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.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!