2013 Topps Tribute Baseball might be the first high-end product of the new season but that doesn't mean there aren't deals to be had for savvy collectors. One of the set's main selling points is the promise of one low-numbered hit per pack. With so many autographs and relics hitting the market at once upon the set's release, it might give the impression that there's a lot of it available. This perception is compounded by the fact that a lot of players have multiple autographs. But once the initial wave of 2013 Topps Tribute Baseball dries up, a lot of these singles should become tougher to find and, in some instances, prices could start ticking upward.
The high box price is tough for a lot of collectors to afford. But there are plenty of attractive singles. The majority of autographs, which include a big dose of retired players and several who haven't signed much in recent years, are on-card. Combine that with the high-end foil and the result is one of the most distinct looks in the sport. For those in the market for premium cards of their favorite players and teams, the reasonable prices the majority of the singles are commanding might be extremely enticing.
Besides basic autographs and memorabilia cards, 2013 Topps Tribute Baseball has some premium pieces. They're not the easiest pulls, but those lucky enough to land them can be in for quite the collection cornerstone. Among them are bat plates, game-used batting gloves and low-numbered autographs.
Here's a real-time list of the 50 most-watched 2013 Topps Tribute Baseball auctions currently listed on eBay. If you're looking to follow this set closely, be sure to check back often as the list updates itself automatically, reflecting new listings.
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His 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.