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Topps Tier One: Gobs of Knobs

Mickey Mantle bat knob card Topps Tier One

Topps Tier One

2012 Topps Tier One is now in hobby shops. Take a look at the box, read our preview from a few months back, see some of the cards that have been pulled (many of which are on eBay), and more.

Storified by Sports Collector · Wed, Jun 20 2012 23:41:34

Good luck #mojo @rideoutbrian: @toppscards http://pic.twitter.com/AGW6Cc65"Topps Company
The product hit hobby shops in force on Wednesday and boxes were being ripped at a record pace.  Current box prices are around $90.  Each yields at least two autographs along with the usual assortment of relics.  Below is our original preview of what Topps did with the product including the preliminary checklist and the sell sheet.
2012 Topps Tier One Baseball Preview | Sports Collectors Daily ...Jan 20, 2012 ... A sure sign of spring is more new baseball card sell sheets from Topps. Even if the product is still six months down t...
Tier One is the "bat knob" set.  Many have already been pulled including 1/1s of Roger Maris and Mickey Mantle.
2012 Topps Tier One Roger Maris Game Used BAT KNOB 1 / 1 Yankees2012 Topps Tier One Roger Maris Game Used BAT KNOB 1 / 1 Yankees in Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Cards, Baseball | eBay
Topps used some old rookie card photos on its Acetate Clear Reprint cards, like this auto from Cal Ripken Jr.
2012 Topps Tier One CAL RIPKEN Jr AUTO Autograph Acetate Clear Reprint RC /252012 Topps Tier One CAL RIPKEN Jr AUTO Autograph Acetate Clear Reprint RC /25 in Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Cards, Baseball | eBay
The Mick's signature barely fits on this card.  If you've ever wanted a card to focus on the his lower legs, this one is for you.
Mickey Mantle Cut Autograph 1 of 1 2012 Topps Tier One | eBayMickey Mantle Cut Autograph 1 of 1 2012 Topps Tier One in Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Cards, Baseball | eBay
Jumbo patch cards include this 1970s Hank Aaron.
Hank AARON JUMBO Patch 5/10 2011Topps Tier One 1 Thick Logo 3 Color SPECTACULARHank AARON JUMBO Patch 5/10 2011Topps Tier One 1 Thick Logo 3 Color SPECTACULAR in Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Cards, Baseball | eBay
It's a pitcher's bat knob.  Yes, someone has bid over $300 for this one.
2012 TOPPS TIER ONE TIM LINCECUM BAT KNOB 1/1 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS2012 TOPPS TIER ONE TIM LINCECUM BAT KNOB 1/1 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS in Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Cards, Baseball | eBay
Nice dual auto for 1980s fans.
SICK HIT @VarsityCardShop: @ShowUsYourHits Looking good up the middle. Ryno and Iron Man! @toppscards #showmeyourhits http://pic.twitter.com/6ajrVzf0"Topps Company
Several Aaron autographs have been pulled. 
The @toppscards Tier 1 Hits keep on coming! Congrats to Jon for some great cards! http://pic.twitter.com/GqRN8FfdD&P Sports Cards
@ShowUsYourHits First box we open contains the @toppscards Tier One Auto. #showmeyourhits #thehobby http://pic.twitter.com/YCrLoyFPVarsity Collectibles
Blowout Cards forum members were chronicling the inserts.
2012 Topps Tier One Live on eBay!! - Blowout Cards ForumsI figured this could be the live thread with what people are pulling. Redantshurt and zw15 have had some sweet pulls already! There are s...
Over 2,400 listings were already on eBay, even though the product has only been available for a day or two.  Some of the jersey relic cards have been selling for less than $5.  Click here to see everything that's available.

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