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    SCF Official Review: 2013 Topps Tribute

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



    6 packs per box
    5 cards per pack
    Current Retail Price (online): $324.99 - $374.99

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    AUTOGRAPHED CARDS

    Autographed Cards
    Cards will be signed on card and sequentially numbered to 99 or less.
    - Blue Parallel numbered to 50.
    - Sepia Parallel numbered to 35.
    - Orange Parallel numbered to 25.
    - Gold Parallel numbered to 15.
    - Red Parallel numbered to 5.
    - Purple Parallel numbered 1/1.
    - Framed Printing Plates (signed on
    - the plate) numbered 1/1
    - Onyx Parallel (signed in silver pen) numbered 1/1.

    Tribute To The Stars Autographed Cards
    Autographed cards of top retired and active stars. Cards will be sequentially numbered to 24.
    - Purple Parallel numbered 1/1.

    Tribute To The "Best Of The Best"
    Autographed cards of top retired and active stars who were/are among the best at their respective positions. The front of each card will have a unique material associated with their specialty. Sequentially numbered to 5. NEW!
    - Pitchers - Card front will be a baseball with seams showing.
    - Hitters - Card front will be wood.
    - Base Stealers - Card front will be base material.
    - Great Fielders - Card front will be leather glove material.

    Framed Mini-Tribute Autographed Cards
    Featuring active and retired players.
    - Numbered to 25. NEW!

    Timeless Tribute Autographed Cards
    Dual Autographed cards pairing veteran and retired players who have similar playing styles. Numbered to 24.
    - Purple Parallel numbered to 1. NEW!

    Cut Signatures
    - 1 of 1.


    RELIC CARDS

    Batting Gloves
    Relics of game-worn batting gloves. Numbered to 2, featuring a glove from each hand. NEW!

    Tribute Transitions
    Dual Bat Relic cards of active and retired stars, showing images of two of the teams they have played on.
    Cards will be sequentially numbered to 99. NEW!
    - Bat Knobs - 1 of 1. NEW!
    - Bat Plates - 1 of 1. NEW!

    Commemorative Cuts
    Celebrating the significant moments & achievements from a player's career. Sequentially numbered to 99.

    Retired Remnants
    Single relics of retired stars. Sequentially numbered to 99 or less.

    Famous Four-Baggers
    Dual relics of renowned power hitters. Sequentially numbered to 99.

    Superstar Swatches
    Dual relics of top active players. Sequentially numbered to 99.

    Relic Parallels
    - Blue Parallel numbered to 50.
    - Orange Parallel numbered to 25.
    - Gold Parallel numbered to 15.
    - Red Parallel numbered to 10.
    - Purple Parallel numbered 1/1.

    Prime Patches
    Patch cards of Superstars and Hall of Fame players. Cards will be sequentially numbered to 24 or less.
    - Purple Parallel numbered to 1.

    Tribute To The Stars Relic Card
    Relic cards of top retired and active stars. Cards will be sequentially numbered to 99 or less.
    - Orange Parallel numbered to 50.
    - Green Parallel numbered to 40.
    - Gold Parallel numbered to 25.
    - Sepia Tone Parallel numbered to 15.
    - Red Patch Parallel numbered to 10.
    - Purple Patch Parallel numbered to 1


    BASE CARDS

    Veterans & Retired Stars (100 Subjects) - 100 of the best retired and active players in MLB!

    Base Card Parallels
    - Blue Parallel sequentially numbered to 99.
    - Green Parallel sequentially numbered to 75.
    - Orange Parallel sequentially numbered to 50.
    - Gold Parallel sequentially numbered to 25.
    - Red Parallel sequentially numbered to 5.
    - Purple Parallel sequentially numbered 1/1.
    - Framed Printing Plates numbered 1/1.

    WHAT WE PULLED



    Base - 22/100 (22%)



    Tribute contains a 100-base card set. Typically, you will get 22-23 base cards in a box as the parallels and hits will comprise the rest. As in past years, the cards are on a thick stock utilizing a foil board to give a sleek chrome look. What I don't understand is how these cards are not numbered, considering this is one of the highest priced baseball products throughout the year.



    You can expect 1-2 parallels in every box. They have different color backgrounds and range in print run from 99 to 1. There are six levels as well as Printing Plates. These are all the "bonus" cards you will find as there are no inserts in Tribute.

    Yonder Alonso Autograph /99



    Ken Griffey Sr Sepia Autograph Redemption /35



    Juan Marichal Gold Autograph /15



    Cole Hamels Tribute To The Stars Jersey with Pinstripe /99



    Matt Kemp Tribute To The Stars Sepia Jersey /15



    Albert Belle Tribute Transitions Dual Bat /99



    Each box will yield 3 autographs and 3 relics. All the cards will be numbered to 99 or less. Be on the lookout for parallel versions of all the cards. And as an added bonus, on-card signatures! And what seems to be a continuing theme, here's another product with Bat Knobs and Bat Plates that are 1/1s.

    FINAL THOUGHTS

    Base - 4.5/5
    Design - 5/5
    Fun - 4/5
    Value - 3/5
    Rebuy - 3/5

    Total - 19.5/25 (78%)

    NPN Information

    NPN 2013 Topps Tribute BB
    PO Box 765
    Pittston, PA 18640

    Limit 1 Request per household

    Postmarked By: 6/5/13
    Received By: 6/12/13

    Canada Skills: 7 x 11 + 3 - 12 = ?

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

    If interested in any of the base cards, they are all available for request. Please PM with the card of interest. Cards will remain available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIP members may make requests for the first 48 hours.
    Last edited by Enigma; 04-20-2013 at 12:25 PM.
    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%)

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  2. #2
    I saw the Ken Griffey redemption and was going to say great pull then I noticed that it was Ken Griffey SR and not JR. Don't really know why his dad is a redemption but I'm sure a lot of collectors are going to be disappointed after getting that false hope as well.
    Trade Bucket: Hidden Content

  3. #3
    What happens to all the non-base cards pulled from these sponsored breaks? Do they go into the CC Store or something?

    Just curious...
    Hidden Content
    Always Buying and Trading for BGS/BVG Graded Cards of:
    Roberto Clemente - Ichiro - Cal Ripken - Nolan Ryan - Mike Trout

  4. #4
    #ed cards, relics and autos either get placed in the CC Store or get used by the site for contest prizes or giveaways...
    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!***


  5. #5
    So if every pack gets you either a memorabilia card or an auto, will the NPN always get you one of the 2?

    If so, I'm sending that in for sure

  6. #6
    No, the NPN gives you an opportunity to receive a card from Tribute. It could be an auto or relic. It could also be a #ed parallel or base card.
    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!***


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