2013 Topps Update Series

Discussion in 'Baseball Card Talk' started by Taliasen, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. Taliasen

    Taliasen Collecting Rickey Henderson and Sean Casey. Moderator

    Per Box Items:
    36 packs per box
    10 cards per pack
    1 autograph or relic card per box

    The update series has an identical design to 2013 Topps series 1, 2, Pro Debut and Topps Chrome releases. The standard sized base set cards feature a full color action shot of the player. Bordered in white, the card fronts have the player name and team logo at the bottom. The card fronts are trimmed with the team's primary color. The card backs are photo-less and are horizontal in design. The backs include moderate biographical information, a 'career chase' statistic, complete career statistics, and brief career highlights or a player quote. The backs are also trimmed with the team's primary color.

    What I pulled:
    303 base set cards
    7 serial numbered parallel cards
    30 other inserts and parallels
    9 mini cards
    1 autograph

    Base card front and back:[​IMG]

    Inserts: (not all scanned)
    Blue Sparkle #/25
    Gold #/2013
    Green Sparkle
    Postseason Heroes
    Chasing History
    Franchise Forerunners
    Making Their Mark
    Topps Mini

    The Hit:
    Matt Magill Making Chasing History autograph

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    I really like the design of this year's Topps cards. The Update Series cards are identical to Series 1 and 2 in design. The very simple clean design is very appealing. I think that the photography from Topps has really improved over the past couple of years. Topps again uses occasional horizontal card fronts when the shot dictates. Topps has issued several short prints cards of players. Several of the cards have additional detai on them. Shots from the All-Star game and Home Run derby are used and the logo is printed on the cards. Silver foil is used on the card fronts of rookies who made their 'Rookie Debut' in 2013. The autograph is a sticker auto but the card is designed to fit it very well. The Topps base set is again loaded with inserts and parallel sets. I would have liked to see a few less inserts to get that many more base set cards. That being said though it will not be difficult to complete the base set and some of the inserts look pretty cool!

    The Bottom Line:
    I give 2013 Topps Update Series a buy rating. It will be very easy to complete a base set with a box, a few extra packs or some light trading. There are lots of inserts and parallels to chase. Buy a box and trade your Rickey Henderson and Tigers cards to me!

    The Final Score:
    Final Ratings (Out of 10):
    Base set collect-ability: 9/10
    Big-hit Hunter: 6/10
    Prospector Hunter: 9/10
    Value: 9/10
    Overall Quality: 10/10

    Overall: 43/50 (86% = B)
    Thanks to Topps for making this review possible!
  2. sillylucy

    sillylucy Member

    Nice and great review of this series. I am always on the hunt for relics too. I have just started collecting relics this year. Awesome.
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