Marking the end of the flagship line for the ’18 season, 2018 Topps Update Series Baseball goes big on the MLB rookies and trades to fill out the roster.
Box formats include Hobby, with one autograph or relic, and Hobby Jumbo, which contains one autograph and two relics per box. An added incentive for collectors, Update is part of the Silver Pack 1983 Chrome promo that rewards box purchases with free packs. Each Hobby box is good for one pack, while Jumbo earns two.
2018 Topps Update Series Baseball
2018 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Parallels
- Rainbow Foil – 1:10 packs
- Gold – #/2,018
- Vintage Stock – #/99
- Independence Day – #/76
- Black – #/66 (Hobby/Jumbo)
- Mother’s Day Hot Pink – #/50
- Father’s Day Powder Blue – #/50
- Memorial Day Camo – #/25
- Platinum – 1/1
- Printing Plates – 1/1
2018 Update MLB has SP and SSP Variations, with limited short print autographs.
2018 Topps Update Series Baseball Inserts
Continuing a few insert lines while sprinkling in some new choices, the 2018 Topps Update Series Baseball checklist is anything but small. Topps Salute returns with subsets for Rookies, Game Changers and Legendary All-Stars. And 1983 Topps is again a featured design, highlighting rookies and traded players.
As far as the new options, An International Affair dives into the many foreign stars. In addition, Don’t Blink is for some of the quickest players on the base paths, and Storybook Endings helps celebrate the last season for a baseball legend.
Each insert comes in various parallels, including Blue, Black (#/299), Gold (#/50), Red(#/10) and Platinum (1/1). The three new sets have autographed versions, numbered to 10 or less, as well.
2018 Topps Update Series Baseball Autographs / Relics
Offering the majority of the signatures in Update, the Topps Salute Autograph and 1983 Topps Baseball Autograph lines expand the standard inserts. Salute has Red (#/25 or less) and Platinum (1/1) parallels, while 1983 includes Black (#/99 or less), Gold (#/50 or less), Red (#/10 or less; Hobby only), and Platinum (1/1; Hobby/Jumbo only).
A high-end favorite in flagship, Topps Reverence Autograph Patch (#/10) cards are back as Hobby/Jumbo exclusives. Parallels include Red (#/5) and Platinum (1/1).
Working with an All-Star Game theme, the All-Star Stitches insert highlights relics from top players in Blue (#/50), Gold (#/25) and Red (1/1) versions. Additional sets under the All-Star line consist of Dual (#/25), Triple (#/25) and Jumbo Patch (#/5 or less).
Rare signed cards come in the All-Star Stitches Autograph (#/25 or less), Dual Autograph (#/25 or less) and Autograph Jumbo Patch sets. These each have Gold (#/10 or less) and Red (1/1) parallels.
All issued as one-of-ones, Own the Name contains nameplate jersey letters and is exclusive to Hobby/Jumbo. The Cut Signature cards are another elusive hit.
Closing out 2018 Topps Update Series Baseball, manufactured MLB Postseason Logo Patch cards feature the more recent playoff stars. These new commemorative relics offer Gold (#/99), Blue (#/50), Red (#/10) and Platinum (1/1) parallels, plus Autographcards numbered to just 10.
Release Date: 10/22/2018
Hobby Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 36 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
Hobby Jumbo Configuration: 50 cards per pack, 10 packs per box, 6 boxes per case
2018 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 1 Autograph or Relic Card
- 3 Rainbow Foil Parallels
2018 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Jumbo Box Break
- 1 Autograph Card
- 2 Relic Cards