Featuring a Yordan Alvarez RC!

It seems like it has been years since I've purchased a sports trading card product close to its launch. The reason why I've been casually posting breaks is because I've been focusing on drastically reducing my trading card collection with I maximize my profits.

The good news is that project should be completed by the end of the year, and I'll have more time to cover new releases as the months go by. To celebrate my latest milestone, I've purchase a retail hanger box of 2020 Topps Series One Baseball for $9.87.

2020 topps series 1 baseball retail hanger box

That product contains 67 cards (the same as last year's release). Here's the odds for its inserts:

2020 topps series 1 baseball retail hanger box back


Base Cards

  • 18 Christian & Nolan.

  • 38 Austin Nola [RC].

  • 44 Tommy Edman.

  • 48 Jeff McNeil.

  • 53 Pete Alonso.

  • 54 Hunter Dozier.

  • 57 Travis Demeritte [RC].

  • 65 Cleveland Indians.

  • 70 Nico Hoerner [RC].

  • 73 Oakland Athletics.

  • 76 Stephen Strasburg.

  • 84 Ken Giles.

  • 85 Soaking It All In.

  • 90 Brock Holt.

  • 100 Alex Bregman.

  • 101 Brad Hand.

  • 102 Josh Phegley.

  • 103 Danny Hultzen [RC].

  • 118 Clayton Kershaw.

  • 132 Jay Bruce.

  • 137 Merrill Kelly.

  • 140 Trevor Bauer.

  • 148 Willy Adames.

  • 149 Orlando Arcia.

  • 151 Tommy La Stella.

  • 154 C.J. Cron.

  • 166 Nick Solak [RC].

  • 171 Kole Calhoun.

  • 179 Ramon Laureano.

  • 180 Max Scherzer.

  • 185 Johnny Cueto.

  • 187 Chance Sisco.

  • 190 Aaron Nola.

  • 191 Jeremy Jeffress.

  • 192 Yusei Kikuchi.

  • 197 Raisel Iglesias.

  • 200 Christian Yelich.

  • 203 Joc Pederson.

  • 225 Oscar Mercado.

  • 235 Dustin May [RC].

  • 240 Jameson Taillon.

  • 247 Garrett Cooper.

  • 254 Andrew Miller.

  • 259 Jaylin Davis [RC].

  • 260 Zack Greinke.

  • 272 Carlos Santana.

  • 275 JT Riddle.

  • 276 Yordan Alvarez [RC].

2020 topps series 1 baseball 276 yordan alvarez

Alvarez is the ninth-youngest ballplayer in the American League.

  • 283 Robel Garcia [RC].

  • 304 Shane Bieber.

  • 305 Tyler Glasnow.

  • 309 Robbie Grossman.

  • 315 Adam Frazier.

  • 316 Justin Turner.

  • 317 Sean Murphy [RC].

  • 322 Dario Agrazal [RC].

  • 324 Mike Soroka.

  • 338 Chicago Cubs.

  • 342 Taylor Rogers.

  • 346 Lourdes Gurriel Jr.


Insert Cards

  • 85-18 Roger Clemens.

2020 topps series 1 baseball 85 18 roger clemens

Clemens appeared 61 percent of submitted National Baseball Hall of Fame ballots in 2020. He has only two years of eligibility remaining to receive 75% of votes required to qualify for Cooperstown.

  • TC-14 Mookie Betts.

2020 topps series 1 baseball tc 14 mookie betts

Betts is the only MLB player I'm aware of who plays for the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA).

  • TR-33 Matthew Boyd (odds 4:1).

2020 topps series 1 baseball tr 33 matthew boyd

I'm not a fan of the Turkey Red design.

  • TR-43 Clayton Kershaw (odds 4:1).

2020 topps series 1 baseball tr 43 clayton kershaw

Not even Clayton Kershaw can make me a fan of this design.

  • TR-56 Xander Bogaerts (odds 4:1).

2020 topps series 1 baseball tr 56 xander bogaerts

Bogaerts had the lowest Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) rating (-21) in the major leagues among shortstops.

  • TR-75 Manny Machado (odds 4:1).

2020 topps series 1 baseball tr 75 manny machado

With a 10-year contract of $300 million, Machado has the sixth largest contract value as of this writing.

  • TRC-33 Matthew Boyd (odds 1:5).

2020 topps series 1 baseball trc 33 matthew boyd

Fun fact: Chrome can make a mediocre insert look stunning.


It's a bummer I didn't pull a highly sought after Alvarez parallel. His SP photo variation sold for $126.50 yesterday on a popular auction website. 😑

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