Best Of Topps Now for 2021...So Far
Topps Now is a collection of cards across all sports that captures significant moments that night. These are only available online, and for only 24 hours. Once that time is up, Topps releases what the print run is on the card. It's similar to any numbered cards. For example, if you have a blue refractor numbered out of 250, you know that there are only 249 more of those cards that exist. With All Star Break subsiding, here are this seasons most popular Topps Now cards.
#10: Shohei Ohtani - Card 484 - Print Run: 5,722
Ohtani's 463' home run made history. Ohtani became the first AL player to ever hit 16 home runs over 21 games. This made his homer total 33, which would lead all of baseball going into the All Star break.
#9: Joe Musgrove - Card 58 - Print Run: 6,566
Joe Musgrove became the first San Diego Padres pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter this year versus the Rangers. What made it more special is the Padres was Musgrove's favorite team growing up. Musgrove was one hit batter away from a perfect game.
#8: Yermin Mercedes - Card 12 - Print Run: 6,571
Yermin Mercedes sped onto the scene this year going 5-5 in his first game in the Majors. The next game, Mercedes started 3-3 becoming the first ever player to start their career 8-8.
#7: Shohei Ohtani - Card 137 - Print Run: 8,513
Shohei Ohtani became the first pitcher since Babe Ruth to start a game as a pitcher while leading the league in home runs. Ohtani performed well this day striking out nine while going 2-3 with three runs scored.
#6: John Means - Card 175 - Print Run: 8,761
John Means made history as the first hitter to throw a “non-perfect” game. While he didn’t give up a hits, walks, or hit batters, a player did reach on a dropped third strike.
#5: Jarred Kelenic - Card 211 - Print Run: 9,338
In Kelenic’s second game in the Majors, he showed his power. His first hit as a Mariner was a 403’ blast out of the park. He followed that up with two doubles finishing 3-4 on the night.
#4: Miguel Cabrera - Card 1 - Print Run: 11,821
Miggy owns the fourth spot in the print run for the first home run of the 2021. The snow makes for a legendary scene, given you don’t see a lot of it during the season.
#3: Shohei Ohtani - Card 457 - Print Run: 12,557
2021 seems to be Ohtani’s year. The two-way slugger became the first player ever to be selected to the All Star game as a pitcher and hitter. He also participated in the home run derby, adding to that incredible feat.
#2: Shohei Ohtani - Card 508 - Print Run: 16,064
This card is basically paired with the prior card, but this time showing Ohtani in action in his All Star gear.
#1: Wander Franco - Card 402 - Print Run: 61,305
The highly anticipated debut of the number one prospect in baseball Wander Franco did not disappoint. Wander cranked a three run home run to tie the game in the fifth and followed that up with a screaming double in his next at bat. To date, this card has the most prints out at 61,305.