It’s that time of year again. 2021 Topps Holiday baseball cards find their way into Walmart stores, offering their festive version of the main set of the year. That means snowflakes, Christmas hats and many variations.
Sold in mega-box format, ten packs of ten cards are supplied. Here, too, boxes promise either an autograph or a relic (usually the latter).
2021 Topps Holiday Baseball Checklist Outline
The basic set contains a total of 220 cards and draws from Series 1, Series 2 and Update Series. There are even a few players involved in late season trades like Kris Bryant, Trea Turner and Max Scherzer who are with their new teams that weren’t in the update.
The general flagship layout remains, but Topps Holiday is unmistakable. From green and red accents in the name tag to candy cane edges around the inner frame, there should be no mix-ups. Oh yeah, there are all sorts of additional white holiday patterns that run through the backgrounds. These are not subtle.
Parallels add some familiar glitters. Every other package contains a metallic holiday card. The key to recognizing this is the background pattern. Parallels have a touch of glitter that base maps don’t have. There are also one-of-one Gold Metallic Holiday versions.
In the past few years, Topps Holiday Baseball has carved out a niche for itself with its variations. Instead of using different photos, players get different Christmas or winter-themed additions. Keep an eye out for things like random Christmas lights, candy cane bats, and Santa hats. Most of these are really obvious once you notice them, but some can be a little tricky.
There are three variations: Short Print, Rare and Super Rare.
Autographs, souvenir cards and ornaments
There are three types of reminder cards. Relics (1:11 packs) keep things festive (and a little weird) by incorporating the circular pattern window into a snowman’s body.
There are also hard Christmas relics (1: 538 packs) that use player-worn Christmas hats.
Selected cards for these two sets also have autographed versions.
Holiday Faux Relics (1: 16.205 packs) do not contain any real memorabilia. Rather, they present seasonal characters and add a “pattern” to them. Santa, Mrs. Claus and Elves have all been featured on these in the past.
The Topps Holiday Hits 2021 are rounded off by autographs (1: 412 packs). These have parallels in Red Metallic (1: 1,978 packs), Silver Metallic (1: 4,940 packs) and Gold Metallic (1: 49,928 packs).
The inserts are rounded off by ornament cards that are ready to be hung on Christmas trees, rear view windows or wherever the annoying elf wants to hide them on the shelf.
2021 Topps Holiday Baseball Cards at a glance:
Cards per pack: 10 Packs per megabox: 10 Set size: 220 cards Release date: November 2021
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What to expect in a mega box:
Autograph or reminder cards – a total of 1
Variations – 1
Metallic Holiday Parallels – 5th
2021 Topps Holiday Baseball Checklist
The full checklist has not yet been released, although we are expecting it soon. Below you will find the checklist for the basic set and some variations. It’s also a framework for everything else in Topps Holiday 2021. Pack quotas are also included.
Please note that restrictions for cards without serial numbers have not been announced.
Checklist for the basic set
Metallic Holiday – (1: 2 packs)
Gold Metallic Holiday – (1: 10.040 Packs)
1 Fernando Tatis Jr. 2 JD Martinez 3 Josh Palacios RC 4 Gleyber Torres 5 Jesus Luzardo 6 Bo Bichette 7 Aaron Nola 8 Carlos Correa 9 Zack Greinke 10 Daulton Jeffries RC 11 Francisco Lindor 12 Nolan Arenado 13 Walker BÃ¼hler 14 Nick Solak 15 Cedric Mullins 16 Giancarlo Stanton 17 Miguel Cabrera 18 Casey Mize RC 19 Eddie Rosario 20 Christian Pache RC 21 Kestin Hiura 22 Jacob Degrom 23 Alejandro Kirk RC 24 Brent Honeywell Jr. 25 Franmil Reyes
26 Corbin burns 27 Mike Trout 28 Michael Kopech 29 Joey Gallo 30 Marcus Stroman 31 Yadier Molina 32 winning robes 33 Max Fried 34 Ozzie Albies 35 Cody Bellinger 36 Xander Bogaerts 37 Jose Altuve 38 Sixto Sanchez RC 39 Brandon Lowe 40 Brandon Belt 41 Chris Paddack 42 Zach McKinstry RC 43 Austin Meadows 44 Jessie Winker 45 Gary Sanchez 46 Corey Kluber 47 Ryan Jeffers RC 48 Blake Snell 49 David Peralta 50 Bryce Harper
51 Yuli Gurriel 52 Brandon Nimmo 53 Sam Huff RC 54 Mitch Haniger 55 Ha-Seong Kim RC 56 DJ LeMahieu 57 Luis Alexander Basabe RC 58 Nelson Cruz 59 Clarke Schmidt RC 60 Jonathan India RC 61 Christian Yelich 62 Freddie Freeman 63 Charlie Blackmon 64 Tyler Glasnow 65 Danish reminder RC 66 Rafael Devers 67 Daz Cameron RC 68 Ian Anderson RC 69 Michael Brantley 70 Patrick wisdom 71 Kyle Isbel RC 72 Jean Segura 73 Javier Baez 74 Christian Javier RC 75 Jason Heyward
76 Alex Kiriloff RC 77 Devi Garcia RC 78 Brailyn Marquez RC 79 Bobby Dalbec RC 80 Shohei Ohtani 81 Dustin May 82 Justin Turner 83 Rhys Hoskins 84 Evan White RC 85 Trey Mancini 86 Jarred Kelenic RC 87 Geraldo Perdomo RC 88 Alex Verdugo 89 David Price 90 Zack Burdi RC 91 Eric Hosmer 92 Kyle Seager 93 George Springer 94 Jon Lester 95 AJ Puk 96 Andres Gimenez RC 97 whit Merrifield 98 Jed Lowrie 99 Aaron Richter 100 Juan Soto
101 Akil Baddoo RC 102 Starling Marte 103 John Nogowski RC 104 Matt Olson 105 Joey Bart RC 106 Dylan Carlson RC 107 Jared Walsh RC 108 Hyun-Jin Ryu 109 Jorge Ona RC 110 Jake Cronenworth RC 111 Dallas KÃ¼chel 112 Andrew Vaughn RC 113 Matt Chapman 114 Trevor Larnach RC 115 Pete Alonso 116 Jose Devers RC 117 Kyle Lewis RC 118 Garrett Crochet RC 119 Elvis Andrus 120 Isaac Paredes RC 121 Hunter Dozier 122 Kris Bubic RC 123 Mike Moustakas 124 Anthony Rizzo 125 Max. Kepler
126 Joey Votto 127 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 128 Luis Robert 129 Paul Goldschmidt 130 Shane Bieber 131 William Contraras 132 Yu Darvish 133 Adam Wainwright 134 Gio Urshela 135 Jo Adell RC 136 Daulton Varsho RC 137 German Marquez 138 Andrew Benintendi 139 Jackie Bradley Jr. 140 Salvador Perez 141 Tyler Stephenson RC 142 Stephan Strasbourg 143 Cavan Biggio 144 Kohei Arihara RC 145 Andrew Young RC 146 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 147 Codi Heuer RC 148 Ketel Marte 149 Luis Campusano RC 150 mookie bets
151 Adbert Alzolay 152 Brady Singer RC 153 Manny Machado 154 Taylor Trammell RC 155 Nathaniel Lowe RC 156 Travis Blankenhorn RC 157 Yermin Mercedes RC 158 Brent Rooker RC 159 Spencer Howard RC 160 Justin Verlander 161 Zack Wheeler 162 Lorenzo Cain 163 Luis Patino RC 164 Miguel Sano 165 Shane McClanahan RC 166 Victor Gonzales RC 167 Kris Bryant 168 Ryan Zimmermann 169 Connor Brogdon RC 170 Tim Anderson 171 Max Scherzer 172 JT Realmuto 173 Jesus Aguilar 174 Ryan Mountcastle RC 175 Yoan Moncada
176 Albert Pujols 177 Devin Williams 178 Dansby Swanson 179 Chris Sale 180 Clayton Kershaw 181 Estevan Flowers RC 182 Jazz Chisholm Jr. RC 183 Eloy Jiminez 184 Corey Seeger 185 Ke’Bryan Hayes RC 186 Zac Gallen 187 Triston McKenzie RC 188 Wilson Contraras 189 Byron Buxton 190 Jose Barrero RC 191 Kyle Hendricks 192 David Peterson RC 193 Gilberto Celestino RC 194 Keibert Ruiz RC 195 Alex Bregman 196 Trevor story 197 Anthony Rendon 198 Nick Madrigal RC 199 Ian Happ 200 Ronald Acuna Jr.
201 Nick Gordon RC 202 Kevin Kiermaier 203 Gavin Lux 204 Trevor Rogers RC 205 Jose Ramirez 206 Randy Aroz Arena 207 Jose Berrios 208 Justin Upton 209 Paul DeJong 210 Jack Flaherty 211 Marcus Semien 212 Alec Boehm RC 213 treasure turner 214 Mike Yastrzemski 215 Andrew McCutchen 216 Luis Garcia RC 217 Colin Moran 218 Tarik Skubal RC 219 Nate Pearson RC 220 Gerrit Cole