Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Baseball Excitement is Escalating

We are two weeks away from the official launch date of this coming seasons flagship Baseball card set. Topps 2012 cards will go on sale on February 1st, and fans and collectors alike are counting down the days. Heck, even if you could care less you gotta look at this date as the ushering in of the new Baseball season. After all, Baseball isn't the same without Baseball cards.

With that in mind, it's not surprising that collectors slightly gasped in delight at the mention that some eBay sellers have 2012 Topps 'Gold Rush' cards for sale. See an auction, here. Photo of the cards are above.

Are these fakes? Did somebody get a little too eager and open up some boxes 2 weeks too early? These look nothing like the mock-ups for the 'Gold Rush' cards. Maybe they are redemptions? No, that doesn't make sense.

Well, a facebook page devoted to Topps cards has the story.
We now know what the Gold Rush cards are that have a gold foil in the upper lefthand corner are. These cards which seem to parallel the base set, were mailed to dealers to help promote 2012 Topps. One dealer said he received 30 cards from Topps. Not sure if all 330 cards are paralleled or if Topps sent out the same 30 cards to all dealers at this time.
Now we know, and collectors the nation over will have to just be patient.

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