The basics of the 2013 release is 24 packs with 8 cards per pack, you will receive 2 Autographs per box including 1 Relic and 1 Manufactured Patch. Base cards have Gold Parallels along with 15 Photo variations to hunt. These 15 are the top players within the 2013 product.
The new bonus this year is the guaranteed Manufactured Patch, these can be either a Mascot patch or a Hat Logo Patch. Both are numbered inserts and depending on who you pull could add some secondary market value from your box.
So lets see how we did in our break:
Base Cards: 183 (0 doubles)
Base Card Gold Parallel: 1 - Rock Shoulders /50
Relic: 1 - Chih Fang Pan
Autograph: 2 - Luis Merejo, Mike Piazza
Manufactured Patch: 1 - Buster Bison Mascot /120
One of the reasons we like this product is all the different minor league teams associated within it. It's pretty cool to see the different team logo's and uniforms. The Gold Parallels are numbered /50 and are lower than the MLB Gold Parallels which are /2013. These run well in the secondary market, and can be a great hit if you pull one of the top players.
The Relic we pulled of Chih Fang Pan is nothing too exciting as it's a single swatch but the design is not too bad. Like how Topps matched the color of the uniform to the card. Our Manufactured Patch was Buster T. Bison the mascot for the Buffalo Bison's. It's an interesting insert and numbered to /120 which adds value but would have liked a Hat Logo Patch instead personally. It's really not a patch per say but more of a felt type of material around the picture of the mascot. Mascots do have a following in the market but not a PC keeper for us.
Most cards/hits pulled in our breaks end up on our site storefront www.packgambler.com, our COMC account ThePackGambler, or our eBay account thepackgambler. If you are interested in any of the cards we have mentioned please send us an e-mail at email@example.com
Gambler Overall Rating: 4.25 out of 5
Fun Aspect: 5/5