2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Cards

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Exclusively issued in a Hobby format, 2021 Topps Tier One Baseball supplies high-end MLB cards at a rate of three per box.

The hit-only set boasts on-card autographs and a variety of memorabilia to chase.

See also: 2020 Topps Tier One Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Autographs

Featuring two autographs per box, collectors can look forward to many serial-numbered cards that are hard-signed. This includes Break Out Autographs (#/299 or less), for rookies and other young talent, along with Prime Performers Autographs (#/299 or less), which highlights past and present stars. There's also Tier One Talent Autographs (#/299 or less), "celebrating players and their elite skills."

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In addition, case-hit Tier One Autographs (#/199 or less) is reserved just for the top names, while Next Level Autographs (#/50 or less) takes a multi-layered design approach.

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Various ink colors add more choices and extra rarity.

Collectors can also track down Clear One Autographs (#/10 or less) and Dual Clear One Autographs (#/10 or less), both with an acetate signing area, plus multi-player Dual Autographs (#/25 or less) and Triple Autographs (#/25 or less).

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The one-of-one Cut Signatures set highlights 25 legends.

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Autograph Parallels Breakdown

Break Out Autographs

  • Base - #/299 or less
  • Bronze Ink - #/25
  • Silver Ink - #/10
  • Gold Ink - 1/1

Prime Performers Autographs

  • Base - #/299 or less
  • Bronze Ink - #/25
  • Silver Ink - #/10
  • Gold Ink - 1/1

Tier One Talent Autographs

  • Base - #/299 or less
  • Bronze Ink - #/25
  • Silver Ink - #/10
  • Gold Ink - 1/1
Tier One Autographs

  • Base - #/199 or less
  • Bronze Ink - #/25
  • Silver Ink - #/10
  • Gold Ink - 1/1

Next Level Autographs

  • Base - #/50 or less
  • Bronze - #/25
  • Silver - #/10
  • Gold - 1/1

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Autograph Relics

Auto-relic options also fall into the overall autograph grouping. The 2021 Topps Tier One Baseball checklist works in familiar options Autograph Tier One Relics (#/99 or less), Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Book (#/10) and Autographed Prodigious Patches (#/10).

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However, Perfect Contact Autographed Bat Relics (#/5) is new. Identifying MLB's best hitters, each card contains a game-used bat slice that is signed.

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There are several one-of-one chase inserts, as well, including Cut Signature Relics, Tier One Autographed Bat Knobs, Tier One Autographed Limited Lumber, Tier One Uniform Button Relics Autograph and Signature Tools Autograph Relics, which displays a relic piece from the pen used in the signing.

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Autograph Relic Parallels Breakdown

Autograph Tier One Relics

  • Base - #/99 or less
  • Dual Patch - #/25
  • Triple Patch - 1/1

Dual Autograph Tier One Relic Book

  • Base - #/10
  • Dual Patch - 1/1

Perfect Contact Autographed Bat Relics

  • Base - #/5
  • Platinum - 1/1

Autographed Prodigious Patches

  • Base - #/10
  • Platinum - 1/1

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Relics

The third and final hit per box is a memorabilia card. The most common choices come from Tier One Relics (#/399 or less) and Tier One Legends Relics (#/199 or less).

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Look for low-numbered rarities in Prodigious Patches (#/10), Tier One Uniform Button Relics (#/5), Tier One Bat Knobs (1/1) and Tier One Limited Lumber (1/1).

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2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Relic Parallels Breakdown

Tier One Relics

  • Base - #/399 or less
  • Base Legends - #/199 or less
  • Dual Patch - #/25
  • Triple Patch - 1/1

Prodigious Patches

  • Base - #/10
  • Platinum - 1/1

Estimated Release Date: May 5, 2021
Hobby Configuration: 3 cards per pack, 1 pack per box, 12 boxes per case

2021 Topps Tier One Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 2 Autographs
  • 1 Relic

 

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These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change. 

 

 

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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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