Prices will range between $110 and $125, depending on the retailer. If a collector is lucky enough to buy a hot box, there will be an additional relic card.
Breakout Autographs will feature 81 different stars with on-card signatures. All are numbered to 299 or less. I pulled one of those cards from the box supplied to me, an autograph card of Cubs pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. The card design shows Edwards in an action pose, sharply focused against a marble-like background. This card, numbered to 249, features Edwards’ name and the Cubs’ name in silver foil stamped on the card.
The other autograph card I pulled was part of the 88-card Prime Performers subset. It belongs to defending National League batting champion Dee Gordon of the Marlins, who is currently serving an 80-game suspension for using two performance-enhancing drugs. The signature on the card reads “DeStyle,” or “DStyle,” depending on how you read it. It is bold and beautifully written.
The third card I pulled was a Tier One relic of Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager, numbered to 199. It is one of 76 different subjects a collector might find. Seager is shown in a horizontal design, batting and waiting for a pitch. There is a white uniform swatch that is enveloped by gold foil that runs vertically down the right side of the card.
Tier One baseball continues to showcase top veterans and up-and-coming younger players. The cards are relatively thick, and the autographs seem to be penned carefully from what I could tell.