2013 Topps Silver Slates Breakdown

Today I received word that I will be getting 10 redemption packs of the popular 2013 Topps Silver Slate parallel cards. What are these you might ask? Well, for every 50 retail or hobby pack wrappers, or 10 HTA wrappers, you send to Topps, Topps will send you a five-card pack of Silver Slates. There is a ten pack limit per household. The Silver Slates are parallels of the 330 card Topps Series One set.

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This will be a very limited set and difficult to put together. Topps has also announced a few autographs that will randomly be inserted. They will include the following players: Ken Griffey, Jr., Nolan Ryan, Dylan Bundy, and Cal Ripken, Jr. Topps told me that there are more to be expected and that "the list is deep". Topps will reveal more in the near future.

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I have done some number crunching since Topps has announced that there will only be 10,000 packs. Here is what I have come up with:

It is my belief that there will be 150 of each Silver Slate parallel card.

330 cards in set X 150 = 49,500 total Silver Slate cards

Since there are 10,000 packs and packs will have five cards each, the total number of cards in the program are 50,000.

So, if I am right about the 150 card production run on the Silver Slate parallels, then that leaves 500 autographed cards.

If there are 49,500 parallels and 500 autographs, your chances of getting an autograph in a Silver Slate pack are one in twenty, or five percent.

My guess is that there will be 15-20 different autographs with the bigger names like Ryan, Griffey, and Ripken having very low print runs of around 5 or 10 each while the more common names will have a print run of 25-35 each.

I know all of this is speculation so I could be way off base here. Or am I?

I'd like to hear your thoughts so please comment! Thanks!



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6 Responses to 2013 Topps Silver Slates Breakdown

  1. Charlie says:

    That’s about what I came to as well!

  2. Mike says:

    How did you know you’d be getting the packs? From whom (and how) did you receive word? I also sent out some Topps packs – via priority mail – the first day it was possible (yet I haven’t received any sort of word). Could you shed some light on this for me?

    • cparker94 says:

      Yes, I can shed some light on it for you. If you follow @Toppscards on Twitter, they announced the deadline for submissions several days ago. They basically said, OK folks, we are out of packs. For those they didn’t know if they made it time could send a tweet to @toppssupport along with their full name and address and they could confirm if you got in or not. If you are not in Twitter, I don’t think there is a way to know if you will be getting one of the 10,000 packs or not. I hope this information helps! If you are not following me on Twitter, please do so at @parker94ttu.

      Thanks!

  3. GregA says:

    Any word from Topps as to when they’ll be sending the packs out?

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