Topps will expand the Strata brand this December with its first standalone baseball release. Strata started as Football product in 2012 and has appeared in recent Baseball sets as a memorabilia insert. 2015 Topps Strata Baseball will come one Strata relic card and an autograph in every box. Signed versions of Strata relics will appear in 1:2 boxes. All autographs in 2015 Strata will be signed on-card.
An unique feature for Strata Baseball are the Clearly Authentic relic cards. Each relic piece comes with an MLB Authentication sticker, which means collectors can find out exactly where and when that relic came from. Clearly Authentic cards have both auto relic and relic versions with each having five levels of numbered parallels. Subjects have five different types of one-of-one Red parallels, including MLB logo patch, laundry tag, button, button hole and Majestic logo patch versions.
Strata Signature patch cards feature a multi-layered acetate design and jumbo-sized patch piece. Base versions are numbered out of 25 with Gold parallels numbered to five. A Strata tradition continues with the one-of-one Red Rivet parallels. These cards are secured by a rivet that allows them to fan out and expose each layer separately.
Strata Signature autograph cards also use a multi-layered design. Gold parallels are numbered out of 25 with one-of-one Red parallels. Strats Autographs take a more traditional design. The checklist includes 30 different players from the past and present. There six levels of numbered parallels: Orange, Blue, Green, Black (#’d to 50), Gold (#’d 25) and Red (#’d 1/1).
- 1 pack per box, 2 cards per pack
- 1 Strata Relic Card & 1 Autograph Card per box
- Every other box has a signed Strata Relic card
- All autographs are ON-CARD