2013 Topps Cut To The Chase Stan Musial
As mentioned before, the cards remind me a lot of some of the insert cards that Pacific put out in the late 90s which I loved to collect. While these die-cut cards are not nearly as difficult to track down, and are seeded at a much higher rate, they are clearly among the more difficult cards from the 2013 Topps set to find cheaply. The Ebay auctions for the Cut To The Chase cards tend to be very competitive and they do well in the trade market too. The majority of the set has excellent player selection with my two personal favorite cards being the Stan Musial and Lance Berkman cards. There are a few head scratchers....
2013 Topps Cut To The Chase Lance Berkman
I am slightly puzzled why Berkman makes so many appearances in the 2013 Topps set when he was injured and unproductive for most of 2012. Not that I am complaining about Berkman cards, but the Cut To The Chase set does not appear on the literature for the second series of Topps meaning that this set is stopping at one set of 23 cards. Perhaps Topps could have put in a Matt Holliday or Yadier Molina if they were looking for a modern Cardinals player to add to the set.
2013 Topps Cut To The Chase Nelson Cruz