Olbermann Throws Out the First Box of 2013 Topps Baseball

Topps has begun counting down the final days before release of 2013 Topps Baseball Series One with a promotional push.

The company announced Tuesday that it has randomly inserted ten Ultimate Chase Tickets in hobby boxes of Topps Series One.  Finders of the Ticket will win an authentic autographed bat signed by five current and/or retired players.   One person will win an Ultimate Chase Pass—two tickets to every game a team of their choice plays during the playoffs.

Boxes are already packed out and long-time collector/Topps consultant Keith Olbermann stopped by the company’s New York offices to break open a few.  It’s become a running tradition and the party was on Twitter (see below).

Topps also offered some more images of the chase cards you’ll find when boxes hit hobby shops January 30.

See the action here.


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