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2013 Topps Series 1 - Includes Additional Exclusive Content


The Topps 1 Chase Begins this week, Get Ready!!   

Collectors, Topps Series 1 Streets on Wednesday!  Last week we shared tons of amazing content, including Chasing the Dream and Chasing History Autographs, Cut to the Chase Die Cuts, 1972 Minis, The Greats Autographs, Calling Card Inserts and the Commemorative Relic Cards.  By this point, collectors know they will find some of the most amazing cards ever  when they rip packs of 2013 Topps Baseball series one.   However, we are not done.  With only a few days left, we have so much more to show you.  Topps Series 1 takes the fun of collecting to the next level with 2 AWESOME programs that provide collectors even more value..     

Introducing the Topps Spring Fever Collection

To celebrate the beginning of the new baseball season, Topps is offering collectors an exclusive set of cards.  Special Spring Fever Redemption cards are randomly inserted into packs of Topps Series 1.  Finders of these cards can redeem them at a hobby store during the first week of Spring Training (February 20 th-February 27 th ) to receive an exclusive 5-card pack of Topps Spring Fever baseball cards.  The Spring Fever set features current superstars and retired legends.  Collectors can also find exclusive autograph ed cards (see Ripken card attached) in these packs!  Look for a list of participating hobby stores on starting Wednesday.

Introducing Topps $1MM Chase

As you know,  Topps 013 Series 1 is all about the Chase, the chase for history and the chase for records.  Topps invites all our collectors to join the chase of one of Baseball's most hallowed record for a chance to win awesome prizes including special coin cards, autograph cards and  $1 Million Dollars.   Here is how you chase..

                1-Find special Million Dollar Chase Code Cards in 013 Topps Baseball

                2-Go to to enter your code, unlock hitters and build your roster

                3-When MLB Action starts in April, Select hitters on your roster that you think will get a hit that day.    If you get a hit, your streak moves on

                4- Win awesome prizes as you accumulate consecutive hits like autographs cards (see Fielder card attached), exclusive coin cards (see Harper card attached) and autographed memorabilia.  Topps will be giving away thousands of autographs.

                5-Be the first to rack up 57 consecutive hits and you will win $1 Million Dollars.

Stay connected with Topps on Facebook at or on twitter @toppscards for more information on the game 

Click HERE to order a Hobby box or HERE for a Hobby 12 Box Case!

Click HERE to order a Jumbo HTA Box or HERE for a Jumbo HTA 6-Box Case!

2013 Topps Baseball Series 1...SILVER SLATE WRAPPER REDEMPTION!


With less than 24 hours left until the launch of 2013 Topps Series 1, collectors are starting to feel Spring Fever!

And Topps is offering collectors a special Series 1 wrapper redemption to celebrate the unofficial start of the 2013 baseball season…here comes the exclusive 2013 SILVER SLATE PARALLEL.

Collectors sending in 50 Hobby/Retail wrappers (or 10 HTA Jumbo wrappers) of 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1 will receive a 5-card cello pack of exclusive Silver Slate Parallels. There are 330 cards to collect in all. In addition, bonus autographed cards have been randomly inserted into packs and feature the likes of Cal Ripken Jr., Ken Griffey Jr., Nolan Ryan, Tony Gwynn, Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy.

There is a 10-pack limit per household, which we encourage to be sent in one package. Any packages postmarked earlier than January 30, 2013, the official street date, will not be accepted. Collectors are encouraged to group wrappers and send 1 package. Topps will fulfill all wrappers submitted until supplies last. Topps reserves the right to reject any and all submissions at their own discretion.

Wrapper should be sent to:

Silver Slate Wrapper Redemption

Po Box 2008

Duryea, PA 18642

We will send out updates via Twitter (@toppscards), so follow us there…once all 10,000 packs have been sent out, the program will conclude and we will be unable to fulfill any more.

Click HERE to order a Hobby box or HERE for a Hobby 12 Box Case!

Click HERE to order a Jumbo HTA Box or HERE for a Jumbo HTA 6-Box Case!

2013 Topps Series 1 Loaded with Die Cuts, Inserts and Relics!


Yesterday, we highlighted the "Chasing History," "Chasing the Dream" and "The Greats" autograph and relic cards.  As awesome as those are, they just scratch the surface of the inserts packed in Topps Series 1.   The product features even more content that collectors will scrambling to get their hands on.  Look for awesome Die Cuts, Minis, Relics and more, all featuring autographs from past and present players.   

Cut to the Chase:  Beautifully designed Die Cuts featuring autographs from:

  • Stan Musial
  • Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Carlos Gonzales
  • David Price

Calling Cards: Insert cards that highlight a unique traid, skill or characteristic of some of Today's biggest stars and retired players. Look for autograph or relic Calling Cards from:

  • Prince Fielder
  • CC Cabathia
  • Wade Boggs

1972 Minis: Baseballs hottest players and retired greats on the 1972 Topps design, look for autographs or relics from:

  • Yu Darvish
  • Buster Posey
  • Dustin Pedroia
  • Evan Longoria
  • Tony Gwynn

Tomorrow we will feature even more highlights from this amazing product.  Topps Baseball Series 1 streets January 30th.  Let the Chase Begin!


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Counting Down to 2013 Topps Baseball Series 1!




Baseball is BACK!  2013 Topps Baseball Series One is almost here and it is the unofficial beginning of a brand new season!  Always the FIRST and BIGGEST release of the new year,  this year's edition is will blow collectors away!   2013 Topps celebrates Baseball's Chase, the chase to break records, the chase for history the Chase for a pennant or a championship.   It features awesome cards that acknowledge, honor, celebrate and remember great chases and the players, past and present.    The product is PACKED with what will be some of the most sought after cards of the year providing collectors with unique, innovative and  creative cards to chase!  Every day until launch  we will be previewing all the beautiful highlights of this year's product,  we are confident collectors will be in awe and lined up to break this product!  


To Celebrate the Chase,  Topps randomly inserted 10 Ultimate Chase Tickets in hobby boxes of Topps Series One.  Finders of the Ticket will win an authentic autographed bat signed by FIVE current and/or retired players!  Once Lucky Finder will win an ULTIMATE CHASE PASS - Their ticket to chase one team in the 2013 MLB Playoffs!  See Attachment!





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2013 Topps Baseball - 1 week until launch! Series 1 is loaded with Autographs and Relics from Retired Players and Current Stars


2013 Topps Baseball - 1 week until launch!  Series 1 is loaded with Autographs and Relics from Retired Players and Current Stars

As you know Topps Series One is all about the Chase, the chase for records, the chase for history, the chase for that magical card.   The product celebrates the accomplishment of those that MADE HISTORY in the game with number of inserts featuring Autographed Cards and Relics from some of the GREATEST PLAYERS EVER TO PLAY THE GAME!    In addition the game's greatest players, the product also features all the games up and coming stars.  Here are some special inserts you will find in Topps Series One next week…

The Greats:  Autograph and relic Inserts from the greatest Players EVER to play the game.  These players set a new standard next generation of players.  Look for autograph cards from greats such as:

  • Johnny Bench (Autograph)
  • Reggie Jackson(Autograph)
  • Stan Musial(Autograph)
  • Hank Aaron(Autograph)
  • Will Mays(Autograph)
  • Roberto Clemente(Game Used Relic)
  • Mike Schmidt(Game Used Relic)
  • Base Ruth(Game Used Relic)

Chasing History Autographs:  Celebrating specific accomplishments of retired players and veterans.  Look for autograph cards from..

  • Duke Snyder
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Cal Ripken Jr
  • Jose Bautista

Chasing the Dream Autographs and Relics:  Featuring some of the most celebrated young players baseball has seen, these players are chasing the dream!

  • Mike Trout
  • Bryce Harper
  • Yu Darvish

This is just scratching the sruface of what Topps Series One has to offer! Tomorrow we iwll feature even more autographs and special inserts. Topps Series One Hits Streets January 30th! Let the Chase Begin!




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Motown Madness - Seeing Red


Motown Madness - Seeing Red

February 28, 2013 will mark the release date of In The Game's tribute to the Detroit Red Wing Franchise - Motown Madness.

As we work diligently on this project our entire staff is "seeing red", Red Wing Red.

In each box of Motown Madness collectors will find 5 Premium Base Cards, 4 Autograph Cards, 2 Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Cards and a Patch of Honor Insert Card. That's right 12 cards per box and seven of them are "hits".

Premium Base Card Set

The Base Card Set will feature players from nine decades, the entire history of the franchise. These Premium Base Cards will be manufactured in both a red foil version and a gold foil version.

Autograph Cards

The Autograph Card checklist will feature over 100 different players including; Gordie Howe, Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidstrom. Chris Osgood, Norm Ullman, Ted Lindsay, Dominik Hasek, Ed Giacomin, Danny Gare, Marcel Pronovost, Darren McCarty and many, many more. Motown Madness features FOUR autographs per box.

Patch of Honor (non-memorabilia insert set)

Each box of Motown Madness will contain one Patch of Honor card. These are manufactured patches from different milestones in the franchise's history including; Vladdy Patch, Norris Family Patch, Stanley Cup Playoff Patches, War Bonds Patch and others.

Steve Yzerman Retirement Patch Card

Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia Inserts

Motown Madness features fourteen different Authentic Game-Used Memorabilia insert sets.

Steve Yzerman Game-Used Jersey Card

Goaltenders Curtis Joseph Game-Used Memorabilia Card

Sid Abel Enshrined Game-Used Memorabilia Card

Motown Madness PaperCuts

Motown Madness will feature a stunning collection of PaperCuts.

The 40+ card checklist will include: Jack Adams, Harry Lumley, Hec Kilrea, Tommy Ivan, Syd Howe, Ebbie Goodfellow, Gary Bergman, Larry Aurie, Terry Sawchuk, Tiny Thompson, "Black" Jack Stewart, Bruce Norris, Johnny Mowers, Carl Liscombe and Harold Jackson to name a few.

Each box of Motown Madness will contain 12 cards. 4 Autograph Cards, 1 Patch of Honor Card, 5 Premium Base Cards and 2 Authentic Memorabilia Cards.

Release Date: February 28,2013

Click HERE to order a Box, HERE to order a 10-box case, or HERE to order a 20-box case!

2012-13 Heroes & Prospects - Top Prospects


Posted on 1/15/13

2012-13 Heroes & Prospects - Top Prospects

Tomorrow night is hte annual Home Hardware Top Prospects Game in Halifax. Many of the players in tomorrow nights game are fetured in 12-13 Heroes & Prospects including:

Nathan MacKinnon:                                   Jonathan Drouin

Seth Jones                                                  Jordan Subban

Connor McDavid - Future Top Prospects Player

Any many, many more! 12-13 Heroes & Prospects is loaded with future super stars & heroes alike, look for it in stores on January 31, 2013!

Click HERE to preorder a box,HERE to preorder a 10 Box Case, and HERE to preorder a 20 Box Case!

2013 Heroes of Sport


 Posted 1/4/13

Launching Monday is an exciting new product! 2013 Heroes of Sport! Find 4 Graded Cards per Box!

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Red Hot Strata Football Hits Streets Friday!


The highly anticipated release of one freshest and most innovative products released by Topps ever is finally here!  Topps Strata Football hits the streets this Friday, just in time for the Holidays and the heat of the NFL Regular season!  Topps Strata Football will include the hottest  2013 Rookie autographs, relics and unique die cut cards that should be a must have for any collection, but also include some of the most unique collectible cards to hit market ever!   Over the next two days, we will showcase everything that Strata has to offer, which we guarantee will whet your appetite for the final Topps release before the Holiday season!  Here is just the beginning of what Strata has to offer..


Relics, Relics and more Relics!  Strata Football features extraordinary Rookie Relic Cards of  top performing rookies such as Andrew Luck, Doug Martin, Russell Wilson and Nick Foles on beautifully designed cards in various parallels such as Gold, Blue, Green, Red and Platinum!


Strata Rookie Die Cut cards featuring  Autograph parallel cards!   These perimeter die cut cards shaped in the spirit of the NFL shield will feature both insert and autograph versions of the most collectible rookies such as Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright and more!


Multiplayer Autograph Cards!   Look for top choice rookies paired up on Dual and Quad Autograph Cards! We're talking BIG TIME combos, like Andrew Luck and RGIII, as well as, the top pick skill positions of 2013 NFL Draft - Luck , Griffin, Richardson and Blackmon - all on one card!!


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USA FB Update


The starting quarterback for Stanford, who guided the Cardinal past then-number 2 ranked Oregon, is featured in the Upper Deck USA Football set from 2011. Note that there are also three members of this year's Notre Dame team in the set as well. For more info, check out the post on

Click HERE to order a box of 2011 UD USA Football!

Triple Threads Football Features Oversized Autographed Handprint Rookie Cards


Our NFL football business is off to a strong start, our  initial products have performed admirably and we are just starting to warm up!  Triple Threads Football releases on Friday 11/23, the product is loaded with strong content and we are about to turn up the heat another NOTCH!


We have a history of creating special cards in our products that generate amazing buzz and value and we are about to drop something VERY special into Triple Threads FB, Topps Supreme FB, Valor FB and 5-Star Football! 


We put a special Cal Ripken "Touched by Greatness" card in Archives Baseball that created much buzz.  The card included Cal's autograph as well an impression of his actual inked handprint.  We are now ready to blow this idea up and go Prime Time with our NFL products! 


Kicking-off in Triple Threads Football, which hits shelves on Friday 11/23, look for special redemption cards to be redeemed for amazing NFL AUTOGRAPHED HANDPRINT cards!  All of the over-sized cards include one Giant hand print  and the player's signature!   


The subjects who participated are the cream of the rookie crop.  They include:


Andrew Luck

Robert Griffin III (image attached)

Justin Blackmon

Brandon Weeden

Ryan Tannehil

Trent Richardson

Michael Floyd


Triple Threads will be the first opportunity to find these unique cards, but also look in 2012 Topps Supreme, the all-new Topps Valor and the collector-favorite 5 Star  for these BIG Beauties!  Visit our facebook page to see video and images of all cards and follow us on twitter @toppscards.


Click here to Preorder a box of 2012 Topps Triple Threads Football!

UD Releases Short Print Information and More Details on 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck Series One


Posted on 11/21/12

Although we are in the midst of a lockout, hockey fans seem to really be enjoying 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck Series One. And with all autograph content live in packs (ZERO autograph redemptions), who can blame them? There is more to the product besides autograph inserts however with great photography, awesome inserts and some very special rookie redemption cards.


Upper Deck included three different rookie redemption cards into the product to enhance the value of the product during the lockout. The biggest question collectors seem to have is what are they cards and what will they be good for. There are three rookie redemption cards included in 2012-13 NHL Upper Deck Series One good for Rookie #1Rookie #2 and Rookie #3. These will not be Young Guns rookies cards or be numbered part of the set. Additionally they will not feature autographs or memorabilia. They will be their own insert set and what really makes them special is how rare they are. They fall 1:517 hobby packs, 1:7,232 retails packs, 1:40,320 retail tins and 1:16,416 retail blaster box packs. Who the players will be however is completely contingent on what happens with this labor dispute. Once the NHL is playing hockey again, these three cards will be good for the top three rookies at that time as determined by Upper Deck’s Product Development Team. We will announce which players they are once that decision has been finalized.

Click HERE to order a box or HERE to order a case of 2012/13 UD Series 1 Hockey

You Can Be in 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball !




Having your own baseball card is pretty cool,  but having your own Gypsy Queen card is just awesome! Topps is giving you the opportunity to become the 2013 Gypsy King or Queen and have your card featured in the 2013 release.


Here is how you can win:


•Visit us on and be sure to "Like" us.

•Find the post at the top of our page that says "Want To Become the Next Gypsy King or Queen?"

•Tell us briefly why you should be a Gypsy King or Queen by commenting on the post. 


We are looking for the best, most creative answers (at least by our quirky standards).   Please make sure that you post by 11:59pm on 11/23 to be considered.  The winner will be announced on the Topps Facebook page by November 27th!


Click HERE to preorder a box and HERE to preorder a case.


The Topps 5 Star Club




Topps introduces the Five Star Club, an exclusive club for our most passionate, hard-core, heaviest collectors!  Members of the club will receive:


  *   Exclusive Five Star Football and Baseball Parallels

  *   Exclusive autographed cards

  *   Quarterly calls and access to Topps employees

  *   Topps VIP status at events (The National, MLB FanFest, NFL Experience and more) including FREE access to promotions and giveaways!

  *  An exclusive and prestigious 5-Star Club members only card!


Do not miss out on the chance to be a part of this awesome experience.  For more information on the club and to access the application, go to



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So, You think you know the Prospects?

Bowman is giving you the chance to put your knowledge of prospects to the test with the "Bowman Prospect Challenge". 

For the first time ever, Bowman will insert code cards into multiple card releases that allow you the chance to play a digital game and compete to win Monthly prizes featuring Autograph cards from Bowman releases and a Grand Prize featuring autographs of Top Prospects (#'d to 10 or less.)

Here is how it works…


            *Code card in packs allows collectors to enter a code on

*Each code entered will unlock 4 prospects.   Pick 1 of the 4 for your team!

*8 prospects complete a roster (additional prospects on bench)


 Here is what you could win…


*10 Monthly winners will receive autographed cards.

*10 Grand Prizes winners of season long competition receive autograph cards numbered to 10 or less.

 *Random codes will unlock a special 5-card pack of Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Blue Wave Refractors and some packs will include autographs.


Where to find code cards?


Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects- 1:6 packs- release date:  11/28/12 - Click HERE to preorder!

Bowman Sterling- 1:6 packs- release date:  12/19/12 - Click HERE to preorder!

Bowman- 1:6 packs- release date:  5/1/13 - Click HERE to preorder!

The Wait Is Over...Topps Chrome Football Is Here!


 It's finally here!  Today is the day that 2012 Topps Chrome Football arrives! 

As we've been previewing its content all week, it's no wonder collectors are eagerly awaiting product at hobby stores across the country. 

Yes, there is more. 

All new for 2012 are the Dual (#'d to 30) and Triple (#'d to 15) Autographs with combinations such as Luck/RG3 and Luck/RGS/Tannehill. 


Collectors can also find the super hot Autographed Die Cut Red Zone Rookie 1 of 1 Super Fractors! 

And returning for an encore performance are the Hobby Exclusive collector favorite Autographed Rookie Patches (#'d to 50) and the Autographed Rookie Card Variations featuring an all new photo. 

Topps Chrome Football is set for an amazing year with more Autograph content than ever! 

Enjoy ripping!


Mini Tall Boys Come To Chrome


In just 2 days, collectors will be able to get their hands on one of the hottest products of the year…2012 Topps Chrome Football. 

And this year like always, it's all about Autographs, Autographs and more Autographs!  And Chrome has a great new addition for 2012…Topps Mini Tallboy Autographs. 

Earlier this year, Topps reignited the passion for the classic 1965 Topps Tall Boy football cards, but with an all new twist.  The Tall Boys were shrunk down to a mini size, creating a colorful and eye popping card.  They have become one this year's most talked about inserts. 

And now, look for all the top rookies showcased on the Mini Tall Boy design in gorgeous shiny chrome technology with each being sequentially numbered to 15.  If you thought the Topps Mini Tall Boys were sharp, wait until you see these stunning Autographs!  RG3, Andrew Luck and all of the top Rookies have signed…directly on card! 

In addition, collectors can also find unsigned versions seeded every 1:12 packs.  There are also limited refractor parallels. 

Refractor - #'d to 99. 
RED Refractor #'d to 75. 
PRISM Refractor #'d 50. 

Move over 1965 Joe Namath Rookie Card!   Here comes Luck, RG3, Wilson, Tannehill and Weeden! 

Topps Chrome Football is just 2 days away! Stay tuned as Topps plans to bring you more exciting news about this Autographed filled product.

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Topps Chrome Football Is Coming


One of the most anticipated products of the year, 2012 Topps Chrome Football, is set to hit shelves next Friday November 9th!  This years hobby product promises to be one of the best ever, loaded with on-card autographs, autographed patch cards, dual autographe and triple autographed cards!  In addition the uber popular '65 Tall Boys, the iconic '84 design  and classic 1957 card have all been chromed and signed on card!  Topps Chrome is driven by rookies and this years rookie class have been outstanding, this products subject list is loaded (see attached subject list) and top rookies including RG3, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright and many others have all already hard signed their Chrome cards and they look great! 

We have made a huge effort on this years Topps Chrome FB to focus on on-card autographs, while we have secured the majority of players and the top rookies to sign on-card, we have struggled to have all players sign in timely manner.  As a result this years Topps Chrome FB in the hobby will include a higher percentage of redemptions vs. what we typically would like, the following rookies will be signing shortly but will all be redemptions in Topps Chrome Football Dwayne Allen, LaMichael James, Bernard Pierce, Russell Wilson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, Stephen Hill, Brian Quick, Matt Kalil 

For those collectors receiving a redemption card of these subjects, we have created a special bonus pack for you that you will receive when your autograph is returned.  Each redeemed autograph will be accompanied with a 4 card pack of exclusive Topps Chrome Football Blue Wave Refractor Rookie Parallels.  There are 110 different rookie cards in all including 10 new subjects that are not found in the base product including Alfred Morris, Josh Gordon, Daryl Richardson, Brandon Bolden, Bobby Wagner, Vontaze Burfict, Jorvorskie Lane, Greg Zuerlein, K, Joseph Morgan, Rod Streater, Bryce Brown and Damaris Johnson, In addition, we will  also randomly insert special autographed Topps Chrome rookie cards of standout Redskins running back Alfred Morris into these packs , these autos are not found in the base Topps Chrome product, late breaking deal allowed us to add to these special redemption packs! 

Over the next few days until launch we will be sending out daily emails caputring all the amazing content and hits that will be included in this years Topps Chrome Football!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and twitter as well for more previews of all the amazing content in this years Topps Chrome FB!

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