2019 Topps Update Hobby Box
The third iteration of the flagship MLB set, 2019 Topps Update Series Baseball builds on the previous releases with roster updates and a look back at the 2019 MLB All-Star Game. Each Hobby box contains one autograph or relic and Hobby Jumbo boxes promise one autograph and two relics.
While the base design and many of the inserts are the same as 2019 Series 1 and Series 2 Baseball, new rookies, players on different teams and debut inserts dot the collecting landscape.
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Base
With 300 cards in the base set, 2019 Topps Update Series Baseball looks to bring a sense of completion to 2019. That means mid-season rookie call-ups, traded players or free-agent signings, and key moments from the year, including the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
Joining the base design continuation, parallels stay true to the earlier sets.
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Base Parallels
- 150th Anniversary - 1:6 packs
- Rainbow Foil - 1:10 packs
- Gold - #/2,019
- Vintage Stock - #/99
- Independence Day - #/76
- Black - #/67 (Hobby/Jumbo)
- Mother's Day Hot Pink - #/50
- Father's Day Powder Blue - #/50
- Memorial Day - #/25
- Clear - #/10 (Hobby)
- Platinum - 1/1
- Printing Plates - 1/1
And, as usual, the base Short Print, Super Short Print and Short Print Autograph variations are back.
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Inserts
Carrying over, returning inserts include more 150 Years of Professional Baseball cards and another batch of the throwback 1984 Topps Baseball set in honor of its 35th anniversary.
However, 2019 Topps Update Series Baseball also has some new choices. The Family Business covers those players that have a rich lineage of MLB history.
Est. 1869 dives into the legacy of the earliest professional baseball team, the Cincinnati Red Stockings. The set covers 150 years of the franchise that is now the Cincinnati Reds.
On top of that, each insert comes in Blue, Black (#/299), 150th Anniversary (#/150), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10), and Platinum (1/1) parallels.
The Iconic Card Reprints set continues to honor key cards from the past, adding a 150th Anniversary (#/150) parallel.
Also new, 1984 Baseball Oversized Boxtopper cards fall one per Hobby Jumbo box.
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Autographs
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball is less about hits than many of the other Topps releases, but there are still several different autograph lines. Legacy of Baseball Autograph and 1984 Topps Baseball Autograph cards are the most common. These have 150th Anniversary (#/150), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10), and Platinum (1/1) parallels. However, for the 1984 cards, the Red parallels are only in Hobby boxes and the Platinum parallels are exclusive to Hobby and Jumbo boxes.
There are also signed versions for the 150 Years of Professional Baseball, Est. 1869, Iconic Card Reprints and The Family Business inserts. These are limited to 25 copies or less.
One-of-one Cut Signature cards are some of the toughest hits to uncover.
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Relics / Auto Relics
The 2019 Topps Update Series Baseball checklist variety picks up a bit more with the relics. Standard memorabilia cards include Major League Material, which is also issued in the 150th Anniversary (#/150), Gold (#/50), Red (#/10), and Platinum (1/1 - Hobby/Jumbo) parallels.
As many collectors know, the All-Star Game (ASG) is a focal point of the relic cards in Update Series. ASG choices consist of All-Star Stitches, All-Star Stitches Dual (#/25), All-Star Stitches Triple (#/25) and All-Star Jumbo (#/5 or less).
Signed ASG editions include All-Star Stitches Autograph (#/25 or less), All-Star Stitches Dual Autograph (#/25 or less) and All-Star Autograph Jumbo (#/10 or less). There are low-numbered Red (#/10 or less) and Gold (1/1) parallels, as well.
Exclusive to Hobby/Jumbo, the familiar Own the Name cards showcase a nameplate letter.
Providing a small dose of high-end, Topps Reverence Autograph Patch cards are only in Hobby/Jumbo boxes. These are numbered to 10 copies with Red (#/5) and Gold (1/1) parallels.
Another Hobby/Jumbo exclusive, the 150th Anniversary Manufactured Medallion cards offer 150th Anniversary (#/150), Gold (#/99), Red (#/10), Platinum (1/1), and Autograph (#/10) parallels.
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Silver Packs
And, supplying a little extra for fans, the 2019 Topps Baseball Silver Pack promo is available for Update Series. One free pack is awarded for buying a Hobby box and two packs come with each Hobby Jumbo box. The difference for Update, and going forward, is that the packs are inserted inside the boxes.
Hobby Configuration: 14 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2019 Topps Update Series Baseball Hobby Box Break
- 1 Autograph or Relic Card