2012 Topps Mini

Topps announced via Beckett today that they will be rolling out a mini version of the 2012 Topps set similar to what they did in 1975.This will be packaged 24 packs to a box with 10 cards per pack.Both Series will be included in packs.The box states collect all 661 cards which leads one to believe that the Harper rookie will be included as well.Each box will contain one relic or autographed card.

Here is the kicker though,It will only be available via www.shoptopps.com .This is the second product Topps has released exclusively through the website.In 2011 they released Topps Magic Football through the site.

New 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter pictures!

Topps released these pictures for 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter.One features a Dracula “autograph” which is 2 bloody fang marks on the card.The other is a card of the fire breather.You can always count on Allen & Ginter to keep things fresh and interesting.

2012 Topps Strata Football

While details on this release a few and far between one thing is very clear.This may be the most visually appealing set Topps has released for football in many years.

A ton of 2012 Tier One Pictures!

Here is a boatload of very cool cards from 2012 Tier One.I like the look of this set more than last years version.Hopefully the checklist is tighter than it’s 2011 predecessor.

2012 Topps Series 2 Variations Checklist and Pictures.

The images have been borrowed from www.cardboardconnection.com .

My first impression is I am not impressed overall.The handful of Legends seem out of place.The seldom seen photos used are the highlight here.

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints and Variations Gallery

30. Derek Jeter – Celebrating with Team

30. Joe DiMaggio

80. David Price – with Trophy

85. Jason Heyward – Throwback Jersey

158. Josh Reddick – Rookie Cup

207. J.P. Arencibia – Rookie Cup

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 207 JP Arencibia Rookie Cup Variation

273. David Freese – Rally Squirrel

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 273 David Freese Rally Squirrel Variation

273. Stan Musial

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 273 Stan Musial Variation

280. Ryan Howard – Back of Jersey

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 280 Ryan Howard Variation

330. Matt Kemp – Beast Mode Shirt

330. Willie Mays

331. Albert Pujols – Wearing Suit, Waving

331. Babe Ruth

350. Evan Longoria – Signing Autographs

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 350 Evan Longoria Variation

398. Buster Posey – San Francisco Trolley

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 398 Buster Posey Variation

430. Felix Hernandez – as Larry Bernandez

462. Brett Lawrie – Pie in the Face

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 462 Brett Lawrie Variation

497. Andrew McCutchen – with Mascot

497. Roberto Clemente

537. Ichiro – Wearing Sunglasses

540. Dustin Pedroia – Standing on Field, American Flag

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 540 Dustin Pedroia Variation

600. Clayton Kershaw – Wearing Brooklyn Dodgers Jersey

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 600 Clayton Kershaw Variation

639. Justin Verlander – Holding Two No-Hit Balls

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 639 Justin Verlander Variation

650. Prince Fielder – Signing Autographs

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 650 Prince Fielder Variation

660. Yu Darvish – Throwing Left-Handed, Warm-Ups

661. Bryce Harper

2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball Short Prints 661 Bryce Harper

2012 Topps Series 2 preview pictures.

Here is a bunch of pictures detailing some of the inserts to be found in Series 2.I am a big fan of the hard signed Die Cuts.

I will be keeping a close eye out for the Variations.Keep checking in for pictures and a checklist for the Variations.

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knobs

I took these pictures from a post on freedom cardboard.com .This should be a huge hit on the secondary market.Tons of big names are included in this set.