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A First-Half Rundown of 2017 Topps Now Baseball

At the end of the 2016 season, we gave a complete rundown of stats related to that year's Topps Now Baseball product. That set began well into the season and has grown in popularity a great deal since so, for 2017, we're going to analyze the numbers for the first half and share some interesting stats for collectors. Here are our criteria:

  • We are only counting cards sequentially numbered from within the season. We are not including spring training, World Baseball Classic, or Home Run Derby cards in this rundown. Those will be included in the final tally at the end of the season.
  • Cards with relic or autograph parallels are counted as one card so as not to unfairly skew the stats. For example, if card #150 sold 500 copies but also had 150a, 150b, and 150c which combined for another 75, this list analyzes that as card 150 having sold 575 copies.
  • Cards with two players or teams attributed on the front will be counted once for the total but will also be counted under each player's total as a separate card. So, an Aaron Judge/Babe Ruth card selling 150 cards would count for 150 towards the total but 150 for each of Judge and Ruth.
  • Cards that are attributed to American League, National League, Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson Day or any other variant will only count towards the set total and will not count towards a player or team total, regardless of who is on the card.
  • The final tally at the end of the season will include every card and subset as well as a increase/decrease analysis from the previous year.

Ok, now that that's out of the way, let's take a look at the numbers.

2017 Topps Now Baseball: Base Set: 342 cards and rising.
Print Run: 217,587 cards

Team Stats

Top 7 Teams on Checklist
Yankees - 30 cards
Cubs - 24 cards
Dodgers - 23 cards
Nationals - 22 cards
Red Sox - 19 cards
Angels - 18 cards
Astros - 15 cards

Bottom 7 Teams on Checklist
Expos - 1 card
Padres - 3 cards
Rays - 4 cards
Giants - 4 cards
White Sox - 6 cards
Royals - 6 cards
Mariners - 6 cards

Top 7 Team Average per Card
Yankees - 2,219
Dodgers - 1,193
Cubs - 888
Giants - 818
Red Sox - 696
Reds - 627
Rays - 562

Bottom 7 Team Average per Card
Diamondbacks - 191
Mariners - 196
White Sox - 214
Rangers - 228
Expos - 242
Twins - 253
Phillies - 263

Teams w/ 2 or More 1000+ Print Runs
Yankees - 18
Dodgers - 9
Cubs - 6
Red Sox - 4
Angels - 2

Top 7 Teams by Print Run
Yankees - 66,565 cards
Dodgers - 27,431 cards
Cubs - 21,315 cards
Red Sox - 13,222 cards
Nationals - 10,238 cards
Angels - 8,857 cards
Reds - 5,647 cards

Bottom 7 Teams by Print Run
Expos - 242 cards
Mariners - 1,173 cards
White Sox - 1,285 cards
Padres - 1,341 cards
Phillies - 1,840 cards
Twins - 2,027 cards
Royals - 2,057 cards

Top 7 Team RC%
Padres - 66%
Rockies - 50%
Yankees - 43%
Dodgers - 40%
Athletics - 40%
Red Sox - 26%
Giants - 25%

Bottom 7 Team RC%
As of the All-Star break, the Rays, Angels, Nationals, Mets, Brewers, Phillies, Twins, Rangers, White Sox, Mariners, and Diamondbacks are all without rookie cards in this series.

5 Teams w/ Most <300 Print Runs
Diamondbacks - 13
Angels - 11
Astros - 11
Rangers - 10
Indians - 8

Extra Notes

A full player breakdown will be included in the season-end report but here are some interesting tidbits from the first half.

  • There are two cards with print runs over 8,000. Both of them belong to Aaron Judge (#238, #336).
    • 8,000+ - 2 cards
    • 7,000-8,000 - 1 card
    • 5,000-7,000- 1 card
    • 4,000-5,000 - 3 cards
    • 3,000-4,000 - 2 cards
    • 2,000-3,000 - 7 cards
    • 1,000-2,000 - 27 cards
  • Seven of the top 10 selling cards belong to the Yankees.
    • Aaron Judge (4), Derek Jeter (2), and Clint Frazier (1)
    • Cody Bellinger (2) and Albert Pujols (1) finish off the list.
  • 42% of all the cards released for the Yankees and Dodgers are rookie cards.
  • Aaron Judge and Cody Bellinger account for 7.6% of the checklist and nearly 30% of the print run.
  • The top selling card was #238, Aaron Judge. The worst selling card was #303, Chris Herrmann.
  • Percent of total print run by team, ranked:
    • Yankees 30.59%
    • Dodgers 12.61%
    • Cubs 9.80%
    • Red Sox 6.08%
    • Nationals 4.71%
    • Angels 4.07%
    • Reds 2.60%
    • Mets 2.49%
    • Astros 2.22%
    • Marlins 2.14%
    • Pirates 1.87%
    • Orioles 1.74%
    • Rockies 1.64%
    • Athletics 1.57%
    • Indians 1.56%
    • Braves 1.54%
    • Giants 1.50%
    • Cardinals 1.50%
    • Tigers 1.32%
    • Blue Jays 1.27%
    • Rangers 1.26%
    • Brewers 1.25%
    • Diamondbacks 1.14%
    • Rays 1.03%
    • Royals 0.95%
    • Twins 0.93%
    • Phillies 0.85%
    • White Sox 0.59%
    • Mariners 0.54%
    • Expos 0.11%

For a complete, searchable, checklist with print runs, click the associated hub button at the top of this page. To purchase new Topps Now cards, please use one of our many links. A portion of your purchase will benefit our charity of the month.

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Written by: Tony Frye

Tony Frye is the founder and editor of Hero Habit. He is an avid baseball fan with an unusual knack for remembering pop culture trivia from years before he was born.

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