CSG Certifies Relic Cards from 2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Set
Posted on 7/1/2022
Topps launched its Dynasty line of premium sports trading cards in 2014 with a focus on baseball, which is widely considered to be the “everyman’s sport.” When it expanded the line for the first time in 2020, it took a sharp turn from everyman to elite, choosing to focus on what is considered to be one of the most high-end sports in the world — Formula 1 racing.
The Topps Dynasty Formula 1 cards provide collectors with all of the features that have come to be expected from premium sports cards. Each card includes the autograph of the featured racer or racers (the Constructor Team Dual Relic Autograph cards include two racers with the autograph of each) as well as a part of a race-worn suit, which can be a fragment of a patch, name plate, flag, glove or zipper. No more than 10 copies of each card were printed, each being stamped with an “X/X” designation. Most of the cards have parallel editions including a Red parallel, of which five are printed, and a Gold parallel, of which one is printed. The 2021 set introduced a Black parallel, of which two are printed.
Certified Sports Guaranty® (CSG®) recently graded several cards from the 2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 set, which was released on May 11, 2022. The cards feature some of the most recognized names in the world of F1 racing.
2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Autograph Patch #DAP-CL Charles Leclerc Black
Charles Leclerc is one of the rising stars in the world of F1 racing. He won numerous Rookie of the Year awards upon his entry to racing in 2017 and quickly established himself as a top competitor. The hit Netflix show Drive to Survive, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the world of F1 racing, introduced Leclerc to a wider audience when it included him among its featured drivers. Leclerc finished seventh in the 2021 season, driving for Scuderia Ferrari Mission Winnow.
The 2021 #DAP-CL Charles Leclerc Black card is number 1 of 2 and includes a piece of a Kaspersky patch like those that are frequently seen on Leclerc’s epilet. It features a photo of Leclerc in a red Scuderia Ferrari race suit and his autograph in blue ink. CSG graded the card CSG Gem Mint 10, with a 10 for the autograph.
2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Single Driver Triple Relic Autograph #SDT-MV Max Verstappen
Max Verstappen holds the record of being the youngest driver to compete in a Formula 1 race, which he accomplished when he raced at the age of 17 at the 2015 Australian Grand Prix. A year later he became the youngest driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix event when he won the Spanish Grand Prix driving for Red Bull Racing. Verstappen finished the 2021 season in first place, racing for Red Bull Racing Honda.
The 2021 #SDT-MV Max Verstappen is number 1 of 10 and includes three pieces of black material from a Verstappen race suit. Verstappen is one of 26 drivers who is featured on a Triple Relic Autograph card and one of three who is featured on three distinct Triple Relic cards. CSG graded the card CSG Gem Mint 10, with a 10 for the autograph.
2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Autograph Patch #DAP-DRIII Daniel Ricciardo Red
Daniel Ricciardo is known in the world of F1 racing as “the honey badger” for his aggressive driving style. His best finishes were during the 2014 season, when he won three Grand Prix events and finished third in the world, and the 2016 season, when he also finished third. He raced for McLaren during the 2021 season, finishing in eighth place.
The 2021 #DAP-DRIII Daniel Ricciardo is number 1 of 5 and includes a blue patch with white letters from the Castrol EDGE logo that has appeared on Ricciardo’s race suits. It features a photo of Ricciardo in a blue McLaren race suit and his autograph in blue ink. CSG graded the card CSG Gem Mint 10, with a 10 for the autograph.
2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Autograph Suit Patch Relic #AZP-LH Lewis Hamilton Zipper
Sir Lewis Hamilton holds the distinction of being the first, and so far only, black driver to race in Formula 1. He holds numerous F1 records, including the most wins at 103, most pole positions at 103 and most podium finishes at 184. He finished first in six of the last eight seasons, racing for Mercedes AMG Petronas in each. He finished second in 2021.
The 2021 #AZP-LH Lewis Hamilton Zipper is number 9 of 10 and includes a gold zipper from one of Hamilton’s race suits. The card features a photo of Hamilton in his black Mercedes-AMG Petronas race suit and his autograph in blue. CSG graded the card CSG 9.5, with a 10 for the autograph.
2021 Topps Dynasty Formula 1 Dual Relic Autograph #SDD-SP Sergio Pérez Black
Sergio Pérez is a veteran in Formula 1 racing, with 2022 being his twelfth season in the sport. After struggling to break the top 10 for much of his career, he logged his first Grand Prix win in 2020 at Sakhir, finishing fourth in the world that year as a driver for BWT Racing Point. He finished the 2021 season in fourth place, racing for Red Bull Racing Honda.
The 2021 #SDD-SP Sergio Pérez Black is number 1 of 2. It features a small photo portrait of Pérez over a blue signature stacked on the right side of the card with two relics from his race suit stacked on the left side of the card. One relic appears to be part of the logo for Red Bull, which is the team Pérez races for, and the other relic appears to be part of the logo for Tezos, a blockchain company that has partnered with Red Bull to create NFTs. CSG graded the card CSG 9.5, with a 10 for autograph.
Formula 1 racing has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, which many attribute to the exposure it has gained from being featured in Drive to Survive. The popularity has helped the Dynasty F1 cards to soar in value, pushing them into the six-figure range. CSG is proud to be able to serve collectors by authenticating and grading these premium cards.
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