I say it every week and I will say it again. Another week and another top-notch set of cards and memorabilia is slated for release this Wednesday, July 21st. The premise behind the 2021 Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball set release remains the same as in past years.
Everything in the product is an autograph done on acetate stock, and hobby boxes for this set will include just one limited card.
You heard that right, Hobby boxes have just one card. The set for most will be a big boom or bust moment if you are to take your chances. You could end up with a limited edition, # out of one gold parallel, or you could be walking away with a simple base autograph.
What is special about all these cards is that they all feature on-card signatures, so Topps is outfitting all collectors with valuable items.
Topps Clearly Authentic Baseball Set Details
The base Clearly Authentic Autographs anchor the entire set, making up the base options in this release. These cards will take the design from the flagship product of 2021 Topps Baseball and adapt it for the acetate and signatures that will be present on the card.
53 cards will be included in this part of the set, with many of the options being blossoming rookies or young stars like Casey Mize of the Tigers, Ke’Bryan Hayes of the Pirates, and Trevor Rogers of the Marlins.
Parallels for the base Clearly Authentic Autographs will include Green (# out of 99), Black (# out of 75), Red (# out of 50), Blue (# out of 25), Purple (# out of 10), Orange (# out of 5) and the all coveted Gold (# out of 1).
Also making an appearance in this checklist and set release from Topps flagship product of 2021 Topps Baseball will be Clearly Authentic 1986 Topps Baseball Autographs and 70 Years of Topps Baseball Autographs.
The 1986 Clearly Authentic Topps Baseball Autographs will be made up of 42 cards that range from some of the better key players of the current MLB such as Max Muncy, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Dansby Swanson, to legends of baseball’s immense history such as Cal Ripken Jr. and Gary Sheffield
Parallels and other versions present besides the base cards will include Green (# out of 99), Black (# out of 75), Red (# out of 50), Blue (# out of 25), Purple (# out of 10), Orange (# out of 5), and Gold (# out of 1).
If you are looking forward to the 70 Years of Baseball Autographs, here’s what Topps has in store for you.
That specific insert will include 22 cards with a range of players from the lesser-knowns such as Joey Bart of the Giants, to some superstars of today’s game such as Juan Soto of the Nationals and Walker Buehler of the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers.
Parallels are limited for this set, only including Black and White (# out of 70) and Sepia which is the limited card numbered out of one.
A couple more autograph inserts make an entrance in this set out of the into the card style collection at Topps Headquarters.
Clearly Authentic 1954 Topps Reimagining Autographs (# out of 199 or less) use the original design from Topps as inspiration to showcase signatures from current and retired players. Players featured will range from Rod Carew, Johnny Bench, Nolan Ryan and Jose Altuve. Sepia (# out of 1) is the only parallel for this insert.
For a more recent touch on things coming from inserts based on 1954 and 1986 designs, Clearly Authentic 2006 Allen & Ginter Autographs takes the company’s first set with the brand and adapts it to this autograph-based release.
34 cards will make their appearance in this insert. Base versions are numbered to 199 or less with additional parallels that include Blue (# out of 25), Purple (# out of 10), Orange (# out of 5), and Gold (# out of 1).
This weekday release of cards is truly for all the high rollers out there that love to take their chances on hitting the jackpot. With a few different inserts and parallels available, many collectors could find themselves getting very lucky on this release.