Looking for rookie ink from baseball's 2013 rookies but don't have a big budget? Enter the 2013 Topps Finest Rookie Autographs. Boasting on-card signatures, the set is turning out to be extremely affordable.
Inserted one per 2013 Topps Finest Baseball master box, the checklist includes a somewhat modest 24 cards. They're not serial numbered, but it's Finest, so there are plenty of parallels that take care of that sort of thing. Refractor parallels are available at the following levels:
- X-fractor #/149
- Green #/125
- Orange #/99
- Gold #/50
- Red #/25
- Atomic Refractor #/5
- SuperFractor 1/1
- Printing Plates 1/1
The list of signers is a mixed bag of top stars and second-tier rookies. Leading the way are Wil Myers, Manny Machado, Evan Gattis and Jose Fernandez (the only redemption in this part of the release). Other highlights include Jurickson Profar, Shelby Miller and Mike Zunino.
Noticeably absent is Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers star has signatures in Autographed Jumbo Relic Rookies, Dual Autographs (with Yoenis Cespedes) and Prodigies Autographs.
With 2013 Topps Finest Baseball releasing within a couple of weeks of both 2013 Topps Chrome and 2013 Bowman Chrome, many of the Finest autographs are going for seemingly reasonable prices. For example, Wil Myers Finest autographs are selling for $20-25 on eBay within the first few days of release. His Topps Chrome Autographs are about $25-30.
If you're looking to sell, these prices might be discouraging. But if you're looking to get in on some of the better players on the checklist, it's certainly an opportunity.
Check out a full gallery of the 2013 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs below including team info. If you're looking to specific cards to your collection, click on the card name or image to shop for singles on eBay.