What's in the Cards for Top 2013 MLB Draft Picks

What’s in the Cards for Top 2013 MLB Draft Picks

Topps has promised plenty of 2013 MLB draft picks in 2013 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects. But that's not out until the latter part of the year. But that doesn't mean that many of the top picks don't have baseball cards. Thanks in large part to comprehensive USA Baseball sets from Panini and Topps over the past couple of years, many of baseball's 2013 first round picks already have a presence in the hobby. This includes plenty of autographs and memorabilia cards.

Leading the way is first overall pick, Mark Appel. The Astros took the pitcher a year after he was selected eighth by the Pirates. Appel opted to head back to school for a final year. Now he's slated to play for his hometown team. Appel is projected to move fairly quickly through the Astros' minor league system and find himself in the majors sooner rather than later.

Appel appeared heavily in 2011 Topps products that focused on the national team. These include autographs in 2011 Bowman Platinum, 2011 Bowman Sterling and 2011 Topps Chrome.

Second pick, Kris Bryant, doesn't have as many cards as Appel but he figures prominently in the 2012 Panini USA Baseball box set. This includes autographs.

Collectors can find baseball cards of the 2013 MLB draft picks in a handful of USA Baseball products. Topps held the license through 2011 and included the stars and stripes in both a standalone box set and a few MLB sets. Panini took over the license beginning in 2012. Their first offerings for the national team were with their MLBPA-licensed sets. Some of these are labeled as 2011 sets but came out in 2012. They've also moved into sets dedicated to USA Baseball. Here's a list of some of the products you can find baseball cards of top 2013 MLB draft picks:

Another source of cards come from the 2012 Perfect Game All-American Classic. Formerly known as the AFLAC All-American Classic, Topps has been producing cards at the event for years. They make them on the spot and have players sign them to be included further down the road in Bowman products. However, players are given their own copies. Many of these make their way to the secondary market, some signed and some not. In nearly every instance, pack-inserted cards are serial numbered. However, 2013 draft picks with Bowman Perfect Game cards haven't been part of an official release yet. All cards come from those given out at the game.

Here's a full breakdown of the 2013 MLB Draft first round picks as well as highlights of some of their available cards. You can click on the players' names to shop for cards on eBay.

1. Mark Appel, Houston Astros - P

  • 2011 Bowman Platinum USA Baseball Autographs #MA
  • 2011 Bowman Sterling Dual Autographs #AB with DJ Baxendale #/299
  • 2011 Limited USA Baseball National Team #1 #/199
  • 2011 Topps Chrome USA Baseball Refractors #USABB1 #/999
  • 2011 Topps Chrome USA Baseball Autographs #USABB1
  • 2011 Topps USA Baseball Autographs #A1

2011 Topps USA Baseball Autographs Mark Appel 214x300 Image

2. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs - 3B

  • 2009 Bowman AFLAC #KB2 (not pack inserted)
  • 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Game Jersey Signatures #2 #/199
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #2
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Signatures #2 #/399

2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Autographs Kris Bryant 213x300 Image

3. Jonathan Gray, Colorado Rockies - P

  • No cards available.

4. Kohl Stewart, Minnesota Twins - P

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #KS (not pack inserted)

2012 Bowman Perfect Game All American Kohl Stewart 213x300 Image

5. Clint Frazier, Cleveland Indians - OF

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #CF (not pack inserted)

6. Colin Moran, Miami Marlins - 3B

  • No cards available.

7. Trey Ball, Boston Red Sox - P

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #RB (not pack inserted)

8. Hunter Dozier, Kansas City Royals - SS

  • No cards available.

9. Austin Meadows, Pittsburgh Pirates - OF

  • 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDPP100
  • 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft USA Baseball 16U Autographs #AM
  • 2011 Limited USA Baseball National Team #52 #/199
  • 2011 Topps USA Baseball Autographs #A32

2011 Topps USA Baseball Autographs Austin Meadows 214x300 Image

10. Phil Bickford, Toronto Blue Jays - P

  • No cards available.

11. Dom Smith, New York Mets - 1B

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #DS (not pack inserted)

12. D.J. Peterson, Seattle Mariners - 3B

  • 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Game Jersey Signatures #14 #/199
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #14
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Signatures #14 #/399

2012 Prime Cuts Collegiate National Team Autographed Jersey DJ Peterson Image

13. Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres - OF

  • No cards available.

14. Reese McGuire, Pittsburgh Pirates - C

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #RM (not pack inserted)
  • 2012 Panini Elite Extra Edition USA Basbeall 18U Signatures #12 #/299
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #35
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball 18U National Team Signatures #13 #/349

2012 Elite Extra Edition 18U National Team Autographs Reese McGuire 214x300 Image

15. Braden Shipley, Arizona Diamondbacks - P

  • No cards available.

16. J.P. Crawford, Philadelphia Phillies - SS

  • No cards available.

17. Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox - SS

  • No cards available.

18. Chris Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers - P

  • No cards available.

19. Marco Gonzales, St. Louis Cardinals - P

  • 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Game Jersey Signatures #10 #/199
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #10
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Signatures #10 #/399

2012 Panini USA Baseball Marco Gonzales Image

20. Jonathon Crawford, Detroit Tigers - P

  • 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Game Jersey Signatures #6 #/199
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #6
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Signatures #6 #/399

21. Nick Ciuffo, Tampa Bay Rays - C

  • 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDPP94
  • 2011 Bowman Chrome Draft USA Baseball 16U Autographs #NC
  • 2011 Topps USA Baseball Autographs #A26

22. Hunter Harvey, Baltimore Orioles - P

  • No cards available.

23. Alex Gonzalez, Texas Rangers - P

  • No cards available.

24. Billy McKinney, Oakland Athletics - OF

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #BM (not pack inserted)

25. Christian Arroyo, San Francisco Giants - SS

  • 2012 Panini Elite Extra Edition USA Basbeall 18U Signatures #2 #/299
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #25
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball 18U National Team Signatures #2 #/349

26. Eric Jagielo, New York Yankees - 3B

  • No cards available.

27. Philip Ervin, Cincinnati Reds - OF

  • No cards available.

28. Rob Kaminsky, St. Louis Cardinals - P

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #RK (not pack inserted)

29. Ryne Stanek, Tampa Bay Rays - P

  • 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Game Jersey Signatures #19 #/199
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #19
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate National Team Signatures #19 #/399

2012 Panini USA Baseball Collegiate Marks Autograph Ryne Stanek 212x300 Image

30. Travis Demeritte, Texas Rangers - SS

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #TD (not pack inserted)

31. Jason Hursh, Atlanta Braves - P

  • No cards available.

32. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees - OF

  • No cards available.

33. Ian Clarkin, New York Yankees - P

  • 2012 Bowman Perfect Game All-American #IC (not pack inserted)
  • 2012 Panini Elite Extra Edition USA Basbeall 18U Signatures #10 #/299
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball #29
  • 2012 Panini USA Baseball 18U National Team Signatures #10 #/349
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User Comments

  1. Are cards of all 2013 MLB draft picks created/distributed?
    Looking for Phillies pick Venn Biter
    Thanks

  2. Venn White ยป Topps signs players to individual deals. Final checklists for 2013 Bowman Draft and Bowman Sterling won’t be available until the fall. If he’s going to be anywhere, that’s likely the place, at least for 2013 products.

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