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It's All About the Chase in 2013 Topps Baseball

With the 2012 baseball season heading into the playoff chase, Topps announced details for its 2013 mainline baseball release, alerting collectors to the them of "The Chase." The 1972 Topps mini will make an appearance in this set, along with many Hall of Famers joining today's stars in the set.

With the gold and diamond themes in the rear-view mirror, Topps has unveiled the "chase" theme for its 2013 baseball product.

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In 2013, Topps Baseball Series 1 celebrates The Chase in all its glory, with cards recognizing great players’ chases both past and present, contests centered around the pennant chase and more. Topps is also boasting some of the most amazing chase cards ever to be found in a card product.

Each hobby box will feature one autograph or relic card. The base set will consist of 330 cards featuring Veterans, Rookies, League Leaders, Cy Young Award Winners, League MVPs, Rookies of the Year, Record Chasers and World Series Highlights cards. Gold parallel cards will be numbered to 2,013, with various other levels steadily dropping to 1-of-1 status. Printing plates (1,320 in all; 1-of-1s) and the Silk Collection, featuring 100 framed mini silk cards, will be among the highlights, as well.

Hobby exclusive relic cards include the following:

  • 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.

Numerous autographed cards options will be in this set, most revolving around the Chase theme. One notable autograph insert will be signed mini cards in the 1972 Topps style.

A big draw will be The Ultimate Chase inserts: 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.


The 2013 Topps Baseball product is slated to hit in late January 2013. Many more details will be provided as the release dates nears, with Topps undoubtedly having many different promotions and contest going on.