2021 Topps Sterling Baseball Cards
The follow-up to the 2020 reboot, 2021 Topps Sterling Baseball keeps its approach to quality MLB cards.
Arriving much earlier on the schedule compared to last year, the set is Topps' initial high-end product of the 2021 season. All Hobby boxes contain one autograph relic, numbered to 25 or less, along with another hit.
See also: 2020 Topps Sterling Baseball Cards
2021 Topps Sterling Baseball Autograph Relics
Offering two mini-boxes per master Hobby box, 2021 Topps Sterling Baseball promises at least one autograph relic.
Like in 2020, Sterling Seasons highlights a key year for a top player, Sterling Strikes focuses on elite pitchers and Sterling Swings covers the best hitters.
New this time is Sterling Debuts, featuring the notable rookies.
Every Sterling auto relic mentioned is limited to 25 copies. Collectors can count on hard-signed cards and game-used dual relics on the main version. Parallels build on the memorabilia totals with Blue triple (#/10), Red quad (#/5) and Silver five-swatch (1/1) cards.
Additional choices include on-card Sterling Splendor Jumbo Autographed Patch (#/5) cards with Red (#/3) and Silver (1/1) versions. Per Topps, these are from "the most collectible names in baseball."
Multi-signed cards also go the on-card route, with Sterling Sets Dual Autograph Relics (#/15) and Sterling Sets Triple Autograph Relics (#/10). For the parallels, both sets have Red (#/5) and Silver (1/1) editions. The dual set utilizes two relic pieces per player on the Red and three relics per player on the Silver.
2021 Topps Sterling Baseball Unique Relics / Auto Relic
The rest of the hits in the 2021 Topps Sterling Baseball checklist are classified as "unique relics." While the second box hit is likely to be another auto relic from above, it could be one of these chase cards, which combine to fall two per case or 1:4 boxes.
Each issued as a one-of-one edition, the lineup consists of Bat Knob, Autograph Bat Knob, Bat Nameplate, Autograph Bat Nameplate, Cut Signatures, Jersey Letter Patch and Legendary Relics cards.
Estimated Release Date: March 24, 2021
Product Configuration: 1 card per pack, 2 packs per box, 8 boxes per case
2021 Topps Sterling Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 1 Autograph Relic and 1 Additional Hit
2021 Topps Sterling Baseball Hobby Case Hits
- 2 Unique Relic or Autograph Relic Cards (1/1)
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.