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Saturday, June 27, 2020

What's in the box?

Monthly subscriptions boxes are usually gimmicky and Topps doesn't disappoint if you're into this sort of thing.  Back in April, I learned about their Future Stars Club, which is a monthly subscription box club for card collectors.

The subscription costs $24.99 + tax and members will receive a blaster box, a five card set, and a bonus item.

In April, we received an Opening Day blaster with a set featuring left-handed power hitting outfielders:

As you can see Topps managed to fit Yordan Alvarez into their set to attract rookie card collectors like myself.  The design itself is simple with a Topps Kids feel.  Here's a peek at the card backs:

I can't see green backs without thinking of 1977 or 1982 Topps.  And the bonus item was a Topps Future Stars Club patch which will probably get tossed into a box of miscellaneous items and forgotten until I dig it up in a few years.

I had originally planned to review the Opening Day blaster, but it never happened and the cards have since been sorted and scattered all over the place.  I can't even remember what I pulled which isn't a very good sign.

A few days ago, I received my May subscription box.  This month we received a 2020 Topps Series One blaster along with a five card set featuring National League Rookie of the Year Award recipients:

This bonus set reminds me of the 1992 Topps card design and features blue backs:

The bonus item is a Topps Future Stars Club sticker with a Bryce Harper facsimile signature on it.  As for the Series One blaster, I haven't opened it.  Without summer school, I'm sure there will be days when I'm bored out of my mind.  I'll save it for then.

Honestly... I was really hoping to receive a Big League blaster, but that isn't scheduled until next month.

Overall... this is just another one of those Topps "money grab" schemes, but if you're the type of collector who is planning on buying a blaster box anyways... then it's not too bad of a deal.  You're able to cancel your membership at any time.  And even though I'm not the biggest fan of retail wax, after factoring in the bonus cards... I made the decision to stick with it.

If you're interested in checking it out, click here.

Well that's it for today.  On Monday I have a different kind of box that I'll be writing about... along with some really cool autographs a fellow blogger sent me.

Until then...

Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. You're a brave man to buy into that. Some pretty cool cards, but my collection is too focussed. Now, if they had a TEAM subscription...

  2. What's in the box? One of the best movie lines ever along with one of my top 10 movies!

    Interesting collector's box for sure....not sure I would go for it, but the designs don't seem to be that bad and if you are going to open a blaster anyway like you said, you might as well go for it!

  3. Interesting to see what they are putting out, but no real interest in what you get given the price - appreciate seeing what it is though!

  4. I didn’t know this was a thing. Probably not my cup of tea price, but cool to see what you got.

  5. I noticed that "clubs" icon yesterday on their site. I didn't click it though. I figured it was just the 582 Montgomery stuff. I'll go see what else they have.

  6. Definite 1982 vibes in the shapes on the backs. A shame that most of the backs are dedicated to being an advertisement for the very set you already bought though. I hate how Topps does that with everything now. It's lazy and insulting.

    This is actually a cool product though. Subscribing to a monthly blaster at not much more than the cost of a blaster is kind of nice.

  7. Hmm they don't say this is US/Canada only but it would cost them the full $25 to mail me the blaster box so I bet it is.

  8. Didn't know about these but I'm rather baffled how Reggie Jackson is a Future Star? Thanks for sharing.

  9. Yet another offshoot Topps design that's actually better than Flagship.

  10. Nice. I'm still waiting on my May box to be delivered. I appreciate the peak at the set of the month.

  11. the angels in order - ooh. i like the team subscription idea.

    sumomenkoman - i know. i might have to watch it again this week.

    craziejoe - i'll keep sharing, so collectors like you don't have to ;D

    the lost collector - it really shouldn't be my cup of tea either, since i don't do blasters. but it gives me something to look forward to each month

    johnnys trading spot - i wish i would have been able to jump on the 582 montgomery club.

    nick vossbrink - i was thinking the same thing. at the very least they could have included the standard bio info.

    jongudmund - you should look into it. maybe they have discounted international rates

    peter k steinberg - not sure guys like buster are considered future stars either

    nick - lol. i agree. the only problem is both of these designs are ripped off from their own previous designs

    tim b. - hope it arrives soon. the june box should be coming out in a week or two. i'm really looking forward to that one, because of the big league blaster.