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2021 TOPPS DYNASTY

LUXURY-LEVEL BRAND IS BUILT ON AUTOGRAPHS, PATCHES

- BY RYAN CRACKNELL

2021 Topps Dynasty Baseball is lavish. e checklist is pretty much all autograph patch cards. No individual card has more than ten copies. Basically, it’s business as usual for the luxury-level brand.

Boxes have just one card. Unless it’s a cut signature, it’s an autographe­d relic — most likely of the jumbo patch variety.

Dynasty Autographe­d Patch cards are at the heart of the product. is has been the case for the line since its debut in 2014. Numbered to 10 or less, swatches are on the large side. e checklist is a mix of veteran stars, key rookies and past superstars.

Historical­ly players have multiple cards, each with a different card number anda and photo. is year, Topps is introducin­g Design Variations as well to mix things up. Base versions keep the horizontal layout. For the new Design Variations, things are flipped vertically. Design elements are nearly identical, but it makes for a different look and opens up photos a little bit.

Parallels come in Silver (/5) and Gold (1/1).

2021 Dynasty Baseball has a handful of other autograph inserts.

“On is Day” Autographe­d Patch cards add MLB Authentica­tion to the mix. Collectors will be able to look up exactly what game the swatches came from. Base versions for these have just five copies while Gold parallels are one-of-ones.

Dual and Triple Autographe­d Patch cards feature multiple players. Like the rest of the product, signatures are still on-card. ese have print runs of five and under.

Batting gloves get their own part of the checklist. Base versions have five copies while Wrist Strap and Jumbo Logo parallels are one-of-ones.

Autographe­d Special Event Baseball Leather (/5) is one of the few places without a traditiona­l patch. Instead they have large ball pieces from specific games. Gold (1/1) parallels are also available.

Rounding out the checklist are Autographe­d MLB Logo Patch, Cut Signature and Dual Relic Cut Signatures. All of these are one-of-a-kind.

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