Of the 20 artists participating in Topps Project 2020, Sophia Chang may be the one flying the lowest under the radar. Her designs are fun, colorful, and instantly identifiable — mixing real elements of the card with her signature visual accoutrements — but many of her print runs have been at or below average at their times of release.

Will the relative rarity of Chang’s early contributions create a secondary market buzz as collectors attempt to acquire the collection’s lower print runs? With print runs beginning to skyrocket in May, it is likely that her earlier cards will be among the most scarce of the entire series.

This guide will track all of the Sophia Chang releases as well as final print runs and sales ranks by artist and overall. Clicking a link will direct you to an affiliate retailer or to relevant eBay listings for that card.

Release ranks are simply where the card fell in order of print run at the time of the card’s release where final ranks are based on the completed set. Artist ranks are for the individual artists’ 20 cards.

Project 2020 #8 - Mariano Rivera

Print Run: 1,617
Release Rank: #3
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Chang’s first card, Mariano Rivera (#8) sold 1,617 copies. The average print run for the first 10 cards was 1,644 cards making her first showing on the checklist a strong one.



Project 2020 #31 - Jackie Robinson

Print Run: 2,741
Release Rank: #5
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Rivera was followed by Jackie Robinson (#31) which had a print run of 2,741 making it the fifth best selling card to that point in the series.



Project 2020 #46 - Bob Gibson

Print Run: 1,268
Release Rank: #37
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #3
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Her next card, Bob Gibson (#46), took a dip in sales and became her lowest selling card to date ranking it the 11th lowest selling card among the first 46 with a print run of 1,268.



Project 2020 #62 - Ichiro

Print Run: 6,207
Release Rank: #6
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Her numbers would take a serious turn with the release of her Ichiro card (#62) which sold 6,207 copies. This card was only the sixth to break a 6,000 print run and sold more copies than her three previous cards combined.



Project 2020 #80 - Willie Mays

Print Run: 10,480
Release Rank: #8
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
At this point in the Project 2020 timeline, sales are consistently higher and the 15 cards leading up to #80 all sold more than 5,000 copies. Because of this, Chang’s best selling card to date only ranked eighth overall. With her first cards selling a cumulative 11,833 copies, this single card nearly doubled her total print run.



Project 2020 #110 - Roberto Clemente

Print Run: 12,077
Release Rank: #27
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #1
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Sophia Chang’s next release was another personal best but in the 30 releases between her Clemente and Mays, the Project 2020 bubble had peaked and began to level out. This card was the 27th best seller to date despite a print run that exceeds her first four combined releases.



Project 2020 #129 - Rickey Henderson

Print Run: 6,609
Release Rank: #61
Final Rank: TBD
Artist Release Rank: #3
Artist Final Rank: TBD
Print runs for this point of the checklist vary greatly from card to card. Chang’s Henderson (#129) was only the second of her seven cards to not set a personal sales record breaking a three release streak. Despite a dip in sales, this Henderson was the third best selling of Rickey’s cards to date.



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.


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