2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Cards - Set 30

2021 Topps Throwback Thursday Baseball Cards – Set 30

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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

1985 Topps Football Design (Set 29 to Set 32)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 29

Start Date: 7/22/2021; End Date: 7/29/2021.
  • PR=TBA. 

85 Babe Ruth - Boston Braves
86 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
87 Kyle Schwarber - Washington Nationals
Photo Variation - 1:20
TBA

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Start Date: 7/29/2021; End Date: 8/5/2021.
  • PR=TBA. 

88 Nolan Ryan - Houston Astros
89 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers
90 Ozzie Albies - Atlanta Braves
Photo Variation - 1:20
89 Christian Yelich - Milwaukee Brewers

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 - White Short-Sleeve Shirt

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 - Leather Jacket

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. - White Suit Jacket

 

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=1,222 sets. 

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

Start Date: 5/6/2021; End Date: 5/13/2021.
  • PR=1,503 sets. 

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

2021 Topps TBT Set 19

Start Date: 5/13/2021; End Date: 5/20/2021.
  • PR=1,489 sets. 

55 Juan Soto - Washington Nationals
56 Alex Kirilloff - Minnesota Twins RC
57 Bo Jackson - Kansas City Royals
Photo Variation - 1:20
56 Alex Kirilloff - Minnesota Twins RC

2021 Topps TBT Set 20

Start Date: 5/20/2021; End Date: 5/27/2021.
  • PR=1,049 sets. 

58 Jazz Chisholm - Miami Marlins RC
59 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers
60 Al Kaline - Detroit Tigers
Photo Variation - 1:20
59 Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers

 

1968 Topps Super Stars Baseball Design (Set 21 to Set 24)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 21

Start Date: 5/27/2021; End Date: 6/3/2021.
  • PR=1,228 sets. 

61 Eddie Mathews / Hank Aaron - Braves
62 Manny Machado / Fernando Tatis - Padres
63 Jarred Kelenic / Kyle Lewis - Mariners
Photo Variation - 1:20
62 Manny Machado / Fernando Tatis - Padres

2021 Topps TBT Set 22

Start Date: 6/3/2021; End Date: 6/10/2021.
  • PR=944 sets. 

64 Reggie Jackson / Thurman Munson - Yankees
65 Ronald Acuna Jr / Freddie Freeman - Braves
66 Xander Bogearts / Bobby Dalbec - Red Sox
Photo Variation - 1:20
65 Ronald Acuna Jr / Freddie Freeman - Braves

2021 Topps TBT Set 23

Start Date: 6/10/2021; End Date: 6/17/2021.
  • PR=1,060 sets. 

67 Eddie Murray / Cal Ripken Jr - Orioles
68 Bo Bichette / Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Blue Jays
69 Mookie Betts / Cody Bellinger - Dodgers
Photo Variation - 1:20
68 Bo Bichette / Vladimir Guerrero Jr - Blue Jays

2021 Topps TBT Set 24

Start Date: 6/17/2021; End Date: 6/24/2021.
  • PR=1,561 sets. 

70 Tom Seaver / Nolan Ryan - Mets
71 Mike Trout / Shohei Ohtani - Angels
72 Alex Bohm / Bryce Harper - Phillies
Photo Variation - 1:20
71 Mike Trout / Shohei Ohtani - Angels

1993 Topps All Stars Baseball Design (Set 25 to Set 28)

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2021 Topps TBT Set 25

Start Date: 6/24/2021; End Date: 7/1/2021.
  • PR=906 sets. 

73 Greg Maddux / John Smoltz - Braves
74 Ichiro / Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners
75 Bo Jackson / George Brett - Royals
Photo Variation - 1:20
74 Ichiro / Ken Griffey Jr - Mariners

2021 Topps TBT Set 26

Start Date: 7/1/2021; End Date: 7/8/2021.
  • PR=640 sets. 

76 David Ortiz / Pedro Martinez - Red Sox
77 Mariano Rivera / Derek Jeter - Yankees
78 Willie McCovey / Willie Mays - Giants
Photo Variation - 1:20
77 Mariano Rivera / Derek Jeter - Yankees

2021 Topps TBT Set 27

Start Date: 7/8/2021; End Date: 7/15/2021.
  • PR=1,337 sets. 

79 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. / Freddie Freeman
80 Mike Trout / Ronald Acuña Jr
81 Jacob deGrom / Shohei Ohtani
Photo Variation - 1:20
80 Mike Trout / Ronald Acuña Jr

2021 Topps TBT Set 28

Start Date: 7/15/2021; End Date: 7/22/2021.
  • PR=TBA. 

82 Nick Castellanos / Aaron Judge
83 Fernando Tatis Jr / Xander Bogaerts
84 Buster Posey / Salvador Perez
Photo Variation - 1:20
83 Fernando Tatis Jr / Xander Bogaerts

 

 

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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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