Well get ready for one not so ecstatic. This years theme is the Chase. 'Cuz you gotta have a theme I guess.
Let's take a look at the base.
Of course there will be parallels. Lots of parallels! Back this year are the Gold, Black and Platinum parallels. Numbered to 2012, 62, and 1 respectfully.
There will also be silk parallel cards and printing plates and I'm sure variants and other goodies to look for.
And of course this year there will be more Manurelics to look for.
Here's where my review gets a little negative. While I like the looks of the cards and even the concept. It's been done, to death by Topps. But if there is one thing Topps likes to do is beat a dead horse.
There will be 6 insert sets in this offering and of course those 6 inserts will have relic, auto and auto relic parallels as well.
we also get 72 relics...
Next up Cut to the Chase.
There will also be relics and auto relics.
Next the Greats. I love inserts featuring great historical players, but again Topps does this every year and it seem like they keep choosing the same players over and over.
Chasing History is next. No scan of the base, but we do have the auto and relic.
And the last insert is the Chasing the Dream.
And of course lets not forget the 1 of 1 super rare cards I will never see except on eBay auctions. Topps is calling these cards the Ultimate Chase. Did Tristar already do that?
I do think these Ultimate Chase cards look amazing.
Over all it looks to be another decent set. I won't be jumping over grandmothers to get to the card counter, but I'll be picking up at least one jumbo. There's also the possibility that Topps might do another wrapper redemption and no word if they are finally giving up on there online redemption contest.
One insert I noticed was missing and I'm thrilled that it is, is some kind of duo match up card. Topps has been kicking that around for what seems like forever and I won't miss it. Of course Topps tends to throw stuff in at the last minute and unannounced, so there might be a few surprises in here.
At least Topps isn't touting this as a game changer. Nope just 2013 Topps. Come and get it. Well come and get it in January. hmm this wasn't nearly as negative as I thought it would be.