Batter Logo Red - 1/1
  • MPH Red - 1/1
  • Rawlings Logo Red - 1/1
  • Rawlings Tag Red - 1/1
Protectors at the Plate Relics

  • Base - #/25
  • Green - #/10
  • Purple - #/5
  • Red - 1/1

That leaves only the one-of-one Definitive Nameplate Collection, Definitive Patch Collection and Definitive Cut Signatures cards.

Estimated Release Date: April 28, 2021
Hobby Configuration: 8 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 3 boxes per case

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 6 Autographs / Auto Relics
  • 2 Relics

2021 Topps Definitive Collection Baseball Hobby Case Hits

Possible case hits include:

  • Definitive Autograph Collection
  • Defining the Decade Autograph Collection
  • Framed Autograph Collection
  • Framed Autograph Patch Collection
  • Legendary Autograph Collection
  • Autograph Patch Book Collection
  • Definitive Cut Signatures
  • Definitive Helmet Collection
  • Definitive Nameplate Collection
  • Definitive Patch Collection

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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.

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