2016 Topps The Mint Baseball preview

Topps continues to expand their offering of high-end baseball cards with the upcoming 2016 The Mint Baseball. Each box of The Mint will come with five autographed cards. All autograph card are numbered a are hard-signed in metallic ink.

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Leading off the sets of┬ásigned cards in 2016 The Mint are Franchise and Gen 10 Autographs. Franchise autos highlight the top current veteran stars in Major League Baseball, and Gem 10 focuses on the game’s younger stars. Both sets have three levels of numbered parallels: Blue (#’d to 50), Green (#’d to 10) and Red (#’d 1/1).

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Rookie players are featured in Arrivals autographs cards. 2016 The Mint also features signed cards from retired baseball greats in Golden Engraving autographs. Arrivals has Blue parallels numbered out of 50 while both sets have Green (#’d to 10) and Red (#’d 1/1) parallels.

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The Mint also has one set of auto relic hits. Authenticated Patch autographs feature MLB authenticated jersey patches and on-card signatures. These will likely have the MLB Authentic holograms that allow collectors to identify when the jersey was worn that the patches were taken from. Patch autos will have Green (#’d to 10) and Red (#’d 1/1) parallels.

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Select boxes of The Mint will have a bonus sixth hit. In addition to the five autographs there will be a booklet card featuring a jumbo-sized relic from a game-worn Franklin batting glove.

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