Wednesday, May 15, 2024

2019 Topps Clear Travel

Today's pack was originally intended to be passed out at participating ballparks and airports to using the Clear Travel service.  That's not how I acquired it though.  I purchased a bunch of these at a local flea market last month and noticed nobody had reviewed it yet.

Inside of the clear cellophane package you'll find six cards.  The top card is a player:

On the back, there's an advertisement card for Clear, which is a membership program at airports that allow people to get through security faster:

If you're wondering if these cards are the same as the ones pulled from 2019 Topps flagship packs... the short answer is no.  But let's use this pack to point out the differences...

2019 Topps Clear Travel #CP-4

Based on the packs that I've opened so far, the card fronts look almost identical to the ones issued in the flagship packs. 

2019 Topps Clear Travel #CP-59

However if you look closely at the Topps logo, it's printed in white.  The logo on the flagship cards are printed in silver foil.

2019 Topps Clear Travel #CP-34

The easiest way to differentiate these cards from the ones in the flagship base set is to flip them over.  There's a CP- prefix in front of the card number.

2019 Topps Clear Travel #CP-26

And if you look closely, you might notice that these cards lack the CMP code under the stats that the flagship cards have.

2019 Topps Clear Travel #CP-10

Other than those three things, I didn't spot any other differences.  All five player cards utilized the same photo Topps used in the flagship set.  That being said... there's always a chance that one of the other ninety-five cards in the set has a different photo.

The final card in the pack is the Clear ad card:

For those who are curious... I had two packs with Freeman on the front and wanted to know if players were inserted into packs randomly or if there was a pattern.  Both Freeman packs contained the exact same cards.

However it should be noted that I opened up two packs that featured Trea Turner on the front and the results were different.  The first two cards in both packs featured Turner and Justin Verlander... while the final three cards were different.

If you're interested in checking out the entire 100 card checklist, click here.  Based on my brief research on this set, these cards seem to be in much smaller supply compared to the flagship set.  But considering the state of our hobby, that's not too surprising.  But I am curious if any of you have been able to track down any of these cards for your own collection.

Happy Wednesday and sayonara!


The Angels In Order said...

The Angels have both Trout and Ohtani in the set. I don't have either and I expect they're probably on the pricey side.

Mark Zentkovich said...


Jafronius said...

Haven't heard of this release. Thanks for sharing!

Bulldog said...

I'd never heard of this. Might have to check out some of the singles from the set. Good post.