2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

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2021 Topps Update Series Baseball helps close out the flagship lineup with a final round of cards.

Formats again include Hobby, with one autograph or relic, and Hobby Jumbo HTA, which promises one autograph and two relics.

As most collectors know, this is the third flagship release of the year, following 2021 Topps Series 1 Baseball and 2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball.

See also: 2020 Topps Update Series Baseball Cards

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Base / Parallels

Supplying the final 330 cards in the master flagship set, 2021 Topps Update Series Baseball features traded players on their new teams along with rookie debuts, season highlights and combo cards.

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Joining the Rainbow (1:10 packs) and Gold Foil (1:2 Jumbo packs) parallels, a trio of foilboard parallels (Green/Orange/Red) are new for 2021. These first appeared in Series 1.

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2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Parallel Breakdown

  • Gold Foil - 1:2 packs (Jumbo)
  • Rainbow Foil - 1:10 packs
  • Gold - #/2,021
  • Green Foil - #/499
  • Orange Foil #/299
  • Red Foil - #/199
  • Vintage Stock - #/99
  • Independence Day - #/76
  • Black - #/70 (Hobby/Jumbo)
  • Platinum Anniversary - #/70
  • Mother’s Day Hot Pink  - #/50
  • Father’s Day Powder Blue - #/50
  • Memorial Day Camo - #/25
  • Clear Variation - #/10 (Hobby)
  • 70th Anniversary - 1/1
  • Printing Plates - 1/1

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Topps also noted Base Short Prints (SP), Super Short Prints (SSP) "and more variations" to collect.

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Inserts

The inserts for 2021 Topps Update Series Baseball mostly continue the ongoing focus from Series 1 and Series 2. This includes a new 70-card batch for 70 Years of Baseball, as well as a fresh round of 1986 Topps Baseball inserts in honor of the 35th anniversary. Topps Platinum Players Die-Cuts finishes off the 70-card set with the last 20 cards.

However, there are still some new choices to find in 2021 Topps Update Series Baseball. Topps Black Gold celebrates the 1993 release with current stars on the distinct '90s design.

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In addition, Topps Cards That Never Were fills in cardboard holes from the past. Exclusive to HTA Jumbo boxes, Topps Tek 70th Anniversary (2 per box) offers top players on acetate.

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Other than Tek, all inserts feature the following parallels. Most of these also offer limited autograph editions.

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Insert Parallel Breakdown

  • Blue (Limited)
  • Black - #/299
  • Platinum Anniversary - #/70
  • Red - #/10
  • Gold - 1/1

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Autographs / Relics / Sketch

Naturally, the 2021 Topps Update Series Baseball checklist contains multiple hits even though the flagship brand is much less geared to autographs and relics compared to other products.

This includes new batches for 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs, Baseball Stars Autographs and Baseball Stars Dual Autographs (#/5 or less).

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2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Autographs Parallel Breakdown

Baseball Stars Autographs

  • Black - #/199
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/25
  • Platinum - 1/1
1986 Topps All-Star Baseball Autographs

  • Black - #/199
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/25 (Hobby)
  • Platinum - 1/1 (Hobby/Jumbo)

The one-of-one Cut Signatures line highlights all-time greats.

Memorabilia fans can check out Major League Material and Own The Name Relics (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo), along with Major League Material Autographs (#/50 or less) and Topps Reverence Autographed Patch (#/10 - Hobby/Jumbo).

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Relics / Auto Relics Parallel Breakdown

RELICS

Major League Material Relic

  • Black - #/199
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/25
  • Platinum - 1/1
AUTOGRAPH RELICS

Major League Material Auto Relic

  • Base - #/50 or less
  • Red - #/25 or less
  • Platinum - 1/1

Topps Reverence Autograph Patch

  • Base - #/10
  • Red - #/5
  • Platinum - 1/1

On the manufactured front, look for Hobby/Jumbo-exclusive 2021 MLB All-Star Game Commemorative Sleeve Logo Patch cards.

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2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Commemorative Relics Parallel Breakdown

2021 MLB All-Star Game Sleeve Logo Patch

  • Black - #/199
  • Gold - #/50
  • Red - #/10
  • Platinum - 1/1
  • Autograph (select players) - #/10 or less

Finally, hand-drawn Sketch cards are only found in Hobby/Jumbo boxes.

2021 Topps Series 2 Baseball Silver Packs Promo

No additional details were provided but collectors can again find 2021 Topps Baseball Silver Packs in Hobby (1 pack) and Jumbo (2 packs) boxes.

Estimated Release Date: October 13, 2021
Hobby Configuration: 14 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
HTA Jumbo Configuration:
 46 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 6 boxes per case

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Autograph or Relic Card
  • 1 Silver Pack

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Jumbo Box Break

  • 1 Autograph Card
  • 2 Relics
  • 2 Silver Packs

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

Set Checklist

2021 Topps Update Series Baseball Checklist

The checklist will be added as soon as it is available.

 

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Each Hobby box is slated to have:

  • 1 Autograph or Relic

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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.

User Reviews

  1. I’m surprised this hasn’t been asked yet, but with Wander Franco’s debut in late June (22nd), will he have a card in Update, or will he be the feature for 2022 S1? What has been the past cut off for guys being called up?

  2. Franco was listed as a “CALL-UP” on his Topps Now card instead of a rookie. That normally means the player won’t have any RC options until the next year.

  3. Well the Topps Series 1 2022 post settles it. Thanks for the info Trey, you were right! I wonder if Kelenic will be in this series or pushed to S1 2022 as well.

  4. Kelenic has a rookie in Gypsy Queen, so he should also be in Update.

  5. Where is the checklist Topps? Supposed to release tomorrow. Love the black gold cards!! I will put that set together.

  6. This has been scheduled for a mid-October release since it was first announced. The checklist won’t arrive until around one week prior.

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