Guide to 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball Wrapper Redemption and Promotions
It's not just about the cards. 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball delivers several promotions and contests giving collectors more chances for exclusive cards and prizes. Autographs, playoff tickets and memorabilia are all up for grabs.
Here's a detailed look at the various 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball promotions and how you can get in on the action. Be sure to pay close attention to any expiry dates or program windows.
2013 Topps Baseball Silver Slate Wrapper Redemption
The 2013 Topps Baseball Silver Slate wrapper redemption offers an exclusive set of parallels. Collectors who send in 50 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball retail or hobby wrappers or 10 hobby jumbo wrappers get a pack of five cards. We have confirmed with Topps that for retail packs, all count types count as one wrapper.
Topps has produced a total of 10,000 Silver Slate packs. There is a ten-pack limit per household. Collectors are encouraged to bundle their wrappers together in a single package.
Wrappers must be sent to:
Silver Slate Wrapper Redemption
PO Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642
Any packs sent before the official release day of January 30 will be disqualified from the promotion. Topps promised to offer updates on Silver Slate pack availability on Twitter. We will also do our best here. Update (2/13): Topps mentioned on Twitter today that they're starting to run low on Silver Slate wrapper redemption packs.
2013 Topps Baseball Spring Fever Redemption
When Spring Training starts in February, baseball card collectors will have the chance to head to their local hobby shops and get some exclusive cards. The 2013 Topps Baseball Spring Fever program runs from February 20-27. Random packs of 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball have a special redemption card. Collectors who take them to a participating shop get a special pack of 2013 Topps Spring Fever cards.
Each pack has five exclusive cards not available anywhere else. Random packs also have special autograph cards.
The 2013 Topps Baseball Spring Fever redemption is similar to the 2012 Topps NFL Kickoff program that celebrated the start of the football season.
In a flyer sent to dealers, Topps did warn against selling Spring Fever packs. Several of the 2012 Topps NFL Kickoff packs as well as dozens of singles were listed on eBay ahead of its launch date. This led to Topps issuing warnings and taking action against dealers who didn't comply with the program's rules.
- Click here for a list of hobby shops participating in the 2013 Topps Spring Fever program.
- 2013 Topps Baseball Spring Fever Checklist
2013 Topps Baseball Ultimate Chase Tickets
2013 Topps Baseball fully embraces the theme of "The Chase." From inserts to hits to the pursuit of the Million Dollar Chase, it's everywhere. It expands to a second contest. Ten Ultimate Chase Tickets have been inserted in 2013 Topps Series 1 Baseball hobby boxes.
Those who pull one receive a bat autographed by five current or retired players. Topps has not yet announced names.
And while an autographed bat is nice, one Ultimate Chase Ticket holder will win an even bigger prize. They will get to follow a team throughout the postseason. Once the playoffs begin, the winner picks one of the qualifying teams. The contest victor gets a 2013 MLB Playoff Chase Pass that is good for tickets to all of their postseason games. So the longer the team lasts, the bigger the prize is.
Collectors shouldn't procrastinate in sending tickets in. Ultimate Chase Tickets expire on August 15, 2013. Qualifying tickets received by then will be entered in a random draw for the grand prize of the 2013 MLB Playoff Chase Pass. The draw is scheduled for September 1.
2013 Topps Baseball Million Dollar Chase
The Million Dollar Chase is the latest Topps code program. Code cards are randomly inserted in packs and can be purchased in various quantities on eBay by clicking here. Codes unlock a player. Everyday collectors must pick someone they think will get a hit that day. If they do, the streak continues. The first person to get a 57-game "hitting streak" wins $1 million. The promotion also has other prizes. You can get in-depth details on the Million Dollar Chase here.