Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1

    SCF Official Review: 2013 Topps Series 1

    First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Topps for providing us with this box.



    36 packs per box
    10 cards per pack
    Current Retail Price (online): $44.99 - $59.99

    PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
    - 1 Autograph or Relic Card Per Hobby Box!
    - 1 Autograph & 2 Relic Cards Per HTA Box!
    - New For 2012! Celebrating the Golden Moments of Major League Baseball!


    CONTENT HIGHLIGHTS

    BASE CARDS
    330 cards featuring Veterans, Rookies, League Leaders, Cy Young Award Winners, League MVPs, Rookies of the Year, Record Chasers, and World Series Highlights.


    PARALLEL CARDS
    - GOLD Parallel : Sequentially numbered to 2013.
    - BLACK Parallel : Sequentially numbered to 62. - HOBBY & HTA ONLY
    - PINK Parallel : Sequentially numbered to 50.
    - PLATINUM Parallel : Numbered 1/1.
    - EMERALD FOIL PARALLEL : Inserted 1:6.
    - DESERT CAMO FOIL PARALLEL : Sequentially numbered to 99.
    - BASE CARD PRINTING PLATES : 1,320 printing plates from all of the base cards. Numbered 1/1. - HOBBY & HTA ONLY
    - SILK COLLECTION : 100 framed mini silk cards. Sequentially numbered to 50. HOBBY & HTA ONLY


    HOBBY EXCLUSIVE COMMEMORATIVE RELIC CARDS - 1 per HTA box! 1 per Hobby case!
    MVP Award Winners - Cards featuring MVP winners with a commemorative MVP trophy embedded in the card.
    Cy Young Award Winners - Cards featuring Cy Young Award winners with a commemorative Cy Young Award trophy embedded in the card.
    Proven Mettle Coin Cards - Cards featuring 25 superstars, active and retired, with an embedded commemorative coin celebrating their mettle.
    - Proven Mettle Copper - Numbered to 99.
    - Proven Mettle Wrought Iron - Numbered to 50.
    - Proven Mettle Steel - Numbered to 10.


    AUTOGRAPH CARDS

    Chasing History Autographs: Over 30 subjects.

    Chasing History Cut Signatures: Cards featuring cut signatures from stars of the world of Baseball and beyond. Numbered 1/1.

    Chasing the Dream Autographs: Over 20 subjects.

    Cut to the Chase Autographs: 5 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 10.

    The Greats Autographs: 15 subjects sign on-card autographs. Sequentially numbered to 10. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Calling Cards Autographs: 5 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 10.

    1972 Topps Minis Autographs: 10 subjects sign on-card autographs. Sequentially numbered to 10.

    World Series Champions Autographs: Featuring 5 members of the 2012 World Series Champions with an autograph. Sequentially numbered to 50.


    AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS - HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Chasing History Autograph Relics: 15 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 25. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Chasing the Dream Autograph Relics: 10 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 25. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Cut to the Chase Autograph Relics: 5 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 5. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    The Greats Autograph Relics: 10 subjects sign on-card. Sequentially numbered to 5. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Calling Cards Autograph Relics: 10 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 5. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    World Series Champions Autograph Relics: 5 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 50. HOBBY & HTA ONLY


    RELIC CARDS

    Chasing History Relics: Over 40 subjects.

    Chasing the Dream Relics: Over 20 subjects.

    Cut to the Chase Relics: 10 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 25.

    The Greats RelicS: 25 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 25. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Calling Cards Relics: 25 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 25.

    1972 Topps Minis Relics: 15 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 25.

    World Series Champions Relics: 15 subjects. Sequentially numbered to 100.

    In the Name Relics: Cards featuring the letters from the name plate on the 2012 MLB All-Star Game Workout Jerseys. Numbered 1/1. HOBBY & HTA ONLY


    THE ULTIMATE CHASE
    30 of what are sure to be some of the most sought-after cards of the year! These individually designed and constructed cards will feature 30 of the biggest active and retired stars, with an autograph and a unique relic or a cut signature and a unique relic.


    INSERT CARDS

    Chasing History: 50 cards featuring active and retired players who are chasing or have chased history.

    Chasing the Dream: 25 cards featuring young players chasing their dream of becoming MLB superstars.

    Cut to the Chase: 25 stunning die-cut chrome cards.

    The Greats: 30 beautiful high-end cards featuring 30 of the top players of all time. HOBBY & HTA ONLY
    - The Greats Gold Parallel - Numbered to 99. HOBBY & HTA ONLY

    Calling Cards: 15 cards featuring players and the routines they are known for

    1972 Topps Minis: 50 mini cards featuring the 1972 Topps design.

    WHAT WE PULLED



    Base - 302/330 (91.5%)



    Spring Fever Promo (1)
    Million Dollar Chase Code (6)




    Emerald Sparkle (6)
    Gold /2013 (4) - Anthony Rizzo, Ian Desmond, Josh Beckett, Jayson Werth



    Calling Card (4)
    Chasing History (9)



    Chasing The Dream (6)
    Cut To The Chase (2)



    The Greats (2)
    Topps 1974 Mini (9)



    Chasing History Relics Evan Longoria Jersey



    FINAL THOUGHTS

    Base - 4.5/5
    Design - 4.25/5
    Fun - 2.5/5
    Value - 4/5
    Rebuy - 3.5/5

    Overall - 18.75/25 (75%)

    Pros:
    Nice different design
    Continuation of retro mini series
    Cut To The Chase Die Cuts are amazing
    Million Dollar Chase program

    Cons:
    Only 4 Gold parallels (Used to be 6 just a couple of years ago)
    Only 1 relic or auto per box
    Opening 36 packs is tedious and boring at times
    Not a lot to come back for more

    Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Topps for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For mroe information on all of their products, visit them today at www.topps.com.

    All of the base and inserts are available for request. Please PM with the card or cards of interest. Cards will remain available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIPs can make requests for the first 48 hours.
    Hidden Content - Receive your choice of 2,000 card cash or a random free card from the SCF CC Store (your team/sport of choice) when you buy a box (prize boxes not included).
    Hidden Content , Working on Hidden Content For Charity

    Hidden Content - 120/140 (85.7%), Hidden Content - 102/271 (37.6%)

    ***LOOKING TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS? PM ME FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES. WE HAVE RATES AS LITTLE AS LESS THAN $1 A DAY!***


  2. #2
    Decent break, especially for a Cubs fan with the Gold Rizzo and Die-Cut Sandberg.

    No longer shipping bubble envelopes to Canada since it's $6.55 for 1 ounce !
    I will still send a p.w.e if you want to trade



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •