2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Baseball Cards Checklist - Collector's Edition

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Baseball Cards Checklist – Collector’s Edition

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2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens highlights the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary with an exclusive set.

First airing on September 14 and September 15, the multi-part show is reflected with four different sets released straight from Topps.

"Directed by Nick Davis, the documentary tells the story of the 1986 Mets, one of the most dominating, infamous, and magical teams of all-time and their incredible season in one of the greatest cities in the world."

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Set Details

Celebrating the 1986 New York Mets and their World Series win, 2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens has a 40-card base set that is issued in four different parts. These releases mirror the four parts of the ESPN series from executive producers Jimmy Kimmel and Sal "Cousin Sal" Iacono.

Selling for $19.99, each box contains 10 cards that showcase the 1986 Topps Baseball design.

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Chase inserts include limited base parallels and sticker autographs. The overall odds for these hits were not provided.

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Each print-to-order set is sold for seven days and offers free SmartPost shipping.

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Collector's Edition

Available on December 1 and sold until December 23, as supplies last, 2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Collector's Edition offers another option.

This time, every box ($59.99) is guaranteed to have a sticker autograph along with 25 cards from the 50-card Collector's Edition base set.

Look for limited base parallels and autograph parallels.

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Other 2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Cards

Additionally, there are cards sold separately that are still under the  Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens banner.

This includes Project70-esque cards from artist Joe Petruccio (a.k.a Joey Paints). These are sold for $19.99 per card and the framed Artist Proof version sells for $99.99.

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Fans can also find limited on-card autographs. Boxer Mike Tyson is one of the choices and his signed cards start at $149.99.

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Other on-card subjects include Jimmy Kimmel ($299.99+) and Cousin Sal ($79.99+).

Release Date: September 14 (Part 1 and 2); September 15 (Part 3 and 4); December 1 (Collector's Edition)

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens Box Break ($19.99)

  • 10 Cards

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens Collector's Edition Box Break ($59.99)

  • 1 Autograph
  • 25 Base Cards

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Set Checklist

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens Checklist

Subject to change. 

Base ESPN 30 for 30 Set Checklist

40 cards. 10 cards per set.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue/Orange #/86, Gold 1/1.

 

Part 1 - PR=4,026
1 Darryl Strawberry introduced - 1980 #1 overall Draft Pick
2 Keith Hernandez introduced - 1983 arrival
3 Davey Johnson named manager - 1984 arrival
4 Dwight Gooden arrives from minors
5 The Magic of Doc - 1984 ROY Campaign
6 Gary Carter introduced - 1985 arrival
7 Lenny Dykstra introduced - 1985 arrival
8 Mookie Wilson - Mets speedy veteran - part of club since 1980
9 Dwight Gooden - 1985 NL Cy Young Award winner
10 Frank Cashen building a contender
Part 2 - PR=3,508
11 Bob Ojeda added to the mix - 1985 offseason & “These guys are nuts”
12 1986 Mets Spring Training - “Expectations”
13 Davey Johnson - Predicts Mets will “dominate”
14 April sweep of St. Louis - Whitey Herzog says “It’s over”
15 “America’s Team” - Mets appearing in commercials & tv
16 “On the Town” - Keith and Darryl at nightclub
17 “Plane Society” - Artwork by Joey Paints Petruccio
18 Gary Carter takes a “curtain call”
19 Ray Knight “waves” out HR on July 3
20 Lenny Dykstra & Wally Backman - a “wild boys” style of play
Part 3 - PR=3,402
21 Mike Tyson visits the Mets
22 Keith Hernandez takes time for a crossword puzzle
23 “Let’s Go Mets!” Mets human pyramid
24 Strawberry swing for the fences
25 NL East Clincher - September 17 - Fans storm Shea Stadium field
26 NLCS Game 2 - Bobby O.’s complete game
27 NLCS Game 3 - Lenny’s walkoff homer in the 9th
28 NLCS Game 5 - Doc vs. Nolan
29 NLCS Game 5 - “The Kid” walks it off in the 12th
30 NLCS Game 6 - Mets win the pennant!
Part 4 - PR=3,211
31 WS Game 3 - Ojeda comes up clutch again
32 WS Game 4 - Gary slugs a pair of homers; all tied up
33 WS Game 6 - Stanley’s wild pitch, Mitchell scores
34 WS Game 6 - Mookie & Buckner - baseball history
35 WS Game 6 - Pandemonium in Queens
36 WS Game 7 - Ray’s HR locks up WS MVP
37 WS Game 7 - The Last Out and celebration
38 WS Game 7 - Players embrace
39 WS Parade - Canyon of Heroes
40 Team Photo - A Year to Remember

 

Autographs Set Checklist

Random inserts in boxes.
PARALLELS: Blue/Orange #/86, Gold 1/1.

Part 1
Lenny Dykstra
Dwight Gooden
Part 2
Davey Johnson
Ray Knight
Part 3
Keith Hernandez
Darryl Strawberry
Part 4
TBA

 

2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens ESPN 30 for 30 Collector's Edition Checklist

Collector's Edition Base Set Checklist

50 cards.
PARALLELS: Blue/Orange #/86 (1:2.5), Gold 1/1 (1:215).

1 Rick Anderson
2 Wally Backman
3 Bruce Berenyi
4 Gary Carter
5 Ron Darling
6 Lenny Dykstra
7 Kevin Elster
8 John Gibbons
9 Dwight Gooden
10 Ed Hearn
11 Keith Hernandez
12 Howard Johnson
13 Jimmy Kimmel
14 Ray Knight
15 Terry Leach
16 Ed Lynch
17 Barry Lyons
18 Dave Magadan
19 Lee Mazzilli
20 Roger McDowell
21 John Mitchell
22 Randy Niemann
23 Jesse Orosco
24 Cousin Sal
25 Doug Sisk
26 Darryl Strawberry
27 Tim Teufel
28 Mike Tyson
29 Mookie Wilson
30 Davey Johnson
31 Dwight Gooden
32 Dwight Gooden
33 Frank Cashen
34 New York Mets
35 Davey Johnson
36 New York Mets
37 Gary Carter
38 Keith Hernandez
39 New York Mets
40 New York Mets
41 Lenny Dykstra
42 Dwight Gooden
43 Gary Carter
44 New York Mets
45 Mookie Wilson
46 New York Mets
47 Ray Knight
48 New York Mets
49 New York Mets
50 New York Mets

 

Collector's Edition Autographs Set Checklist

29 cards. 1 per Collector's Edition box.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Blue/Orange #/86, Blue #/49, Purple #/25, Red #/10, Orange #/5, Gold 1/1.

Barry Lyons
Bruce Berenyi
Cousin Sal
Darryl Strawberry
Dave Magadan
Davey Johnson
Doug Sisk
Dwight Gooden
Ed Hearn
Ed Lynch
Gary Carter
Howard Johnson
Jesse Orosco
Jimmy Kimmel
John Gibbons
John Mitchell
Keith Hernandez
Kevin Elster
Lee Mazzilli
Mike Tyson
Mookie Wilson
Randy Niemann
Ray Knight
Rick Anderson
Roger McDowell
Ron Darling
Terry Leach
Tim Teufel
Wally Backman

 

 

Other 2021 Topps Once Upon a Time in Queens Cards Checklist

**Sold Separately.**

 

Art Set by Joey Paints Set Checklist

4 cards. Sold separately.
PARALLEL CARDS: Artist Proof #/86.

1 The Uniform
2 The Spirit of '86
3 Hey! Up Front!
4 Jumping for Joy

 

Autographs Set Checklist

Sold separately. Serial numbered #/125.
PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/99, Blue/Orange #/86, Blue #/49, Purple #/25, Red #/10, Orange #/5, Gold 1/1.

 

Mike Tyson
Jimmy Kimmel
Cousin Sal

 

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