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Now available at Sports Cards Plus, a.k.a. The Super Hit Factory is 2013 Topps Five Star Baseball for ONLY $439.95 per box. This year Topps promised to “take it to the next level" by offering a number of new cards that would be signature pieces in any collection. Among the new inclusions is soccer legend Pele.
The base set will include a mix of 100 active and retired baseball players with each card limited to just 60 copies. Each card also will have a Rainbow parallel limited to 10 and a Five Star 1/1 parallel as well. Based on the fact that there is one base card per box and base cards have been reduced from 80 copies of each card to 60 copies, production of 2013 Topps Five Star Baseball is reduced by 22% from 2012.
There are active and retired players signing once again with standard autos as well as Rainbows (/25) and 1/1s. Players also will have Quotable autos with an added saying written alongside the autograph. These will be limited to 10 and paralleled by 1/1s. Also new in this area will be Five Star Legends autographs, which includes Pele.
Also to be found are Five Star auto patches (active and retired players), which are limited to just 35 copies. They also have Gold (/10), Rainbow (/5) and 1/1 parallels.
Silver Signings autographs will be signed in metallic ink with six parallel versions — Blue (/25), Red (/20), Purple (/15), Gold (/10), Rainbow (/5) and a 1/1 Five Star special.
Autographed booklets include three-piece and four-piece auto Relic books. There also are jumbo and dual signature books. The three-piecers will be limited to 49 and also paralleled with Gold (/10) and 1/1 Rainbow patches. The same applies to the fours and the jumbos. Signature books will be limited to just 10, while dual auto patches are as well.
Also among the auto booklet offerings are some high-end pairings — dual logoman autos limited to one copy, dual patches limited to 10 and 1/1 25-signature book cards, which should offer some serious attention-grabbing details.
Cut signatures also have an extended place in this year's release with 1/1 cut sig cards, cut sig books that pair legends of the past (cuts) with those from the present. Greatest Lineups of All-time booklets are multi-panel starting lineup cards.
2013 Topps Five Stars include jumbo jerseys, which will be limited to 35. These will have seven parallels (Blue, Red, Purple, Orange, Gold and Rainbow, each descending by five) and 1/1 jumbo patches. Also to be found are 1/1 letters. Dual and triple patch cards will be limited to five copies. Legends also have a separate place here with Legends Relics limited to 25 and duals limited to 10.
On the deluxe end, there will be 1/1 bat knob and bat barrel cards as well as batting glove cards that are limited to two copies apiece — presumably a righty and a lefty. Also to be found are quad patches and octogon patches, each limited to five.