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?
Andrew Luck’s first autographed Colts cards are hitting eBay and they are already getting some nice, fat bids associated with them.
Panini’s 2012 Father’s Day promotion features these first cards of the year, kind of strange that it comes from promotional packs, but that’s going to make these even hotter as they are harder to find.
These are the first cards featuring Andrew Luck in his new Colts uniform. Topps has come out with a set along with several non-NFL licensed products but none have Luck in the horseshoe. That puts a bit of a premium on these cards and you can already see from the prices on eBay.
His plain rookies numbered to 499 are going between $30 and $40 while one of his first Colts autographs has three days left and is already over $200.
Our friend over at FieldLevelView even pulled one of the first Andrew Luck Cracked Ice parallels which are non-numbered but limited to just 25 copies. It isn’t autographed, but it’s definitely one of the highlights of the Father’s Day promotion and is a pretty sweet looking card. I featured it on our post about Panini Father’s Day 2012.
Make sure you head to your local card shop this weekend to see if they are part of Panini’s promotion and get your chance to pull some of these beauties.
Topps announces that it has created two special sets for the 2012 National Collector’s Convention in Baltimore, MD. Both are available exclusively via redemption at the Topps Booth.
BOWMAN PLATINUM BOX REDEMPTION
Topps has created an exclusive 25-card sequentially numbered 2012 Bowman Platinum Blue Foil Parallel. Collectors opening a full box of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball at the booth will receive the set. The set will include Bryce Harper, Yu Darvish and more. In addition, autographed versions of selected cards will be randomly inserted.
GYPSY QUEEN WRAPPER REDEMPTION
There is also a special 9-card 2012 Gypsy Queen Mini Card set featuring the hottest rookies in the NFL and MLB. Collectors opening 3 packs of any 2012 Topps/Bowman MLB or NFL products can redeem their wrappers for one of nine NFL/MLB Rookies. The subjects are:
- Bryce Harper
- Yu Darvish
- Yoenis Cespedes
- Andrew Luck
- Robert Griffin III
- Ryan Tannehill
- Trent Richardson
- Michael Floyd
- Justin Blackmon
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Panini’s Marketing Team are kings of in-store promotions. Black Friday was a great success and they are looking to continue that success with a Father’s Day promotion full of great cards for collectors.
With Father’s Day right around the corner and just about a week away, Panini is showing off the goods on what will be included in their packs. Most of these packs can be received via wrapper redemption inside stores for buying Panini products. And they are going to be hot once again.
Covering every sport Panini does, these packs will contain autographs and memorabilia just like the packs you’ll find in your Panini boxes. But the cards are like nothing you can find in Panini products which makes this program so special. From special Pro Bowl cards, to 9/11 Tribute cards, and cards commemorating the Dallas Mavericks NBA Championship, it’s loaded with the stuff collectors really want.
You’ll find your game used cards, autographed cards, and special inserts you can’t find anywhere else. Just check out these posts on the Panini blog. Make sure you only check out the 2012 posts for what’s going on this year.
To find out more about the promotion keep your eyes on the Knight’s Lance and right here as I will continue updating as more information is made public. It looks like it’s going to be another winner from the Panini marketing team.