2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knobs Selling for Ridiculous Numbers

Now I knew that the 2012 Topps Tier One bat knobs were going to sell well. I mean, the checklist is great and they are one of the harder to find memorabilia pieces out there. Plus, they are numbered to just one.

But I didn’t realize they would sell for the ridiculous amounts they are selling for. Some of the recent sales have ginormous numbers (from our friends at Cardboard Connection):

– George Brett: $799

– Gary Carter: $999

– Willie McCovey: $669

– Carlos Gonzalez & Justin Upton: $399 each

– Andrew McCutchen: $499

And apparently one of the holy grails in the bat knob checklist has been pulled as well with the Mickey Mantle reportedly found as well. I can’t imagine where a Mickey Mantle bat knob would fall. $1500 maybe?  Easily four digits there. (Edit: With the Maris approaching $1500 at auction currently, I might have to revise that statement to somewhere between $2-3 grand. Wow.)

These bat knobs were a great addition by Topps and make some fantastic chase cards. Kudos to who thought it would be a great improvement to the product because it really is a great addition to the set. How will they top it next year though?


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7 Responses to 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knobs Selling for Ridiculous Numbers

  1. Tyler Morin says:

    Crazy though too, I think over 15 bat knobs have been pulled, rapidly approaching 20 % of print run within the first week. Will be curious to see prices on Tier One if all the knobs are pulled early on.

    • Seeing that Mantle was pulled and yeah, 20% have been pulled, it could drop down a bit. But at the same time, not knowing the actually product print run, it may go up too if supplies dry out and people aren’t coming forward with their knobs online.

  2. Win4Vin says:

    next year they should include locks of player’s hair. maybe some finger nails. hahaha

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