2013 TOPPS TIER ONE HANK AARON, SANDY KOUFAX, WILLIE MAYS, NOLAN RYAN, CAL RIPKEN, STAN MUSIAL, MIKE TROUT, YU DARVISH AUTOS ARE GREAT BUT 1/1 JIMMIE FOXX, JACKIE ROBINSON, TY COBB, TED WILLIAMS BAT KNOBS ARE MY FAVORITE
2013 Topps Tier One Baseball is all about the hits, with two autographs and one relic card per three card pack/box. Signed on-card in blue ink, "On the Rise" Autos fall one per box and are numbered to 399 or less. Signers include Mike Trout, Yu Darvish, Manny Machado, Dylan Bundy, Chris Davis, Brett Lawrie, Jurickson Profar, Mark Trumbo, Mike Olt, Trevor Bauer, and Yoenis Cespedes.
"Crowd Pleaser Autographs" are numbered 299 or less and include R. A. Dickey, Jose Bautista, Al Kaline, Robinson Cano, Dale Murphy, Jim Palmer, Andre Dawson, David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroroia, David Wright, Jim Rice, Juan Marchial, Luis Aparicio, and Will Clark.
"Clear Reprint Autographs" return depicting a reprint of the signers rookie card printed on acetate and include Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Frank Thomas, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Buster Posey, and Tony Gwynn. The "Clear Reprint Autographs" also have an "Oversized" parallel numbered to 10.
"Tier One Autographs" are numbered to 199 or less and include Bob Gibson, Cal Ripken, Don Mattingly, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Ken Griffey Jr., Miguel Cabrera, Mike Schmidt, Nolan Ryan, Reggie Jackson, Rickey Henderson, Sandy Koufax, Stan Musial, and Tony Gwynn.
"On the Rise," "Crowd Pleasers," and "Tier One" Autographs all have three levels of parallels: Red Ink #d/25, Silver Ink #d/10 and Gold Ink 1/1. Other autograph sets include Dual Autographs (25 cards, #d/25), Triple Autographs (5 cards #d/10), and 25 different 1/1 Cut Signatures. Cut Signatures include BABE RUTH, LOU GEHRIG, TED WILLIAMS AND MEL OTT. Click on the picture at the left for a complete checklist from Topps.
The Swatches are impressive. Single, Dual, Triple Swatches also come in an autographed parallel. And there are Dual Autographed Tier One Relics Book Cards, numbered to 10 each. Every fourth box includes an extra relic card.
That comes to my personal favorite, the 50 different 1/1 Bat Knobs which include Jackie Robinson, Jimmie Foxx, Ty Cobb, Stan Musial, Ted Williams, and Willie Mays. An Autographed 1/1 Bat Knob parallel includes Nolan Ryan, Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Schmidt, Johnny Bench, Ernie Banks, Don Mattingly and Tony Gwynn.
2013 Topps Tier One boxes are starting at $99.95 at Sports Cards Plus. 2012 Topps Tier One is currently selling at $167. So don't delay. These will be going up quickly. Come into Sports Cards Plus and pick your box from THE BEST CASES in the Hobby.
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