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[[2005 Topps Pristine Legends]] is a 140-card chromium-stock set released in October, 2005. This would be the only Pristine Legends product, and the final Pristine product overall. It would also be the only Pristine set released to both Hobby and retail outlets. As the name suggests, the set consists exclusive to retired players.  
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[[2000 Ultimate Victory]] is a 120-card set released by Upper Deck in October, 2000. As with the previous year's set, it is a blue-bordered chromium stock partial-parallel of the 2000 Victory set. The last thirty cards in the base set make up the Ultimate Rookie 2000 subset, which is serial-numbered.
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<h4>Previous Sets of the Month</h4>
 
<h4>Previous Sets of the Month</h4>
[[1995 Post Canada]] - [[2009 Upper Deck X]] - [[1994 Topps Traded]] - [[2004 Upper Deck Vintage]] - [[1995 Studio]] - [[2005 Leaf]] - [[1977 Topps Cloth Stickers]] - [[1993 Cardtoons]] - [[1998 Finest]] - [[1984 Topps Traded]] - [[1999 Topps Gold Label]] - [[1997 Circa]] - [[2001 SP Game Bat Milestone]] - [[2004 Bowman]] - [[1998 Topps Stars]] - [[1992 Score]]
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[[2009 Ultimate Collection]] - [[2004 Topps Traded & Rookies]] - [[2005 SP Authentic]] - [[1993 Donruss]] - [[1997 Collector's Choice Teams]] - [[1989 Donruss All-Stars]] - [[1986 Fleer League Leaders]] - [[2016 Topps New Era]] - [[2002 Studio]] - [[2006 Upper Deck Special F/X]] - [[2010 Finest]] - [[2003 Topps Gallery]] - [[1999 E-X Century]] - [[2005 Topps Pristine Legends]] - [[1995 Post Canada]] - [[2009 Upper Deck X]] - [[1994 Topps Traded]] - [[2004 Upper Deck Vintage]] - [[1995 Studio]] - [[2005 Leaf]] - [[1977 Topps Cloth Stickers]] - [[1993 Cardtoons]] - [[1998 Finest]] - [[1984 Topps Traded]] - [[1999 Topps Gold Label]] - [[1997 Circa]] - [[2001 SP Game Bat Milestone]] - [[2004 Bowman]] - [[1998 Topps Stars]] - [[1992 Score]]
 
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2019 Topps Museum Collection is a 100-card set released June 19th. Each pack will contain either an autograph or a relic. Each four-pack box will yield the following:
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[[2020 Bowman Chrome]] was released September 18th with a 100-card base set supplemented by a 100-card Prospects set. Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield a pair of autographs.
  
*  A Canvas Collection insert
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For the fourth consecutive year, HTA Choice boxes are available which contain three autographs and nothing else.
*  A base set parallel
 
*  A "premium" Relic
 
*  A Quad Relic
 
*  An Autograph
 
*  An Autographed Relic
 
 
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[[2019 Topps Series Two]] is a 350-card set released June 12th.
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[[2020 Topps Allen & Ginter]] is a 350-card set, released the week of September 16th -- two months later than its usual mid-Summer release. As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will include three of the following: Autographs, Relics, Rip Cards, or A&G Originals.
 
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[[2019 Finest]] is a 126-card set released by Topps on June 5th. Each box will yield two autographs.  
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[[2020 Stadium Club]] is a 300-card set released September 2nd. Due to COVID-19, Stadium Club was delayed from its traditional late-June release. Each 16-pack Hobby box will yield a pair of autographs.
 
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[[2019 Leather and Lumber]] is a 151-card set released by Panini America May 29th. Each ten-card Hobby pack will yield an autograph, a game-used card, and four base cards and four inserts.  
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[[2020 Bowman Transcendent]] was released August 26th. Only 100 sets were produced.
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Each factory set contains the following:
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One, 50-Card base set
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30 Transcendent Autographs
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One, one-of-one, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Through the Years Autograph
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One, one-of-one, Yordan Alvarez Through the Years Autograph
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One, one-of-one, 1955 Bowman SuperFractor Autograph
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One, one-of-one, 1955 Bowman Oversized Cut Signature
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One PSA-graded Bowman Buyback
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A VIP Experience Invitation
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At present time, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the date and location of the VIP Experience has yet to be announced.
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This is the second of four Transcendent products Topps is scheduled to release in 2020 and the first Bowman Transcendent set.
 
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[[2019 Topps Definitive Collection]] was released May 29th. An all "hit" product, each eight-card box will yield six on-card autographs and two Relics.  
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[[2020 Topps Five Star]] was released August 26th. All cards are autographed, and each box will contain two.
 
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[[2019 Topps Pro Debut]] is a 200-card Minor League set released May 22nd. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two Relics and two autographs.  
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[[2020 Panini Immaculate]] was released August 21st. All cards in the product are either autographs or game-used cards. Each six-card box is expected to yield four autographs and two game-used cards.
 
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[[2019 Panini Prizm]] is a 300-card set released May 15th. This is the first Prizm set in four years. Each 12-card Hobby pack will contain one Prizm parallel and one insert. Every fourth Hobby pack will yield an autograph.  
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[[2020 Topps Archives]] was released the week of August 19th. The base set is 324 cards featuring designs from the 1955, 1974, and 2002 Topps sets.
 
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[[2019 Topps Big League]] is a 400-card set released May 15th. Like the the previous year's product, it is targeted toward young collectors.  
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[[2020 Bowman Sterling]] is a 50-card set supplemented by a 50-card "Prospects" set, released August 12th. As with previous Bowman Sterling sets, each pack will contain an autograph.
 
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[[2019 Topps Tier One]] was released May 8th -- a couple of weeks earlier than last year's set. As usual, all cards are either autographs or relics and there is no base set in the traditional sense. Each three-card box will contain two autographs and a relic.  
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[[2020 Topps Chrome]] was released August 7th. Each Hobby box will yield two autographs, eight inserts and 12 Refractors while each Jumbo box will have five autos and eight Refractors.
 
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[[2019 Bowman]] was released April 17th -- about a week earlier than last year. Each Hobby box will yield one autograph, one Bowman Sterling insert, and one Chrome Prospect Atomic Refractor.  Hobby Jumbo boxes will contain three autographs and two Bowman Sterling inserts.
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[[2020 Topps Luminaries]] was released August 5th. Each box contains one autographed card serial-numbered to 15 copies or fewer.
 
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[[2020 Topps Museum Collection]] is a 100-card set released July 29th. Each pack will contain either an autograph or a relic. Each four-pack box will yield the following:
  
[[2019 Diamond Kings]] was released by Panini April 9th.  The base set is 150 cards with the last 50 short-printed, and twenty variations.  Each Hobby pack will contain a card from one of seventeen insert sets.  In addition, each 12-pack Hobby box will yield four parallels, one game-used memorabilia card, and an autograph.
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* A Canvas Collection insert
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* Four parallels
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* A "premium" Relic
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* A Quad Relic
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* An Autograph
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* An Autographed Relic
 
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[[2019 Topps Gypsy Queen]] is a 320-card set released March 27th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs and a pack of three Hobby only Chrome parallels.  
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[[2020 Donruss Optic]] was released July 22nd. As usual, Optic is a 200-card chromium-stock take on the 2020 Donruss set. Each 20-pack Hobby box will yield 20 inserts 10 parallels, and a pair of autographs.
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Randomly seeded "Hot Boxes" will yield five autographs, or one serial-numbered parallel per pack.
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"First off the Line" boxes were made available exclusively through paniniamerica.net. These boxes contain three autographed per box (one of which will be serial-numbered to 35 copies or fewer), a Pandora parallel serial-numbered to 99 in each pack, and a Cracked Ice parallel serial-numbered to seven per box.
 
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[[2019 Topps Inception]] is a 100-card set released exclusively to Hobby outlets on March 20th -- three months earlier than the previous year's product. Each seven-card box will contain four base cards, two parallels, and an autograph.  
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[[2020 Topps Sterling]] was released July 22nd. It is the first Topps Sterling set in ten years. Each two-card box contains two autographed game-used cards serial-numbered to 25 copies or less. Unlike previous iterations of this product, there is no base set. Every fourth box will yield a one-of-one.
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We estimate 880 eight-box Hobby cases were produced.
 
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[[2019 Topps Opening Day]] was released March 13th. As usual, the base set is a rehash of 200 cards from the Topps flagship. Each pack will yield one insert -- which are original to the product.
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[[2020 Absolute]] is a 166-card set released by Panini July 10th. This is the first Absolute set in fifteen years, when it was issued by Panini's predecessor Donruss-Playoff.
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Each ten-card Hobby pack will yield four base cards, one parallel, two inserts, one memorabilia card, and two autographs.
 
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[[2019 Donruss]] is a 252-card set released by Panini America on March 6th. Each Hobby box will yield three autographs/game-used cards.
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[[2020 Topps]] is a 700-card set released in two equal series of 350 cards. Series One was issued the week of February 5th, 2020 while the second series came out June 26th.
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As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will yield either an autograph or a Relic card while Hobby-exclusive jumbo boxes will yield an autograph, a game-used Relic, and a manufactured "relic."
 
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[[2019 Topps Heritage]] is a 500-card set released February 27th, 2018. The last 100 cards are short-printed. In keeping with the brand's aesthetic, the design is based on the 1970 Topps set. Each Hobby box will, as usual, yield a relic, an autograph or an autographed relic.  
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[[2020 Finest]] is a 125-card set released by Topps on June 19th. Each box will yield two autographs.
 
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[[2019 Topps Series One]] is a 350-card set released January 30th -- although packs began showing up at mass market retail outlets a week earlierThis year's flagship has as its theme a celebration of Professional Baseball's 150th Anniversary, with Anniversary-themed inserts and parallels serial-numbered to 150 copies.
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[[2020 Topps Big League]] is a 300-card set released June 19thLike the [[2018 Topps Big League|the previous year's product,]] it is targeted toward young collectors.  New for 2020 are "Hobby Collector Boxes" which contain an action figure.
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A big change to the product are the sheer number of non-parallel, non-"hit based," inserts. While, in recent years, ''Topps Baseball'' has had a massive number of inserts, for 2019 both the size of most insert sets and the insertion ratios have been greatly increased.
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2020 Topps Pro Debut is a 200-card Minor League set released June 19th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs, a Relic, and either a second Relic or a manufactured relic.
  
Also notable is a reduction in the size of the standard Hobby waxbox from 36 packs to 24 -- although the number of cards in each Hobby pack was enlarged from ten to fourteen.
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New for 2020 are Chrome parallels and Jumbo boxes.
 
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<b>June 26</b>
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<b>September 23</b>
* [[2019 Stadium Club]]
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* [[2020 Topps Heritage Minor League]]
  
<b>July 10</b>
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<b>September 25</b>
* [[2019 Topps Archives Signature Series]]
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* [[2020 Panini Chronicles]]
* [[2019 Topps Diamond Icons]]
 
  
<b>July 17</b>
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<b>October 7</b>
* [[2019 Donruss Optic]]
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* [[2020 Triple Threads]]
* [[2019 Topps Allen & Ginter's]]
 
  
<b>July 24</b>
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<b>October 14</b>
* [[2019 Panini Immaculate]]
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* [[2020 Topps Gold Label]]
* [[2019 Topps Clearly Authentic]]
 
* [[2019 Topps Tribute]]
 
  
<b>July 31</b>
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<b>October 16</b>
* [[2019 Topps Chrome]]
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* [[2020 Panini Contenders]]
  
<b>August 7</b>
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<b>October 23</b>
* [[2019 Topps Luminaries]]
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* [[2020 National Treasures]]
  
<b>August 10</b>
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<b>October 30</b>
* [[2019 Topps National Baseball Card Day]]
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* [[2020 Topps Update]]
  
<b>August 14</b>
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<b>November 4</b>
* [[2019 Bowman Sterling]]
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* [[2020 Topps Dynasty]]
* [[2019 Topps Heritage|2019 Topps Heritage High Number]]
 
  
<b>August 21</b>
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<b>November 6</b>
* [[2019 Topps Archives]]
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* [[2020 Panini Prizm Draft Picks]]
  
<b>August 28</b>
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<b>November 11</b>
* [[2019 Topps Five Star]]
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* [[2020 Stadium Club Chrome]]
  
<b>September 4</b>
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<b>November 18</b>
* [[2019 Topps Gold Label]]
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* [[2020 Topps Allen & Ginter Chrome]]
  
<b>September 11</b>
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<b>November 25</b>
* [[2019 Bowman Chrome]]
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* [[2020 Topps Chrome Black]]
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* [[2020 Topps Transcendent]]
  
<b>September 18</b>
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<b>December 2</b>
* [[2019 Triple Threads]]
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* [[2020 Bowman Draft]]
  
<b>September 25</b>
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<b>December 16</b>
* [[2019 Topps Heritage Minor League]]
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* [[2020 Bowman's Best]]
  
<b>October 2</b>
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<b>December 30</b>
* [[2019 Topps Heritage Signature Series: Retired]]
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* [[2020 Topps Heritage|2020 Topps Heritage High Number]]
  
<b>October 9</b>
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<b>February 10, 2021</b>
* [[2019 Topps High Tek]]
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* [[2021 Topps|2021 Topps Series One]]
 
 
<b>October 16</b>
 
* [[2019 Topps Updates]]
 
 
 
<b>November 6</b>
 
* [[2019 Topps Dynasty]]
 
  
<b>November 27</b>
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<b>March 3, 2021</b>
* [[2019 Topps Transcendent]]
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* [[2021 Topps Heritage]]
  
<b>December 4</b>
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<b>April 14, 2021</b>
* [[2019 Bowman Draft]]
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* [[2021 Bowman]]
  
<b>December 18</b>
 
* [[2019 Bowman's Best]]
 
 
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Set of the Month

2000 Ultimate Victory is a 120-card set released by Upper Deck in October, 2000. As with the previous year's set, it is a blue-bordered chromium stock partial-parallel of the 2000 Victory set. The last thirty cards in the base set make up the Ultimate Rookie 2000 subset, which is serial-numbered.

Previous Sets of the Month

2009 Ultimate Collection - 2004 Topps Traded & Rookies - 2005 SP Authentic - 1993 Donruss - 1997 Collector's Choice Teams - 1989 Donruss All-Stars - 1986 Fleer League Leaders - 2016 Topps New Era - 2002 Studio - 2006 Upper Deck Special F/X - 2010 Finest - 2003 Topps Gallery - 1999 E-X Century - 2005 Topps Pristine Legends - 1995 Post Canada - 2009 Upper Deck X - 1994 Topps Traded - 2004 Upper Deck Vintage - 1995 Studio - 2005 Leaf - 1977 Topps Cloth Stickers - 1993 Cardtoons - 1998 Finest - 1984 Topps Traded - 1999 Topps Gold Label - 1997 Circa - 2001 SP Game Bat Milestone - 2004 Bowman - 1998 Topps Stars - 1992 Score

Just Released

2020 Bowman Chrome was released September 18th with a 100-card base set supplemented by a 100-card Prospects set. Each 12-pack Hobby box will yield a pair of autographs.

For the fourth consecutive year, HTA Choice boxes are available which contain three autographs and nothing else.

2020 Topps Allen & Ginter is a 350-card set, released the week of September 16th -- two months later than its usual mid-Summer release. As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will include three of the following: Autographs, Relics, Rip Cards, or A&G Originals.

2020 Stadium Club is a 300-card set released September 2nd. Due to COVID-19, Stadium Club was delayed from its traditional late-June release. Each 16-pack Hobby box will yield a pair of autographs.

2020 Bowman Transcendent was released August 26th. Only 100 sets were produced.

Each factory set contains the following:

One, 50-Card base set 30 Transcendent Autographs One, one-of-one, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Through the Years Autograph One, one-of-one, Yordan Alvarez Through the Years Autograph One, one-of-one, 1955 Bowman SuperFractor Autograph One, one-of-one, 1955 Bowman Oversized Cut Signature One PSA-graded Bowman Buyback A VIP Experience Invitation At present time, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the date and location of the VIP Experience has yet to be announced.

This is the second of four Transcendent products Topps is scheduled to release in 2020 and the first Bowman Transcendent set.

2020 Topps Five Star was released August 26th. All cards are autographed, and each box will contain two.

2020 Panini Immaculate was released August 21st. All cards in the product are either autographs or game-used cards. Each six-card box is expected to yield four autographs and two game-used cards.

2020 Topps Archives was released the week of August 19th. The base set is 324 cards featuring designs from the 1955, 1974, and 2002 Topps sets.

2020 Bowman Sterling is a 50-card set supplemented by a 50-card "Prospects" set, released August 12th. As with previous Bowman Sterling sets, each pack will contain an autograph.

2020 Topps Chrome was released August 7th. Each Hobby box will yield two autographs, eight inserts and 12 Refractors while each Jumbo box will have five autos and eight Refractors.

2020 Topps Luminaries was released August 5th. Each box contains one autographed card serial-numbered to 15 copies or fewer.

2020 Topps Museum Collection is a 100-card set released July 29th. Each pack will contain either an autograph or a relic. Each four-pack box will yield the following:

  • A Canvas Collection insert
  • Four parallels
  • A "premium" Relic
  • A Quad Relic
  • An Autograph
  • An Autographed Relic

2020 Donruss Optic was released July 22nd. As usual, Optic is a 200-card chromium-stock take on the 2020 Donruss set. Each 20-pack Hobby box will yield 20 inserts 10 parallels, and a pair of autographs.

Randomly seeded "Hot Boxes" will yield five autographs, or one serial-numbered parallel per pack.

"First off the Line" boxes were made available exclusively through paniniamerica.net. These boxes contain three autographed per box (one of which will be serial-numbered to 35 copies or fewer), a Pandora parallel serial-numbered to 99 in each pack, and a Cracked Ice parallel serial-numbered to seven per box.

2020 Topps Sterling was released July 22nd. It is the first Topps Sterling set in ten years. Each two-card box contains two autographed game-used cards serial-numbered to 25 copies or less. Unlike previous iterations of this product, there is no base set. Every fourth box will yield a one-of-one.

We estimate 880 eight-box Hobby cases were produced.

2020 Absolute is a 166-card set released by Panini July 10th. This is the first Absolute set in fifteen years, when it was issued by Panini's predecessor Donruss-Playoff.

Each ten-card Hobby pack will yield four base cards, one parallel, two inserts, one memorabilia card, and two autographs.

2020 Topps is a 700-card set released in two equal series of 350 cards. Series One was issued the week of February 5th, 2020 while the second series came out June 26th.

As usual, each 24-pack Hobby box will yield either an autograph or a Relic card while Hobby-exclusive jumbo boxes will yield an autograph, a game-used Relic, and a manufactured "relic."

2020 Finest is a 125-card set released by Topps on June 19th. Each box will yield two autographs.

2020 Topps Big League is a 300-card set released June 19th. Like the the previous year's product, it is targeted toward young collectors. New for 2020 are "Hobby Collector Boxes" which contain an action figure.

2020 Topps Pro Debut is a 200-card Minor League set released June 19th. Each 24-pack Hobby box will yield two autographs, a Relic, and either a second Relic or a manufactured relic.

New for 2020 are Chrome parallels and Jumbo boxes.

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  2. 1992 Classic Cardshow Promos
  3. 1982 Fleer Stamps
  4. 2020 Panini Chronicles
  5. 2020 Topps Chrome Ben Baller Edition
  6. 2019 Topps Home Run Challenge
  7. 2020 Bowman Chrome
  8. 2020 Topps Allen & Ginter
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