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How to Get Free Shipping From Topps.com

It is remarkably easy and surprisingly fun to get free shipping from Topps.com.

If you are a baseball card collector, you most likely spend a good amount of money on Topps.com. You know, after you have finally managed to get the product to enter and stay in the freaking cart. It is always a pain when the total jumps up significantly for shipping.

What if I told you it was possible to avoid the shipping fee and get a cool limited-edition card instead? We got you covered.

READ: How to take advantage of No Purchase Necessary offers.

A Simple Hack For Getting Free Shipping From Topps.com

Topps offers free shipping for their Topps NOW card series.

To take advantage of the offer, make sure to select the SmartPost shipping option at the checkout stage. This applies to any purchase on Topps.com. Therefore, next time you bag that Bowman hobby box (if you are quick enough!) you can get it for free by adding a TOPPS NOW card.

What Are TOPPS NOW Cards?

To receive your free shipping from Topps.com, you will need to add a Topps NOW card to your order. Many buyers shove a cheap one into their order just to get the free shipping, but that may not be the wisest move.

Some TOPPS NOW cards are worth collecting. Therefore, it is worthwhile to familiarize yourself with the product.

TOPPS NOW cards are available on the website for a limited time. They commemorate an important moment in sports. New cards come out daily to celebrate the moments of the previous day. They are available for 24 hours, and the print run depends on the final sales number.

The company began issuing them in 2016. The inaugural set featured the Cubs breaking the most prolonged curse in baseball and winning their first World Series since 1908.

Topps sometimes includes autograph and relic cards among the base releases. They also distribute limited parallels amongst TOPPS NOW buyers.

Cards are not limited to athletes. Some of the most sought-after cards address political events and figures. For example, a card of Dr. Anthony Fauci throwing out the first pitch reportedly sold for $5,000 on eBay.

Some cards are entirely unrelated to sports. A Topps NOW featuring Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders at President Joseph Biden’s inauguration went for $477 not long after the event, probably because the picture featured in several hilarious memes at the time.

Topps NOW cards commemorating memorable events can sometimes be worthwhile. (Picture taken from Target.com).

Are TOPPS NOW Cards Worth It?

Like most cards, the vast majority of TOPPS Now cards will be worth very little in the long run. However, there are some exceptions. Here are some rules for considering which TOPPS NOW cards to buy:

  • True Rookies: In Topps NOW as anywhere else in sports cards, the rookie reigns supreme. Keep a lookout for players that have not yet featured in Bowman or the flagship Topps series.
  • Rookie Moments of Note: Some rookie card enthusiasts like to collect the card commemorating the call-up of a promising player or their first hit. If a prospect hits a grand slam in their first game or scores a goal, that may be an excellent card to collect.
  • Personal PC landmarks: If you collect a player, you will definitely want to commemorate their 50th home run or first European Champions League hat-trick.
  • Moments of personal significance: For example, a card marking a game you attended. One Redditt user noted that “I bought the Houston Harvey flood victims card cause my house flooded and I was displaced, so having a card commemorating the Astros having a moment of silence for all the people who were displaced or died is something special to me.”

Therefore, it is definitely worthwhile to be on the lookout for cards that commemorate moments that are likely to have long-term importance in the sport.

How much money is a freezing Bernie Sanders card worth? The answer may surprise you! (Picture taken from TMZ).

Can You Refund Items You Received From Topps.com?

All sales of sports cards and memorabilia are final. Understandably, Topps doesn’t want people opening products and resealing them before demanding a refund.

However, You can return clothing items. As long as it has not been worn or washed, you can send it back within 30 days and receive a full refund.

What Are The Shipping Rates For Topps.Com?

Delivery method / Est. time Hobby Boxes / Value Boxes Topps NOW, Living Set, P70, TBT, SI, Ali Custom Cards Authentics
Economy (5-15 days) $10 (+$2 per additional item or lb) Free Free $12
Standard (3-5 days) $15 (+$3 per additional item or lb) $10 $12 $15
Priority (1-2 days) $20 (+$4 per additional item or lb) $15 $15 $20
Overnight $25  (+$5 per additional item or lb) $20 $20 $30
Int Economy (5-15 days) $60 (+$7 per Unit Weight) $15 (FIMS) $15 (FIMS) $60 (+$7 per Unit Weight)
Int Standard (2-5 days) $65 (+$9 per Unit Weight) $50 $50 $80
Int Priority (1-3 days) $70 (+$11 per Unit Weight) $60 $60 $100
Int Priority (1-3 days) $70 (+$11 per Unit Weight) $60

How Long Does Free Shipping From Topps.Com Take?

The company is pretty good at shipping out their merchandise. Topps tries to get everything shipped within 24 hours. However, when they have many orders, like with the initial drop of Series 1, they claim to dispatch everything within 48 hours. However, realistically it may be a bit longer than that.

The SmartPost shipping option goes through FedEx Economy and usually takes 5-15 days to arrive.

Smart shipping from Topp.com normally takes 5-15 days with the SmartPost shipping option (picture taken from Topps.com).

How Else Can I Get Free Shipping On Topps.Com?

Though I could not find any currently active coupons, Topps.com has traditionally offered free shipping for Fathers Day orders. Therefore, keep a lookout for those around June 20th.

You can also track Topps’s free shipping or shipping discount coupons when they become available on Knoji.com. The website offers a tool for tacking coupons and offers from specific sites, including Topps.com.

There are also multiple ways to receive discounts on orders to Topps.com and other retailers. Check out our guide here.

What Else Do I Need To Know About Getting Free Shipping?

Unfortunately, malfunctions are not uncommon. Sometimes when you try to check out an order including a TOPPS NOW item, you will get charged $10 shipping. However, this is a bug of some sort. It is not the official policy.

If this happens to you, take the following steps:

  • Do not buy the item!
  • Take a screenshot or write down the relevant details.
  • Contact Topps customer service by phone at (800)-489-9149 between 9 am and 4 pm Eastern. Choose #1 when you get the automated answering service. Another option is to email Topps at support@topps.com. Be sure to include the screenshot.
  • Receive free credits! (We hope).

By all accounts, Topps is forthcoming when consumers report the problem. In some cases, they have given customers free credits as compensation for the inconvenience.

So, in conclusion, you can get free shipping by including a TOPPS NOW card in your order. Since those cards can be quite awesome and worthwhile in some cases, that is a good deal. Take advantage of it.

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim

Shaiel Ben-Ephraim is the emeritus editor of Cardlines. He continues to write for several hobby outlets, including this one and Cardbase. He collects primarily vintage baseball and soccer and has a weird obsession with 1971 Topps.

In his spare time, Shaiel is sobbing into his bourbon when the Mets lose and playing Dungeons and Dragons. In a past life, Dr. Ben-Ephraim was a political science professor, journalist, and diplomat. But cards are more fun.

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