Christmas Giveaway 2013: Topps Baseball and Football Cards

by Michelle M

Michelle of Honest & Truly!, a 5 Minutes for Mom contributor, shares her thoughts on Topps Baseball and Football cards in this sponsored post.  She was compensated for this article.

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Growing up, I was a huge sports fan. I would listen to the Twins baseball games on my radio with the volume turned low after bedtime so no one knew I was still awake. I still have the lineup of the 1987 World Series Champions memorized. Not surprisingly, I was also a sports card collector. When we moved, I discovered that I still have them, and I treasure the memories associated with them. It’s time for a new generation of sports fans to collect cards, and the Topps Baseball and Football cards are a world away from the ones I bought in packs too many years ago to count.

Half the fun was buying the baseball trading card packs (now you can buy chrome or platinum value packs for $9.99 that include three to four packs of trading cards, plus other bonuses) and seeing if your favorite players were in them. Trying to collect full teams and all the players in the major leagues for a given year was fun – and interactive. When you end up with a duplicate, chances are that your friend down the street – or now, your buyer online – doesn’t have that card and is willing to trade with you.  Figuring out who you want and what the relative values of the cards is a blast.

And it isn’t just the traditional baseball cards you hear about. Topps also offers football trading cards that allow you to collect and trade your favorite players and teams. The cards come in various pack sizes, including annual complete sets.  The 2013 Topps football complete set is $49.99, for example that includes all 440 base cards plus a 5 card pack of rookie variations cards.

Collecting and trading cards is a great way for kids to feel connected to the pros they see on tv each week. Sitting down with multiple generations to pore through the cards to determine which one is missing and then buying “just one more” pack in the hopes that your player is in there is a memory you’ll always remember. It’s the simple things in life that tie us together and draw out our passions just a little bit more.

Enter to win

One reader is going to get a chance to win both FULL complete sets of the above Topps Trading cards. Use the Giveaway Tools form below to enter.

For more giveaways like this one, be sure to click over to the main Christmas Giveaway 2013 post.

Michelle may never stop running around Chicagoland, but she always makes time for the important things in her life – her wee ones, cooking, reading, and spending time with friends – and of course, writing. You can see what she’s up to on her blog Honest & Truly! or on Twitter where she tweets as @HonestAndTruly.



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Michelle is a stay at home mom of Mister Man (8) and Little Miss (6). When she's not out volunteering or running children to therapy or practices, you can find her in the kitchen or on her personal blog Honest & Truly where there's always a good story or new recipe or at her review blog Honest And Truly Reviews. You can also connect with her on Twitter.

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1 Melissa P. November 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

Nice giveaway! Thanks!

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2 anne November 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Lovely and special giveaway. Thanks.

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3 Patricia Wojnar Crowley November 29, 2013 at 4:37 pm

My nephew would love these for his collection!

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4 latanya November 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

great for my husband

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5 Terra Heck November 30, 2013 at 2:04 am

This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for my 15 yoa son. He likes collecting sports cards. Thanks.

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6 Cindy Brooks November 30, 2013 at 3:24 am

My sports nut grandson would love to find these in his stocking!

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7 vickie couturier November 30, 2013 at 6:58 am

my grandsons love baseball cards

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8 Sonya Morris November 30, 2013 at 10:15 am

Baseball cards are so much fun!

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9 Beth W November 30, 2013 at 10:57 am

What a great giveaway! Thank you!

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10 KATHY November 30, 2013 at 12:10 pm

There is an adult in my family who would love to receive this at Christmas!

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11 Brittany November 30, 2013 at 2:32 pm

My son would love this. thanks for the chance to win.

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12 Ann Barham November 30, 2013 at 3:21 pm

I would love these for my brother because he is an avid collector.

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13 Lynn Frye November 30, 2013 at 5:22 pm

My little one loves trading cards and would really love these. Thank you for including these in the giveaway! Love this website!

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14 Kelly D November 30, 2013 at 6:16 pm

My son would like this, thank you.

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15 Meghan Finley December 1, 2013 at 12:26 am

My cousins would love these.

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16 Angel S. December 1, 2013 at 1:09 am

My husband LOVE this!!

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17 Urailak (Fruit Bearer on FB) December 1, 2013 at 5:40 am

My husband and youngest son collect sports cards. These would make great gifts for them :)!

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18 Danielle Wood December 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

Huge collector, want to get my little nephew started and this would be perfect.

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19 christina moore December 1, 2013 at 11:41 am

My grandson would love this

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20 michele cozzi-dublin December 1, 2013 at 12:41 pm

my twin boys are soooo into sports. they would love these sets of trading cards.

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21 Steph December 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm

These would be great to win. Thanks for the chance.

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22 Carla S December 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

Thank you for the giveaway.My son and husband would love to win these!!

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23 Kayla December 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

I would love this for my boyfriend

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24 Jenny December 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

My older son loves to collect both baseball and football cards.

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25 Dwayne Berry December 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

We’re adopting a little boy from Taiwan and I would love to get these to give to him when he is a little older.

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26 Steve Singer December 1, 2013 at 4:11 pm

What a great prize – Ill keep this one for myself.

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27 matt lehman December 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

if i win ill give this collection to my son along with all the baseball cards i once collected as a kid.

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28 Debra Hall December 1, 2013 at 4:50 pm

i collect cards have for many years i would love to win this

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29 Murry December 1, 2013 at 5:02 pm

What a great present.

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30 theodore esteghamat December 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Thanks for the giveaway.

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31 Robby Rob December 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm

i used to have thousands of baseball cards as a kid. no idea what happened to them all. This would be a great way to get my son started.

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32 chickie brewer December 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm

I think my nephew would like it.

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33 Jenny December 1, 2013 at 5:22 pm

My son would love this!

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34 Samantha F December 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

My husband and son would love this.

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35 Eileen Richter December 1, 2013 at 6:00 pm

My son used to collect the bubble gum packs when young…so nice for Santa and Easter bunny to gift him. But OH, how awesome to have the complete sets. Good thing I have a sweet lilttle 6 year old grandson who would love to start collecting with his daddy now. I know it would be a great bonding time for them!

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36 barb gary December 1, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Super sweet that you can win both in one try, thanks!

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37 sandra December 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

my sons would love this

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38 melissaandkeith miller December 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm

perfect for my 11 yr. old

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39 christa m. December 1, 2013 at 6:17 pm

My son collects baseball and football cards. Would be so great to be able to give him these.

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40 Georgia Beckman December 1, 2013 at 6:42 pm

My oldest grandson (11) is a football NUT. This is perfect for him!

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41 Mary Hampton December 1, 2013 at 7:06 pm

My little sports nut would be beside himself to get complete sets for both baseball AND football (I bet he could tell you everything important about all the players!).

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42 martha December 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Got 2 SPECAL people who would want this…TY

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43 June S. December 1, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I have a major baseball fan that would love to have this awesome collection.

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44 Cassandra December 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

What a collection this would be!

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45 amy deeter December 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

this is on my sons christmas list

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46 Mia Dentice Carey December 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm

We LOVE sports! Our Pirates had a GREAT season!

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47 katie k December 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

my son would LOVE this! Thanks!@

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48 Velvet Hubler December 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

My stepson loves baseball and football cards he has so many

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49 Carol December 1, 2013 at 8:43 pm

I want it for my husband.

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50 Allison December 1, 2013 at 8:52 pm

This would be great for someone I know!

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51 Ashley Fryer December 1, 2013 at 8:57 pm

My son would love to get these!

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52 Renee G December 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

My husband would love these.

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53 Chris J December 1, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Would love to win this for my nephew

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54 Mary Gardner December 1, 2013 at 9:23 pm

my son would love these!

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55 polly December 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

My great nephew would love to add to his collection!

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56 Natalie J Vandenberghe December 1, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I’d love to win this for my son–he’s quite an athlete! Thanks for the giveaway.

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57 Derk Thomas December 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I still have some cards from when I was a kid. Wish I had kept better care of them but I did enjoy them.

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58 Adele Jones December 1, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Another item my grandson would love.

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59 linda lightner December 1, 2013 at 11:11 pm

I know i could find someone to give these to for christmas.

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60 Tami December 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Between my husband and 2 boys I am not sure who would love this more!!!!

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61 Tammy S December 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Tanks for the chance!

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62 Gina P December 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

i’ve collected sports cards since i was a kid!

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63 Tom Lester December 2, 2013 at 12:38 am

I’ve always been an avid card collector I’d love this

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64 Michelle Tucker December 2, 2013 at 1:06 am

I’ve got a friend who is a huge sports lover, I think he’d enjoy this.

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65 Richard Hicks December 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

Great way to get the kids started in a new hobby!

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66 Buddy Garrett December 2, 2013 at 1:34 am

I would enjoy these cards. Thanks.

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67 Kathy Pease December 2, 2013 at 2:20 am

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)

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68 Krista Barry December 2, 2013 at 2:56 am

I would be the best mom in the world!! If I got these cards for my very avid collector 10 yr old!! :-D

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69 Christian Alejandro December 2, 2013 at 2:56 am

Great stuff! good gift idea.

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70 debbie December 2, 2013 at 6:53 am

this would be a great Christmas present.

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