Brand History: Topps Tier One

The History Behind Topps Tier One

Debut Year: 2011
This product debuted in 2011
Licensors: MLB
Value Level: High-End
Features unique relics

The debut of Tier One in 2011 showcased on-card autographs featuring Hall of Famers like Tony Gwynn, Hank Aaron, Sandy Koufax, and Tom Seaver, as well as prominent stars including Max Scherzer, Albert Pujols, Miguel Cabrera, and Clayton Kershaw. Additionally, the 2011 set included base cards and autographs of San Diego Padres‘ First Baseman, Anthony Rizzo. As the years went by, Tier One expanded its offerings to include exciting relic and auto relic cards, featuring captivating pieces from game-used bats and jerseys, such as the Limited Lumber and All-Star Patch cards.

Why Does Topps Tier One Matter?

Tier One is the home for in-card autos and incredibly unique relic cards. Here collectors can find cards containing bat knobs, nameplates, grip tape, uniform buttons, and exclusive ASG patches from leading MLB stars, rookies, and legends.

Who is Topps Tier One for?

This product is tailor made for collectors who love to chase on-card autos and limited relics of their favorite players.

What’s New in 2023 Topps Tier One?

2023 collectors will find the Tier One Sluggers Triple Autograph Relics featuring 3 elite batters with autographs and pieces of game used bats.

What Am I Chasing? 

There are so many great cards to chase here in 2023 Topps Tier One Baseball. Some to be on the look out for include the 1/1 All Star Patch from Rafael Devers, Limited Lumber cards from Willie Mays, the Kirby Pucket Bat Knob 1/1 cards, Griping Autograph Relic Cards featuring game used bat grip tape and autographs from Acuña, Judge, Pete Alonso, and more, Perfect Contact Autograph Bat Relics from Derek Jeter where he signed directly on a piece of his game used bat, and on-card autographs from 2023 rookie stars like Michael Harris II, Adley Rutchman, Corbin Carroll, Masataka Yoshida, Josh Jung, Anthony Volpe, Jordan Walker.


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