Keeping with tradition, there will be a 2012 Topps Update Series again this fall. Set to release just as the 2012 regular season is wrapping up, Update will feature all of the roster moves that took place since early spring, rookie call-ups, and 2012 MLB All-Star Game participants.
The base set of 2012 Topps Updates will again be 330 cards but again, each have a variety of colored parallels.
The Topps ‘gold parallel’ cards that are usually part of releases were missing from Series One and Two, but they’re back in Update—to the tune of 990 cards representing each card in all three series. Each is numbered to 2012.
The ‘gold’ theme continues with Topps bringing in a new Gold Hall of Fame Plaques as part of Update. The 15-card set replicates the player’s Cooperstown plaque and includes Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Jackie Robinson and others.
Blockbusters, a 30-card set will be centered around some of the major free agent signings and trades in baseball history.
The big chase card will be the one of one Solid Gold Futures cards that will include a piece of actual gold. There will be only four different players featured.
The much more attainable inserts Golden Moments, Golden Greats and 1987 Topps minis return in Update. See the preview images below.