2013 Topps Five Star Baseball Hot List

2013 Topps Five Star Baseball Hot List

For all those who cower at the thought of sticker autographs and low-end hits, there's 2013 Topps Five Star Baseball. Filled with hard-signed cards and a solid checklist that doesn't have a lot of filler names, it has plenty for autograph collectors to chase.

Granted, it comes with a very high price tag, the company's highest of the year for a baseball product. But that's part of the risk.

Top names in 2013 Topps Five Star Baseball include regular rarities like Ken Griffey Jr, Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays, Mike Trout and Yasiel Puig. And while they may not command quite the same prices, the set also has several names that haven't signed for a lot of MLB products in recent years. Bo Jackson, Tom Glavine and Pedro Martinez fall into this category.

It's a guarantee that some of the rare multi-player cards and unique relics are going to command a lot of attention and big prices. As one might expect from an ultra high-end release, there are several book cards, jumbo patch autographs, bat knobs and the like.

But what about the collector who doesn't have a massive budget? It still might be worth tracking 2013 Topps Five Star as there are bound to be some deals. As some people chase the set's biggest hits, it could very well lead to some attractive cards of fan favorites going for extremely reasonable amounts. This happened last year as so many autographs hit the market at the same time. It's not a matter of mass production but rather similar items showing up at the same time. Within a few months, it might be tough to find some of those singles that seem readily available now.

That goes for the base cards as well. Despite no signatures or relics, they're numbered to just 75. For first-year players, that makes them some of the rarest official rookie cards of the year.

The following is a real-time look at the 50 most-watched 2013 Topps Five Star Baseball auctions currently listed on eBay. Not only does it showcase some of the top cards in the set, but offers a look at what's generating the most interest right now.

24 watchers
Bids: 11
Current Bid/Price (USD): $127.00
Time Left: 5 days 15 hours 34 minutes 30 seconds
17 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.55
Time Left: 17 hours 2 minutes 42 seconds
14 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $18.85
Time Left: 5 days 6 hours 16 minutes 38 seconds
12 watchers
Bids: 18
Current Bid/Price (USD): $22.25
Time Left: 1 day 16 hours 3 minutes 24 seconds
11 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.75
Time Left: 17 hours 24 minutes 13 seconds
10 watchers
Bids: 9
Current Bid/Price (USD): $16.50
Time Left: 15 hours 35 minutes 49 seconds
10 watchers
Bids: 13
Current Bid/Price (USD): $15.50
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 43 minutes 10 seconds
9 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $325.00
Time Left: 11 hours 59 minutes 1 second
9 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $12.27
Time Left: 3 days 18 hours 27 minutes 52 seconds
7 watchers
Bids: 6
Current Bid/Price (USD): $2.25
Time Left: 2 days 13 hours 18 minutes 59 seconds
7 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $17.50
Time Left: 4 days 16 hours 5 minutes 39 seconds
7 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.29
Time Left: 5 days 7 hours 57 minutes 40 seconds
6 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.99
Time Left: 3 days 6 hours 17 minutes 25 seconds
6 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 5 days 7 hours 59 minutes 42 seconds
6 watchers
Bids: 5
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.50
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 38 minutes 18 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $11.61
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 11 minutes 36 seconds
5 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 23 minutes 50 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $1.99
Time Left: 13 hours 51 minutes 4 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.51
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 55 minutes 11 seconds
4 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $10.50
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 11 minutes 30 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.83
Time Left: 3 days 6 hours 18 minutes 30 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $14.99
Time Left: 3 days 7 hours 23 minutes 10 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.00
Time Left: 3 days 16 hours 21 minutes 40 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $7.50
Time Left: 3 days 16 hours 24 minutes 29 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $9.50
Time Left: 6 days 8 hours 39 minutes 16 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 15 hours 36 minutes 1 second
3 watchers
Bids: 3
Current Bid/Price (USD): $4.25
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 2 minutes 42 seconds
3 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 22 minutes 6 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.00
Time Left: 3 days 16 hours 26 minutes 31 seconds
2 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 51 minutes 56 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 2 days 7 hours 35 minutes 17 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $82.00
Time Left: 2 days 14 hours 13 minutes 57 seconds
1 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 39 minutes 23 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 12 minutes 38 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $5.83
Time Left: 6 days 16 hours 30 minutes 57 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 19 minutes 34 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 1
Current Bid/Price (USD): $0.99
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 23 minutes 19 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 4
Current Bid/Price (USD): $8.26
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 33 minutes 22 seconds
0 watchers
Bids: 2
Current Bid/Price (USD): $3.34
Time Left: 6 days 17 hours 51 minutes 26 seconds


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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