2013 Topps Finest Baseball Hobby Box

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2013 Topps Finest Baseball Hobby Box Break
1 Autographed Refractor Rookie
1 Autographed Jumbo Relic Rookie
60 Total Cards

2013 Topps Finest Baseball Hobby Box

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Contains: 2 mini-boxes per box.  6 packs per mini-box. 5 cards per pack.  (12 total packs per box)

2013 Topps Finest Baseball signifies the 20th anniversary of the brand's first appearance. 1993 Topps Finest was a monumental release, considered to be one of the most influential ever on the baseball card collecting hobby . It should come as no real surprise then, that Topps is revisiting the iconic set. That's not to say that 2013 Topps Finest is a completely old-school release because it's not. 2013 Topps Finest Baseball has several brand-new designs in addition the familiar Refractors and rookie-focused autographs.

Every 2013 Topps Finest Baseball hobby box comes packaged with two mini boxes each containing six packs. Each master box delivers an on-card Autographed Refractor Rookie and an Autographed Jumbo Relic Rookie.

Autographed Refractor Rookie cards feature a comparable design to the base set. Player photos are placed against a half-tone background that's highlighted by team colors. This year's design is both modern and timeless, letting the chromium card stock take much of the attention. As always, there are several different parallel sets to keep player collectors busy: X-Fractor (#/149), Green Refractor (#/125), Orange Refractor (#/99), Gold Refractor (#/50), Red Refractor (#/25), Atomic Refractor (#/5), Printing Plates and SuperFractors (1/1).

Autographed Jumbo Relic Rookie have a horizontal design that features a large memorabilia swatch placed above a sticker signature. Refractors have the same color scheme and numbering as Autographed Rookie Refractors. Parallels numbered to 25 or less all use patches.

The 100-card 2013 Topps Finest Baseball base set showcases both veteran players and rookies. In total, there are eight different Refractor types to look for. Basic Refractors and X-Fractors are not serial numbered unlike the others. Numbering ranges from 199 for Green Refractors down to one-of-one SuperFractors. Printing Plates versions are also available for base cards.

1993 Topps Finest is an insert set that features current players on the classic design. Refractors are numbered to 25. 1993 Topps All-Star Finest recreates the design that was used in both a popular subset and on jumbo box toppers. Refractors are numbered to 10 while Autographed Refractors come numbered to 5.
 
1993 Topps Finest is revisited in a series of high-end bonus inserts as well. Hot boxes, which are inserted randomly, are filled with 2013 Topps Finest Baseball 1993 Finest Refractor inserts. Autographed Buybacks that numbered to 5, are autographed Refractors from the original set. Some boxes also have Jumbo Autographed 1993 All-Stars also numbered to 5.

1993 isn't the only year celebrated in 2013 Topps Finest Baseball. Finest Master Refractors, which are numbered to 50, are inspired by a base set subset from 1997. Autographs are numbered to 15 or less and Superfractors are one-of-ones. Finest Prodigies Die-Cut Refractors get their name from a subset featured in 1996 Finest. This set focuses on young players and all autographs are limited to 10 numbered copies or less. Each card also has one SuperFractor version.

2013 Topps Finest Baseball also includes a handful of Triple Autographs, all of which are numbered to five.

This year, the Rookie Redemption Program also makes a return. Redemption card holders get an autographed card numbered to 100 that will be announced during the 2013 season. This allows Topps to use the latest call-ups and adds a little speculation and excitement to the process.

2013 Topps Finest Baseball Hobby Box Break
1 Autographed Refractor Rookie
1 Autographed Jumbo Relic Rookie
60 Total Cards


PRODUCT BREAKDOWN

INSERTS
1993 Topps Finest Insert
Recreating the classic 1993 Topps Finest design using current MLB players.
- 1993 Topps Finest Insert Refractors: #'d to 25

1993 Topps All-Star Finest Insert
2012 All-Stars in the 1993 Jumbo design
- 1993 Topps All-Star Finest Insert Refractors #'d to 10
- 1993 Topps All-Star Finest Insert Autographed Refractors #'d to 5


AUTOGRAPHS
Autographed Rookies
On-Card autographs on refractor technology. 1 per master box
- X-fractor - Sequentially numbered to 149.
- Green Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 125.
- Orange Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 99.
- Gold Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 50.
- Red Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 25.
- Atomic Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 5.
- SuperFractor - Numbered 1/1.
- Printing Plates - Numbered 1/1.

Autographed Jumbo Relic Rookies
Featuring a jumbo swatch and an autographed sticker. 1 per master box
- X-fractor - Sequentially numbered to 149.
- Green Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 125.
- Orange Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 99.
- Gold Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 50.
- Red Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 25. Utilizing patches
- Atomic Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 5. Utilizing patches
- SuperFractor - Numbered 1/1. Utilizing patches
- Printing Plates - Numbered 1/1. Utilizing patches

Triple Autographs #'d to 5.


REFRACTORS
Finest Masters Refractor #'d to 50
- Finest Masters Superfractor #'d 1/1
- Finest Masters Autographs #'d to 15 or less

Finest Prodigies Die-Cut Refractor
Die-Cut cards featuring top rookies
- Finest Prodigies Die-Cut Superfractor #'d 1/1
- Finest Prodigies Die-Cut Autographs #'d to 10 or less


MISC
Rookie Redemption Program
A redemption good for a Rookie Autograph numbered to 100, announced during the season.

Hot Boxes - 1993 Finest
Every base card is a refractor parallel of the 1993 Finest design.

Autographed Buybacks
Buyback refractor cards of the top players from 1993, #'d to 5

Box Topper - Topps Jumbo Autographed 1993 All-Star #'d to 5


BASE CARDS AND PARALLELS
Base Cards (100)
Veterans & Rookies: Top MLB Veterans & Rookies.

Parallel Cards (100)
- Refractor
- X-fractor
- Green Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 199.
- Orange Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 99.
- Gold Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 50.
- Red Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 25.
- Atomic Refractor - Sequentially numbered to 5.
- SuperFractor - Numbered 1/1.
- Printing Plates - Numbered 1/1.

Release Date (estimated): 10/9/13
2013 Topps Finest Baseball Hobby Box Configuration: 12 packs per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Refractor Fans, Set Builders, Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Fans of 1993 Topps Finest Baseball


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Additional Information

Pre-order No
Release Date Oct 9, 2013
Brands Topps
Decades 2010s
Calendar Year 2010s 2013
Calendar Year 2000s No
Calendar Year 1990s No
1980s No
1970s No
1960s No
1950s No

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