After recently purchasing a box of 2018 Topps On-Demand 3D Baseball Cards, I felt like I should share the experience. What a great set this is. Basically Topps takes the top 100 cards from the 2018 series of cards (Series 1, 2, and Updates) then reprints them on 3D Lenticular Trading Card Stock to give them that 3D look and the motion action on the inserts. You get only the best cards and in the best way possible. As a huge fan of the old Sports Flics Cards from the 80’s, seeing the reemergence of this trading card style really stimulates my inner child. Most of the places that I’ve seen these for sale, have been limiting buyers to one box per household since they are rumored to only be a print run of about 1700. When I purchased them a few weeks back the price per box was about 50% less than it currently is and it is continuing to rise as they start to show up in the secondary market. There are only 8 cards per box, in a factory sealed, acrylic, two piece clamshell. The are packaged with care as opposed to most cards you get straight from the pack. The break down per box is 5 base cards (which is just a 3D image, no motion) and 3 Motion Insert cards. The also have a good assortment of rookie cards in this set, but I’ve noticed that they don’t put the rookie badge on the Motion Inserts (example Aaron Nola’s cards). But assuming the average value of the cards could easily be $10 each buying a case for $80 or less is a good deal. Unfortunately at this point they have reached $90 per case on the secondary market so it would be easy to lose money on these if you get a bad box. But the boxes I’ve seen opened and the box I’ve opened myself contained way more than $90 in value, so it’s worth the risk for sure. These are some really impressive cards. I’ve seen lots of photos of them but they just don’t do the cards any justice. Video is the only way to really capture any where near what they exactly look like. But I will say, nothing compares to holding them in your hand. Definitely worth the money, the risk, the hassle, whatever. You want to buy these cards if you get the opportunity.
The pictures just don’t do these cards justice, keep scrolling and check out the video, it’s better.