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02-13-2013, 01:07 AM #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
- 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!
330 cards featuring Veterans, Rookies, League Leaders, Cy Young Award Winners, League MVPs, Rookies of the Year, Record Chasers, and World Series Highlights.
- 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.
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
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.
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
Base - 4.5/5
Design - 4.25/5
Fun - 2.5/5
Value - 4/5
Rebuy - 3.5/5
Overall - 18.75/25 (75%)
Nice different design
Continuation of retro mini series
Cut To The Chase Die Cuts are amazing
Million Dollar Chase program
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.
02-17-2013, 02:41 AM #2
Decent break, especially for a Cubs fan with the Gold Rizzo and Die-Cut Sandberg.