Honoring Topps famous past eras, the new high-end Topps Lineage Baseball will feature 1952 on-card autographs from the living greats of the game, a 1975 Mini Relic card set, and a retrospective of Topps most quirky and beloved insert cards of all-time.
The product is expected to hit in mid-August and will include three hits in every hobby box. Among those three hits will be two autograph cards – with at least one on-card autograph – and one relic card.
Concerning the autographs, 75 of the game’s past greats sign their name directly on reprint versions of the most beloved card design of all time – 1952 Topps. Immortal legends such as Yogi Berra, Ralph Branca, and Monte Irvin sign reprints of their original 1952 cards, while younger legends such as Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax and Nolan Ryan are honored with signed on-card reprints from other popular Topps sets.
Each of the 85 autograph subjects salute Topps 60th with a Canary Diamond autograph parallel version numbered to 10.
Sixty players past and present have signed these cards along with an additional inscription wishing Topps a “Happy 60th!” All autographs and inscriptions are signed directly on each numbered to 60 card.
Also look for these insert cards:
TOPPS 3D – Designed after the revered “test-issue” 1968 3D set, featuring 25 stars of today, utilizing life-like 3D technology, and inserted 2 PER BOX!
TOPPS CLOTH STICKERS – Modeled after the 1972 test set, these brightly hued fabric cards display 50 subjects on the Lineage base card
design, and unlike the original are actual stickers. 2 PER BOX!
TOPPS VENEZUELAN – Topps updates a tradition begun in 1959 with these 25 Spanish language variation base cards. 2 PER BOX!
TOPPS ROOKIES – Twenty 2011 Rookies displayed on cards featuring the standard 1980’s Rookies insert design. 4 PER BOX!
TOPPS STAND UPS – These colorful die-cut cards, patterned from the 1964 set, are designed to be displayed when folded. Twenty-five
current stars as well as reprinted cards featuring players from the original set will be included. 2 PER BOX!
60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Randomly inserted cards redeemable for a Topps 60th Anniversary ring. HOBBY ONLY!