2011 Topps Tier 1 Baseball

2012 Topps Tier 1 Baseball

Release Date: June 20, 2012

Hobby Configuration:
1 Pack Per Box - 3 Cards Per Pack
2 Autographs + 1 Relic Per Pack
All Hits - No Base or Insert Cards
Bonus: Every 4th Box Includes Extra Relic
Tier One Boxes on eBay

Last years checklist:
2011 Topps Tier 1 One Baseball

   

2012 Topps Tier One
Top Tier Auto
Serial Numbered /50
White Ink #/25 - Silver Ink #/10 - Gold Ink #/1
EXCH Cards Expire 5-31-2015
TTA-AP Albert Pujols EXCH*
TTA-CR Cal Ripken /50
TTA-CY Carl Yastrzemski /50
TTA-CF Carlton Fisk /50
TTA-DM Don Mattingly /50
TTA-EB Ernie Banks /50
TTA-FR Frank Robinson /50
TTA-HA Hank Aaron /50
TTA-JB Johnny Bench /50
TTA-JH Josh Hamilton /50
TTA-KG Ken Griffey EXCH
TTA-MS Mike Schmidt /50
TTA-NR Nolan Ryan /50
TTA-RJ Reggie Jackson /50
TTA-RH Roy Halladay EXCH
TTA-RS Ryne Sandberg /50
TTA-SK Sandy Koufax EXCH
TTA-WM Willie Mays EXCH
TTA-WMC Willie McCovey /50
TTA-YD Yu Darvish EXCH
2012 Topps Tier One Carl Yastrzemski Autograph
eBay Seller: mgiuseffi1969
     
*Pujols in hand ready to ship on release day - Twitter

2012 Topps Tier One
Clear Reprint Autograph
- Serial Numbered /25 -
  • Willie Mays
  • Ken Griffey Jr. EXCH
  • Don Mattingly
  • Chipper Jones
  • Ryne Sandberg
  • Ernie Banks
  • C.C. Sabathia
  • Miguel Cabrera
  • Josh Hamilton
  • Cal Ripken Jr.
2012 Topps Tier One Chipper Jones Reprint RC
eBay Seller: autocards914
   
The Bat Knobs and these - the Clear Reprint Autographs might be the coolest cards in the set. Each one of these cards has clear elements where you can see through the card.  They are all serial numbered #/25 and are very hard to get which should help them sell well on the secondary market. The cards are reprints of a specific Topps rookie card of that player. Clear Reprint Cards on eBay

2012 Topps Tier One
Dual Autographs
- Serial Numbered /25 -
EXCH Expire 5-31-2015
  • DA-RB Frank Robinson - Jay Bruce
  • DA-BP Johnny Bench - Buster Posey
  • DA-SJ Mike Schmidt - Chipper Jones EXCH
  • DA-SR Ryne Sandberg - Cal Ripken Jr.
  • DA-BKE Jose Bautista - Matt Kemp EXCH
2012 Topps Tier One Dual Autograph Frank Robinson Jay Bruce

2012 Topps Tier One
Triple Autographs
- Serial Numbered /10 -
  • TA-FAP Prince Fielder - Hank Aaron - Albert Pujols
  • TA-JCH Jon Jay - Allen Craig - Matt Holliday
  • TA-HGJ Josh Hamilton - Ken Griffey Jr - Reggie Jackson
  • TA-BKU Ryan Braun - Matt Kemp - Justin Upton
2012 Topps Tier One Triple Autograph

2012 Topps Tier One
Prestigious Patches
- Serial Numbered /10 -
Pack Odds: 1:82 Packs
2012 Topps Tier One Patch Ichiro
PP-AP Albert Pujols
PP-CY Carl Yastrzemski
PP-CF Carlton Fisk
PP-CJ Chipper Jones
PP-CK Clayton Kershaw
PP-DJ Derek Jeter
PP-DG Doc Gooden
PP-EL Evan Longoria
PP-FT Frank Thomas
PP-I Ichiro Seattle
PP-JE Jacoby Ellsbury
PP-JMO Jesus Montero
PP-JR Jim Rice
PP-JM Joe Mauer
PP-JS John Smoltz
PP-JB Jose Bautista
PP-JH Josh Hamilton
PP-JV Justin Verlander
PP-KG Ken Griffey Jr
PP-LB Lou Brock
PP-MR Mariano Rivera
PP-MM Mickey Mantle
PP-MC Miguel Cabrera
PP-NR Nolan Ryan
PP-OC Orlando Cepeda
PP-OS Ozzie Smith
PP-RCA Robinson Cano
PP-RC Rod Carew
PP-RF Rollie Fingers
PP-RH Roy Halladay
PP-RHO Ryan Howard
PP-SS Stephen Strasburg
PP-SC Steve Carlton
PP-TL Tim Lincecum
PP-TS Tom Seaver
PP-TG Tony Gwynn
PP-TT Troy Tulowitzki
PP-WS Warren Spahn
PP-WC Will Clark
PP-WM Willie Mays
PP-WMC Willie McCovey
PP-WST Willie Stargell
     

2012 Topps Tier One
Autograph Prestigious Patches
Serial Numbered /10
  • PPAR-AP Albert Pujols
  • PPAR-BH Bryce Harper
  • PPAR-CY Carl Yastrzemski
  • PPAR-DW David Wright
  • PPAR-DG Dwight Gooden
  • PPAR-EM Eddie Murray
  • PPAR-EL Evan Longoria
  • PPAR-JHW Jason Heyward
  • PPAR-JHE Jeremy Hellickson
  • PPAR-JH Josh Hamilton
  • PPAR-RH Rickey Henderson
  • PPAR-RC Rod Carew
  • PPAR-RB Ryan Braun
  • PPAR-SC Starlin Castro
  • PPAR-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Topps Tier One Patch Albert Pujols

2012 Topps Tier One
Bat Knobs
Serial Numbered /1
Pack Odds: 1:204 Packs
2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Ty Cobb
BK-AK Al Kaline
BK-AP Albert Pujols
BK-ARO Alex Rodriguez
BK-AD Andre Dawson
BK-AM Andrew McCutchen
BK-AJ Andruw Jones
BK-AR Aramis Ramirez
BK-BRU Babe Ruth
BK-BM Bill Mazeroski
BK-BG Bob Gibson
BK-BR Brooks Robinson
BK-BP Buster Posey
BK-CR Cal Ripken
BK-CC Carl Crawford
BK-CY Carl Yastrzemski
BK-CB Carlos Beltran
BK-CG Carlos Gonzalez
BK-CL Carlos Lee
BK-CFI Carlton Fisk
BK-CH Catfish Hunter
BK-CF Cecil Fielder
BK-CJ Chipper Jones
BK-CGR Curtis Granderson
BK-DST Darryl Strawberry
BK-DW Dave Winfield
BK-DO David Ortiz
BK-DM Don Mattingly
BK-DS Duke Snider
BK-DA Dustin Ackley
BK-DP Dustin Pedroia
BK-EM Eddie Mathews
BK-EMU Eddie Murray
BK-ES Enos Slaughter
BK-EB Ernie Banks
BK-EL Evan Longoria
BK-FJ Fergie Jenkins
BK-FR Frank Robinson
BK-FF Freddie Freeman
BK-GC Gary Carter
BK-GS Gary Sheffield
BK-GB George Brett
BK-HA Hank Aaron
BK-HR Hanley Ramirez
BK-HK Harmon Killebrew
BK-IK Ian Kinsler
BK-IR Ivan Rodriguez
BK-JE Jacoby Ellsbury
BK-JHE Jason Heyward
BK-JBR Jay Bruce
BK-JP Jim Palmer
BK-JRI Jim Rice
BK-JT Jim Thome
BK-JTH Jim Thome
BK-JRO Jimmy Rollins
BK-JD Joe DiMaggio
BK-JM Joe Mauer
BK-JMO Joe Morgan
BK-JBE Johnny Bench
BK-JB Jose Bautista
BK-JR Jose Reyes
BK-JH Josh Hamilton
BK-JU Justin Upton
BK-LB Lance Berkman
BK-LG Lou Gehrig
BK-LA Luis Aparicio
BK-MT Mark Teixeira
BK-MH Matt Holliday
BK-MK Matt Kemp
BK-MM Mickey Mantle
BK-MC Miguel Cabrera
BK-MS Mike Schmidt
BK-MI Monte Irvin
BK-NS Nick Swisher
BK-OS Ozzie Smith
BK-PS Pablo Sandoval
BK-PK Paul Konerko
BK-PM Paul Molitor
BK-RK Ralph Kiner
BK-RJ Reggie Jackson
BK-RH Rickey Henderson
BK-RCL Roberto Clemente
BK-RY Robin Yount
BK-RC Robinson Cano
BK-RCA Rod Carew
BK-RM Roger Maris
BK-RHO Ryan Howard
BK-RS Ryne Sandberg
BK-SCH Shin-Soo Choo
BK-SM Stan Musial
BK-SCA Starlin Castro
BK-SC Steve Carlton
BK-TL Tim Lincecum
BK-TH Todd Helton
BK-TS Tom Seaver
BK-TP Tony Pérez
BK-TT Troy Tulowitzki
BK-TC Ty Cobb
BK-VM Victor Martinez
BK-WB Wade Boggs
BK-WM Willie McCovey
These are all serial numbered 1/1.  Only 100 total bat knob cards. Very hard to get.  The Bat Knob cards are live in the product and several have been listed for sale on eBay. Including the versions of Willie McCovey, Tim Lincecum, Justin Upton, Paul Molitor, Mickey Mantle and Carlos Gonzalez.  Expect prices to come in around $300-$2000++ with the Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Ripken Jr and others that could have fierce competition if they are put up for sale. Bat Knob Cards on eBay

2012 Topps Tier One
Top Shelf Relics
Most Base Jersey Cards Serial Numbered /399
Dual Jersey /99  - Triple Jersey /25
*NOTE the ones #/150 - the parallels are shorter #'rd then the /99 & /25 as listed above

TSR-AW Adam Wainwright
TSR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
TSR-AB Adrian Beltre
TSR-AP Albert Pujols (Cardinals)
TSR-AA Alex Avila
TSR-AR Alex Rodriguez
TSR-AE Andre Ethier
TSR-AM Andrew McCutchen
TSR-APE Andy Pettitte /150
TSR-BPH Brandon Phillips
TSR-BW Brian Wilson
TSR-BS Bruce Sutter /150
TSR-BP Buster Posey
TSR-CR Cal Ripken Jr /150
TSR-CC Carl Crawford
TSR-CF Carlton Fisk /150
TSR-CS CC Sabathia
TSR-CJ Chipper Jones
TSR-CJ2 Chipper Jones
TSR-DU Dan Uggla
TSR-DH Dan Haren
TSR-DO David Ortiz
TSR-DW David Wright
TSR-DG Dee Gordon
TSR-DJ Derek Jeter /150
TSR-DM Don Mattingly
TSR-DP Dustin Pedroia
TSR-EM Eddie Murray /150
TSR-EL Evan Longoria
TSR-FT Frank Thomas /150
TSR-FF Freddie Freeman
TSR-GB George Bell /150
TSR-IK Ian Kennedy
TSR-IKI Ian Kinsler
TSR-I Ichiro /150
TSR-JE Jacoby Ellsbury
TSR-JS James Shields
TSR-JH Jason Heyward
TSR-JM Jason Motte

TSR-JBR Jay Bruce
TSR-JHE Jeremy Hellickson
TSR-JRI Jim Rice
TSR-JMA Joe Mauer
TSR-JVO Joey Votto
TSR-JL Jon Lester
TSR-JHA Josh Hamilton
TSR-JJ Josh Johnson
TSR-JV Justin Verlander /150
TSR-KY Kevin Youkilis
TSR-MR Mariano Rivera /150
TSR-MT Mark Trumbo
TSR-MH Matt Holliday
TSR-MCA Matt Cain
TSR-MY Michael Young
TSR-MC Miguel Cabrera
TSR-MTR Mike Trout
TSR-MM Mike Morse
TSR-PK Paul Konerko
TSR-PM Paul Molitor /150
TSR-PO Paul O'Neill /150
TSR-PF Prince Fielder (Brewers)
TSR-RCW Rod Carew /150
TSR-RO Roy Oswalt (Phillies)
TSR-RHO Roy Halladay
TSR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
TSR-RH Ryan Howard
TSR-SCA Starlin Castro
TSR-SS Stephen Strasburg
TSR-SC Steve Carlton
TSR-TL Tim Lincecum
TSR-THU Tim Hudson
TSR-THE Todd Helton
TSR-TH Tommy Hanson
TSR-TT Troy Tulowitzki
TSR-UJ Ubaldo Jimenez
TSR-YG Yovani Gallardo
TSR-ZG Zack Greinke
2012 Topps Tier One Patch Jersey Derek Jeter

2012 Topps Tier One
Top Shelf Relics - Legends
Serial Numbered /50 - Cards say 'Legends' on the top
Dual Relic #/15
  • TSL-CR Cal Ripken Jr
  • TSL-CY Carl Yastrzemski
  • TSL-EM Eddie Mathews
  • TSL-FR Frank Robinson
  • TSL-GB George Brett
  • TSL-HK Harmon Killebrew
  • TSL-JD Joe DiMaggio
  • TSL-JM Joe Morgan
  • TSL-LB Lou Brock
  • TSL-MM Mickey Mantle
  • TSL-MS Mike Schmidt
  • TSL-OS Ozzie Smith
  • TSL-RJ Reggie Jackson
  • TSL-RC Roberto Clemente
  • TSL-RCA Rod Carew
  • TSL-RM Roger Maris
  • TSL-RS Ryne Sandberg
  • TSL-TG Tony Gwynn
  • TSL-TC Ty Cobb
  • TSL-WB Wade Boggs
  • TSL-WM Willie McCovey
  • TSL-WMA Willie Mays
  • TSL-WS Willie Stargell

2012 Topps Tier One Mike Schmidt Legends Relic
eBay Seller: ryanscard888

     

2012 Topps Tier One
Crowd Pleaser Auto's
Cards Are Serial Numbered - EXCH Expire 5-31-2015
White Ink Parallel #/25
Silver Ink Parallel #/10
Gold Ink Parallel #/1

CPA-AL Adam Lind /399
CPA-ALI Adam Lind /399
CPA-AK Al Kaline /50
CPA-AB Albert Belle /50
CPA-AD Andre Dawson /50
CPA-AE Andre Ethier /50
CPA-AM Andrew McCutchen
CPA-AP Andy Pettitte /50
CPA-AR Aramis Ramirez /75*
CPA-BB Billy Butler /75
CPA-BW Billy Williams /50
CPA-BP Boog Powell /399
CPA-BPH Brandon Phillips /75
CPA-BG Brett Gardner /245
CPA-BM Brian McCann /50
CPA-BPO Buster Posey /50
CPA-CC Carl Crawford /50*
CPA-CJ Chipper Jones /50
CPA-CH Cole Hamels /50
CPA-DU Dan Uggla /50
CPA-DW David Wright EXCH
CPA-DP Dustin Pedroia /50
CPA-EK Ed Kranepool /399
CPA-EM Edgar Martinez /50
CPA-EA Elvis Andrus /245
CPA-EL Evan Longoria /50
CPA-GS Gaby Sanchez /399
CPA-GSA Gaby Sanchez /399
CPA-GF George Foster /75
CPA-HR Hanley Ramirez EXCH
CPA-HK Howie Kendrick /245
CPA-HKE Howie Kendrick /245
CPA-ID Ike Davis /75
CPA-JMT Jason Motte /399
CPA-JMO Jason Motte EXCH

CPA-JB Jay Bruce /75
CPA-JP Jhonny Peralta /245
CPA-JPE Jhonny Peralta /245
CPA-JR Jim Rice /75
CPA-JM Joe Mauer /50
CPA-JHA Joel Hanrahan /399
CPA-JC Johnny Cueto /245
CPA-JCU Johnny Cueto /245
CPA-JV Jose Valverde /399
CPA-JVA Jose Valverde /399
CPA-JJ Josh Johnson /50
CPA-LT Luis Tiant /245
CPA-MB Marlon Byrd /399
CPA-MBY Marlon Byrd /399
CPA-MGA Matt Garza /75
CPA-MH Matt Holiday EXCH
CPA-MK Matt Kemp EXCH
CPA-MCA Miguel Cabrera /50
CPA-MMO Mike Morse /399
CPA-MMS Mike Morse /399
CPA-MM Mike Moustakas EXCH
CPA-NC Nelson Cruz #/50
CPA-PM Paul Molitor /50
CPA-PO Paul O'Neill /50
CPA-PF Prince Fielder /50 (Tigers)
CPA-RS Red Schoendienst /75
CPA-RC Robinson Cano EXCH
CPA-RB Ryan Braun /50
CPA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman /50
CPA-SC Starlin Castro /75
CPA-TH Tim Hudson /50
CPA-UJ Ubaldo Jimenez /50
CPA-WJ Wally Joyner /399
CPA-WC Will Clark /245
2012 Topps Tier 1 Crowd Pleaser Autograph
White Ink Paralell

2012 Topps Tier One Evan Longoria Auto
eBay Seller: skyhookcards23
Cards with player listed twice - the pictures are different on each card.
*Aramis Ramirez - his base auto's are live - the parallels look to be EXCH
*Carl Crawford - some auto's are live in product, some are redemptions EXCH

2012 Topps Tier One
On the Rise Autographs
Base Autographs Are Serial Numbered - EXCH Expire 5-31-2015
White Ink Parallel #/25
Silver Ink Parallel #/10
Gold Ink Parallel #/1

-Find the top cards on eBay below-

OR-AJO Adam Jones /50
OR-AA Alex Avila /235
OR-AO Alexi Ogando /75
OR-AC Allen Craig EXCH
OR-AR Anthony Rizzo /235
OR-ARI Anthony Rizzo /235
OR-ACH Aroldis Chapman /75
OR-BR Ben Revere /235
OR-BRE Ben Revere /235
OR-BP Brad Peacock /350
OR-BPE Brad Peacock /350
OR-BBE Brandon Belt /235
OR-BM Brent Morel /235
OR-BA Brett Anderson /235
OR-BAN Brett Anderson /235
OR-BL Brett Lawrie /50
OR-BH Bryce Harper EXCH
OR-CGO Carlos Gonzalez /50
OR-CS Carlos Santana /50
OR-CH Chris Heisey /235
OR-CHE Chris Heisey /235
OR-CSA Chris Sale /75
OR-CKE Clayton Kershaw /50
OR-CR Colby Rasmus /75
OR-CK Craig Kimbrel /50
OR-DBA Daniel Bard /235
OR-DBD Daniel Bard /235
OR-DHU Daniel Hudson /235
OR-DE Danny Espinosa /235
OR-DB Darwin Barney /235
OR-DG Dee Gordon /75
OR-DH Derek Holland /75
OR-DM Devin Mesoraco /75
OR-DME Devin Mesoraco /75
OR-DP Drew Pomeranz /75
OR-DST Drew Stubbs /75
OR-DS Drew Storen /75
OR-DA Dustin Ackley /50
OR-EN Eduardo Nunez /75
OR-ENU Eduardo Nunez /75
OR-EH Eric Hosmer /50
OR-FF Freddie Freeman /50
OR-MST Giancarlo Stanton /50
OR-GG Gio Gonzalez /50
OR-GB Gordon Beckham EXCH
OR-HN Hector Noesi /315
OR-IN Ivan Nova /75
OR-INO Ivan Nova /75
OR-JDA J.D. Martinez /350
OR-JDM J.D. Martinez /350
OR-JA J.P. Arencibia /75
OR-JAR J.P. Arencibia /75
OR-JP Jarrod Parker /235
OR-JK Jason Kipnis /75
OR-JW Jemile Weeks /235
OR-JWE Jemile Weeks /235
OR-JH Jeremy Hellickson /50
OR-JM Jesus Montero /50
OR-JPA Jimmy Paredes /350
OR-JPR Jimmy Paredes /350
OR-JG Johnny Giavotella /395
OR-JJ Jon Jay /235
OR-JN Jon Niese /235
OR-JWA Jordan Walden /75
OR-JZ Jordan Zimmerman /235
OR-JR Josh Reddick /350
OR-JRE Josh Reddick /350
OR-JTE Julio Teheran /235
OR-KSE Kyle Seager /395*
OS-KS Kyle Seager /235*
OR-LM Logan Morrison /50
OR-MB Madison Bumgarner /50
OR-MTT Mark Trumbo /50
OR-MTM Mark Trumbo /50
OR-MMO Matt Moore /75
OR-MP Michael Pineda /75
OR-MT Mike Trout /50
2012 Topps Tier One 1 Memile Weeks Auto
OR-MM Mitch Moreland /350
OR-MMR Mitch Moreland /350
OR-NE Nathan Eovaldi /395
OR-NF Neftali Feliz /75
OR-NW Neil Walker /235
OR-PG Paul Goldschmidt /75
OR-RD Randall Delgado /395
OR-RR Ricky Romero /75
OR-SP Salvador Perez /350
OR-SPE Salvador Perez /350
OR-TW Travis Wood /235
OR-TC Trevor Cahill /75
OR-VW Vance Worley /355
OR-VWO Vance Worley /355
OR-WR Wilson Ramos /75
OR-YC Yoenis Cespedes /50
OR-ZB Zach Britton /50
 
Cards with player listed twice - the pictures are different on each card.
OR-MST Giancarlo Stanton - AKA Mike Stanton
*Kyle Seager - has two different versions and they are serial numbered differently /235 & /395
 

 

2012 Topps Tier One
Bryce Harper On The Rise Autographs
Base Autographs Are Serial Numbered - But are EXCH
EXCH Expire 5-31-2015
White Ink Parallel #/25
Silver Ink Parallel #/10
Gold Ink Parallel #/1
-HOT! But Very Hard To Get-

2012 Topps Tier One Bryce Harper Autograph RC
Ink Parallel

2012 Topps Tier One
- Top Shelf Autograph Relics -
- Serial Numbered /99 - Dual Patch /25 - Triple Patch /1
EXCH Expire 5-31-2015
TSAR-BB Billy Butler*
TSAR-BBE Brandon Beachy*
TSAR-BS Bruce Sutter*
TSAR-BH Bryce Harper*
TSAR-CC Carl Crawford
TSAR-CH Chris Heisey
TSAR-DU Dan Uggla
TSAR-DO David Ortiz*
TSAR-DW David Wright*
TSAR-DG Dee Gordon
TSAR-DME Devin Mesoraco*
TSAR-DM Don Mattingly*
TSAR-EL Evan Longoria
TSAR-GSA Gaby Sanchez*
TSAR-GS Gary Sheffield
TSAR-GST Giancarlo (Mike) Stanton
TSAR-GB Gordon Beckham
TSAR-JHE Jason Heyward
TSAR-JH Jeremy Hellickson*
TSAR-JJ Jon Jay
TSAR-JW Jordan Walden*
TSAR-JZ Jordan Zimmermann*
TSAR-JJO Josh Johnson
TSAR-MT Mark Trumbo
TSAR-MK Matt Kemp EXCH
TSAR-MM Mike Minor*
TSAR-NF Neftali Feliz
TSAR-PO Paul O'Neill
TSAR-PF Prince Fielder (Brewers)
TSAR-RP Rick Porcello*
TSAR-RB Ryan Braun
TSAR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman*
TSAR-SC Starlin Castro
TSAR-TG Tony Gwynn
TSAR-YD Yu Darvish?*
2012 Topps Tier One Autograph Ryan Braun 1/1
*Haven't seen any of Yu + the others but their names are on Topps & other checklists.

2012 Topps Tier One
Elevated Ink
  • EI-DM Devin Mesoraco /250
  • EI-HI Hisashi Iwakuma /250
  • EI-JB Jay Bruce /250
2012 Topps Tier 1 Elevated Ink Devin Mesoraco Auto
   
Cards have blue ink, black ink, green ink and red ink versions.

2012 Topps Tier One
Mantle Cut Signature Cards
Serial Numbered 1/1
  • Mickey Mantle - (25 Total Versions)
  • CSMM1-CSMM25
2012 Topps Tier 1 Mickey Mantle Cut Signature
eBay Seller: traderjj

Topps Tier One is a gamblers product that will be hit or miss. Last years boxes were selling for around $85 after it's release and some collectors complained that there were too many lesser names in the product. But for around $100 a box the price isn't all that bad for some of the players that are available to hit. The 2012 release of Tier One will include some added wrinkles like the 1/1 Bat Knob cards as well as added autograph patch cards.  The addition of Bryce Harper rookie autographs to this product could help boost sales and the profile of the set. But those are hard to get so temper expectations on a box or case break.  One of the more impressive insert sets are the 1/1 Bat Knobs that feature 100 of the best current and former players. Those cards will be very hard to pull, but rewarding if you are a lucky one.

This years version of Tier 1 has no base cards. The 2011 set featured 100 base cards with parallels.
Single cards may be the way to go but it's always fun to gamble on the big hit.  Some of the on-card autographs of young stars and lesser players should end up cheap which make for good buys for your collection if you are looking for those players. The On the Rise Autographs and the Crowd Pleaser Auto's are all signed on-card and some have up to 399 copies available. Find the right price and some might end up being about $5-10 - a great buy.


Release Day Retail Pricing
Price of a box and case on release day 6-19-2012
Box Price: Around $80-99
12 Box Case Price: $950-1100

 


Look back at last years case sales.
2011 Topps Tier 1 Baseball Paul O'Neill Crowd Pleasers Autograph Card 2011 Topps Tier One Baseball
- 12 Box Hobby Case
Original Distributor Case Price: $868
December 2011 Low Price On eBay: $946

Solid product - but risky for a dealer at the case price
and this could have easily turned out like Marquee.
However, nice cards & solid content keeps it in the $.

+ $78