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    SCF Official Review: 2012 Topps Series 2

    First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Topps for providing us with this box.



    36 packs per box
    10 cards per pack
    Current Retail Price (online): $54.99 - $64.99

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    PARALLEL CARDS
    - Black Parallel (330): Black-bordered cards sequentially numbered to 61.
    - Platinum Parallel (330): Platinum-bordered cards numbered 1/1.
    - Golden Moments Parallel (330): A special parallel on shimmering gold foil. Inserted 1:4.
    - Wood Parallel (330): The base cards printed on wood stock. Numbered 1/1.
    - Base Card Printing Plates (1,320): All 330 base cards will have their 4 printing plates inserted in the product. Numbered 1/1. These will be plates of card fronts only. HOBBY & HTA ONLY
    - Gold Silk Collection (100): Framed mini silk cards printed on special gold silk. Sequentially numbered to 50. HOBBY & HTA ONLY


    BASE CARDS
    The 330-card base set includes 295 Veterans, 30 Rookies, and 5 Record Breakers from the 2011 season.


    GOLDEN RELIC CARDS: 1 per Hobby Case / 1 per HTA Box
    - Gold Futures Coin Cards (15): Gold Futures subjects on cards with an embedded simulated gold coin featuring their likeness. Numbered to each star's jersey number.
    - Team Rings (30): All 30 teams will be represented by their greatest superstar and a specially-designed simulated gold ring embedded in the card.
    - Gold World Series Champions Pin Cards (20): Cards featuring a World Series player with a specially created pin embedded.
    - Solid Gold Futures (15): Gold Futures subjects on cards made of a solid piece of real gold. Numbered 1/1.


    INSERT CARDS
    - 1987 Topps Minis (50): Minis featuring the biggest stars on the classic 1987 Topps design, picking up from the numbering in Series 1. Inserted 1:4.
    - Golden Moments (50): More Golden Moments from the careers of active and retired stars. Inserted 1:4.
    - A Cut Above (25): Striking die-cut cards. Inserted 1:6
    - Mound Dominance (15): Celebrating the greatest pitching performances of all time. Inserted 1:8.
    - Gold Standard (25): Recognizing players who have gained entry into some of the most exclusive clubs in baseball, like the 3,000-Hit Club,
    - 500 Home Runs, and 3,000-K Club. Inserted 1:6.
    - Gold Futures (25): Featuring young stars who are on their way to creating Golden Moments of their own. Inserted 1:6.
    - Career Day (25): Celebrating some of the greatest single-game performances in MLB history. Inserted 1:6.


    AUTOGRAPH CARDS
    - Golden Moments Cut Signatures: 20 of the greatest of all time are featured with a vintage signature. Numbered 1/1.
    - Golden Moments Autographs: 40 Golden Moments are immortalized with an autograph of the player who made it happen.
    - Golden Moments Autographs Gold Parallel: Printed on gold foil and numbered to 10.
    - A Cut Above Autographs: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
    - Mound Dominance Autographs: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
    - Gold Standard Autographs: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
    - Gold Futures Autographs: 15 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 15.
    - Career Day Autographs: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and numbered to 10.


    RELIC CARDS
    - Golden Moments Relics: 60 Golden Moments are immortalized with a relic of the player who made it happen.
    - Golden Moments RelicS Gold Parallel: Printed on gold foil and numbered to 99.
    - Golden Moments Dual Relics: 15 cards featuring two players with similar Golden Moments. Numbered to 50.
    - Golden Moments Jumbo Relics: 20 Golden Moments are immortalized with an over-sized relic of the player who made it happen. Numbered to 20.
    - A Cut Above Relics: 15 of the insert cards with a relic and numbered to 50.
    - Mound Dominance Relics: 15 of the insert cards with a relic and numbered to 50.
    - Gold Standard Relics: 15 of the insert cards with a relic and numbered to 50.
    - Gold Futures Relics: 15 of the insert cards with a relic and numbered to 50.
    - Career Day Relics: 15 of the insert cards with a relic and numbered to 50.
    - Own the Name Relics: 500 cards featuring full game-worn jersey letters. All cards are numbered 1/1. HOBBY & HTA ONLY
    - 1968 Mickey Mantle Reprint Relic: Mickey Mantle's 1968 Topps card reprinted featuring a relic piece. Sequentially numbered to 68.


    GOLDEN GIVEAWAY - UNLOCK CARDS, UNLOCK COINS & WIN PRIZES

    Unlock exclusive die-cut cards, unlock ONE-OF-ONE gold-embedded die-cut cards, unlock golden digital coins to collect and win prizes!
    Codes Unlock Cards And Digital Coins To Collect And Win Prizes!

    Golden Moments Die-Cut Chrome Cards: Striking die-cut chrome cards featuring 100 players and their greatest Golden Moment.
    - Gold Parallel: Also die-cut and numbered to 99.
    - One-Of-One Truly Golden Moments Die-Cut
    - Chrome Cards: A parallel of the die-cut set with a piece of real gold embedded in the card! ONE OF ONE!

    One-Of-One Gold Base Set Parallel: A parallel of the Topps Series 2 base set with a piece of real gold embedded in the card! ONE OF ONE!

    Unlock Digital Gold Coins: In total 90 digital coins can be unlocked: 30 Team Coins, 30 Player Coins, 30 Retired Player Coins

    Collect and Unlock Prizes
    The more unique coins unlocked the more prizes you can win. Unlock ten unique coins and automatically qualify for a chance to win a Ken Griffey Jr. autographed gold coin card; unlock 30 team coins, 30 player coins or 30 retired player coins and instantly win a Willie Mays autographed gold coin card.


    AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS: All are Hobby & HTA Only
    - Golden Moments Autograph Relics: 15 of the insert cards with an autograph and a relic and numbered to 10.
    - A Cut Above Autograph Relics: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and a relic and numbered to 10.
    - Mound Dominance Autograph Relics: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and a relic and numbered to 10.
    - Gold Standard Autograph Relics: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and a relic and numbered to 10.
    - Gold Futures Autograph Relics: 15 of the insert cards with an autograph and a relic and numbered to 10.
    - Career Day Autograph Relics: 10 of the insert cards with an autograph and a relic and numbered to 5.

    WHAT WE PULLED



    Base - 289/330
    Dupes - 5



    Gold Sparkle (9)
    1987 Minis (8)
    Gold Futures (6)
    Cut Above (6)



    Gold Standard (6)
    Career Day (6)
    Golden Moments (9)
    Mound Dominance (4)



    Mariano Rivera World Series Commemorative Pin



    FINAL THOUGHTS

    Base - 4.5/5
    Design - 4/5
    Fun - 3.5/5
    Value - 4/5
    Rebuy - 5/5

    Overall - 21/25 (84%)

    Pros:
    Great for set collectors
    Utilization of SPs is a nice touch
    Excellent for kids and parents to share in the fun of collecting
    Worth the money if not looking for secondary market gains

    Cons:
    Unnumbered "relic" when same cards where numbered in Series 1
    Duplicate base when complete set isn't delivered

    NPN Information:

    NPN 2012 Topps BB Series 2
    PO Box 766
    Pittstown, PA 18640

    Limit 1 per household

    Postmarked: 11/14/12
    Received: 11/21/12

    Canada Skills: 22 x 6 + 2 - 12 = ?

    Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Topps for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all of their products, visit them today at www.topps.com.

    As always, the base and inserts are available to the members. Please view the video to see all of the cards that were pulled. PM me with the card or cards you are interested in. For the first 48 hours from when this review is posted, only VIPs can make a card request.
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    Pretty decent looking break.

    No longer shipping bubble envelopes to Canada since it's $6.55 for 1 ounce !
    I will still send a p.w.e if you want to trade



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