2012 Topps Variation checklist and pictures

Here are pictures of the known 2012 Topps Variations so far.If you see any more please feel free to add the new additions.

1 — Ryan Braun
35 — Eric Hosmer (dugout)
35 — Eric Hosmer (Gatorade)
76 — Ian Kennedy
93 — Skip Schumaker (Rally Squirrel version)
145 — Billy Butler
165 — Michael Morse
173 — Ryan Roberts
185 — Pablo Sandoval (vs. Pirates mascot)
185 — Pablo Sandoval (vs. Padres mascot)
188 — Bobby Abreu
215 — Freddie Freeman
256 — Mat Latos
270 — Starlin Castro
308 — Mike Leake
331 — Albert Pujols (Angels)
332 — Jose Reyes (Marlins)
400 — Robinson Cano
411 — Tsuyoshi Nishioka
421 — Heath Bell
450 — Justin Upton
470 — Howie Kendrick

No 2012 Topps Legends Variations?

From all the early breaks and the first wave of cards it appears that there is no Legends Variations.While it kind of saddens me,my wallet is very happy.I am kind of surprised that they didn’t continue them.Especially with the signing of Mays and Griffey.

The removal of the Legends means the removal of value.The beauty of these cards were the value they added to the product without any additional costs to Topps.They didn’t have secure memorabilia or autographs for them.

I for one hope they scrape them for the entire year now.It would be a horrible idea if they brought them back for Series 2.In my eyes either you do them all year or don’t do them at all.

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter autograph checklist.

Here is the tentative 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter autograph checklist.

AGA-AP Albert Pujols
AGA-AB Andrew Bailey
AGA-AC Allen Craig
AGA-AC Aroldis Chapman
AGA-AG Adrian Gonzalez
AGA-AJ Adam Jones
AGA-AK Al Kaline
AGA-AM Andrew McCutchen
AGA-AO Alexi Ogando
AGA-AR Anthony Rizzo
AGA-BB Brandon Beachy
AGA-BG Bob Gibson
AGA-BL Brett Lawrie
AGA-BM Brian McCann
AGA-BP Brad Peacock
AGA-BP Buster Posey
AGA-CC Carl Crawford
AGA-CG Carlos Gonzalez
AGA-CG Craig Gentry
AGA-CK Clayton Kershaw
AGA-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
AGA-CS CC Sabathia
AGA-CY Carl Yastrzemski
AGA-DB Daniel Bard
AGA-DF Dexter Fowler
AGA-DG Dee Gordon
AGA-DG Dillon Gee
AGA-DM Don Mattingly
AGA-DP David Price
AGA-DP Dustin Pedroia
AGA-DU Dan Uggla
AGA-DW David Wright
AGA-EA Elvis Andrus
AGA-EB Ernie Banks
AGA-EH Eric Hosmer
AGA-EL Evan Longoria
AGA-FH Felix Hernandez
AGA-FR Frank Robinson
AGA-GB Gordon Beckham
AGA-HA Hank Aaron
AGA-JA J.P. Arencibia
AGA-JB Jay Bruce
AGA-JB Joe Benson
AGA-JB Johnny Bench
AGA-JB Jose Bautista
AGA-JC Johnny Cueto
AGA-JH Jeremy Hellickson
AGA-JH Josh Hamilton
AGA-JM Joe Mauer
AGA-JP Jimmy Paredes
AGA-JS Jordan Schafer
AGA-JT Jose Tabata
AGA-JT Julio Teheran
AGA-JW Jered Weaver
AGA-JZ Jordan Zimmermann
AGA-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
AGA-MC Miguel Cabrera
AGA-MH Mark Hamburger
AGA-MK Matt Kemp
AGA-MM Matt Moore
AGA-MM Mike Morse
AGA-MP Michael Pineda
AGA-MS Max Scherzer
AGA-MS Mike Schmidt
AGA-MS Mike Stanton
AGA-MT Mark Trumbo
AGA-MT Mike Trout
AGA-NE Nathan Eovaldi
AGA-NR Nolan Ryan
AGA-PF Prince Fielder
AGA-RB Ryan Braun
AGA-RC Robinson Cano
AGA-RH Roy Halladay
AGA-RJ Reggie Jackson
AGA-RS Ryne Sandberg
AGA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
AGA-SC Starlin Castro
AGA-SK Sandy Koufax
AGA-SM Stan Musial
AGA-TG Tony Gwynn
AGA-TH Torii Hunter
AGA-VW Vance Worley
AGA-VW Vernon Wells
AGA-WM Willie Mays
AGA-YG Yovani Gallardo
AGA-ZB Zach Britton

AGA-APA Ara Parseghian
AGA-AP Arnold Palmer
AGA-BH Bob Hurley Sr
AGA-BK Bob Knight
AGA-CM Colin Montgomerie
AGA-CN Curly Neal
AGA-DD Don Dekinger
AGA-DW Dale Webster
AGA-EA Erin Andrews
AGA-EM Ewa Mataya
AGA-GB Guy Bluford
AGA-GG Greg Gumbel
AGA-JB Jerry Bailey
AGA-JBR James Brown
AGA-KB Keegan Bradley
AGA-KH Kirk Herbstreit
AGA-KU Kate Upton
AGA-LK Lefty Kreh
AGA-MB Michael Buffer
AGA-MH Marty Hogan
AGA-ML Meadowlark Lemon
AGA-MP Michael Phelps
AGA-PP Phil Pfister
AGA-RF Roger Federer
AGA-SC Swin Cash
+ More TBA +

2011 Topps Precision Pictures!

Here are some 2012 Topps Precision pictures.This set is looking great from it showacsed here.

More 2012 Topps Tribute Inscription Autographs!

Here are some additional 2012 Topps Tribute Inscription Autographs.Looks like this set will be a bigger winner again this year.

2012 Topps Series 1 wrapper redemption details.

This was taken from the Topps website.


With 8 days left until the launch of 2012 Topps Series 1, collectors are readying for a GOLD RUSH!

The over-riding theme in 2012 Topps Baseball is “GOLD” with The Golden Giveaway, Golden Moments inserts, real Gold cards and more! And Topps is offering collectors a special wrapper redemption to celebrate.

Collectors sending in 50 HOBBY wrappers (or 14 HTA Jumbo wrappers) of 2012 Topps Baseball will receive a 5-card cello pack of exclusive GOLD RUSH cards (image attached). There are 50 cards to collect in all. In addition, bonus autographed cards have been randomly inserted into packs and feature the likes of Willie Mays, Adrian Gonzalez, Sandy Koufax, Nelson Cruz, Albert Pujols, Albert Belle and Dennis Eckersley…just to name a few.

The exclusive wrapper redemption program will be available only for the month of February. Packaged wrappers sent to Topps must be post marked no later than February 29th, 2012…so start ripping packs and send those wrappers in!

And stay tuned tomorrow for more 2012 Topps Series 1 news!

Wrapper should be sent to:
Gold Rush
PO Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642

2012 Topps Series 1 Albert Pujols and Jose Reyes Short Prints

With a just about a week until the Series 1 release Topps has annouced there will be short printed cards of Albert Pujols in a Angels and Jose Reyes in Marlins uniform.The cards will be numbered 331 and 332.Series 2 will include Reyes and Pujols with the same card numbers but with updated photographs.Here is the picture of the Pujols and the Reyes.

2012 Tier One preview pictures!

Here are some images from the upcoming 2012 Topps Tier One release.The cards look good so far.Hopefully the autograph checklist will not be as watered down as last year.Topps also stated that all single and dual signed cards will be signed directly on card even though some of these mock ups clearly show sticker autographs.We shall see I guess.