Topps Tweets 2012 Archives Preview, New Hits
Topps took to Twitter on Friday, revealing some details of its upcoming 2012 Topps Archives baseball card product, focusing on some additional hits that weren’t originally part of the preview released a few months ago.
Storified by Sports Collector · Fri, May 11 2012 19:52:38
So to recap:
Here is what’s new:
· Redemption Cards for Bryce Harper’s first Autographed Rookie Card! This on-card beauty is in the 1984 Topps design.
· Autographed Rookie Cards of pitching phenom Yu Darvish.
· Six-Player Autographed Book Cards. 10 cards and all 1 of 1’s.
· The first-ever “Touched By Greatness” Autographed card. This oversized card not only features Cal Ripken, Jr.’s signature, but his hand print as well!
· “I said sweep the leg!”…Hobby Box Loaders highlighting autographs from Martin Kove (the Sensei) and Billy Zabak (Johnny) of the Karate Kid.
· Hobby Case Loaders…Find 100 different original Topps player contracts.
· Fifty 1 of 1 Cut Signatures from the most beloved names of the 1980s.
· Frank Robinson Autographed buybacks…88 in all.
· 50 redemption cards for a 2012 Topps Archives uncut sheet.
Should be an interesting release. Topps has done Archives products before, of course, but many were in the “pre-autograph insert” days. There have been a lot of baseball products released already. Will collectors have room for one more?