2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cards

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cards

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Set Checklist

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold 1:5, Emerald 1:10, Ruby 1:20, Printing Plates 1/1

1 Michael Pineda
2 Joe Mauer
3 Liam Hendricks
4 Adrian Beltre
5 Josh Johnson
6 Miguel Cabrera
7 Matt Kemp
8 Ichiro
9 Yu Darvish
10 Carlos Gonzalez
11 Jose Reyes
12 Eric Hosmer
13 Jay Bruce
14 Derek Jeter
15 Lance Berkman
16 Mike Trout
17 Tyler Pastornicky
18 Tommy Hanson
19 Dustin Pedroia
20 Prince Fielder
21 Yoenis Cespedes
22 Jose Bautista
23 Ian Kennedy
24 Chipper Jones
25 Jeremy Hellickson
26 James Shields
27 Brian McCann
28 David Price
29 Mike Napoli
30 Adrian Gonzalez
31 Andre Ethier
32 Mike Stanton
33 Adam Jones
34 Ryan Braun
35 Joey Votto
36 Alex Rodriguez
37 Justin Verlander
38 Ian Kinsler
39 Justin Upton
40 Ubaldo Jimenez
41 Carlos Santana
42 Rickie Weeks
43 Mark Teixeira
44 Leonys Martin
45 Mariano Rivera
46 Andrew McCutchen
47 Ryan Howard
48 Kirk Nieuwenhuis
49 Robinson Cano
50 Josh Beckett
51 Troy Tulowitzki
52 Addison Reed
53 Desmond Jennings
54 Evan Longoria
55 Clayton Kershaw
56 Bryce Harper
57 Buster Posey
58 Paul Konerko
59 Josh Hamilton
60 Brad Peacock
61 C.J. Wilson
62 Alex Gordon
63 Dan Uggla
64 David Ortiz
65 Jesus Montero
66 Michael Morse
67 Cole Hamels
68 Albert Pujols
69 Drew Pomeranz
70 Jon Lester
71 Tim Hudson
72 Curtis Granderson
73 Madison Bumgarner
74 Nelson Cruz
75 Kevin Youkilis
76 Tim Lincecum
77 Pablo Sandoval
78 Jered Weaver
79 Starlin Castro
80 Stephen Strasburg
81 Hisashi Iwakuma
82 David Freese
83 Devin Mesoraco
84 Justin Morneau
85 Felix Hernandez
86 Ryan Zimmerman
87 Zack Greinke
88 CC Sabathia
89 Hanley Ramirez
90 David Wright
91 Cliff Lee
92 Wilin Rosario
93 Roy Halladay
94 Mat Latos
95 Asdrubal Cabrera
96 Jarrod Parker
97 Matt Holliday
98 Freddie Freeman
99 Matt Moore
100 Jacoby Ellsbury
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Prospects Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: X-Fractor - 1 Per Hobby Box, Green Refractor #/399, Blue Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor #/50, Red Refractor #/25, Atomic Refractor #/5, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

BPP1 Matt Adams
BPP2 Nolan Arenado
BPP3 Manny Banuelos
BPP4 Trevor Bauer
BPP5 Chad Bettis
BPP6 Gary Brown
BPP7 Garin Cecchini
BPP8 Michael Choice
BPP9 Travis d'Arnaud
BPP10 Brandon Drury
BPP11 Robbie Erlin
BPP12 Wilmer Flores
BPP13 Anthony Gose
BPP14 Robbie Grossman
BPP15 Jedd Gyorko
BPP16 Billy Hamilton
BPP17 Joe Terdoslavich
BPP18 Matt Harvey
BPP19 Brett Jackson
BPP20 Hak-Ju Lee
BPP21 Taylor Lindsey
BPP22 Rymer Liriano
BPP23 Manny Machado
BPP24 Starling Marte
BPP25 Trevor May
BPP26 Will Middlebrooks
BPP27 Shelby Miller
BPP28 Mike Montgomery
BPP29 Jake Odorizzi
BPP30 Mike Olt
BPP31 Marcell Ozuna
BPP32 Joe Panik
BPP33 Wily Peralta
BPP34 Martin Perez
BPP35 Jurickson Profar
BPP36 Eddie Rosario
BPP37 Keenyn Walker
BPP38 Gary Sanchez
BPP39 Miguel Sano
BPP40 Jonathan Schoop
BPP41 Jonathan Singleton
BPP42 Tyler Skaggs
BPP43 Alexi Amarista
BPP44 Noah Syndergaard
BPP45 Jameson Taillon
BPP46 Taijuan Walker
BPP47 Allen Webster
BPP48 Zack Wheeler
BPP49 Christian Yelich
BPP50 Drew Hutchison
BPP51 Oscar Taveras
BPP52 A.J. Cole
BPP53 Jake Marisnick
BPP54 Nick Franklin
BPP55 Nestor Molina
BPP56 Jeurys Familia
BPP57 Tim Wheeler
BPP58 Jonathan Galvez
BPP59 Vincent Catricala
BPP60 Keyvius Sampson
BPP61 Archie Bradley
BPP62 Brian Dozier
BPP63 John Lamb
BPP64 Dylan Bundy
BPP65 Jean Segura
BPP66 Daniel Corcino
BPP67 Tyler Thornburg
BPP68 Yorman Rodriguez
BPP69 Gerrit Cole
BPP70 Tyler Pastornicky
BPP71 Zach Cone
BPP72 Brandon Jacobs
BPP73 Kevin Matthews
BPP74 Jake Hager
BPP75 Sean Buckley
BPP76 Andrelton Simmons
BPP77 Julio Rodriguez
BPP78 Sonny Gray
BPP79 Jabari Blash
BPP80 Wil Myers
BPP81 Jarred Cosart
BPP82 Chris Archer
BPP83 Guillermo Pimentel
BPP84 Tyler Matzek
BPP85 Javier Baez
BPP86 Cory Spangenberg
BPP87 John Hellweg
BPP88 Chad James
BPP89 Telvin Nash
BPP90 Mason Williams
BPP91 Heath Hembree
BPP92 Bryce Brentz
BPP93 Anthony Ranaudo
BPP94 Tommy Joseph
BPP95 Trey McNutt
BPP96 Matt Davidson
BPP97 Nick Castellanos
BPP98 Jordan Swagerty
BPP99 Sebastian Valle
BPP100 Bubba Starling
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Prospect Red Refractor Card Image

Autograph Prospects Set Checklist

2 per box. Click here to see our extensive visual guide.

PARALLEL CARDS: Green Refractor #/399, Blue Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor #/50, Red Refractor #/25, Atomic Refractor #/5 (Hobby), Super-Fractor 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plate 1/1 (Hobby)

AP-AR Anthony Rendon
AP-AS Aaron Sanchez
AP-ASU Andrew Susac
AP-BB Bryan Brickhouse
AP-BJ Brandon Jacobs
AP-BS Bubba Starling
AP-CC Carter Capps
AP-CCB Cheslor Cuthbert
AP-CT Charlie Tilson
AP-DB Dylan Bundy
AP-DBU David Buchanan
AP-DC Daniel Corcino
AP-DH Danny Hultzen
AP-DM Dillon Maples
AP-DN Daniel Norris
AP-DNO Derek Norris
AP-ER Eddie Rosario
AP-GB Greg Bird
AP-GC Gerrit Cole
AP-GP Guillermo Pimentel
AP-JB Josh Bell
AP-JG Jonathan Galvez
AP-JM Jermaine Mitchell
AP-JT Joe Terdoslavich
AP-KC Kole Calhoun
AP-LM Levi Michael
AP-MM Mikie Mahtook
AP-MP Matt Purke
AP-MW Mike Wright
AP-OA Oswaldo Arcia
AP-RR Robbie Ray
AP-RT Ronald Torreyes
AP-TB Trevor Bauer
AP-TBK Tyler Bortnick
AP-TJ Tyrell Jenkins
AP-TN Telvin Nash
AP-TW Taijuan Walker
AP-VC Vinnie Catricala
AP-YA Yazy Arbelo
AP-YC Yoenis Cespedes
AP-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Autograped Prospect Gold Refractor Card Image

Purely Platinum Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1; Hobby Only

PP-AG Adrian Gonzalez
PP-AP Albert Pujols
PP-AR Anthony Rendon
PP-BH Bryce Harper
PP-BL Brett Lawrie
PP-BP Buster Posey
PP-BS Bubba Starling
PP-CJ Chipper Jones
PP-CK Clayton Kershaw
PP-DB Dylan Bundy
PP-DH Danny Hultzen
PP-DP Dustin Pedroia
PP-DW David Wright
PP-EH Eric Hosmer
PP-EL Evan Longoria
PP-FH Felix Hernandez
PP-GC Gerrit Cole
PP-GS Giancarlo Stanton
PP-JB Jose Bautista
PP-JM Jesus Montero
PP-JV Justin Verlander
PP-JW Jered Weaver
PP-MC Miguel Cabrera
PP-MK Matt Kemp
PP-MM Matt Moore
PP-MP Michael Pineda
PP-MT Mike Trout
PP-NC Nelson Cruz
PP-PF Prince Fielder
PP-RB Ryan Braun
PP-RC Robinson Cano
PP-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
PP-SC Starlin Castro
PP-TB Trevor Bauer
PP-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Purely Platinum Card Image

Dual Autographs Set Checklist

DA-JP Joe Panik and Tommy Joseph
DA-BJ Taylor Jungmann and Jed Bradley
DA-TT Oscar Taveras and Charlie Tilson
DA-ST Joe Terdoslavich and Andrelton Simmons
DA-HM Brandon Martin and Jake Hager
DA-BS Blake Swihart and Matt Barnes
DA-SB Josh Bell and Bubba Starling
DA-LB Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor
DA-HP James Paxton and Danny Hultzen
DA-CT Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole

Triple Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10

TA-RPH Anthony Rendon, Matt Purke, Bryce Harper
TA-WHF Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia
TA-BMG Josh Bell, Starling Marte, Robbie Grossman
TA-MAT Carlos Martinez, Matt Adams, Oscar Taveras
TA-BBJ Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Brandon Jacobs
TA-LBP Francisco Lindor, Javier Baez, Joe Panik
TA-HPW Danny Hultzen, James Paxton, Taijuan Walker
TA-SSB Bubba Starling, Brandon Nimmo, Josh Bell
TA-BCH Trevor Bauer, Gerrit Cole, Danny Hultzen
TA-SRS Bubba Starling, Anthony Rendon, Cory Spangenberg

Hexagraph Book Cards Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10; Hobby Only

HBC1 Trevor Bauer
HBC1 Gerrit Cole
HBC1 Danny Hultzen
HBC1 Archie Bradley
HBC1 Taylor Jungmann
HBC1 Dylan Bundy
HBC2 Trevor Bauer
HBC2 Danny Hultzen
HBC2 Gerrit Cole
HBC2 Felix Hernandez
HBC2 Justin Verlander
HBC2 Clayton Kershaw
HBC3 Anthony Rendon
HBC3 Josh Bell
HBC3 Javier Baez
HBC3 Ryan Zimmerman
HBC3 Andrew McCutchen
HBC3 Starlin Castro

Bowman Black Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25; Hobby Only

BBC-AS Andrew Susac
BBC-BD Brandon Drury
BBC-CC Cheslor Cuthbert
BBC-CJC C.J. Cron
BBC-DC Daniel Corcino
BBC-ER Eddie Rosario
BBC-GP Guillermo Pimentel
BBC-GS George Springer
BBC-JB Jackie Bradley Jr.
BBC-JBY Jed Bradley
BBC-JF Jose Fernandez
BBC-JT Jameson Taillon
BBC-KC Kes Carter
BBC-KW Kolten Wong
BBC-LM Levi Michael
BBC-MA Matt Adams
BBC-MM Mikie Mahtook
BBC-ND Nick Delmonico
BBC-RR Robbie Ray
BBC-TA Tyler Anderson
BBC-TJ Tommy Joseph
BBC-TJN Taylor Jungmann
BBC-XB Xander Bogaerts
BBC-ZC Zack Cox
BBC-ZW Zack Wheeler
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Bowman Black Card Image

Autograph Relics Set Checklist

1 per box

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue Refractor #/199, Gold Refractor Patch #/50, Red Refractor Patch #/25, Atomic Refractor Patch #/5 (Hobby), Super-Fractor Patch 1/1 (Hobby), Printing Plates Patch 1/1 (Hobby)

AR-AE Andre Ethier
AR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
AR-AR Anthony Rizzo
AR-BL Brett Lawrie
AR-CG Carlos Gonzalez
AR-CM Carlos Martinez
AR-DH Daniel Hudson
AR-DM Devin Mesoraco
AR-DP Dustin Pedroia
AR-DU Dan Uggla
AR-EH Eric Hosmer
AR-FH Felix Hernandez
AR-FM Francisco Martinez
AR-JA Jose Altuve
AR-JB Jay Bruce
AR-JD Jaff Decker
AR-JJ Jon Jay
AR-JM J.D. Martinez
AR-JMO Jesus Montero
AR-JPX James Paxton
AR-JW Jered Weaver
AR-MD Matt Dominguez
AR-MM Matt Moore
AR-MMS Mike Morse
AR-MO Mike Olt
AR-MS Matt Szczur
AR-MT Mike Trout
AR-NC Nelson Cruz
AR-PG Paul Goldschmidt
AR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
AR-SC Starlin Castro
AR-SM Starling Marte
AR-TT Tyler Thornburg
AR-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Autographed Relic Card Image

Autographed Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

AJR-AG Anthony Gose
AJR-BH Bryce Harper
AJR-DH Danny Hultzen
AJR-GC Gerrit Cole
AJR-JP Joe Panik
AJR-JS Jean Segura
AJR-MA Matt Adams
AJR-MC Michael Choice
AJR-NA Nolan Arenado
AJR-TB Tim Beckham

Bryce Harper Bat Plate Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1; “MONDO” Plate from Arizona Fall League; Hobby Only

BHBP Bryce Harper
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Bryce Harper Bat Plate Card Image

Jumbo Patches Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/5; Hobby Only

JP-AG Anthony Gose
JP-AH Aaron Hicks
JP-AP Albert Pujols
JP-BH Bryce Harper
JP-BP Buster Posey
JP-DH Danny Hultzen
JP-DP Drew Pomeranz
JP-EL Evan Longoria
JP-GB Gary Brown
JP-GC Gerrit Cole
JP-HL Hak-Ju Lee
JP-JHA Josh Hamilton
JP-JP Jurickson Profar
JP-JPK Joe Panik
JP-JS Jean Segura
JP-JV Justin Verlander
JP-JVO Joey Votto
JP-MA Matt Adams
JP-MC Michael Choice
JP-MD Matt Dominguez
JP-MH Matt Harvey
JP-MM Matt Moore
JP-MMO Manny Machado
JP-MT Mike Trout
JP-NA Nolan Arenado
JP-RB Ryan Braun
JP-RH Roy Halladay
JP-RHD Ryan Howard
JP-SM Starling Marte
JP-SS Stephen Strasburg
JP-TB Tim Beckham
JP-TS Tyler Skaggs
JP-TT Troy Tulowitzki
JP-TW Tim Wheeler
JP-WMK Will Middlebrooks
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Jumbo Patch Card Image

Cutting Edge Stars Insert Set Checklist

1:10 Packs

CES-AC Allen Craig
CES-AG Adrian Gonzalez
CES-AM Andrew McCutchen
CES-AP Albert Pujols
CES-BH Bryce Harper
CES-BL Brett Lawrie
CES-BM Brian McCann
CES-BP Buster Posey
CES-CG Carlos Gonzalez
CES-CJ Chipper Jones
CES-DA Dustin Ackley
CES-DF David Freese
CES-DH Daniel Hudson
CES-DJ Derek Jeter
CES-DO David Ortiz
CES-DU Dan Uggla
CES-DW David Wright
CES-EH Eric Hosmer
CES-EL Evan Longoria
CES-FF Freddie Freeman
CES-HB Heath Bell
CES-HR Hanley Ramirez
CES-I Ichiro
CES-IK Ian Kinsler
CES-IKE Ian Kennedy
CES-IN Ivan Nova
CES-JB Jose Bautista
CES-JDM J.D. Martinez
CES-JM Jason Motte
CES-JMO Jesus Montero
CES-JS James Shields
CES-JU Justin Upton
CES-JV Justin Verlander
CES-MC Miguel Cabrera
CES-MM Matt Moore
CES-MMS Michael Morse
CES-MP Michael Pineda
CES-MT Mark Trumbo
CES-NC Nelson Cruz
CES-PF Prince Fielder
CES-PG Paul Goldschmidt
CES-RB Ryan Braun
CES-RC Robinson Cano
CES-RR Ricky Romero
CES-SC Starlin Castro
CES-TT Troy Tulowitzki
CES-YA Yonder Alonso
CES-YD Yu Darvish
CES-YG Yovani Gallardo
CES-ZG Zack Greinke

Cutting Edge Autographs Set Checklist

CES-AP Albert Pujols
CES-BH Bryce Harper
CES-BL Brett Lawrie
CES-CJ Chipper Jones
CES-DA Dustin Ackley
CES-DH Daniel Hudson
CES-DU Dan Uggla
CES-EH Eric Hosmer
CES-HB Heath Bell
CES-IN Ivan Nova
CES-JB Jose Bautista
CES-JDM J.D. Martinez
CES-JM Jason Motte
CES-JMO Jesus Montero
CES-JV Justin Verlander
CES-MM Matt Moore
CES-MMS Michael Morse
CES-MP Michael Pineda
CES-NC Nelson Cruz
CES-PF Prince Fielder
CES-PG Paul Goldschmidt
CES-RB Ryan Braun
CES-RC Robinson Cano
CES-SC Starin Castro
CES-YA Yonder Alonso
CES-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cutting Edge Autograph Card Image

Die Cut Relics Set Checklist

DCR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
DCR-AM Andrew McCutchen
DCR-AP Albert Pujols
DCR-BM Brian McCann
DCR-BP Buster Posey
DCR-CJ Chipper Jones
DCR-DJ Derek Jeter
DCR-DO David Ortiz
DCR-DU Dan Uggla
DCR-DW David Wright
DCR-EH Eric Hosmer
DCR-EL Evan Longoria
DCR-FF Freddie Freeman
DCR-HR Hanley Ramirez
DCR-IK Ian Kinsler
DCR-JBA Jose Bautista
DCR-JS James Shields
DCR-JU Justin Upton
DCR-JV Justin Verlander
DCR-NC Nelson Cruz
DCR-RB Ryan Braun
DCR-RR Ricky Romero
DCR-TT Troy Tulowitzki
DCR-YG Yovani Gallardo
DCR-ZG Zack Greinke
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cutting Edge Relics Card Image

Top Prospects Insert Set Checklist

1:5 Packs

PARALLEL CARDS: Die-Cut #/25

TP-AG Anthony Gose
TP-BB Bryce Brentz
TP-BD Brian Dozier
TP-BH Billy Hamilton
TP-BJ Brett Jackson
TP-BS Bubba Starling
TP-CS Cory Spangenberg
TP-CY Christian Yelich
TP-ER Eddie Rosario
TP-GB Gary Brown
TP-GC Gerrit Cole
TP-JG Jedd Gyorko
TP-JGZ Jonathan Galvez
TP-JL John Lamb
TP-JM Jake Marisnick
TP-JP Jurickson Profar
TP-JPK Joe Panik
TP-JR Julio Rodriguez
TP-JS Jean Segura
TP-JSN Jonathan Singleton
TP-JSW Jordan Swagerty
TP-JT Jameson Taillon
TP-KS Keyvius Sampson
TP-MA Matt Adams
TP-MB Manny Banuelos
TP-MC Michael Choice
TP-MH Matt Harvey
TP-MM Manny Machado
TP-MS Miguel Sano
TP-MW Mason Williams
TP-NA Nolan Arenado
TP-NC Nick Castellanos
TP-NS Noah Syndergaard
TP-OT Oscar Taveras
TP-RE Robbie Erlin
TP-RL Rymer Liriano
TP-SM Shelby Miller
TP-SME Starling Marte
TP-TB Trevor Bauer
TP-Td Travis d'Arnaud
TP-TJW Taijuan Walker
TP-TL Taylor Lindsey
TP-TM Trevor May
TP-TS Tyler Skaggs
TP-TT Tyler Thornburg
TP-TW Tim Wheeler
TP-VC Vincent Catricala
TP-WM Wil Myers
TP-WMK Will Middlebrooks
TP-ZW Zack Wheeler
2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Top Prospects Die Cut Card Image

Product Details

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2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball lets the prospects shine--literally. As collectors have come to expect with the Bowman brand, much of the focus is placed on up-and-coming prospects. Every box comes with two Refractor autographs and one autographed Refractor relic from baseball's rising stars. Not surprisingly, Refractor parallels are a big part of the chase, with multiple levels bolstering the base, autograph and autographed relic checklists. 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball has several new angles including die-cut Cutting Edge inserts. The set's biggest hits center around Arizona Fall League All-Star memorabilia. A total of 52 redemptions are good for full pieces of game-used memorabilia. A one-of-one Bryce Harper bat barrel card is extremely nice. Most of the bigger hits in 2012 Bowman Platinum are hobby exclusives.

Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Prospectors, Autograph Collectors, Hit Seekers, Baseball Memorabilia Collectors

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Box Break

  • Two Autographs
  • One Autographed Relic
  • 100 Total Cards

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Product Highlights:

  • 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball has 200 base cards, 100 rookies and veterans, and 100 prospects (1:4 packs). All have Printing Plate parallels.
  • Veteran and rookie parallels: Gold (1:5), Emerald (1:10), Ruby (1:20).
  • Prospect parallels: X-Fractor (1:20), Green Refractor (#/399), Blue Refractor (#/199), Gold Refractor (#/50), Red Refractors (#/25), Atomic Refractors (#/5, hobby only),  Super-Fractors (1/1, hobby only).
  • Prospect Autographs fall two per box. All signatures are hard-signed Refractors. Parallels: Green Refractors (#/399), Blue Refractors (#/199), Gold Refractors (#/50), Red Refractors (#/25), Atomic Refractors (#/5, hobby only), Printing Plates (hobby only), Super-Fractors (1/1, hobby only).
  • Prospect Autograph Relics inserted one per box. Like the basic autographs, all are on-card Refractors. Parallels: Blue Refractors (#/199), Gold Refractors (#/50), Red Refractors (#/25), Atomic Refractors (#/5, hobby only), Printing Plates (hobby only), Super-Fractors (1/1, hobby only).
  • Bowman Black carries over from 2012 Bowman Baseball, promising 25 more striking autographs.
  • One-of-one Purely Platinum Autographs use metal card stock and gold ink. Inserted in hobby packs only.
  • Dual Autographs (ten cards, #/50).
  • Triple Autographs (ten cards, #/10).
  • Hexagraphs Book Cards (three cards, #/10).
  • Hobby-exclusive Jumbo Patches (35 cards, #/5).
  • Bryce Harper Bat Plate is a one-of-one relic featuring a bat barrel chunk from the Arizona Fall League that reads, "MONDO."
  • The Arizona Fall League All-Stars Redemption Program rewards collectors with full game-used pieces. A total of 53 prize cards are inserted. Prizes include 20 hats and items worn by Bryce Harper.
  • Cutting Edge Stars (50 cards, 1:10) are die-cut inserts mixing veterans and rookies.
  • Cutting Edge Autographs (25 cards, #/25 or less).
  • Cutting Edge Relics (25 cards, #/50 or less).
  • Top Prospects (50 cards, 1:5). Parallel: Die Cut (#/25).
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Product Review

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Product Review

Reviewed by Paul Lesko

Good: Lots of positive similarities to last year's product, including good card design for large, on-card autographs. Base cards have quality feel. Good checklist.

Bad: Like last year, difficult to tell which cards are refractors. Patch autographs use stickers.

The Bottom Line: 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball high-quality product. Although, if you are an autograph collector, it may be cheaper to pick off the ones you want from eBay.

Staff Rating:
4.2 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.2/5.0

Like last year's product, the 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball card design is good. The base cards have great photography and an expensive feel. The autographs have a large area for signing. They also strike a good balance between autograph surface and player picture. The only real downside to the base cards and base autographs is that they look too much like last years' card design (although this is a consistent theme with most card products as unique and distinctive designs each year are a lost art).

It's disappointing that the patch autographs are stickers, but that seems to be the norm for the industry. When Topps does such a good job with the base autographs, it would be a great opportunity for them to knock one out of the park.

Also, it’s difficult to tell which cards are refractors and which are the base set. Just like last year, I had to backtrack through all of the cards to track down the numbered refractors that I missed first time through. Even now I’m not convinced I caught them all. And that's pretty funny because I pulled a red Miguel Sano base numbered out of 25 that, on my first pass, I thought was just a boring insert.

Checklist: 4.2/5.0

Unlike the Bowman and Bowman Chrome products that are very heavy on prospects, Bowman Platinum also includes a fair number of veterans. If you are mainly a prospector, be aware of that. Despite that (and this is coming from a prospector), it's an enjoyable and rather complete checklist.

From a prospector's view, the checklist is deeper than 2011. It includes notable prospects and rookies like Yu Darvish, Danny Hultzen, Gerrit Cole and Dylan Bundy (as well as the ever-present Bryce Harper). Also, there are a few desirable autos that did not appear in large quantities in this 2012 Bowman product like Yoenis Cespedes. These add value to the overall product.

Value: 4.0/5.0

2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball is an affordable higher end prospecting product that should, in theory, get you a better return than Bowman or Bowman Chrome (three hits per box, compared to one hit per box). However, Bowman and Bowman Chrome autographs are typically more desirable than their Platinum counterparts. In the long run, I think both products offer similar value.

This, however, does open up an opportunity for collectors to pick up the less expensive Platinum autographs from the secondary market. All in all, a good value, and fun product.

The Fun Factor: 4.2/5.0

This was my second time breaking a Bowman Platinum box. I enjoyed it a lot more this year than 2011. With each box guaranteeing two on-card autographs and a patch autograph, there is value in just about every hobby box. Also, with the chances of pulling a Yu Darvish autograph, especially a unique variation signed in Japanese, it's an exciting product.

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 Image 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2012-08-16T16:40:41+00:00 rating 4.2 out of 5

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Reviews

  1. Good: Topps released a great product with 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball. The cards are sharp, clean, and have a high-definition design. The autographs are the best part, with plenty of interest in cards of Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Yu Darvish and others. This product delivers various veterans, rookies, and prospects. Similar to past releases, collectors can expect to find various parallels and inserts in each box.

    Bad: There are not many bad things about this product. The reflective surface shows even the slightest imperfections easily. While it may be nitpicking, it’s always nice to have a product full of on-card autographs. Hard signatures and sticker autographs are mixed in 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball.

    It was also odd to find that the prospect are numbered but the veteran and rookie parallels are not. It would be great in the future if this were consistent.

    The Bottom Line: The product stands out from other Topps releases because it has more than just veterans and rookies, but also lots of products. Would collectors accept anything different from a Bowman set? The autographs, inserts and parallel keep breaks exciting.

    Staff Rating: 4.2/5.0

    Card Design: 4.5/5.0
    For set collectors, the base set is a must-have. Topps uses fantastic action shots for the set. While Topps wasn’t able to get on-card autographs for every card, many are and look brilliant.

    Checklist: 4.5/5.0
    As mentioned previously, like every Bowman Platinum release, Topps puts in the tops veterans, rookies and prospects. From veterans like Justin Verlander and Matt Kemp, to rookies like Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, to prospects like Manny Machado, Topps features some of the best players in the game. The base set has 100 cards. This is complimented by various insert sets. The base set isn’t too hard to complete, but it should be fun.

    Value: 4.0/5.0
    With the emergence of rookies like Bryce Harper, Mike Trout, Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish and many others, 2012 Bowman Platinum starts off big. With more prospects working their way up, even bigger things could be in store in the not-too-distant future. Collectors are guaranteed two autographs and one autographed jersey card per box. This mix should keep collectors interested in the product.

    The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0
    With all the possible autographs and inserts, it’s hard to not have fun opening 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball. This set delivers on so many levels.

  2. Has there been any news on a Bryce Harper or Yu Darvish blue version? Here’s a scan pic of my cards that I pulled. They aren’t numbered, but obviously one of the Yu Darvish cards shows a blue tint to it; as well as the Bryce Harper. If there is a different version of these two cards, what are the chances getting one? Thanks.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=658471912025&set=o.108476962510524&type=1&theater

  3. Just got back into collecting after nine years, Wow love these cards! Glad I decided to start with what I feel are some off the most impressive designs I’ve ever seen, great job.

  4. This is my favorite BB set of the year! I consider it mid-range in price, but it’s a great value! The look of the cards is outstanding. I love the inserts, from the die-cut cards to the refractors to the colored background parallels! The auto cards and relics are also very cool. These cards are just a sharp set and as one reviewer said above the base set is a “must have for all set collectors”.

  5. Please read my comments to 2012 Bowman because my experience was identical. Thanks

  6. Platinum, platinum, platinum… I bought it one more time this year just to see if the previous 2 years were a fluke…they were not. The card stock on the base set is terrible – lots of chipping and not much eye appeal. The chrome parallels look great, though, so I wish they would have made the set all chrome. As far as the autographs go, it’s great to get 3 in a box, but there is so much filler in these platinum sets that it’s hard to get anything of value. I personally sold all the base cards from my box and only kept the chrome cards and autographs. A full set of the chrome cards would be cool and just about the only cool thing about this set.

  7. I think Bowman Platinum is a great product for value because there are always cards of great prospects.
    The product is good because it is the shinny touch to all the cards.
    The one thing I don’t like about this product is the Prospect base cards because it is really hard to tell which is which. Thanks this is my entry for the Topps Prime Football contest.

  8. Ubaldo Jimenez? Who comes up with this stuff? Nice-looking set though.

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