2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Cards - Set 18

2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Cards – Set 18

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As has been the case for several years, 2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball revisits various card designs from the long history of the card company.

However, the sixth season of TBT unveils some noticeable changes to the print-to-order MLB product.

See also: 2020 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Set Details

Arriving on 18-point, Heritage-style card stock, Throwback Thursday continues to celebrate Topps' storied cardboard past.

Among the differences from past iterations, 2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball gets refreshed packaging.

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TBT also drops the weekly offering to three cards from the standard six-card sets of prior years.

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Instead of a new design every week, each three-card set is part of a larger four-week release. The set sells for $14.99 with free SmartPost shipping, which is a higher per-card price point compared to last year (six-card set for $19.99).

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That means that every subset totals 12 cards. This is noted on the front and back of the card.

View current Throwback Thursday sets on Topps.

Collectors can now find chase cards, as well. The possibilities include photo variation cards, averaging 1:20 sets, and limited parallels numbered to 10 copies or less.

Available weekly, the final number of 2021 Topps Throwback Thursday MLB sets printed should line up with the total amount of orders during the period. Check back for TBT updates and final print runs.

Scroll down to view prior sets or click the "Current Set" tab to see the most recent TBT option. 

2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Checklist

3 cards per week. 4 sets per design. Final print runs (PR) added when announced. 
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/10, Pink #/5, Gold 1/1.

Current Set

1980 Topps Baseball Design (Set 17 to Set 20)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 17

Start Date: 4/29/2021; End Date: 5/6/2021.
  • PR=TBA. 

49 Jonathan India - Cincinnati Reds RC
50 Shane Bieber - Cleveland Indians
51 Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics
Photo Variation - 1:20
51 Rickey Henderson - Oakland Athletics

2021 Topps TBT Set 18 - Buy on Topps

Start Date: 5/6/2021; End Date: 5/13/2021.
  • PR=TBA. 

52 Ke'Bryan Hayes - Pittsburgh Pirates RC
53 Aaron Judge - New York Yankees
54 Ichrio - Seattle Mariners
Photo Variation - 1:20
52 Ke'Bryan Hayes - Pittsburgh Pirates RC

Past Sets

1961 Topps Bazooka Panels Design (Set 1 to Set 4)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 1

Start Date: 1/7/2021; End Date: 1/14/2021.
  • PR=4,710 sets. 

1 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
2 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Toronto Blue Jays
3 Cal Ripken Jr. - Baltimore Orioles
Photo Variation - 1:20
1 Mike Trout - Backward Cap

2021 Topps TBT Set 2

Start Date: 1/14/2021; End Date: 1/21/2021.
  • PR=2,891 sets.

4 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
5 Luis Robert - Chicago White Sox
6 Hank Aaron - Milwaukee Braves
Photo Variation - 1:20
5 Luis Robert - No Cap

2021 Topps TBT Set 3

Start Date: 1/21/2021; End Date: 1/28/2021.
  • PR=2,162 sets.

7 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs
8 Giancarlo Stanton - New York Yankees
9 Ken Griffey Jr. - Seattle Mariners
Photo Variation - 1:20
9 Ken Griffey Jr. - Signing Autograph

2021 Topps TBT Set 4

Start Date: 1/28/2021; End Date: 2/4/2021.
  • PR=2,135 sets.

10 Mookie Betts - Los Angeles Dodgers
11 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
12 Whitey Ford - New York Yankees
Photo Variation - 1:20
10 Mookie Betts - Face Mask

 

1956 Topps Baseball Design (Set 5 to Set 8)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 5

Start Date: 2/4/2021; End Date: 2/11/2021.
  • PR=1,875 sets. 

13 Javier Baez - Chicago Cubs
14 Jo Adell - Los Angeles Angels RC
15 Bill Mazeroski - Pittsburgh Pirates
Photo Variation - 1:20
14 Jo Adell - Small Image Swinging

2021 Topps TBT Set 6

Start Date: 2/11/2021; End Date: 2/18/2021.
  • PR=1,358 sets. 

16 Eloy Jimenez - Chicago White Sox
17 Bo Bichette - Toronto Blue Jays
18 David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox
Photo Variation - 1:20
17 Bo Bichette - Small Image Throwing

2021 Topps TBT Set 7

Start Date: 2/18/2021; End Date: 2/25/2021.
  • PR=1,862 sets. 

19 Yordan Alvarez - Houston Astros
20 Cristian Pache - Atlanta Braves RC
21 Roberto Clemente - Pittsburgh Pirates
Photo Variation - 1:20
20 Cristian Pache - Small Image Batting

2021 Topps TBT Set 8

Start Date: 2/25/2021; End Date: 3/4/2021.
  • PR=1,390 sets. 

22 Bryce Harper - Philadelphia Phillies
23 Garrett Crochet - Chicago White Sox RC
24 Don Drysdale - Brooklyn Dodgers
Photo Variation - 1:20
22 Bryce Harper - Small Image Hand Up

 

1972 Topps Football Pro Action Design (Set 9 to Set 12)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 9

Start Date: 3/4/2021; End Date: 3/11/2021.
  • PR=1,578 sets. 

25 Fernando Tatis Jr. - San Diego Padres
26 Tanner Houck - Boston Red Sox RC
27 Johnny Bench - Cincinnati Reds
Photo Variation - 1:20
25 Fernando Tatis Jr. - Catcher in Image

2021 Topps TBT Set 10

Start Date: 3/11/2021; End Date: 3/18/2021.
  • PR=1,086 sets. 

28 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
29 Kyle Lewis - Seattle Mariners
30 Ozzie Smith - St. Louis Cardinals
Photo Variation - 1:20
29 Kyle Lewis - Fielding

2021 Topps TBT Set 11

Start Date: 3/18/2021; End Date: 3/25/2021.
  • PR=1,119 sets. 

31 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
32 Joey Bart - San Francisco Giants RC
33 Ryne Sandberg - Chicago Cubs
Photo Variation - 1:20
31 Shohei Ohtani - Gray Uniform

2021 Topps TBT Set 12

Start Date: 3/25/2021; End Date: 4/1/2021.
  • PR=1,332 sets. 

34 Nolan Arenado - St. Louis Cardinals
35 Alec Bohm - Philadelphia Phillies RC
36 Randy Johnson - Seattle Mariners
Photo Variation - 1:20
35 Alec Bohm - Batting

 

1992 Bowman Baseball Design (Set 13 to Set 16)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 13

Start Date: 4/1/2021; End Date: 4/8/2021.
  • PR=1,303 sets. 

37 Francisco Lindor - New York Mets
38 Ryan Mountcastle - Baltimore Orioles RC
39 Chipper Jones - Atlanta Braves
Photo Variation - 1:20
37 Francisco Lindor - Leather Jacket

2021 Topps TBT Set 14

Start Date: 4/8/2021; End Date: 4/15/2021.
  • PR=1,270 sets. 

40 George Springer - Toronto Blue Jays
41 Casey Mize - Detroit Tigers RC
42 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees
Photo Variation - 1:20
42 Derek Jeter - New York Yankees

2021 Topps TBT Set 15

Start Date: 4/15/2021; End Date: 4/22/2021.
  • PR=1,348 sets. 

43 Trevor Bauer - Los Angeles Dodgers
44 Akil Baddoo - Detroit Tigers RC
45 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees
Photo Variation - 1:20
45 Mariano Rivera - New York Yankees

2021 Topps TBT Set 16

Start Date: 4/22/2021; End Date: 4/29/2021.
  • PR=1,640 sets. 

46 Yermin Mercedes - Chicago White Sox RC
47 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves
48 Mike Piazza - Los Angeles Dodgers
Photo Variation - 1:20
47 Ronald Acuña Jr. - Atlanta Braves

 

 

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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.

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  1. This product has lost most of it appeal in 2021. Three cards, same design every week, both bad moves IMO.

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