Monday, September 02, 2013

2013 Topps Tier One Baseball - The Dodger Cards

Last week, Topps released their 2013 Tier One Baseball card set, and as usual they are gorgeous.  This is a high-end card set where boxes will run you almost $100 each, and that box has only one pack of 3 cards in it.  So, this product is not for the faint of heart.  BTW, there is no base set. 

I'd love to share with you all of the Dodger cards available.  Unfortunately, that just isn't possible.  Most of the major Dodger stars have redemption cards inserted into packs; such as Clayton Kershaw, Sandy Koufax, Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu.  Heck, even Kershaw's relic card (which is just a piece of a game-worn uniform) comes with a redemption.  What's up with that, eh?

Anyway, check out the Dodger cards I've been able to track down below.  Go here for a complete checklist of the set.

Thankfully, many Dodger old-timers (and one current player) signed cards in time to be included into boxes.  Yasiel Puig has a "Crowd Pleaser Autograph" but comes with a redemption card (see it now below).  I think my favorite card is the Bill Buckner.  Check out his super-thick brow.  It is glorious!

Crowd Pleaser Autographs

#CPA-AG Adrian Gonzalez

#CPA-BB2 Bill Buckner

#CPA-DS1 Don Sutton

#CPA-DS2 Don Sutton

#CPA-MW Maury Wills

UPDATE: Here is the Yasiel Puig Crowd Pleaser Autographed card below.

#CPA-YP Yasiel Puig

Below are Tier One Relic cards.  Three Dodgers are available: Adrian Gonzalez, Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw.  As you'll notice, there are three different relics available for each player - single, double and triple relic pieces.  Unfortunately, I have not been able to track down an Adrian Gonzalez triple relic card.  Also, none of the Kershaw relics cards are in packs.  Instead, a redemption card is enclosed.  Why?  I don't know.

#TSR-AG Adrian Gonzalez

#TSR-MK Matt Kemp

UPDATE:  Below is the Kershaw relic card that was only available through a redemption

#TSR-CK Clayton Kershaw

Tier One Legends Relics

#TORL-JR Jackie Robinson

Below are the "1of 1" Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp All-Star Relic cards.

#TOASR-CK Clayton Kershaw

TOASR-MK Matt Kemp

UPDATE:  I had failed to mention that there is a 2013 Top Tier autographed card of Sandy Koufax.  See it below.  And, to the right of that is the Top Tier autographed card of Clayton Kershaw.

#TTA-SK Sandy Koufax                      #TTA-CK Clayton Kersahw

Also, here is the "Cut Signatures" checklist:
  • #CS-DD Don Drysdale 
  • #CS-DS Duke Snider 
  • #CS-LD Leo Durocher
Here is the Dodger Bat Knob Autographed cards checklist:
  • #ABK-BB Bill Buckner 
  • #ABK-CK Clayton Kershaw 
  • #ABK-HR Hanley Ramirez 
 #ABK-BB Bill Buckner

Here are is the checklist of Dodger Bat Knob cards:
  • #TOBK-AGO Adrian Gonzalez 
  • #TOBK-CC Carl Crawford 
  • #TOBK-CK Clayton Kershaw 
  • #TOBK-DS Duke Snider 
  • #TOBK-HR Hanley Ramirez 
  • #TOBK-JRB Jackie Robinson 
  • #TOBK-MK Matt Kemp 
  • #TOBK-SG Steve Garvey 
  • #TOBK-ZG Zack Greinke
There is also a Dual Autographed cards featuringseveral Dodgers.  Below is a checklist:
  • #DA-KA Hank Aaron - Sandy Koufax
  • #DA-WB Dylan Bundy - Ryu Hyun-Jin
  • #DA-WK Clayton Kershaw - Jered Weaver
 #DA-KA Hank Aaron - Sandy Koufax

 #DA-WB Dylan Bundy - Ryu Hyun-Jin

There are also Prodigious Patches Autographed cards of Adrian Gonzalez (#PPAR-AG ), Clayton Kershaw (#PPAR-CK) and Hanley Ramirez (#PPAR-HR).  Only the AGon and Hanley is seen below.

#PPAR-AG Adrian Gonzalez                 #PPAR-HR Hanley Ramirez

Another card I failed to mention is the Clear Reprint Autographs.  Sandy Koufax is the only Dodger in this set.  See the front and reverse below

#CRA-SK Sandy Koufax

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