Topps has released more details on its Father's Day promotion for hobby shops.
Here's what they have planned:
Vintage Card Redemption: June 10th - While Supplies Last: Special redemption cards are inserted into Hobby boxes of Topps 2013 Archives. Customers can redeem these cards for a free Vintage card from the Topps Vault. The Vintage card will be from the 1950s-1980s and it will be foil wrapped so you might be able to trade some of those worthless '80s cards in during one promotion but chances are you'll get a few back, too.
Week 2 - Redeem 1980's Cards: June 17th - June 24th: Customers can bring in any of dad's old cards from the 80s and go to the store to redeem it for a unique cello pack of 2012 Baseball Series 2. Got monster boxes full of 1980s baseball cards sitting around your house or shop? At long last, you might be able to do something productive with them...at least some of them. Autographed cards and new parallels are going to be randomly inserted in those packs.
No word on what the limit might be but safe to say you won't be able to hand over 3,200 80s cards for 3,200 packs as quantities will be limited.
Topps Archives is featuring the revival of an old brand, an old insert set—and some heavy metal rockers.
Stadium Club Triumverate Illuminators are die-cut cards; three players from the same team that can be collected to fit together. Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton will form one trio. The cards are similar to a 1998 Stadium Club concept.
Fans of big hair, heavy metal bands are getting a kick out of the Heavy Metal Autographs inserts which include Tommy Lee of Motley Crue, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row and Dee Snider of Twisted Sister, among others. There is also be a Bobby Brown card for those who prefer a different genre. There will be a Real Metal parallels edition, numbered to 25. The Axl Rose signed cards were especially popular and have been selling for upwards of $300 on eBay.