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.

2012 Topps Series 2 Wraper Redemption Details.

Topps seems to have learned there lesson after all the bitching over the Bowman Wrapper Redemption.Here is the press release.

The Gold Rush continues with the 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball wrapper redemption.
The new set of Gold Rush cards expands the checklist with 50 new players. Randomly inserted autographs include Yu Darvish, Bryce Harper and Ken Griffey Jr. Each 2012 Topps Series 2 Gold Rush pack comes with five cards.

After quickly running out of wrapper redemption packs for 2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball and a similarly styled program in 2012 Bowman Baseball, Topps has made some tweaks that should help more collectors get in on the action. First, the program expands from being a hobby-exlcusive to one that covers both hobby and retail. A total of 10,000 2012 Topps Series 2 Gold Rush packs are reserved for hobby packs. Another 10,000 are available for retail wrapper redemptions. Also, Topps has instilled a limit of ten redemption packs per household.
To get a redemption pack, collectors must send in either 50 hobby wrappers, 14 jumbo wrappers or 50 retail wrappers (from 12-card packs only). Although collectors can bundle wrappers into the same package, hobby and retail redemption requests must be sent separately. Envelopes must be clearly marked ‘Hobby’ or ‘Retail.’ Requests that mix hobby and retail wrappers will not be accepted.
In an effort to prevent those who might find packs before the official release date, all wrapper redemption requests cannot be postmarked before June 6.
2012 Topps Series 2 wrapper redemption requests can be sent to:
Gold Rush (note hobby or retail)PO Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642

After running out of their 2012 Topps Series 1 Gold Rush packs that they’d honor remaining requests that were sent in by the deadline with Series 2 packs. Topps said via Twitter that these packs are not part of the announced hobby or retail allocations. So each will still have 10,000 packs.
The 2012 Topps Series 2 wrapper redemption program will run until supplies last.

Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes autograph cards added to the Topps Golden Giveaway!

The Golden Giveaway (www.topps.com/golden) is off to a strong start, collectors have been unlocking codes at a furious pace and many have unlocked very special cards! Starting immediately hot rookies Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes cards will be added to the mix and to make it even more special we will add 25 autographed cards of each!

2012 Topps Triple Threads base card design revealed.

Here are some mock ups that were released by Topps today revealing the base card design for 2012 Triple Threads.Enjoy!