I have been fortunate over the years of collecting my favorite athlete that Topps has produced some really nice metal framed cards.
One of the first of these appeared in 2014 as an insert set available in Topps Series 2. They were made to look like the original designs from Topps Gold Label 2000, but were limited to only 99 copies and had a gold metal frame around the card.
They were EXTREMELY difficult to pull and landed on average 1 per case and the checklist consisted of 25 players (current and retired)
The back captures the original look of the 2000 Gold Label set and has the Class 1 designation. (There were no other classes produced).
If you're interested in seeing who else was part of the 25 player insert set, visit here.
I think that the success of this insert ultimately lead to the reintroduction of Gold Label as a yearly product.
The product is produced now using traditional card stock with holofoil designs and the Class 1, Class 2, Class 3 rarities along with a few color parallels (black, blue, red) per class.
The current production of Topps Gold Label uses frames for their autograph cards, which come on average 1 per box.
Would you be interested in seeing framed cards shown once a month on this blog?