2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle Visual Guide

2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle Visual Guide

Overview

Who says you need an autograph or jersey swatch to add value to a box? For the past few years, the flagship Topps baseball set has been using more and more manufactured relics to compliment traditional hits. In many cases, these enhanced inserts are bringing better returns for sellers and giving collectors something that's different in the process. 2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle is one such example.

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Using a player coin as the card's centerpiece, these cards are big and carry some weight. The player's face is part of the coin. Each 2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle insert comes in three different versions: Copper (#/99), Wrought Iron (#/50) and Steel #/10).

2013 Topps Proven Mettle Image

Inserted in both 2013 Topps Series 1 and Topps Series 2, the 50-card checklist includes a nice split of current superstars, retired greats and Hall of Famers. Some of the biggest names include Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Willie Mays, Ken Griffey Jr. and Lou Gehrig. When Joe Morgan, Cliff Lee and Joey Votto are the "lesser" names in a set, you know a checklist is strong.

That's one of the benefits of manufactured relics. Companies don't need to worry as much about varied costs and availability that come with autographs and game-used memorabilia. It also negates the need for redemptions (except in extreme circumstances).

Collectors have been responding by paying strong prices. Generally, these sorts of cards start at $10. Rarer versions of superstars can go into the hundreds.

Manufactured relics combine to fall one per 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball hobby case and one per jumbo box. The odds are the same for 2013 Topps Series 2 Baseball.

Click on the tabs above to get a complete gallery and checklist of 2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle cards from both Series 1 and Series 2.

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2013 TOPPS PROVEN METTLE STEEL #PMC-MK MATT KEMP DODGERS 09 10
$100.00
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2013 TOPPS PROVEN METTLE STEEL #PMC-SK SANDY KOUFAX DODGERS 09 10
$175.00
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Willie Mays 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Wroght Iron Coin Relics #'d 9 50 SF GIANTS
$79.99
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Warren Spahn 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Copper Coin. 76 99
$12.99
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2013 Topps DEREK JETER Proven Mettle Coin #6 10! STEEL! NY Yankees PMC-DJ SP SSP
$55.55
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Clayton Kershaw 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Coin (Wrought Iron) Dodgers
$44.99
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2013 Topps Proven Mettle Coins Copper #GB George Brett S2 #'d 99 $50 BV
$24.99
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HARMON KILLEBREW 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Commemorative Coin 99 Minnesota Twins
$22.50
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2013 Topps Manny Machado Proven Mettle PMC-MM 23 99
$7.55
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2013 Topps DEREK JETER Proven Mettle Coin #29 50 NY Yankees Captain #PMC-DJ RARE
$55.00
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2013 Topps Proven Mettle Coins Copper Evan Longoria 50 99
$15.00
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2013 Topps #PMC-WS Willie Stargell "Proven Mettle Coin" Bronze 41 99
$19.99
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2013 Topps Matt Kemp 99 Proven Mettle
$24.29
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Willie Mays 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Wrought Iron Coin 5 50 GIANTS
$69.00
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2013 Topps Yu Darvish Proven Mettle Coin #4 10! STEEL! Texas Rangers PMC-YD SSP
$145.00
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BABE RUTH 2013 TOPPS PROVEN METTLE SP 50
$99.99
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Series 1 Gallery

2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle Visual Checklist

PMC-AP Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Albert Pujols 260x186 Image

PMC-BR Babe Ruth, New York Yankees

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Babe Ruth 260x190 Image

PMC-CK Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Clayton Kershaw 260x185 Image

PMC-CL Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Cliff Lee 260x187 Image

PMC-DJ Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Derek Jeter 260x186 Image

PMC-EL Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Evan Longoria 260x186 Image

PMC-HA Hank Aaron, Milwaukee Braves

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Hank Aaron 260x187 Image

PMC-JH Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Josh Hamilton 260x185 Image

PMC-JM Joe Morgan, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Joe Morgan 260x187 Image

PMC-JR Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn Dodgers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Jackie Robinson 260x185 Image

PMC-JV Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Justin Verlander 260x185 Image

PMC-JVO Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Joey Votto 260x186 Image

PMC-KGJ Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Ken Griffey Jr 260x185 Image

PMC-LG Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Lou Gehrig 260x183 Image

PMC-MC Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Miguel Cabrera 260x184 Image

PMC-MK Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Matt Kemp 260x186 Image

PMC-RB Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Ryan Braun 260x184 Image

PMC-RC Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Roberto Clemente 260x186 Image

PMC-RIH Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Rickey Henderson 260x185 Image

PMC-ROC Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Robinson Cano 260x183 Image

PMC-ROH Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Roy Halladay 260x185 Image

PMC-SK Sandy Koufax, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Sandy Koufax 260x186 Image

PMC-SM Stan Musial, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Stan Musial 260x186 Image

PMC-TC Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Ty Cobb 260x187 Image

PMC-WM Willie Mays, San Francisco Giants

2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Proven Mettle Copper Willie Mays 260x187 Image

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2013 TOPPS PROVEN METTLE STEEL #PMC-MK MATT KEMP DODGERS 09 10
$100.00
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2013 TOPPS PROVEN METTLE STEEL #PMC-SK SANDY KOUFAX DODGERS 09 10
$175.00
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2013 Topps Bryce Harper BLACK Poven Mettle Commemorative Coin Card #20 50 PCM-BH
$5.50
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Willie Mays 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Wroght Iron Coin Relics #'d 9 50 SF GIANTS
$79.99
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Warren Spahn 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Copper Coin. 76 99
$12.99
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2013 Topps DEREK JETER Proven Mettle Coin #6 10! STEEL! NY Yankees PMC-DJ SP SSP
$55.55
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Clayton Kershaw 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Coin (Wrought Iron) Dodgers
$44.99
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HARMON KILLEBREW 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Commemorative Coin 99 Minnesota Twins
$22.50
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2013 Topps Manny Machado Proven Mettle PMC-MM 23 99
$7.55
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2013 Topps DEREK JETER Proven Mettle Coin #29 50 NY Yankees Captain #PMC-DJ RARE
$55.00
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2013 Topps Proven Mettle Coins Copper Evan Longoria 50 99
$15.00
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2013 Topps #PMC-WS Willie Stargell "Proven Mettle Coin" Bronze 41 99
$19.99
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2013 Topps Matt Kemp 99 Proven Mettle
$24.29
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Willie Mays 2013 Topps Proven Mettle Wrought Iron Coin 5 50 GIANTS
$69.00
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2013 Topps Yu Darvish Proven Mettle Coin #4 10! STEEL! Texas Rangers PMC-YD SSP
$145.00
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BABE RUTH 2013 TOPPS PROVEN METTLE SP 50
$99.99
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Series 2 Gallery

2013 Topps Baseball Proven Mettle Visual Checklist

PMC-AG Adrian Gonzalez, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Adrian Gonzalez 260x184 Image

PMC-AM Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Andrew McCutchen 260x182 Image

PMC-BH Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Bryce Harper 260x185 Image

PMC-BR Babe Ruth, New York Yankees

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle PMC BR Babe Ruth 260x187 Image

PMC-BRO Brooks Robinson, Baltimore Orioles

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Brooks Robinson 260x182 Image

PMC-CR Cal Ripken Jr., Baltimore Orioles

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Cal Ripken Jr 260x186 Image

PMC-CS CC Sabathia, New York Yankees

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle CC Sabathia 260x181 Image

PMC-DW David Wright, New York Mets

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle David Wright 260x184 Image

PMC-GB George Brett, Kansas City Royals

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle George Brett 260x188 Image

PMC-HK Harmon Killebrew, Minnesota Twins

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Harmon Killebrew 260x187 Image

PMC-JB Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Johnny Bench 260x184 Image

PMC-JF Jimmie Foxx, Boston Red Sox

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Jimmie Foxx 260x186 Image

PMC-JH Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Josh Hamilton 260x186 Image

PMC-JV Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Joey Votto 260x186 Image

PMC-MM Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Manny Machado 260x187 Image

PMC-MT Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Mike Trout 260x187 Image

PMC-NR Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Nolan Ryan 260x184 Image

PMC-OS Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Ozzie Smith 260x183 Image

PMC-PF Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Prince Fielder 260x185 Image

PMC-RJ Reggie Jackson, Oakland Athletics

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Reggie Jackson 260x185 Image

PMC-TS Tom Seaver, New York Mets

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Tom Seaver 260x187 Image

PMC-TW Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Ted Williams 260x187 Image

PMC-WS Willie Stargell, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Willie Stargell 260x183 Image

PMC-WSP Warren Spahn, Milwaukee Braves

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Warren Spahn 260x187 Image

PMC-YD Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

2013 Topps Series 2 Proven Mettle Yu Darvish 260x184 Image

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OZZIE SMITH 2013 TOPPS SERIES 2 PROVEN METTLE COPPER COINS RELIC SP 30 99 RARE
$19.99
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Bryce Harper, 2013 Topps Series 2, Proven Mettle Copper Coin serial #22 99,
$34.99
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2013 Topps Series 2 Adrian Gonzalez Proven Mettle Copper 25 99
$17.99
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WILLIE STARGELL 2013 TOPPS SERIES 2 PROVEN METTLE 03 99 !
$25.00
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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

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