JK5 has a distinct style that sets him apart from other contributing artists in the Project 2020 series but, for whatever reason, his cards have largely hovered around average print runs.

Most of his cards are predominately black and white with sporadic splashes of color. He also hides many details in the sketch style drawings that make each card a treat to inspect more closely.

This guide will track all of his releases and analyze the print runs of each card. Release ranks compare each card’s print runs with those having appeared prior while final ranks include the entire 400 card checklist. Artist ranks analyze the artist in a bubble separate from the larger checklist.

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Project 2020 #9 - Ted Williams

Print Run: 1,385
Release Rank: #4
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
JK5’s first release in this set fell in the middle of the pack in terms of sales, ranking at number 4 and selling below the average print run for the first nine cards. In fact, it’s very likely that this card will remain one of the rarest of the series.



Project 2020 #32 - Ichiro

Print Run: 1,798
Release Rank: #13
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Ichiro set a personal sales record for JK5, ranking at #1, but again fell in the middle of the pack among all the cards released. This is the third of 20 eventual Ichiro cards and ranked as his second best seller at the time of release.



Project 2020 #48 - Willie Mays

Print Run: 1,556
Release Rank: #29
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #2
Artist Final Rank: TBD
By the time this Mays card was released, the average print run for Project 2020 cards was 2,426 but JK5 had an average print run of only 1,579 and had yet to release a card to sell over 2,000 copies. This card also marked the first dip in sales from a preceding card but, of course, it is a very small sample size at this point.



Project 2020 #68 - Roberto Clemente

Print Run: 8,518
Release Rank: #7
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Things would change for JK5 upon the release of his Clemente card. This is the first card of his to rank in the top 10 at the time of release (excluding the first card which was released before there were 10 cards in the set) and was the best selling Clemente thus far.



Project 2020 #91 - Mariano Rivera

Print Run: 35,330
Release Rank: #5
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
JK5’s Rivera card is his second consecutive card to debut in the top 10 although, by this time, print runs had sky rocketed and his previous top 10 card was now ranked at #25. This card becomes the best selling Rivera card to date.



Project 2020 #104 - Rickey Henderson

Print Run: 11,578
Release Rank: #26
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #2
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Between the release of card #91 and #104, sales had begun to drop as the Project 2020 bubble burst. This card still ranks as the artists’ second best seller to date and the second best selling Henderson card to date but would debut at #26 on the overall chart.



Project 2020 #121 - Mike Trout

Print Run: 20,961
Release Rank: #19
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #2
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Not even the mighty Mike Trout could take over the top spot still held by Rivera but it did knock Henderson off of the #2 spot and ranked in the top 20 overall. This was the fourth best selling Mike Trout card to date with seven of his 20 cards having been released.



Project 2020 #144 - Bob Gibson

Print Run: 4,367
Release Rank: #89
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #5
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Print runs at this point in the checklist have become very unpredictable but are consistently staying above the 4,000 mark. This Gibson card, JK5’s most colorful card to date, sold well below the average of the 10 cards leading up to its release but those cards had a range of 4,682 to 14,821 so comping this set has become increasingly difficult.



Topps Project 2020 cards are available for 48 hours exclusively through the Topps website. Final print runs are determined by consumer demand within that 48 hour window.