Thursday, February 21, 2013

2013 Topps Spring Fever

A breath of fresh air. The days getting longer. Players flocking to Arizona and Florida. New card product. Spring training must be upon us.

Just as Topps Series One was getting to be old news, the set still has some surprises left for us. For those of you lucky enough to find a special insert card among your packs, you can redeem that insert card for a five pack of baseball cards from February 20th through the 27th. I would guess the ratio of these insert cards would fall roughly one per hobby box.

The set itself has fifty cards and some insert autographs. The two packs that I acquired through my local hobby shop netted me one-fifth of the base set. Not too bad, if I was going after the set.

A rainbow foil background works very well with the design and intended purpose of the set. This feels like a fun little add on set to celebrate spring training and to give a little back to the customer base.

The back of the card looks very similar to the insert. The "baseball is back" text is replaced by the player name and team affiliation. The ad text is replaced by text about the player.

The White Sox have one card in the set.

SF-16 - Jake Peavy

All in all, this is a fun, little harmless set that gets collectors into the hobby shops. If you don't find an insert or don't have a hobby shop near you, don't worry. These cards are fairly easy to pick up on the secondary market.

2 comments:

Colbey Hopper said...

Thanks for the reminder! I've got 2 cards I need to take up to the LCS next week...

GOGOSOX60 said...

I like the cards...don't have a card shop close by though.....

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