Thursday, January 18, 2018

2018 Series One Checklist

Yesterday Topps released the checklist for Series One, sort of.  The PDF is here.

The checklist includes the names of the players, but there are no card numbers. I'm not sure why they didn't include them.  EDIT - Apparently Topps is holding off on the numbers until they reveal which player is getting #1.

As far as Cub, I'll be chasing after these:

Alex Avila
Javier Baez
Willson Contreras
Ian Happ
John Lackey
Jon Lester
Jose Quintana
Anthony Rizzo
Kyle Schwarber
Koji Uehara

That is a significantly smaller number of Cubs compared to last year.  Not winning the World Series might have something to do with that!

 I also question the inclusion of Avila, Lackey, and Uehara, who are all unsigned free agents that most likely won't end up with the 2018 Cubs.  What a waste of three Cubs slots.

For you collectors of other teams, here's the checklist sorted by teams:

American League     American League Combo Card
National League National League Combo Card
Angels LA Angels Team Card
Cam Bedrosian
Parker Bridwell
Martin Maldonado
Ricky Nolasco
Brandon Phillips
Garrett Richards
Matt Shoemaker
Andrelton Simmons
Mike Trout
Justin Upton

Astros Jose Altuve League Leaders
Houston Astros Combo Card
Alex Bregman World Series Highlights
Alex Bregman
Carlos Correa
J.D. Davis
Mike Fiers
Marwin Gonzalez
Yulieski Gurriel
Jake Marisnick
Lance McCullers World Series Highlights
Joe Musgrove
Josh Reddick
George Springer World Series Highlights
George Springer World Series Highlights
George Springer

Athletics Paul Blackburn
Jharel Cotton
Daniel Coulombe
Khris Davis League Leaders
Khris Davis League Leaders
Khris Davis
Matt Joyce
Jed Lowrie
Sean Manaea
Bruce Maxwell
Marcus Semien

Blue Jays Jose Bautista
J.A. Happ
Kendrys Morales
Roberto Osuna
Kevin Pillar
Chris Rowley
Aaron Sanchez
Luis Santos
Justin Smoak
Troy Tulowitzki
Richard Urena

Braves Matt Adams
Ozzie Albies
Atlanta Braves Team Card
Tyler Flowers
Mike Foltynewicz
Max Fried
Luiz Gohara
Ender Inciarte
Matt Kemp
Nick Markakis
Lucas Sims
Dansby Swanson

Brewers Chase Anderson
Orlando Arcia
Ryan Braun
Milwaukee Brewers Team Card
Lewis Brinson
Keon Broxton
Zach Davies League Leaders
Zach Davies
Corey Knebel
Brett Phillips
Jonathan Villar
Neil Walker
Brandon Woodruff

Cardinals Harrison Bader
Aledmys Diaz
Jack Flaherty
Dexter Fowler
Randal Grichuk
Jedd Gyorko
Lance Lynn
Stephen Piscotty
Michael Wacha
Adam Wainwright
Kolten Wong

Cubs Alex Avila
Javier Baez
Willson Contreras
Ian Happ
John Lackey
Jon Lester
Jose Quintana
Anthony Rizzo
Kyle Schwarber
Koji Uehara

Diamondbacks Nick Ahmed
Anthony Banda
Brandon Drury
Zack Godley
Zack Greinke League Leaders
Jake Lamb
J.D. Martinez
Chris Owings
David Peralta
A.J. Pollock
Robbie Ray
Jimmie Sherfy

Dodgers Cody Bellinger League Leaders
Cody Bellinger
Walker Buehler
Logan Forsythe
Yasmani Grandal
Rich Hill
Clayton Kershaw League Leaders
Clayton Kershaw League Leaders
Clayton Kershaw
Brandon McCarthy
Joc Pederson
Yasiel Puig
Justin Turner League Leaders
Julio Urias
Chase Utley
Alex Verdugo
Alex Wood

Giants Christian Arroyo
Brandon Belt
Ty Blach
Johnny Cueto
Matt Moore
Hunter Pence
Buster Posey
Jeff Samardzija

Indians Greg Allen
Jay Bruce
Carlos Carrasco League Leaders
Carlos Carrasco
Lonnie Chisenhall
Mike Clevinger
Cleveland Indians Team Card
Jason Kipnis
Corey Kluber League Leaders
Corey Kluber League Leaders
Francisco Lindor
Francisco Mejia
Andrew Miller
Danny Salazar
Carlos Santana
Josh Tomlin

Mariners Robinson Cano
Nelson Cruz League Leaders
Nelson Cruz
Edwin Diaz
Hisashi Iwakuma
Mike Leake
Seattle Mariners Combo Card
Seattle Mariners Team Card
Ariel Miranda
James Paxton
Jean Segura

Marlins Brian Anderson
Miami Marlins Team Card
Marcell Ozuna League Leaders
Marcell Ozuna
Dillon Peters
Martin Prado
J.T. Realmuto
Giancarlo Stanton League Leaders
Giancarlo Stanton League Leaders
Giancarlo Stanton
Edinson Volquez
Christian Yelich

Mets Yoenis Cespedes
Michael Conforto
Travis d'Arnaud
Wilmer Flores
Matt Harvey
Steven Matz
A.J. Ramos
Jose Reyes
Amed Rosario
Dominic Smith
Zack Wheeler

Nationals Erick Fedde
Gio Gonzalez
Howie Kendrick
Daniel Murphy League Leaders
Daniel Murphy
Washington Nationals Team Card
Raudy Read
Anthony Rendon
Victor Robles
Max Scherzer League Leaders
Andrew Stevenson
Stephen Strasburg League Leaders
Stephen Strasburg
Trea Turner
Jayson Werth
Ryan Zimmerman

Orioles Dylan Bundy
Kevin Gausman
Austin Hays
Adam Jones
Manny Machado
Trey Mancini
Baltimore Orioles Team Card
Jonathan Schoop
Chance Sisco
Chris Tillman
Mark Trumbo

Padres Carlos Asuaje
Brad Hand
Dinelson Lamet
Wil Myers
Luis Perdomo
Jose Pirela
Hunter Renfroe
Yangervis Solarte

Phillies J.P. Crawford
Maikel Franco
Cesar Hernandez
Odubel Herrera
Rhys Hoskins
Aaron Nola
Philadelphia Phillies Team Card
Nick Pivetta
Cameron Rupp
Nick Williams

Pirates John Jaso
Chad Kuhl
Starling Marte
Andrew McCutchen
Jordy Mercer
Ivan Nova
Gregory Polanco
Felipe Rivero

Rangers Elvis Andrus
Adrian Beltre
Willie Calhoun
Andrew Cashner
Shin-Soo Choo
Joey Gallo League Leaders
Joey Gallo
Nomar Mazara
Rougned Odor
Texas Rangers Team Card

Rays Chris Archer
Alex Colome
Corey Dickerson
Adeiny Hechavarria
Kevin Kiermaier
Evan Longoria
Jake Odorizzi

Red Sox Matt Barnes
Mookie Betts
Jackie Bradley
Rafael Devers
Craig Kimbrel
Mitch Moreland
Eduardo Nunez
Rick Porcello
Boston Red Sox Combo Card
Boston Red Sox Team Card
Eduardo Rodriguez
Chris Sale League Leaders
Chris Sale
Christian Vazquez

Reds Zack Cozart
Scott Feldman
Brandon Finnegan
Amir Garrett
Scooter Gennett
Billy Hamilton
Raisel Iglesias
Michael Lorenzen
Tyler Mahle
Jackson Stephens
Eugenio Suarez

Rockies Nolan Arenado League Leaders
Nolan Arenado
Charlie Blackmon League Leaders
Charlie Blackmon League Leaders
David Dahl
Carlos Gonzalez
Jon Gray
Greg Holland
Ryan McMahon
Mark Reynolds
Colorado Rockies Team Card
Antonio Senzatela
Trevor Story
Raimel Tapia
Pat Valaika

Royals Cheslor Cuthbert
Danny Duffy
Cam Gallagher
Eric Hosmer League Leaders
Eric Hosmer
Ian Kennedy
Whit Merrifield
Mike Moustakas
Salvador Perez
Jason Vargas League Leaders

Tigers Miguel Cabrera
Michael Fulmer
Jose Iglesias
Ian Kinsler
James McCann
Daniel Norris
Detroit Tigers Team Card
Jordan Zimmermann

Twins Byron Buxton
Brian Dozier
Zack Granite
Robbie Grossman
Joe Mauer
Jorge Polanco
Eddie Rosario
Miguel Sano
Ervin Santana
Aaron Slegers
White Sox Jose Abreu

Tim Anderson
Nicky Delmonico
Avisail Garcia League Leaders
Avisail Garcia
Nate Jones
Yoan Moncada
Carlos Rodon
Tyler Saladino
Chicago White Sox Team Card

Yankees Miguel Andujar
Dellin Betances
Starlin Castro
Garrett Cooper
Clint Frazier
Todd Frazier
Brett Gardner
Chase Headley
Aaron Judge League Leaders
Aaron Judge League Leaders
Aaron Judge
CC Sabathia
Gary Sanchez
Luis Severino League Leaders
Luis Severino
Masahiro Tanaka
NY Yankees Team Card


  1. I saw on Twitter, from Topps, that they are waiting for the big reveal of who is card #1 before they release a checklist with numbers. We all know it's going to be Aaron Judge... so just on with it already!
    I've been told in the past that Series 1 is supposed to pay homage to the previous season, thus the inclusion of Lackey, Avila and etcetera. Not a fan of that mindset myself.

  2. Interesting that there is a photo of a Bryant card but no Bryant card in the base checklist??

    I wonder if the photo choice will change before Series 2 is released.

    1. Just saw it somewhere else with the Opening Day logo on it so I guess he's a Series 2 preview. Now the date below the umpire/fielder make sense too.

    2. Shhhhh!! I took the Opening Day card removed the logo.

  3. I'm sad to see that they seem to be doing solo-player "league leader" cards again, even for players who placed 2nd or 3rd in stat categories. The multi-player leader cards used to be great, but since they stopped giving them unique designs, they've look pretty awful and 2017's were just pitiful.