2012 Topps Tier One

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Description

2012 Topps Tier One was released June 20, 2012. Each pack promises at least one "On The Rise" autograph, a "relic" serial-numbered to 399 copies or less, and either a "Crowd Pleaser" autograph, mutil-player autograph, autographed "Relic," or cut signature in each pack. Every 12-pack case will yield one "Top Tier" autograph.

Tier One does not have a traditional base set. All the cards in the product are "hits."

Distribution

12 packs per case, two autographs and a "Relic" per pack (MSRP: $100). Hobby only.

Reviews

Insertion Ratios

Cards Total Cards Numbered To Odds
Top Shelf Relics 60 399 one-per-pack
Top Shelf Dual Swatch 60 99 ?
Top Shelf Triple Swatch 60 25 ?
Prodigious Patches 25 10 ?
Bat Knobs 100 one-of-one ?
On The Rise 75 399 one-per-pack
On The Rise White Ink 75 25 ?
On The Rise Silver Ink 75 10 ?
On The Rise Gold Ink 75 one-of-one ?
Crowd Pleasers 75 299 ?
Crowd Pleasers White Ink 75 25 ?
Crowd Pleasers Silver Ink 75 10 ?
Crowd Pleasers Gold Ink 75 one-of-one ?
Top Tier 20 99 1:12
Top Tier White Ink 20 25 ?
Top Tier Silver Ink 20 10 ?
Top Tier Gold Ink 20 one-of-one ?
Clear Rookie Reprints 10 25 ?
Dual Autographs 5 25 ?
Triple Autographs 4 10 ?
Cut Signatures 25 one-of-one ?
Autographed Top Shelf Relics 25 99 ?
Autographed Top Shelf Dual Patch 25 25 ?
Autographed Top Shelf Triple Patch 25 one-of-one ?
Autographed Prodigious Patches 10 10 ?

Checklist

Base Set

There is no "base set" in the traditional sense. All cards are autographed and/or "Relics."

Autographs & Game-Used

Top Shelf Relics

Each Top Shelf Relic will be serial-numbered to 399 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • Dual Swatch (serial-numbered to 99 copies)
  • Triple Swatch (serial-numbered to 25 copies)

TSR-DJ Derek Jeter

TSR-I Ichiro

TSR-EM Eddie Murray

TSR-SC Steve Carlton

TSR-CF Carlton Fisk

TSR-JRI Jim Rice

TSR-FT Frank Thomas

TSR-DM Don Mattingly

TSR-GB George Bell

TSR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman

TSR-JHA Josh Hamilton

TSR-JHE Jeremy Hellickson

TSR-CJ Chipper Jones

TSR-DU Dan Uggla

TSR-DO David Ortiz

TSR-JBR Jay Bruce

TSR-SCA Starlin Castro

TSR-AE Andre Ethier

TSR-DW David Wright

TSR-DG Dee Gordon

TSR-JVO Joey Votto

TSR-JL Jon Lester

TSR-MTR Mike Trout

TSR-MR Mariano Rivera

TSR-TL Tim Lincecum

TSR-BW Brian Wilson

TSR-PF Prince Fielder

TSR-JJ Josh Johnson

TSR-TT Troy Tulowitzki

TSR-AM Andrew McCutchen

TSR-IK Ian Kennedy

TSR-FF Freddie Freeman

TSR-CC Carl Crawford

TSR-SS Stephen Strasburg

TSR-JS James Shields

TSR-MC Miguel Cabrera

TSR-BS Bruce Sutter

TSR-EL Evan Longoria

TSR-IKI Ian Kinsler

TSR-MT Mark Trumbo

TSR-MH Matt Holliday

TSR-MY Michael Young

TSR-TH Tommy Hanson

TSR-PK Paul Konerko

TSR-UJ Ubaldo Jimenez

TSR-RO Roy Oswalt

TSR-AW Adam Wainwright

TSR-THU Tim Hudson

TSR-ZG Zack Greinke

TSR-DH Dan Haren

TSR-YG Yovani Gallardo

TSR-JH Jason Heyward

TSR-JV Justin Verlander

TSR-JM Jason Motte

TSR-AA Alex Avila

TSR-BPH Brandon Phillips

TSR-MM Mike Morse

TSR-THE Todd Helton

TSR-MCA Matt Cain

TSR-AP Albert Pujols

TSR-AR Alex Rodriguez

TSR-APE Andy Pettitte

TSR-RHO Roy Halladay

TSR-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

TSR-AG Adrian Gonzalez

TSR-CJ2 Chipper Jones

TSR-DP Dustin Pedroia

TSR-JMA Joe Mauer

TSR-RCW Rod Carew

TSR-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

TSR-PM Paul Molitor

TSR-PO Paul O'Neill

TSR-CS CC Sabathia

TSR-AB Adrian Beltre

TSR-RH Ryan Howard

TSR-BP Buster Posey

TSR-KY Kevin Youkilis


Top Shelf Relics Legends

Each Top Shelf Relics Legends is serial-numbered to 50 copies.

TSL-RC Roberto Clemente

TSL-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

TSL-JD Joe DiMaggio

TSL-WB Wade Boggs

TSL-TG Tony Gwynn

TSL-RCA Rod Carew

TSL-RJ Reggie Jackson

TSL-WM Willie McCovey

TSL-WMA Willie Mays

TSL-WS Willie Stargell

TSL-FR Frank Robinson

TSL-EM Eddie Mathews

TSL-RM Roger Maris

TSL-OS Ozzie Smith

TSL-MM Mickey Mantle

TSL-TC Ty Cobb

TSL-JM Joe Morgan

TSL-CY Carl Yastrzemski

TSL-LB Lou Brock

TSL-RS Ryne Sandberg

TSL-MS Mike Schmidt

TSL-HK Harmon Killebrew

TSL-GB George Brett


Prodigious Patches

Each Prodigious Patch is serial-numbered to ten copies.

PP-I Ichiro

PP-WS Warren Spahn

PP-JS John Smoltz

PP-LB Lou Brock

PP-DG Doc Gooden

PP-MR Mariano Rivera

PP-RC Rod Carew

PP-AP Albert Pujols

PP-JM Joe Mauer

PP-JR Jim Rice

PP-FT Frank Thomas

PP-SC Steve Carlton

PP-WM Willie Mays

PP-WMC Willie McCovey

PP-NR Nolan Ryan

PP-TG Tony Gwynn

PP-JMO Jesus Montero

PP-DJ Derek Jeter

PP-WC Will Clark

PP-OS Ozzie Smith

PP-OC Orlando Cepeda

PP-RF Rollie Fingers

PP-WST Willie Stargell

PP-SS Stephen Strasburg

PP-CF Carlton Fisk

PP-TL Tim Lincecum

PP-RH Roy Halladay

PP-JH Josh Hamilton

PP-KG Ken Griffey, Jr.

PP-MM Mickey Mantle

PP-JV Justin Verlander

PP-RHO Ryan Howard

PP-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

PP-RCA Robinson Cano

PP-CJ Chipper Jones

PP-MC Miguel Cabrera

PP-CK Clayton Kershaw

PP-EL Evan Longoria

PP-TT Troy Tulowitzki

PP-JB Jose Bautista

PP-TS Tom Seaver

PP-CY Carl Yastrzemski


Bat Knobs

Each Bat Knob is a one-of-one.

BK-HA Hank Aaron

BK-DA Dustin Ackley

BK-LA Luis Aparicio

BK-EB Ernie Banks

BK-JB Jose Bautista

BK-CB Carlos Beltran

BK-JBE Johnny Bench

BK-WB Wade Boggs

BK-GB George Brett

BK-JBR Jay Bruce

BK-MC Miguel Cabrera

BK-RC Robinson Cano

BK-RCA Rod Carew

BK-SC Steve Carlton

BK-GC Gary Carter

BK-SCA Starlin Castro

BK-SCH Shin-Soo Choo

BK-RCL Roberto Clemente

BK-TC Ty Cobb

BK-CC Carl Crawford

BK-AD Andre Dawson

BK-JD Joe DiMaggio

BK-JE Jacoby Ellsbury

BK-CF Cecil Fielder

BK-CFI Carlton Fisk

BK-FF Freddie Freeman

BK-LG Lou Gehrig

BK-BG Bob Gibson

BK-CG Carlos Gonzalez

BK-CGR Curtis Granderson

BK-JH Josh Hamilton

BK-TH Todd Helton

BK-RH Rickey Henderson

BK-JHE Jason Heyward

BK-MH Matt Holliday

BK-RHO Ryan Howard

BK-CH Catfish Hunter

BK-MI Monte Irvin

BK-RJ Reggie Jackson

BK-FJ Fergie Jenkins

BK-AJ Andruw Jones

BK-CJ Chipper Jones

BK-AK Al Kaline

BK-MK Matt Kemp

BK-HK Harmon Killebrew

BK-RK Ralph Kiner

BK-IK Ian Kinsler

BK-PK Paul Konerko

BK-CL Carlos Lee

BK-TL Tim Lincecum

BK-EL Evan Longoria

BK-MM Mickey Mantle

BK-RM Roger Maris

BK-VM Victor Martinez

BK-EM Eddie Mathews

BK-DM Don Mattingly

BK-JM Joe Mauer

BK-BM Bill Mazeroski

BK-WM Willie McCovey

BK-AM Andrew McCutchen

BK-PM Paul Molitor

BK-JMO Joe Morgan

BK-EMU Eddie Murray

BK-SM Stan Musial

BK-DO David Ortiz

BK-JP Jim Palmer

BK-DP Dustin Pedroia

BK-TP Tony Perez

BK-BP Buster Posey

BK-AP Albert Pujols

BK-LB Lance Berkman

BK-AR Aramis Ramirez

BK-HR Hanley Ramirez

BK-JR Jose Reyes

BK-JRI Jim Rice

BK-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

BK-BR Brooks Robinson

BK-FR Frank Robinson

BK-ARO Alex Rodriguez

BK-IR Ivan Rodriguez

BK-JRO Jimmy Rollins

BK-BRU Babe Ruth

BK-RS Ryne Sandberg

BK-PS Pablo Sandoval

BK-MS Mike Schmidt

BK-TS Tom Seaver

BK-GS Gary Sheffield

BK-ES Enos Slaughter

BK-OS Ozzie Smith

BK-DS Duke Snider

BK-DST Darryl Strawberry

BK-NS Nick Swisher

BK-MT Mark Teixeira

BK-JT Jim Thome

BK-JTH Jim Thome

BK-TT Troy Tulowitzki

BK-JU Justin Upton

BK-DW Dave Winfield

BK-CY Carl Yastrzemski

BK-RY Robin Yount


On The Rise

Each On The Rise (except for the Bryce Harper) is serial-numbered to 399 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • White Ink (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Silver Ink (serial-numbered to 10 copies)
  • Gold Ink (one-of-one)

Harper packed out as a redemption and is limited to only 25 copies.

OR-RD Randall Delgado

OR-JG Johnny Giavotella

OR-PG Paul Goldschmidt

OR-BP Brad Peacock

OR-VW Vance Worley

OR-JW Jemile Weeks

OR-BA Brett Anderson

OR-BAN Brett Anderson

OR-NE Nathan Eovaldi

OR-MM Mitch Moreland

OR-HN Hector Noesi

OR-SP Salvador Perez

OR-JR Josh Reddick

OR-BR Ben Revere

OR-KS Kyle Seager

OR-JZ Jordan Zimmermann

OR-DH Derek Holland

OR-JK Jason Kipnis

OR-BBE Brandon Belt

OR-CH Chris Heisey

OR-JJ Jon Jay

OR-BM Brent Morel

OR-AR Anthony Rizzo

OR-DS Drew Storen

OR-JTE Julio Teheran

OR-MT Mark Trumbo

OR-NW Neil Walker

OR-DB Darwin Barney

OR-JP Jarrod Parker

OR-AA Alex Avila

OR-DBA Daniel Bard

OR-AC Allen Craig

OR-DE Danny Espinosa

OR-DHU Daniel Hudson

OR-JN Jon Niese

OR-EN Eduardo Nunez

OR-AO Alexi Ogando

OR-CS Carlos Santana

OR-JWA Jordan Walden

OR-TW Travis Wood

OR-JA J.P. Arencibia

OR-NF Neftali Feliz

OR-CK Craig Kimbrel

OR-WR Wilson Ramos

OR-RR Ricky Romero

OR-CSA Chris Sale

OR-MP Michael Pineda

OR-TC Trevor Cahill

OR-GG Gio Gonzalez

OR-JH Jeremy Hellickson

OR-DGO Dee Gordon

OR-IN Ivan Nova

OR-CR Colby Rasmus

OR-ACH Aroldis Chapman

OR-MMO Matt Moore

OR-DP Drew Pomeranz

OR-DST Drew Stubbs

OR-ZB Zach Britton

OR-DA Dustin Ackley

OR-MB Madison Bumgarner

OR-EH Eric Hosmer

OR-AJO Adam Jones

OR-CKE Clayton Kershaw

OR-LM Logan Morrison

OR-JMO Jesus Montero

OR-GB Gordon Beckham

OR-MST Giancarlo Stanton

OR-MTR Mike Trout

OR-FF Freddie Freeman

OR-CGO Carlos Gonzalez

OR-BL Brett Lawrie

OR-DM Devin Mesoraco

OR-JDM J.D. Martinez

OR-JPA Jimmy Paredes

OR-BPE Brad Peacock

OR-SPE Salvador Perez

OR-MTM Mark Trumbo

OR-ENU Eduardo Nunez

OR-VWO Vance Worley

OR-JMA J.D. Martinez

OR-JWE Jemile Weeks

OR-JPR Jimmy Paredes

OR-JRE Josh Reddick

OR-MMR Mitch Moreland

OR-ARI Anthony Rizzo

OR-BRE Ben Revere

OR-CHE Chris Heisey

OR-DBD Daniel Bard

OR-JAR J.P. Arencibia

OR-DME Devin Mesoraco

OR-INO Ivan Nova

OR-KSE Kyle Seager

OR-YC Yoenis Cespedes

OR-BH Bryce Harper EXCH


Crowd Pleasers

Each Crowd Pleaser is serial-numbered to 299 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • White Ink (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Silver Ink (serial-numbered to 10 copies)
  • Gold Ink (one-of-one)

CPA-BM Brian McCann

CPA-CC Carl Crawford

CPA-BPO Buster Posey

CPA-DW David Wright

CPA-EL Evan Longoria

CPA-AD Andre Dawson

CPA-PM Paul Molitor

CPA-AP Andy Pettitte

CPA-RB Ryan Braun

CPA-MH Matt Holliday

CPA-MCA Miguel Cabrera

CPA-PF Prince Fielder

CPA-HR Hanley Ramirez

CPA-DU Dan Uggla

CPA-BP Boog Powell

CPA-DP Dustin Pedroia

CPA-JR Jim Rice

CPA-LT Luis Tiant

CPA-WJ Wally Joyner

CPA-SC Starlin Castro

CPA-JB Jay Bruce

CPA-JV Jose Valverde

CPA-MM Mike Moustakas

CPA-MK Matt Kemp

CPA-YG Yovani Gallardo

CPA-AR Aramis Ramirez

CPA-RC Robinson Cano

CPA-BG Brett Gardner

CPA-PO Paul O'Neill

CPA-JHA Joel Hanrahan

CPA-AM Andrew McCutchen

CPA-WC Will Clark

CPA-EA Elvis Andrus

CPA-NC Nelson Cruz

CPA-AL Adam Lind

CPA-MMO Mike Morse

CPA-MB Marlon Byrd

CPA-GS Gaby Sanchez

CPA-JCU Johnny Cueto

CPA-JP Jhonny Peralta

CPA-BPH Brandon Phillips

CPA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman

CPA-JM Joe Mauer

CPA-HK Howie Kendrick

CPA-EK Ed Kranepool

CPA-GF George Foster

CPA-AB Albert Belle

CPA-RS Red Schoendienst

CPA-EM Edgar Martinez

CPA-AK Al Kaline

CPA-BW Billy Williams

CPA-CJ Chipper Jones

CPA-THU Tim Hudson

CPA-JMT Jason Motte

CPA-MGA Matt Garza

CPA-AE Andre Ethier

CPA-UJ Ubaldo Jimenez

CPA-CH Cole Hamels

CPA-BB Billy Butler

CPA-JJ Josh Johnson

CPA-ID Ike Davis

CPA-JMO Jason Motte

CPA-JH Joel Hanrahan

CPA-ALI Adam Lind

CPA-MMS Mike Morse

CPA-GSA Gaby Sanchez

CPA-JVA Jose Valverde

CPA-MBY Marlon Byrd

CPA-HKE Howie Kendrick

CPA-JPE Jhonny Peralta

CPA-JC Johnny Cueto


Top Tier

Each Top Tier Autograph is serial-numbered to 50 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • White Ink (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Silver Ink (serial-numbered to 10 copies)
  • Gold Ink (one-of-one)

TTA-HA Hank Aaron

TTA-SK Sandy Koufax

TTA-CF Carlton Fisk

TTA-JH Josh Hamilton

TTA-JB Johnny Bench

TTA-RH Roy Halladay

TTA-RS Ryne Sandberg

TTA-FR Frank Robinson

TTA-KG Ken Griffey, Jr.

TTA-WM Willie Mays

TTA-CR Cal Ripken, Jr.

TTA-AP Albert Pujols

TTA-EB Ernie Banks

TTA-CY Carl Yastrzemski

TTA-NR Nolan Ryan

TTA-WMC Willie McCovey

TTA-DM Don Mattingly

TTA-MS Mike Schmidt

TTA-RJ Reggie Jackson

TTA-YD Yu Darvish


Clear Rookie Reprint Autographs

Each Clear Rookie Reprint Autograph is a reprint of a classic Topps rookie card and printed on acetate. Each is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

CRA-WM Willie Mays EXCH

CRA-EB Ernie Banks 54

CRA-KG Ken Griffey, Jr. EXCH

CRA-CC CC Sabathia 99T

CRA-DM Don Mattingly 84

CRA-MC Miguel Cabrera 00T

CRA-CJ Chipper Jones 91

CRA-RS Ryne Sandberg 83

CRA-CR Cal Ripken, Jr. 82T UER (RC was in 82)

CRA-JH Josh Hamilton 07 UER (RC was in 99T)


Dual Autographs

Each Dual Autograph is serial-numbered to 25 copies.

DA-SJ Mike Schmidt / Chipper Jones

DA-SR Ryne Sandberg / Cal Ripken, Jr.

DA-BKE Jose Bautista / Matt Kemp

DA-RB Frank Robinson / Jay Bruce

DA-BP Johnny Bench / Buster Posey


Triple Autographs

Each Triple Autograph is serial-numbered to 10 copies.

TA-FAP Prince Fielder / Hank Aaron / Albert Pujols

TA-JCH Jon Jay / Allen Craig / Matt Holliday

TA-BKU Ryan Braun / Matt Kemp / Justin Upton

TA-HGJ Josh Hamilton / Ken Griffey, Jr. / Reggie Jackson


Cut Signatures

Each is a one-of-one.

CS-MM1 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM2 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM3 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM4 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM5 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM6 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM7 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM8 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM9 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM10 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM11 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM12 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM13 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM14 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM15 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM16 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM17 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM18 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM19 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM20 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM21 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM22 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM23 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM24 Mickey Mantle

CS-MM25 Mickey Mantle


Autographed Top Shelf Relics

Each Autographed Top Shelf Relic is serial-numbered to 99 copies and available in the following parallels.

  • Dual Patch (serial-numbered to 25 copies)
  • Triple Patch (one-of-one)

TSAR-RB Ryan Braun

TSAR-GB Gordon Beckham

TSAR-NF Neftali Feliz

TSAR-JJ Jon Jay

TSAR-TG Tony Gwynn

TSAR-MK Matt Kemp

TSAR-EL Evan Longoria

TSAR-DM Don Mattingly

TSAR-DME Devin Mesoraco

TSAR-GS Gary Sheffield

TSAR-GST Giancarlo Stanton

TSAR-SC Starlin Castro

TSAR-CC Carl Crawford

TSAR-PF Prince Fielder

TSAR-JJO Josh Johnson

TSAR-JH Jeremy Hellickson

TSAR-DO David Ortiz

TSAR-DU Dan Uggla

TSAR-DW David Wright

TSAR-DG Dee Gordon

TSAR-BS Bruce Sutter

TSAR-MT Mark Trumbo

TSAR-JHE Jason Heyward

TSAR-PO Paul O'Neill

TSAR-CH Chris Heisey

TSAR-BH Bryce Harper

TSAR-YD Yu Darvish

TSAR-BB Billy Butler

TSAR-RP Rick Porcello

TSAR-JW Jordan Walden

TSAR-JZ Jordan Zimmermann

TSAR-BBE Brandon Beachy

TSAR-MM Mike Minor

TSAR-GSA Gaby Sanchez

TSAR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman


Autographed Prodigious Patches

Each Autographed Prodigious Patch is serial-numbered to ten copies.

PPAR-AP Albert Pujols

PPAR-JH Josh Hamilton

PPAR-EL Evan Longoria

PPAR-RB Ryan Braun

PPAR-DW David Wright

PPAR-EM Eddie Murray

PPAR-JHE Jeremy Hellickson

PPAR-DG Dwight Gooden

PPAR-SC Starlin Castro

PPAR-CY Carl Yastrzemski

PPAR-BH Bryce Harper

PPAR-YD Yu Darvish

PPAR-RH Rickey Henderson

PPAR-RC Rod Carew

PPAR-JHW Jason Heyward