Topps is back it again using their Minor League Baseball license to create 2012 Topps Pro Debut baseball.
While I’m not a fan of the product because I’m not a prospector, it’s filled with all the stuff prospectors love – autographs. Well it’s not just all autographs, but there are some memorabilia cards as well…and some sweet ones at that if you get lucky.
Each 24 pack box will feature 2 autographs and 2 relics cards. Each pack has 8 cards in it. The base set is 220 cards deep with 50 short printed variation cards. The only parallels are the gold parallels numbered to 50 and the 1 of 1 printing plates.
You will find 2 autographs in a box featuring some of the best young talent in the minor leagues. This will be the first autograph from some of those names, but the fact that they aren’t considered rookies and they are in their minor league uniforms causes them to be a little less valuable. It’s like a step below the Bowman brand.
You can find single autographs with a base version, a gold border version numbered to 50, and a red border version numbered to 1, and a printing plate version. There are also dual autographs with a gold version numbered to 10, a red version numbered to 1, and printing plates numbered to 1.
The relics consist of game used jerseys and bats and manufactured logo patches. There are jumbo patch parallels, however they are just numbered to 5. It doesn’t look there are any autographed relics according to the sell sheet which they had a few of last year I believe.
This product releases on June 13, 2012, for around $60 a box. Get some young star autographs before they make it to the big time products!