With 2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball slated to release next week, collectors now have an additional reason to break a few boxes. Those reasons would the last-minute additions of Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres. Oh, and these will be short prints!
The second series of Topps flagship already had plenty of appeal to collectors chasing Shohei Ohtani rookie cards. But, with the announcement that Acuna and Torres will be included as SPs, the hunt will most definitely be on across all hobby and retail avenues!
With Ohtani being card #700 in the set, it only makes sense to have the Acuna and Torres short-print variations be #698 and #699, respectively. The base card (non-SP) #698 will feature Cardinals rookie Ryan Sheriff while base card (non-SP) #699 will feature Cubs pitcher Drew Smyly.
In addition to this, news broke that when the 2018 Topps Baseball Complete Sets release this month, they will include both Ronald Acuna and Gleyber Torres as card numbers 698 and 699 again. However, the front images will vary from the Series 2 short-print variations.
2018 Topps Series 2 Baseball releases Wednesday, June 13 and you can pre-order your boxes/cases here!
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