The 8th wave of Topps Total sees another drop in print run. This time with 3455 packs released. This wave starts with Shohei Ohtani and continues with stars and rookies like Buster Posey, Paul Goldschmidt, and Ramon Laureano. There is the standard set of parallels, along with a few extra autographs mixed in once again.
There are no guarantees for anything in the packs, aside from ten cards per pack. Low numbered parallels are a little more available as the print run trends lower, however.
The print run continues to decline with Wave 7 of Topps Total. This release has a run of 3653 packs. This wave leads off with Kris Bryant and features stars and rookies such as Keston Hiura, Manny Machado, and David Price.
The one advantage of the smaller print runs is that the parallels are slightly more likely, although none are guaranteed with pack purchase. There are some possibly autographs, but they were not advertised before the purchase window completed.
The print run for wave 6 is down more than 200 packs from wave 5. This run leads off with Christian Yelich and includes other big names like Justin Upton and JD Martinez. It’s a well known format by this point, including possible parallels and very rare autographs.
I haven’t seen print runs mentioned on the autographs, but they seem rarer than any of the numbered parallels, and only have a few subjects.
Production for this wave is down a bit from the previous release, coming in at 4387 packs. One of the headliners for this wave is Bryce Harper, while also including stars and rookies such as Jacob deGrom and Eloy Jimenez.
The third release of Topps Total takes a step back from the high of wave 2 which included Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Wave 3 has a print run of 5,547 packs. This 100 card wave begins with Mookie Betts can contains highlight players such as Pete Alonso and Troy Tulowitzki.