Topps Offering Solar Eclipse Cards, Including Limited Glow-In-The-Dark Parallel

Topps is getting in on the solar eclipse phenomenon. The sports collectibles company is currently offering a Solar Eclipse Topps Now card for 24 hours. Some lucky collectors will even receive a glow-in-the-dark parallel which are limited to 100 copies.

One card is $8.99, but Topps is offering bundle deals. The sale ends around 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 9.

Base card parallels will also be randomly inserted in orders. The numbered parallels include:

  • /49 Blue
  • /25 Purple
  • /10 Red
  • /5 Orange
  • /1 Gold

Monday’s total solar eclipse was the first one in North America since 2017. More than 31 million Americans live along where the path of totality took place. The next major total eclipse in the United States will happen in 2045.

Will you buy any Topps Now Solar Eclipse cards? Let us know in the comments below!

History of Solar Eclipses

Solar eclipses have captivated humans throughout history, often evoking a mix of awe, fear, and curiosity. Here’s a brief history of solar eclipses:

Ancient Times

  • Many ancient civilizations, such as the Babylonians, Chinese, and Greeks, recorded solar eclipses and tried to understand their causes.
  • In some cultures, eclipses were seen as omens or signs of divine intervention.

2nd Century BCE

  • Greek astronomer Hipparchus discovered the lunar precession and developed a method for predicting solar eclipses.

8th Century CE:

  • Islamic astronomers made significant advancements in predicting solar eclipses and created detailed tables of their occurrences.

1605

  • Johannes Kepler, a German astronomer, became the first person to explain the scientific principles behind solar eclipses.

1715

Edmund Halley, an English astronomer, predicted the solar eclipse of May 3, 1715, which was visible across England. His accurate prediction helped to popularize the scientific understanding of eclipses.

19th Century

  • During solar eclipses, scientists made several important discoveries, such as the existence of helium in the sun’s atmosphere.

1919

Arthur Eddington’s observations during a total solar eclipse provided evidence supporting Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

20th and 21st Centuries

  • Advances in technology have allowed for more precise predictions and observations of solar eclipses.
  • Scientists continue to study eclipses to learn more about the sun’s atmosphere and to test scientific theories.
  • Solar eclipses have become popular tourist events, with many people traveling to locations within the path of totality to witness the spectacular phenomenon.

Throughout history, solar eclipses have played a significant role in advancing our understanding of the universe and have continued to captivate people worldwide.

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