The Great Topps Digital Trade And Sale List (Updated 07/25/2017)

This is very much a work in progress, but I am starting to inventory my Topps Digital cards, make them available in ways that are hopefully easier to parse than Trade Feed posts on the apps and the odd listing on an auction site, and also to do a clearer job of explaining what I’m not trading or selling. I’m just working on Bunt at the moment, though I have cards on all 8 Topps apps. If you’re interested in anything here, email me or comment on a post with your Topps Digital fan name, and I’ll get in touch. If you have any corrections to offer on the sets that any of the cards I have belong to (Topps Digital is a confusing place, so I am liable to make errors), feel free to get in touch about that, as well.

This post will be getting a permanent home on my sidebar, under “Stuff For Sale!”, so you don’t lose track of it when it falls off the home page.

As for pricing, either with trades or that filthy green stuff? Everything’s negotiable right now, and fairly reasonable. Inquire about what you’re interested in, and we’ll take things from there. I will do my best not to waste your time or mine, and to come up with something we’re both happy with.

A real quick guideline on what my highest trade priorities are on Bunt at the moment:

Bernie Williams, Mark Buehrle, Vladimir Guerrero, Ichiro Suzuki, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Jose Altuve, Adam Dunn, Reggie Jackson, Wade Boggs, Eric Davis, Roger Maris, Brooklyn Dodgers, 1970s Yankees (particularly from the 2015 Old-Timers’ Day set), and needs from the 2015 From The Vault, 2015 Universe and 2015 Fire (base, not parallel) sets.

Bunt:

Limited And Insert Cards For Trade Or Sale:

Limited:

2017 Bowman Gold Michael Fulmer (250)
2017 Bowman Kris Bryant (1250)
2017 Bowman Willson Contreras (1249)
2017 Bowman Jacob deGrom (1249)
2017 Bowman Nomar Mazara (1249)

Insert:

2016 Gold Label Class 3 Justin Upton (147)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Eric Hosmer (906)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Zack Greinke (923)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Miguel Cabrera (943) x 2
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Aaron Nola (946)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Mark McGwire (947)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Justin Upton (949)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Ryan Braun (952)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Luis Severino (954)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Corey Seager (960)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Josh Donaldson (969)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Matt Kemp (969)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Paul Goldschmidt (982)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Mike Piazza (982)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Noah Syndergaard (985)
2016 Gold Label Class 2 Jose Abreu (1004)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Josh Donaldson (2167)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Luis Severino (2174)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Hyun-Soo Kim (2176)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Michael Conforto (2184) x 2
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Byung-Ho Park (2187)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Chris Sale (2187)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Blake Snell (2188) x 2
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Adrian Gonzalez (2194)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Trea Turner (2195)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Albert Pujols (2202)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 George Springer (2216)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 David Ortiz (2218)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Andrew McCutchen (2229)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Noah Syndergaard (2240)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Julio Urias (2241) x 2
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Freddie Freeman (2248)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Giancarlo Stanton (2248) x 2
2016 Gold Label Class 1 David Wright (2260)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Clayton Kershaw (2263) x 3
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Mark McGwire (2265) x 2
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Nolan Ryan (2271)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Madison Bumgarner (2272)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Kris Bryant (2274)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Manny Machado (2283)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 David Price (2289)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Paul Goldschmidt (2292)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Ryan Braun (2297)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Anthony Rizzo (2299)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Jose Abreu (2314)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Robinson Cano (2314)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Troy Tulowitzki (2315)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Aaron Nola (2327)
2016 Gold Label Class 1 Bryce Harper (2372)
2016 Sepia Boost Chris Archer (156)
2016 Bunt Physical Gold Addison Russell (393)
2016 Bunt Physical Gold Dallas Keuchel (443)
2017 Bunt Physical Bryce Harper (1107) x 2
2017 Bunt Physical Carlos Santana (1133)
2017 Bunt Physical Masahiro Tanaka (1200)
2017 Bunt Physical Jharel Cotton (1224) x 2
2016 Great Lakes Greats Sammy Solis (419)
2016 Great Lakes Greats Jake Petricka (465)
2016 Great Lakes Greats Joe Mauer (675)
2016 Tribute Purple Albert Pujols (492)
2016 Tribute Purple Johnny Bench (542)
2017 Tribute Babe Ruth (1668)
2016 Tribute Jose Bautista (2571)
2016 Tribute Chris Archer (2609)
2017 Bowman Chrome 1992 Kris Bryant (512)
2017 Perspectives Ralph Kiner (515)
2017 Perspectives Cal Ripken Jr. (528)
2016 Programs James Shields (642)
2017 Programs Jason Kipnis (515)
2017 Programs Miguel Sano (524)
2017 Programs Ryan Schimpf (533)
2017 Programs Josh Donaldson (548)
2017 Infinite Mark Melancon (539)
2017 Infinite Jose Ramirez (552)
2017 Infinite Nolan Arenado (554)
2017 Infinite Troy Tulowitzki (572)
2017 World Baseball Classic Shlomo Lipetz (598)
2017 World Baseball Classic Andrew Miller (613)
2017 World Baseball Classic Yoelkis Cespedes (654)
2017 Vintage Blue Adrian Beltre (623)
2017 Vintage Red David Ortiz (1219)
2017 Vintage Blue Jon Lester (1319)
2016 Unique Unis Marcell Ozuna (640)
2016 Future Of The Franchise Luis Severino (646)
2017 Inception Base Variant Josh Donaldson (704)
2017 Naturals Lou Brock (752)
2016 Canvas Paul Goldschmidt (992)
2016 Heritage Jeremy Hellickson (1061)
2016 Heritage Aaron Harang (1079)
2016 All-Star Futures Game Raimel Tapia (1166)
2016 Opening Day Carlos Correa (1183)
2017 Spring Warmup Trea Turner (1243)
2017 Backdrops Blake Snell (1364)
2016 Canada Day John Axford (1455)
2017 Salute Legends Lou Brock (1528)
2016 Gypsy Queen Kenta Maeda (1586)
2016 Walk Off Wins Evan Longoria (1607)
2016 Walk Off Wins Luis Gonzalez (1617)
2016 Archives Ryan Braun (1729)
2016 Triple Threads Andrew McCutchen (1938)
2016 In The Hunt Carlos Martinez (2502)
2016 In The Hunt Yu Darvish (2505)
2016 In The Hunt Josh Donaldson (2552)
(more to be added as time allows)

Base Cards For Trade Or Sale:

Any 2017 Series 1 Base White, Green and Red Duplicates, or Blue-Up Singles Of The Following Are Available For Trade Or Sale:

A’s (Alonso cards cost extra)
Blue Jays (Donaldson, Bautista, Martin cards cost extra)
Braves (Freeman cards cost extra)
Cardinals (Carpenter, Molina cards cost extra)
Giants (Posey, Belt cards cost extra)
Padres (Myers cards cost extra)
Rangers (Andrus and Darvish cards cost extra)
Rays (Longoria cards cost extra)
Tigers (Cabrera, Fulmer cards cost extra)
Twins (Sano cards cost extra)
Angels (Trout cards cost extra)
Cubs (Bryant, Rizzo, Contreras cards cost extra)
Indians (Lindor, Ramirez, Kluber cards cost extra)

2017 Series 1 Base White, Green and Red Duplicates, or Blue-Up Singles Of The Following Are Available For Trade Or Sale, With Some Exceptions:

Yankees (silver singles and Sanchez singles are off-limits)
Royals (black singles are off-limits; Hosmer, Perez cards cost extra)
Astros (Altuve cards are off-limits; Correa and Springer cards cost extra)
Marlins (Ichiro cards are off-limits; Stanton and Realmuto cards cost extra)
White Sox (Frazier cards are off-limits; Abreu cards cost extra)
Rockies (Blackmon cards are off-limits; Arenado cards cost extra)
Mariners (Hernandez cards are off-limits; Cano, Zunino cards cost extra)
Orioles (Jones cards are off-limits; Machado cards cost extra)
Pirates (Nova cards are off-limits; McCutchen cards cost extra)
Diamondbacks (Greinke cards are off-limits; Goldschmidt cards cost extra)

The Following 2017 Base Cards Are Completely Off-Limits For Now:

2017 Series 2 cards
2017 Series 1 Nationals
2017 Series 1 Dodgers
2017 Series 1 Mets
2017 Series 1 Brewers
2017 Series 1 Phillies
2017 Series 1 Reds
2017 Series 1 Red Sox

2012-2016 Base Cards For Trade Or Sale:

2012 Jose Altuve x 2

2014 Kyle Gibson, Matt Harvey, Andrew Heaney, Hisashi Iwakuma, David Ortiz, Yasiel Puig, and Rafael Soriano white base
Any 2015-2016 duplicates (literally thousands of white, green and red cards to choose from, many stars)

2015 Gold Pat Venditte (794)
2015 Gold Blake Swihart (1273)
2015 Gold Daniel Norris (3816)
2015 Gold Rusney Castillo (5573)
2015 Teal Miguel Sano (25,191)

All 2016 gold and silver singles

All 2016 black singles except Strasburg and Hendricks

2016 purple Wade Miley

2016 teal Bird and Ellington

All 2016 orange duplicates and singles except Sandoval, Bogaerts, Strasburg, Price, Greinke, Ichiro and Josh Hamilton

All 2016 blue duplicates and singles except Wang, Porcello Postseason, Scherzer Postseason, Fernandez, Harper, Betts, Altuve, Felix Hernandez, Frazier, Puig, Adam Jones, Josh Hamilton, Gary Sanchez, Bogaerts, Porcello, Ichiro, Colon, and Stroman

All 2016 Postseason red singles except Scherzer, Bogaerts, Harper, Betts, and Colon

All 2016 Postseason white singles except Porcello, Benintendi, Strasburg, Jansen, Puig, Jones, Stroman and Colon

Singles of the following 2012-2016 cards are off-limits:

ANY 2015 or 2016 white, green or red base singles, as well as singles of the following players, especially in 2012-2014 (where they’d live in “Not For Sale”-Land rather than the Inserts or Limited sections):

Bobby Abreu
Jose Altuve
Charlie Blackmon
Xander Bogaerts
Wade Boggs
Jackie Bradley Jr.
Kris Bryant
Mark Buehrle
Yoenis Cespedes
Bruce Chen
Bartolo Colon
Carlos Correa
Carl Crawford
Johnny Damon
Ike Davis
Shelley Duncan
Adam Dunn
Jose Fernandez
Todd Frazier
Anthony Gose
Zack Greinke
Vladimir Guerrero
Roy Halladay
Billy Hamilton
Josh Hamilton
Bryce Harper
Todd Helton
Kyle Hendricks
Felix Hernandez
Brock Holt
Orlando Hudson
Jim “Catfish” Hunter
Reggie Jackson
Kenley Jansen
Derek Jeter
Adam Jones
Clayton Kershaw
Paul Konerko
Tim Lincecum
Hideki Matsui
Orestes “Minnie” Minoso
Kendrys Morales?
Justin Morneau
Ross Ohlendorf
Roy Oswalt
Andy Pettitte
Juan Pierre
A.J. Pierzynski
Placido Polanco
David Price
Yasiel Puig
J.J. Putz
Mariano Rivera
Alex Rodriguez
Pablo Sandoval
Johan Santana
Max Scherzer
Corey Seager
Travis Shaw
Alfonso Soriano
Stephen Strasburg
Marcus Stroman
Jim Thome
Mike Trout
Juan Uribe
Jason Vargas
Chien-Ming Wang
Matt Wieters
Bernie Williams
Mookie Wilson
DeWayne Wise
Kerry Wood

All 2012-2016 singles of players NOT listed here and not from the 2015 or 2016 white, green or red sets are available for trade or sale, so feel free to ask.

Man, that took some work.

So, this is the award card you get when you’ve completed 8 different Series 1 Yankee team sets in 2017 Bunt. It’s nothing terribly fancy, but it is Bernie, so, of course, I had to.

There was a certain degree of quiet urgency to getting these sets done this weekend, because Series 2 is formally coming out on Monday, and if Topps does what they did with NHL Skate this year, that’ll be it for melding cards to climb through the Series 1 ladder for this year (and for a free player, it is virtually impossible to complete these runs without melding cards at this point, a thing they neglected to tell first-year users of Skate, or I’d have a much better Islanders collection there since I’m blowing off most of the other cards). Now, at present, when you go to the page in the app where you meld a Series 1 card, they’re saying that melding will continue until March 28th of next year (which means the production number for these awards will be about 4 times as big eventually), but Topps has been known to change their mind on the drop of a dime, because they’re sorta making it up as they go along with all this digital stuff, so I wasn’t going to leave it to chance, and it seems like a lot of the other regular and semi-regular users are of the same mind. For now, I don’t care, I got Bernie, and I actually did it without busting up my Gary Sanchez rainbow, to boot (which made it a lot harder).

Where this is a drag is that they’ve managed to make this whole thing feel like a really bad version of level grinding in an MMORPG. Which, when you’ve done this, oh…

…three times in the space of a week now…

…it gets a little old.

(Technically, I’ve done it 5 times, as I got the Pettitte and Posada award cards before I got to the Bernie, but I wasn’t actually after those, so we won’t be featuring them here.)

I guess I have to figure out how many more times I’ll drive myself nuts over it. If we do have another 8 months, it won’t be that hard to get more. There are a bunch of good award cards (Reggie’s next on the Yankee ladder, then Jeter, and I’ll have to decide if I’m gonna use my leftovers to try and get those; after that, there’s a bunch of other award cards you can earn for building the top 5 hardest team sets of each team…there’s Mookie Wilson, Ben Oglivie, Cecil Cooper, Dick Allen, and yes, Night Owl, there’s a Ron Cey award card, only the 3rd time he’s shown up in Bunt to date…), but it’s crazy-making to do it, and it’s also a bad habit for someone with serious obsessive tendencies to get themselves into.

I did get the 3 cards out of 150 that I wanted the most, though, so there is that…

Topps Bunt Physical Trading Cards

Yes, I’m doing a dedicated baseball card post over here! (For those wondering why this is a big deal at all, I have another site where I usually do this. I may eventually just move all that other stuff here.)

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After a false start yesterday, I found packs and blaster boxes of 2016 Topps Bunt! For those unfamiliar (I’ve written a bit about it on this site already), Bunt is Topps’ digital baseball card trading app. If it seems like a weird idea to you, trading JPEGs or PNGs or whatnot, you’re not alone, but that’s another conversation. Anyway, this week, for the first time, Topps has issued a crossover physical card product in the Topps Bunt line, and so far, I’m having a lot of fun with it. It’s priced affordably (a buck a pack, or 11 packs in a 10 dollar blaster box), the cards (while a bit fragile) look nice, there’s good names in the set, fun insert cards, and you can also get code cards in the packs (I was promised 3 on the box, and I got 4!) that unlock digital packs back on the app, with (I believe) exclusive insert cards (again, digital) in them. Here’s some of how I did.

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These were the best of my base cards. As you can see, a solid if unspectacular base card design (definitely better than Topps’ flagship base design this year, though, and better than the planned design for next year, as well). Cool mix of current players and veterans in the set. I got a bunch of my favorite players, and I ended up putting together 1/6 of the set in 11 packs with no doubles!

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These were my inserts. Loving the Lightforce set (which they’d done a variation of in the digital Bunt product already), and happy to get some decent players. The Alex Gordon is for trade, and I know I have a Gordon collector who reads my other site, so hopefully they’ll jump on it.

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This is also available for trade! These come at a rate of 1:105 packs, so getting one in my first 11 is pretty good, I reckon!

As I mentioned, there were scratch-off code cards in 4 of the packs (they mercifully keep the number of insert cards in each pack to 1, for optimal set building), and I’ve redeemed those already. Let’s have a look at what happened there…

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This is what it looks like when you successfully redeem a digital pack via your web browser. Over in the app, the packs show up in your “Bulletin” dropdown. I opened them, and here’s the best of the best…

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Hey, it’s a platinum Nolan Ryan! Now, to me, the platinum cards just look like the base cards, but they’re super-limited (there were just 21 of the Ryan last I looked). I’m not a Ryan collector in physical or digital (I’ll keep a great looking card of his here and there and I keep the ones I need to finish sets, but mostly I flip his stuff for cards of different players who I do collect), so this is being made available elsewhere, along with the cards below that I mention as being stuff I’m unloading.

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Billy Hamilton, on the other hand, I do like a bunch! Always did like base stealers (the rookie card of Rickey Henderson, whose cards I’ve just started formally collecting again, was in my first pack of Topps cards, after all). Keeping it!

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The confetti you see in this James Shields picture is what happens when the app is like “HOLY SHIT YOU GOT SOMETHING GOOD!”. It’s a fairly limited card, but I don’t collect Shields. Unloading it.

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Love Jose Fernandez! Keeping this.

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I think Stephen Piscotty’s a pretty solid ballplayer, and I’ve had him on and off my fantasy team a few times now, but I’m not collecting him (I generally don’t collect Cardinals players; I’ve had a grudge dating back to Davey Johnson’s Mets…). Unloading it.

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Hey, it’s a Lightforce! I don’t collect Gonzo, though, and I’ll probably have a real hard time finishing the digital set, as these are hella limited. Let me look at the checklist and figure out what I’m doing here.

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Dee Gordon screwed up this year (or got caught for it this year, anyway), but he has always been a fun player to watch, and this is a fun card. Keeping it, and hoping he keeps his shit together from here out.

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BO. Keeper.

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These cards score 3X in the Bunt contests (kinda like fantasy baseball, you create a lineup on the app and your players score according to what they do in the day’s games), but I haven’t been playing contests lately (not enough hours in the day, and the freeplay ones have gotten weak), and I’m not a Votto collector. Unloading it.

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Hey, it’s one of them new Cubbies that isn’t Kris Bryant! Let me put it in the hands of someone who’s a bigger fan than I am.

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Sometimes, the app gives you “HOLY SHIT” stars, too! Severino’s available.

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I’m not sure where Boston and their fans are on Henry Owens, who seems to have stalled out a little, but hey, it’s a limited card. I’ll see what the open market will fetch. Update: it moved before I even finished this post! I guess folks still like him!

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More confetti, and I haven’t seen enough of Ozuna to really be a fan just yet. Unloading it.

So, remember how I had that Lightforce I was gonna try and trade for another Lightforce (the Luis Gonzalez) up yonder? Well, I found out that Bernie Williams was in the Lightforce set, so I made a trade offer to a few people on the Bunt app, and minutes later…

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YAY BERNIE

And that’s how I did!

Well, I got a bunch of “base” Bunt digital inserts too (they look like the base physical cards, but are not like the Bunt base, which still resemble flagship; the synchronicity between app and cardboard still needs some work), but you’ve seen what those look like out here in meatspace already, so there’s not much to see there.

So, did I get my $10 worth?

Absolutely!

Best time I’ve had opening a new trading card product in some time. Lots to like, lots to do. Well worth your money, if you just like to crack open packs and have a good time with this stuff.

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Digital Card (And Wider Collecting) Dilemma

As some of you already know, I’ve spent a fair amount of time on the Topps Digital apps since last summer, collecting digital trading cards (ridiculous concept that they are). I mostly collect Topps Bunt (their baseball app), but I also do Star Wars, Huddle (American football) and Kick (football) as well. (I also do the non-Topps Kitten Cards, which is a hoot, and has a really fun community.)

I’ve run up against a dilemma of late with Bunt, though.

I got the one card I really, really wanted, above all others. I mean, look at this card. Look at how happy Vladimir Guerrero looks to be on this card. That’s pretty remarkable, considering that digital trading cards didn’t really exist back when ol’ Vlad was still on the Montreal Expos. How did he know? It’s a great card, and I’d love to actually have a physical copy of it, but if I can’t, this is still pretty cool.

Now, this is a dilemma in any hobby, whether you’re collecting JPEGs or antiquities from lost civilizations. What do you do after you get the best thing you can get? I will say that 2016 Topps Bunt is leaving me cold in terms of both card designs (kinda lackluster) and in-app bullshit (they’ve stacked the deck against free players like myself, complicated the app needlessly, and they keep running into glitches in the app that make it pretty easy for people to amass a ton of cards and game the in-game contests at least short-term), which really isn’t helping matters much. But even with that aside, there’s kind of a hangover period in any collectibles hobby when you get the best thing you can get (in your own view, anyway), and aren’t sure where to go next.

The other apps I use are far more casual, because they’re not baseball, and baseball’s kinda my thing. I do collect build-a-ships in Star Wars, but I’m up-to-date on the complete run of the base variant there, so mostly I’m just sitting around, waiting for the next one to be released. Football and, well, football, I don’t really follow, so I gather those mostly to trade for baseball. I could start trading these things for Kitten Cards, but while Kitten Cards are awesome, I’m not especially completist or committed to being where they’re concerned.I’m curious as to your thoughts on this. Feel free to comment here, and, if you want to know how to find me on Topps Digital or Kitten Cards (to trade cards and whatnot), drop me an email.

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