Last year, Topps Dynasty took the hobby by storm in a way that hadnt happened in high end baseball in a very long time. Many people were saying that Dynasty was more attune to what Five Star should have delivered, and as a result, the boxes flew off the shelf. With a new year of Dynasty coming today, a lot of people are hoping for another great result.
Check out some of the cards up so far:
Dynasty is back for another year, naturally. This year’s product took a much different approach, going from the dark background with unreliable paint pens to a more bright look with black pens. This was a big deal last year, as not every pen delivered the kind of streak free signature needed to look nice.
Added in, Topps brought some huge names from outside MLB, mainly in Will Ferrell, John Elway, Russell Wilson and Dan Marino. If you remember back to earlier this year, the Ferrell cards sold for an absolutely shit ton out of Archives. The dynasty cards have a piece of game used jersey from his day in Spring training, and I would guess that they will be among the top cards in the product. The football players are a cool addition as well, with a fun tie to the teams they were drafted by. Russell Wilson is especially interesting, as like Ferrell, he was able to play a game in Spring Training a few years ago. His variations in Bowman still remain very valuable from the first time he was featured in a baseball product.
Dynasty is really the marriage of some great looking and well designed cards and some insane patches. Rarely do the two really exist together, as many times the design element is abandoned in favor of maximizing the patch space. This time, that didnt happen, and the results are amazing.
When you see some of the patches that came out of the product last year, this year looks to build on that situation. I cannot wait to chase down some of the cards for my guys, as it is clear that this is a product that is right up my alley. It has boom or bust potential like every high end product in some of the names on the checklist, but man, there are just some awesome cards that are going to come out. Whether its Ichiro, Bryant or one of the names mentioned above, there may not be a better case to watch opened live.
I would hate to be one of the people that pays for this product and ends up with Hanley Ramirez or Pablo Sandoval, but I would LOVE to be one of the people that gets the 1/1 Trout. For a person that lives for super premium products and autographs, this is a no brainer.