Topps is producing another on-demand card series, Throwback Thursday. Every Thursday they release a six-card set of baseball players in vintage card designs. Each set is available for one week only. The print runs are announced once the sale is done.
Beckett reports on the designs used:
2016 Topps Throwback Thursday looks to use a variety of old designs with a different one each week. The set kicked off with six cards of current players placed inside the wood television set look of 1955 Bowman Baseball. That was followed up in week two with power-hitting outfielders done with the 1958 Topps Baseball design.
It’s not just baseball designs that are being used in 2016 Topps Throwback Thursday. For the third batch, Topps went with a Flamethrowers theme, using the design from 1958 Topps TV Westerns. The last release of June honored six Hall of Famers who served in the military. This time around, 1955 Topps All-American Football was the inspiration.
Of the 12 sets released so far, the median print run is 772 cards. The Topps Now median is 402 cards printed. As we’ve seen there are dealers who buy in quantities of 25 or more. Just how many collectors are out there buying these cards? Maybe about 300 or so–and that’s guessing high. What if the card industry had only 300 regular collectors?