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First Look: 2013 Topps Big League Minis

By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

Topps is getting into the game with the stars of the game.

The company announced Friday that it’s bringing MLB to the packaged vinyl figures area with 2013 Topps Big League Minis — a collection of 28 3-inch vinyl figures that are packaged like cards. The blindly wrapped collectibles niche has been one that has grown in the last few years via non-sports properties.

Set to arrive on June 12, Big League Minis will show players and will have chase variation figures as well. They will sell for about the same price as a pack based on factory cost, though a suggested retail price was not announced.

See a visual checklist of the figures … after the jump.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at colds@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

 

12 Comments

The Pablo Sandoval one is way cool.

+sigh+ I wish the Cubs had a player worthy of a mini.

Posted December 21, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Permalink
Josh

Where is the cardinals figure? I can’t believe one of the best teams in baseball is completely not on the checklist.

Posted December 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink
chrisolds

But at least there are four Yankees! #sarcasm

Posted December 22, 2012 at 12:42 am | Permalink
deeez

LOOK CLOSER AT THE FIELDER ,ORTIZ AND PABLO

Posted December 22, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink
Sal Rinauro

Add the Braves to the, “I can’t believe they were snubbed” list. At least give me a Heyward!

Posted December 23, 2012 at 9:33 am | Permalink
John

No Cardinals, it’s not a complete set! But at least Brian Wilson has one (rolls eyes).

Posted December 25, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink
Mike

Deez, yeah lol

Chris, is there gonna be a canseco? I hope not because the package will be huge, easy to pack search ;)

And theres never enough yanks in a product

Posted December 26, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

As a Cubs fan, I find a certain delight to see no Cardinals in the package. Cardinal fans, if there should be someone in the set, who should it be? There’s nobody on their roster last year with a SLG over .550. I suppose Yadier Molina with his WAR of 6.7 would be worthy.

Posted December 27, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink
Josh

The cardinals may not have a guy with a huge slugging percentage but they could have done Molina, or Holliday., Players like Jose Reyes, Bryce Harper, and David Ortiz have them then Molina deserves one for sure. That’s just my opinion.

Posted December 27, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink
Josh

No Cardinals but Brian Wilson, a guy that was nontendered? And Matt really? Forget WAR. Molina is the best defensive catcher in baseball and last season hit 22 HRs with a .315 AVG and a .373 OBP. Also finished 4th in MVP voting. Isn’t that worth anything?
Topps being Topps again…

Posted January 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink
Erik

Cardinal fans are blinded by their own self-interest. Stats don’t necessarily sell these little things. Popularity does. There simply are zero Cardinal players that are popular enough to be included.

Posted January 31, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink
Alex

How come king felix doesnt get one? Mabye a second series?

Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:46 am | Permalink

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