Topps Baseball Living Set hit another milestone when card 200 was added to the checklist and, like we did for the first 99, we are going to analyze the stats for the latest additions to the set.
Print runs for cards 100-200 dropped significantly from the print runs of 1-99. The total print run, now sitting at 1,154,529, is only 61% larger than it was 100 cards ago and missing the logical doubling of print size by 278,000 cards.
The average print run of the first 200 cards is 5,773 per card. The average for the first 99 was 7,237.
The number of rookie cards nearly doubled from 28 to 54 with all but three teams (Diamondbacks, Indians, and Rangers) having at least one rookie on the checklist. The Phillies, Padres, Mets, and Cardinals are tied for the most rookie cards with four each.
The Braves have the highest average print run per card (11,209) but the Yankees have the highest total print run (114,978). The lowest team average belongs to the Diamondbacks (3,526) who only avoided the lowest total print run by 143 cards – that honor goes to the Royals (17,488).
Bryce Harper (13 & 163) became the second player to have two cards in this series. His first for the Nationals and his second for the Phillies, his total print run is 17,748. Manny Machado was featured on cards 37 and 88 for a total of 11,318 cards printed.
Total print runs can be found on our checklist. Here are some more stats compared to the first 99 cards.