Even more Tier One pictures!

Tier One is looking like it will live up to it’s name.Check out the latest cards to arrive at Topps.

2012 Topps Heritage Preview

Topps released the preview for their 2012 Topps Heritage product.It looks to be another solid release for one of ther flagship brands.What do you guys think?

New 2012 Tier One pictures

Here are some new Tier One pictures Topps released via Twitter today.

2012 Topps Marquee preview pictures.

Topps released teaser photos for the 2012 version of Topps Marquee.There isn’t much to go off of yet but the dual autograph of Mays and Aaron should be a huge hit.

I like the clean design of the base cards but the base cards in the 2011 set were incredible.The full bleed design really worked well last year.I will reserve the rest of thoughts on the set for when the next batch of photos is released.

What do you guys think of the preview?

2011 Topps Allen & Ginter Glossy Factory Set

Topps has announced the release of the 2011 Topps Allen & Ginter set in a Glossy format.The factory set will include all 350 cards in the regular set plus an additional 10 cards that are exclusive to this factory set.

The Glossy factory set will only be available directly from Topps and has a print run of 999 sets.The asking price will be a cool $99.95.

My personal take on the release is that I don’t think it will be a popular release.I do believe that will make it a good long term purchase.I also think the break value for this set will be there because not many people will crack their factory sets.

What is your take on the Glossy Factory?Drop me a comment.

Roberto Clemente back in Topps products starting in 2012

Topps has announced that Roberto Clemente will be featured in upcoming products starting in 2012.The multi year deal includes autographs and memorabilia.

Personally I cannot wait for a Clemente Variation in 2012 Series 1.Topps has made some strong additions for the 2012 lineup with Clemente and Mays.The only major name missing from their roster is Ted Williams.

What do you guys think about the addition of Clemente?

2011 Topps Updates Variation List

Here is the checklist for the Legends Variations in the 2011 Topps Updates Series.
#4 Carlton Fisk(Red Sox)
#10 Hank Aaron(Milwaukee Braves)(Same photo as his 1961 Topps card)
#18 Joe DiMaggio(Yankees)
#21 Willie McCovey(Giants)
#31 Paul O’Neil(Yankees)
#38 Roger Maris(Yankees)
#42 Frank Thomas(Athletics)
#50 Nolan Ryan(Mets)
#58 Bert Blyleven(Indians)
#59 Rickey Henderson(Athletics)
#85 Tom Seaver(White Sox)
#138 Paul Molitor(Blue Jays)
#140 Sandy Koufax(Dodgers)
#154 Babe Ruth(Red Sox)(reused the same photo from 2009 Updates)
#195 Larry Walker(Expos)(not quite the what I had in mind for a Legend)
#207 Frank Robinson(Reds)
#229 Roberto Alomar(Indians)
#230 Al Kaline(Tigers)
#238 Darryl Strawberry(Mets)
#249 Ozzie Smith(Padres)
#258 Monte Irvin(Giants)
#260 Ty Cobb(Athletics)
#278 Tris Speaker(Indians)(Appears to be the same photo used in 2010 Topps and 2010 Updates just airbrushed with different colors)
#291 Andre Dawson(Cubs)
#309 Jimmie Foxx(Athletics)

Six of the 25 players used are new subjects to the Legends Series.New players are a welcome addition.Some of the names are head scratchers though.I am not sure why guys like Strawberry,Walker,and O’Neil were included.Are they fan favorites?Sure.Legends?Far from it.