Sports cards have experienced a resurgence in recent years, and the 2016 Topps Series 1 hobby packs offer plenty of reasons for collectors to get excited. With a variety of rookies, inserts, and future Hall of Famers to collect, the 2016 edition of the flagship set is sure to be a hit with collectors of all levels.
Featured 2016 Topps Rookies
One of the standout features of this set is the robust rookie class, which includes Michael Conforto, Trea Turner, Luis Severino, and more. Collectors will also be excited to find rookies like Corey Seager, Giovani Soto, Kyle Schwarber, Carl Edwards Jr., and Aaron Nola, all of whom have played important roles in the league since their debut.
This set has helped to kick off the unprecedented demand in the hobby that hasn't been seen since the late '80s. With so many exciting rookies, it's no wonder why collectors are flocking to this set.
2016 Topps Stars to Look Out For
In addition to the rookies, the 2016 Topps Series 1 set also includes fan favorites and future Hall of Famers. Mike Trout, who many consider to be the current greatest of all time in baseball, is just one of the stars you can find in this set. Other notable names include Kris Bryant, Jose Altuve, Corey Kluber, Jake Arrietta, Francisco Lindor, and Christian Yelich.
With such a wide variety of stars to choose from, collectors will have plenty of reasons to keep coming back to this set.
2016 Topps Series 1 Inserts
Of course, no flagship set would be complete without a variety of exciting inserts to chase. The 2016 Topps Series 1 set is no exception, with a variety of different parallels and inserts to collect.
Some of the more exciting inserts include Rainbow Foil (1:10 hobby packs), Gold (/2016), Vintage Stock (/99), Black (/65), Pink (/50), Clear (/10), Printing Plates, Platinum (1/1), and Framed (1/1). Black, Printing Plates, and Framed cards can't be found in retail packs, while Clear parallels are exclusive to basic hobby packs and aren't in jumbo or retail.
There are also a variety of different insert sets to chase, including Ichiro Chasing 3000 Relics (/10), Tribute to the Kid (1:8), Hallowed Highlights (15 cards, 1:8), (/10), relics (/25), and autographed relics (/5), Berger's Best with autographs (/25), relics (/99), and autographed relics (/10), and Berger's Best Cut Signatures (1/1).
Other inserts to look out for include Topps Laser (/99), Topps Laser Autographs (/25), Relics (/10), and Autographed Relics (/10), 100 Years at Wrigley Field (1:8), Autographs (/25), relics (/99), and autographed relics (/10), and First Pitch (1:8) and Bunt Player cards (/25).
Overall, the 2016 Topps Series 1 set is an exciting addition to any collector's collection. With a variety of rookies, stars, and exciting inserts to chase, this set has something for everyone.
Whether you're a longtime collector or just getting started, there's never been a better time to dive into the world of sports card collecting.
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