That’s what collectors can expect when opening a hobby box of 2015 Topps Supreme baseball. With a price ranging from $75 to $90 depending on the dealer, this product has the potential of delivering some nice autographs.
The regular autograph cards sport a vertical design, and the card has a layered look. The top of the card is stamped in gold foil, and the main photo of the player is ringed by a blue outline that is the bottom layer of the card. The top layer is gray.
The base set features veterans and retired players. Some of the subjects include Hall of Famers like John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Al Kaline, Barry Larkin, Frank Robinson, Lou Brock and Phil Niekro. Current stars like Mike Trout, Buster Posey, David Ortiz, Clayton Kershaw and Jose Altuve are also among the 80-card base set.
The card I pulled was Garrett Richards. The on-card autograph is bold and stylish., and nicer than the on-card auto I saw from Topps Stadium Club earlier this year. It's really a plus when a player takes time to pen a nice signature.
There are parallels in the base set: green, orange (numbered to 25), red (5) and a 1/1 Supreme. There also are 1/1 printing plates, four per player card.
This is also an on-card signature, and the team logo is stamped in gold foil. It looks kind of small in its placement near the top center of the card, but without it there would be a lot of wasted gray space.
This card is also layered, with more blue apparent in the horizontal design. There is a blue strip above and below the player’s signature.
Parallels are green, orange (numbered to 25), red (5) and Supreme (1/1). There also are 1/1 printing plate cards.
With on-card autographs, Topps Supreme is definitely superior to last year’s product. There are some nice designs, and the blue backgrounds really let the photographs stand out.