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

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs AR AR Addison Reed 198 212x300 Image

AR-ARO Austin Romine, New York Yankees

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Austin Romine 198 213x300 Image

AR-BD Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs AR BD Brian Dozier 198 210x300 Image

AR-BH Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Bryce Harper 198 213x300 Image

AR-DB Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Dellin Betances 198 212x300 Image

AR-DM Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs AR DM Devin Mesoraco 198 214x300 Image

AR-DH Drew Hutchison, Toronto Blue Jays

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs AR DH Drew Hutchison 198 211x300 Image

AR-DS Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs AR DS Drew Smyly 198 211x300 Image

AR-HI Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

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AR-JT Jacob Turner, Detroit Tigers

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Jacob Turner 198 213x300 Image

AR-JPA Jarrod Parker, Oakland Athletics

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Jarrod Parker 198 210x300 Image

AR-JM Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Jesus Montero 198 209x300 Image

AR-JP Jordan Pacheco, Colorado Rockies

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Jordan Pacheco 198 212x300 Image

AR-KS Kirk Nieuwenhuis, New York Mets

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Kirk Nieuwenhuis 211x300 Image

AR-LH Liam Hendriks, Minnesota Twins

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Liam Hendricks 198 207x300 Image

AR-MM Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Matt Moore 198 212x300 Image

AR-RL Ryan Lavarnway, Boston Red Sox

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Ryan Lavarnway 198 214x300 Image

AR-TM Tom Milone, Oakland Athletics

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Tom Milone 198 212x300 Image

AR-TW Tsuyoshi Wada, Baltimore Orioles

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Tsuyoshi Wada 198 213x300 Image

AR-WP Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Wily Peralta 198 209x300 Image

AR-YD Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

2012 Finest Baseball Rookie Autographs Yu Darvish 198 213x300 Image

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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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