2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Visual Guide

2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Visual Guide

Since Topps debuted the Finest brand back in 1993, Refractors have been a huge part of every release. Over the years, the Refractor rainbows have grown but the same basic principle of shiny goodness remains. Adding ink and low serial numbers to the mix, 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs bring together a lot of the hallmarks of the modern hobby.

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Including all the different parallels, 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs fall one per 12-pack master box. Numbered to 198, all are printed on Refractor stock. Oddly, a couple of the parallel sets are numbered higher than the regular versions. X-Fractors are numbered to 299 and Green Refractors are numbered to 199. Yes, the base versions are tougher to find than some of the parallels.

Other parallels for the 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs include Orange Refractors (#/99), Gold Refractors (#/50), Red Refractors (#/25), Atomic Refractors (#/5), Printing Plates (1/1), and SuperFractors (1/1).

According to the final checklist released by Topps, there are 21 cards in the 2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs set. However, as of this post, to our knowledge not a single signed card of Hisashi Iwakuma has surfaced.

The big draws in the set are Bryce Harper and Yu Darvish. Other highlights include Jesus Montero and Matt Moore.

It's also worth noting that all of these cards are in packs, meaning there are no redemptions to deal with.

2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Visual Checklist

AR-AR Addison Reed, Chicago White Sox

AR-ARO Austin Romine, New York Yankees

AR-BD Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins

AR-BH Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Bryce Harper #/198

AR-DB Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

AR-DM Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds

AR-DH Drew Hutchison, Toronto Blue Jays

AR-DS Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers

AR-HI Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

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AR-JT Jacob Turner, Detroit Tigers

AR-JPA Jarrod Parker, Oakland Athletics

AR-JM Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Jesus Montero #/198

AR-JP Jordan Pacheco, Colorado Rockies

AR-KS Kirk Nieuwenhuis, New York Mets

AR-LH Liam Hendriks, Minnesota Twins

AR-MM Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays

AR-RL Ryan Lavarnway, Boston Red Sox

AR-TM Tom Milone, Oakland Athletics

AR-TW Tsuyoshi Wada, Baltimore Orioles

AR-WP Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers

AR-YD Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

2012 Topps Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Yu Darvish #/198

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2012 Topps Finest X-Fractor Autograph Jesus Montero #AR-JM 010 299
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Drew Smyly 2012 Topps Finest 33 50 Autograph Auto
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2012 TOPPS FINEST MOMENTS BLUE AUTOGRAPH DODGERS CLAYTON KERSHAW #05 25
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Brad Peacock 2012 Finest Xfractor Autograph #063 299
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2012 Finest Moments Autograph #BL Brett Lawrie RC 6 25 Blue Jays B85 198
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2012 Finest Prism X-fractor Refractor Autograph Auto Matt Moore RC 099 299 Rays
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Yu Darvish 2012 Topps Finest ORANGE AUTO Autograph Refractor Rookie RC # 99
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BRETT LAWRIE 2012 TOPPS FINEST AUTOGRAPH GOLD REFRACTOR 50 BGS 9.5 10 AUTO RC!!
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2012 Finest Rookie Autographs Refractor LIAM HENDRIKS Autograph #193 198 (9635)
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Bryce Harper BGS 10 Pristine 2012 Topps Finest Autograph Refractor # 198 Rc
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DEVIN MESORACO 2012 FINEST RC REFRACTOR SIGNATURE AUTOGRAPH AUTO 99 REDS
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2012 Topps Finest Tom Milone Autograph Rookie Xfractor #ed 119 299 - Athletics
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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His 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.

User Comments

  1. why is betances and romaine rookies? romaine is in single a tampa and betances is in AA trenton??

  2. Betances played in two games last year and Romaine was in 9. That makes both eligible for rookie cards in 2012.

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