2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Cards

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Cards

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Set Checklist

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

1 per box; Serial Numbered #/80
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow #/10

1 Bryce Harper
2 Eddie Murray
3 Johnny Bench
4 Buster Posey
5 Ichiro
6 Stephen Strasburg
7 Jered Weaver
8 Roy Halladay
9 CC Sabathia
10 Ryan Braun
11 Jacoby Ellsbury
12 Don Mattingly
13 Harmon Killebrew
14 Giancarlo Stanton
15 Alex Rodriguez
16 David Ortiz
17 Andre Ethier
18 Curtis Granderson
19 Derek Jeter
20 Joey Votto
21 Willie Mays
22 Ralph Kiner
23 Cole Hamels
24 Robinson Cano
25 Mariano Rivera
26 Felix Hernandez
27 Ian Kinsler
28 Joe DiMaggio
29 Paul Konerko
30 Babe Ruth
31 Carlos Gonzalez
32 Troy Tulowitzki
33 Mike Schmidt
34 Tom Seaver
35 Albert Pujols
36 David Price
37 Mike Trout
38 Andrew McCutchen
39 Adam Jones
40 Sandy Koufax
41 Joe Mauer
42 Jackie Robinson
43 George Brett
44 Dave Winfield
45 Jose Bautista
46 David Freese
47 Tim Lincecum
48 Prince Fielder
49 Adrian Gonzalez
50 Josh Hamilton
51 Roberto Clemente
52 Dustin Pedroia
53 Carl Yastrzemski
54 Nolan Ryan
55 Joe Morgan
56 Cliff Lee
57 Evan Longoria
58 David Wright
59 Yogi Berra
60 Ken Griffey Jr.
61 Yu Darvish
62 Mark Trumbo
63 Ty Cobb
64 Wade Boggs
65 Justin Verlander
66 Reggie Jackson
67 Cal Ripken Jr.
68 Johan Santana
69 Starlin Castro
70 Clayton Kershaw
71 Hanley Ramirez
72 Jim Palmer
73 Rod Carew
74 Justin Upton
75 Rickey Henderson
76 Matt Kemp
77 Mickey Mantle
78 Bob Gibson
79 Lou Gehrig
80 Miguel Cabrera

Active Player Autograph Set Checklist

Featuring 43 players; Serial Numbered #/150 or less; 1 per box/pack

PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow #/25

FSA-AE Andre Ethier
FSA-AG Adrian Gonzalez
FSA-AP Albert Pujols
FSA-AR Anthony Rizzo
FSA-BH Bryce Harper
FSA-BL Brett Lawrie
FSA-BP Buster Posey
FSA-CJ Chipper Jones
FSA-CJW C.J. Wilson
FSA-CK Clayton Kershaw
FSA-DF David Freese
FSA-DP Dustin Pedroia
FSA-DU Dan Uggla
FSA-DW David Wright
FSA-EH Eric Hosmer
FSA-EL Evan Longoria
FSA-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FSA-JBA Jose Bautista
FSA-JBR Jay Bruce
FSA-JHA Josh Hamilton
FSA-JHE Jason Heyward
FSA-JM Joe Mauer
FSA-JMO Jesus Montero
FSA-JW Jered Weaver
FSA-MB Madison Bumgarner
FSA-MC Miguel Cabrera
FSA-MK Matt Kemp
FSA-MM Matt Moore
FSA-MN Mike Napoli
FSA-MT Mike Trout
FSA-NC Nelson Cruz
FSA-PF Prince Fielder
FSA-PG Paul Goldschmidt
FSA-PS Pablo Sandoval
FSA-RB Ryan Braun
FSA-RC Robinson Cano
FSA-RHA Roy Halladay
FSA-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
FSA-SC Starlin Castro
FSA-TB Trevor Bauer
FSA-WMB Will Middlebrooks
FSA-YC Yoenis Cespedes
FSA-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Autograph Albert Pujols Image

Active Player Quotable Autograph Set Checklist

Featuring 20 players with a special inscription; Serial Numbered #/10

FSQA-BH Bryce Harper
FSQA-BL Brett Lawrie
FSQA-BP Buster Posey
FSQA-CK Clayton Kershaw
FSQA-DF David Freese
FSQA-DP Dustin Pedroia
FSQA-DW David Wright
FSQA-EH Eric Hosmer
FSQA-EL Evan Longoria
FSQA-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FSQA-JBA Jose Bautista
FSQA-JH Josh Hamilton
FSQA-JV Justin Verlander
FSQA-MK Matt Kemp
FSQA-MT Mike Trout
FSQA-PF Prince Fielder
FSQA-RB Ryan Braun
FSQA-RC Robinson Cano
FSQA-SC Starlin Castro
FSQA-YD Yu Darvish

Retired Player Autograph Set Checklist

Featuring 42 players; Serial Numbered #/208 or less; 1 per box/pack. Check out our comprehensive guide for a full image gallery, individual print runs and redemption info.

PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow #/25 or less.

FSA-AB Albert Belle
FSA-AD Andre Dawson
FSA-AK Al Kaline
FSA-BB Bill Buckner
FSA-BG Bob Gibson
FSA-BW Billy Williams
FSA-CF Carlton Fisk
FSA-CFI Cecil Fielder
FSA-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
FSA-CY Carl Yastrzemski
FSA-DE Dennis Eckersley
FSA-DK Dave Kingman
FSA-DM Dale Murphy
FSA-EB Ernie Banks
FSA-EM Edgar Martinez
FSA-FJ Fergie Jenkins
FSA-FR Frank Robinson
FSA-GB George Bell
FSA-HA Hank Aaron
FSA-JB Johnny Bench
FSA-JK John Kruk
FSA-JMA Juan Marichal
FSA-JS John Smoltz
FSA-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
FSA-KGS Ken Griffey Sr.
FSA-LT Luis Tiant
FSA-MS Mike Schmidt
FSA-MW Maury Wills
FSA-NR Nolan Ryan
FSA-OC Orlando Cepeda
FSA-PM Paul Molitor
FSA-PO Paul O'Neill
FSA-RH Rickey Henderson
FSA-RJ Reggie Jackson
FSA-RS Ryne Sandberg
FSA-RV Robin Ventura
FSA-SK Sandy Koufax
FSA-SM Stan Musial
FSA-TS Tom Seaver
FSA-VB Vida Blue
FSA-WC Will Clark
FSA-WM Willie Mays
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Autograph Sandy Koufax Image

Retired Player Quotable Autograph Set Checklist

Featuring 20 players with a special inscription; Serial Numbered #/10

FSQA-AD Andre Dawson
FSQA-BG Bob Gibson
FSQA-CF Carlton Fisk
FSQA-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
FSQA-DM Dale Murphy
FSQA-EB Ernie Banks
FSQA-FJ Fergie Jenkins
FSQA-FT Frank Thomas
FSQA-JB Johnny Bench
FSQA-JK John Kruk
FSQA-JS John Smoltz
FSQA-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
FSQA-MS Mike Schmidt
FSQA-NR Nolan Ryan
FSQA-RH Rickey Henderson
FSQA-RJ Reggie Jackson
FSQA-RS Ryne Sandberg
FSQA-TG Tony Gwynn
FSQA-TS Tom Seaver
FSQA-WC Will Clark

Autograph Relic Set Checklist

Featuring 44 players; Serial Numbered #/97 or less; 1 per box/pack

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/55, Rainbow #/25

FSAR-AB Albert Belle
FSAR-AD Andre Dawson
FSAR-AE Andre Ethier
FSAR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
FSAR-AK Al Kaline
FSAR-AP Albert Pujols
FSAR-BH Bryce Harper
FSAR-BL Brett Lawrie
FSAR-BP Brandon Phillips
FSAR-CF Carlton Fisk
FSAR-CG Carlos Gonzalez
FSAR-CJ Chipper Jones
FSAR-CK Clayton Kershaw
FSAR-CW C.J. Wilson
FSAR-DF David Freese
FSAR-DM Dale Murphy
FSAR-DP Dustin Pedroia
FSAR-DU Dan Uggla
FSAR-EH Eric Hosmer
FSAR-FH Felix Hernandez
FSAR-FT Frank Thomas
FSAR-GG Gio Gonzalez
FSAR-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FSAR-HA Hank Aaron
FSAR-JB Jose Bautista
FSAR-JH Josh Hamilton
FSAR-JM Jesus Montero
FSAR-JU Justin Upton
FSAR-MC Miguel Cabrera
FSAR-MK Matt Kemp
FSAR-MM Matt Moore
FSAR-MN Mike Napoli
FSAR-MS Mike Schmidt
FSAR-PF Prince Fielder
FSAR-PM Paul Molitor
FSAR-PO Paul O'Neill
FSAR-PS Pablo Sandoval
FSAR-RB Ryan Braun
FSAR-RS Ryne Sandberg
FSAR-SC Starlin Castro
FSAR-SM Stan Musial
FSAR-TG Tony Gwynn
FSAR-WC Will Clark
FSAR-YC Yoenis Cespedes
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Autographed Jersey Prince Fielder Image

Autograph Patch Set Checklist

Featuring 20 players; Serial Numbered #/5

FSAR-BH Bryce Harper
FSAR-BL Brett Lawrie
FSAR-CG Carlos Gonzalez
FSAR-CK Clayton Kershaw
FSAR-DF David Freese
FSAR-DP Dustin Pedroia
FSAR-FH Felix Hernandez
FSAR-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FSAR-JB Jose Bautista
FSAR-JH Josh Hamilton
FSAR-JM Jesus Montero
FSAR-JV Justin Verlander
FSAR-MC Miguel Cabrera
FSAR-MK Matt Kemp
FSAR-MM Matt Moore
FSAR-PF Prince Fielder
FSAR-RB Ryan Braun
FSAR-SC Starlin Castro
FSAR-TB Trevor Bauer
FSAR-YC Yoenis Cespedes
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Autographed Patch Bryce Harper Image

Autograph Jumbo Relic Book Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/99 or less

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/10, Rainbow (Patch) 1/1

AJRB-BH Bryce Harper
AJRB-JB Jose Bautista
AJRB-JW Jered Weaver
AJRB-MH Matt Holliday
AJRB-SK Sandy Koufax

Bat Knobs Set Checklist

Featuring 29 cards; All cards 1/1

FSBK-BG Bob Gibson
FSBK-BR Babe Ruth
FSBK-CY Carl Yastrzemski
FSBK-DM Don Mattingly
FSBK-DS Duke Snider
FSBK-EB Ernie Banks
FSBK-EM Eddie Mathews
FSBK-FR Frank Robinson
FSBK-GB George Brett
FSBK-GC Gary Carter
FSBK-JB Johnny Bench
FSBK-JD Joe DiMaggio
FSBK-JH Josh Hamilton
FSBK-JM Joe Morgan
FSBK-JR Jackie Robinson
FSBK-LG Lou Gehrig
FSBK-MM Mickey Mantle
FSBK-MM7 Mickey Mantle
FSBK-MS Mike Schmidt
FSBK-OS Ozzie Smith
FSBK-PR Phil Rizzuto
FSBK-RJ Reggie Jackson
FSBK-RK Ralph Kiner
FSBK-RS Ryne Sandberg
FSBK-RY Robin Yount
FSBK-SM Stan Musial
FSBK-TC Ty Cobb
FSBK-TP Tony Perez
FSBK-TS Tom Seaver
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Bat Knob Joe DiMaggio Image

Bat Plates Set Checklist

Featuring 29 cards; All cards 1/1

FSBP-AD Andre Dawson
FSBP-AK Al Kaline
FSBP-BR Babe Ruth
FSBP-CF Carlton Fisk
FSBP-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
FSBP-CY Carl Yastrzemski
FSBP-DS Duke Snider
FSBP-DW Dave Winfield
FSBP-EB Ernie Banks
FSBP-EM Eddie Mathews
FSBP-ES Enos Slaughter
FSBP-FR Frank Robinson
FSBP-GB George Brett
FSBP-GC Gary Carter
FSBP-GG Goose Gossage
FSBP-HK Harmon Killebrew
FSBP-JB Johnny Bench
FSBP-JM Joe Morgan
FSBP-JR Jackie Robinson
FSBP-LG Lou Gehrig
FSBP-MM Mickey Mantle
FSBP-MS Mike Schmidt
FSBP-OS Ozzie Smith
FSBP-PR Phil Rizzuto
FSBP-RK Ralph Kiner
FSBP-SM Stan Musial
FSBP-TC Ty Cobb
FSBP-TS Tom Seaver
FSBP-WM Willie Mays
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Bat Barrel Lou Gehrig Image

Cut Signatures Book Set Checklist

All cards are 1/1

FSCS-BDJ Baby Doll Jacobson
FSCS-BL Bob Lemon
FSCS-BM Bobby Murcer
FSCS-BR Babe Ruth
FSCS-BT Bobby Thomson
FSCS-CT Cecil Travis
FSCS-DS Duke Snider
FSCS-ES Enos Slaughter
FSCS-GK George Kell
FSCS-GM Gil McDougald
FSCS-HD Harry Danning
FSCS-HS Hank Sauer
FSCS-JD Joe DiMaggio
FSCS-JM Johnny Mize
FSCS-JVM Johnny Vander Meer
FSCS-LA Luke Appling
FSCS-LB Lou Boudreau
FSCS-MM Mickey Mantle
FSCS-MM2 Mickey Mantle
FSCS-MM3 Mickey Mantle
FSCS-MM4 Mickey Mantle
FSCS-MM5 Mickey Mantle
FSCS-MM6 Mickey Mantle
FSCS-RF Rick Ferrell
FSCS-RR Robin Roberts
FSCS-TH Tommy Holmes
FSCS-WC Walker Cooper
FSCS-WS Willie Stargell
FSCS-WSP Warren Spahn
FSCS-ZV Zoilo Versalles
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Babe Ruth Cut Signature Image

Dual Signatures Book Set Checklist

Featuring 32 cards; Serial Numbered #/10

FSBDA-BB George Bell
Jose Bautista
FSBDA-BC Starlin Castro
Ernie Banks
FSBDA-BL Jose Bautista
Brett Lawrie
FSBDA-CC Yoenis Cespedes
Aroldis Chapman
FSBDA-CF Miguel Cabrera
Prince Fielder
FSBDA-CH Bryce Harper
Yoenis Cespedes
FSBDA-CP Robinson Cano
Dustin Pedroia
FSBDA-DJ Jason Heyward
Dale Murphy
FSBDA-EB Dennis Eckersley
Vida Blue
FSBDA-GG Ken Griffey Jr.
Ken Griffey Sr.
FSBDA-GP Dustin Pedroia
Adrian Gonzalez
FSBDA-HE Dennis Eckersley
Rickey Henderson
FSBDA-HM Matt Moore
Jeremy Hellickson
FSBDA-JH Wally Joyner
Eric Hosmer
FSBDA-KE Andre Ethier
Matt Kemp
FSBDA-KF Al Kaline
Prince Fielder
FSBDA-KK Matt Kemp
Clayton Kershaw
FSBDA-MG Edgar Martinez
Ken Griffey Jr.
FSBDA-MH Felix Hernandez
Jesus Montero
FSBDA-MM Edgar Martinez
Jesus Montero
FSBDA-MP Joe Mauer
Buster Posey
FSBDA-OP Andy Pettitte
Paul O'Neill
FSBDA-PT Mike Trout
Albert Pujols
FSBDA-RD Yu Darvish
Nolan Ryan
FSBDA-RM Matt Kemp
Ryan Braun
FSBDA-SC Starlin Castro
Ryne Sandberg
FSBDA-TH Bryce Harper
Mike Trout
FSBDA-TV Frank Thomas
Robin Ventura
FSBDA-UM Dan Uggla
Brian McCann
FSBDA-WT Mike Trout
Jered Weaver
FSBDA-WW C.J. Wilson
Jered Weaver
FSBDA-ZH Ryan Zimmerman
Bryce Harper

Dual Signatures Patch Book Set Checklist

Featuring 28 cards; Serial Numbered #/10

FSBDAP-BK Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
FSBDAP-BL Jose Bautista
Brett Lawrie
FSBDAP-CA Elvis Andrus
Nelson Cruz
FSBDAP-CC Aroldis Chapman
Johnny Cueto
FSBDAP-CP Dustin Pedroia
Robinson Cano
FSBDAP-DH Josh Hamilton
Yu Darvish
FSBDAP-EK Andre Ethier
Clayton Kershaw
FSBDAP-FH Matt Holliday
David Freese
FSBDAP-GP Dustin Pedroia
Adrian Gonzalez
FSBDAP-GT Tony Gwynn
Frank Thomas
FSBDAP-HC Nelson Cruz
Josh Hamilton
FSBDAP-HD Yu Darvish
Bryce Harper
FSBDAP-HH Tommy Hanson
Tim Hudson
FSBDAP-HM Jeremy Hellickson
Matt Moore
FSBDAP-HV Roy Halladay
Justin Verlander
FSBDAP-HZ Bryce Harper
Ryan Zimmerman
FSBDAP-KE Matt Kemp
Andre Ethier
FSBDAP-KK Clayton Kershaw
Matt Kemp
FSBDAP-MH Felix Hernandez
Jesus Montero
FSBDAP-MP Buster Posey
Joe Mauer
FSBDAP-OP Andy Pettitte
Paul O'Neill
FSBDAP-PT Albert Pujols
Mike Trout
FSBDAP-SE John Smoltz
Dennis Eckersley
FSBDAP-SR Hanley Ramirez
Giancarlo Stanton
FSBDAP-UM Dan Uggla
Brian McCann
FSBDAP-WB Buster Posey
Willie McCovey
FSBDAP-WT Mike Trout
Jered Weaver
FSBDAP-WW Jered Weaver
C.J. Wilson
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Dual Autographed Patch Book Card Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw Image

Dual Signatures Logo Patch Book Card Set Checklist

Featuring 25 cards; Serial Numbered 1/1

FSBDAL-BE Jacoby Ellsbury
Ryan Braun
FSBDAL-BL Jose Bautista
Brett Lawrie
FSBDAL-CA Nelson Cruz
Elvis Andrus
FSBDAL-CCU Aroldis Chapman
Johnny Cueto
FSBDAL-CR Anthony Rizzo
Starlin Castro
FSBDAL-FC Prince Fielder
Miguel Cabrera
FSBDAL-FH David Freese
Matt Holliday
FSBDAL-GG Carlos Gonzalez
Adrian Gonzalez
FSBDAL-HD Josh Hamilton
Yu Darvish
FSBDAL-HH Josh Hamilton
Bryce Harper
FSBDAL-HM Felix Hernandez
Jesus Montero
FSBDAL-HU Jason Heyward
Dan Uggla
FSBDAL-HZ Ryan Zimmerman
Bryce Harper
FSBDAL-JA Aroldis Chapman
Jay Bruce
FSBDAL-JF Chipper Jones
Freddie Freeman
FSBDAL-KE Matt Kemp
Andre Ethier
FSBDAL-KK Matt Kemp
Clayton Kershaw
FSBDAL-LM Matt Moore
Evan Longoria
FSBDAL-PC Robinson Cano
Dustin Pedroia
FSBDAL-PM Joe Mauer
Buster Posey
FSBDAL-PT Mike Trout
Albert Pujols
FSBDAL-RC Hanley Ramirez
Miguel Cabrera
FSBDAL-RS Giancarlo Stanton
Hanley Ramirez
FSBDAL-VH Roy Halladay
Justin Verlander
FSBDAL-WW C.J. Wilson
Jered Weaver
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Dual Autograph Logo Patch Book Card Evan Longoria and Matt Moore Image

Jumbo Jersey Relic Active Player Set Checklist

Featuring 51 players; Serial Numbered #/92 or less

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25, Rainbow Jumbo Patch #/1

JJR-AB Adrian Beltre
JJR-AE Andre Ethier
JJR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
JJR-AM Andrew McCutchen
JJR-AP Albert Pujols
JJR-AR Alex Rodriguez
JJR-BH Bryce Harper
JJR-BP Buster Posey
JJR-CCS CC Sabathia
JJR-CG Carlos Gonzalez
JJR-CGA Curtis Granderson
JJR-CH Cole Hamels
JJR-CJ Chipper Jones
JJR-CK Clayton Kershaw
JJR-CL Cliff Lee
JJR-CW C.J. Wilson
JJR-DF David Freese
JJR-DJ Derek Jeter
JJR-DO David Ortiz
JJR-DP Dustin Pedroia
JJR-DPR David Price
JJR-DW David Wright
JJR-EL Evan Longoria
JJR-FH Felix Hernandez
JJR-GS Giancarlo Stanton
JJR-HR Hanley Ramirez
JJR-I Ichiro
JJR-IK Ian Kinsler
JJR-JB Jose Bautista
JJR-JE Jacoby Ellsbury
JJR-JH Josh Hamilton
JJR-JM Joe Mauer
JJR-JS Johan Santana
JJR-JU Justin Upton
JJR-JV Justin Verlander
JJR-JVO Joey Votto
JJR-JW Jered Weaver
JJR-MC Miguel Cabrera
JJR-MK Matt Kemp
JJR-MM Matt Moore
JJR-MR Mariano Rivera
JJR-MT Mike Trout
JJR-PF Prince Fielder
JJR-PK Paul Konerko
JJR-RB Ryan Braun
JJR-RH Roy Halladay
JJR-SC Starlin Castro
JJR-SS Stephen Strasburg
JJR-TL Tim Lincecum
JJR-TT Troy Tulowitzki
JJR-YD Yu Darvish

Letters Set Checklist

Featuring 50 players; Serial Numbered 1/1

FSL-AE Andre Ethier
FSL-AG Adrian Gonzalez
FSL-AM Andrew McCutchen
FSL-AP Albert Pujols
FSL-BH Bryce Harper
FSL-BP Buster Posey
FSL-BS Bruce Sutter
FSL-CB Carlos Beltran
FSL-CG Carlos Gonzalez
FSL-CH Cole Hamels
FSL-CJ Chipper Jones
FSL-CK Clayton Kershaw
FSL-CL Cliff Lee
FSL-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
FSL-DF David Freese
FSL-DO David Ortiz
FSL-DP Dustin Pedroia
FSL-DPR David Price
FSL-DW David Wright
FSL-EL Evan Longoria
FSL-EM Eddie Murray
FSL-FH Felix Hernandez
FSL-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FSL-I Ichiro
FSL-IK Ian Kinsler
FSL-JB Jose Bautista
FSL-JH Josh Hamilton
FSL-JM Jesus Montero
FSL-JS Johan Santana
FSL-JU Justin Upton
FSL-JV Justin Verlander
FSL-JW Jered Weaver
FSL-MC Miguel Cabrera
FSL-MH Matt Holliday
FSL-MK Matt Kemp
FSL-MT Mike Trout
FSL-MY Michael Young
FSL-PF Prince Fielder
FSL-PN Phil Niekro
FSL-RH Roy Halladay
FSL-RJ Reggie Jackson
FSL-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
FSL-SC Starlin Castro
FSL-SS Stephen Strasburg
FSL-TG Tony Gwynn
FSL-TL Tim Lincecum
FSL-TS Tom Seaver
FSL-TT Troy Tulowitzki
FSL-WM Willie McCovey
FSL-YD Yu Darvish

Legends Relic Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25

LR-BR Babe Ruth
LR-BRO Brooks Robinson
LR-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
LR-CY Carl Yastrzemski
LR-DW Dave Winfield
LR-EB Ernie Banks
LR-GB George Brett
LR-HK Harmon Killebrew
LR-JB Johnny Bench
LR-JD Joe DiMaggio
LR-JR Jackie Robinson
LR-MM Mickey Mantle
LR-MS Mike Schmidt
LR-RC Roberto Clemente
LR-RH Rickey Henderson
LR-RK Ralph Kiner
LR-RS Ryne Sandberg
LR-SC Steve Carlton
LR-SK Sandy Koufax
LR-SM Stan Musial
LR-TC Ty Cobb
LR-TG Tony Gwynn
LR-TS Tom Seaver
LR-WM Willie Mays
LR-WMC Willie McCovey

Dual Legends Relic Set Checklist

Featuring 19 cards; Serial Numbered #/10

FSDLR-BB George Brett
Wade Boggs
FSDLR-BC Brooks Robinson
Cal Ripken Jr.
FSDLR-BS Ryne Sandberg
Ernie Banks
FSDLR-CK Ralph Kiner
Roberto Clemente
FSDLR-CS Steve Carlton
Mike Schmidt
FSDLR-DM Mickey Mantle
Joe DiMaggio
FSDLR-GM George Brett
Mike Schmidt
FSDLR-JS Jim Bunning
Steve Carlton
FSDLR-KR Jackie Robinson
Sandy Koufax
FSDLR-MB Lou Brock
Stan Musial
FSDLR-RM Mickey Mantle
Babe Ruth
FSDLR-RR Babe Ruth
Jackie Robinson
FSDLR-SC Roberto Clemente
Willie Stargell
FSDLR-SF Warren Spahn
Whitey Ford
FSDLR-TA Al Kaline
Ty Cobb
FSDLR-WG Tony Gwynn
Dave Winfield
FSDLR-WW Willie McCovey
Willie Mays
FSDLR-YB Carl Yastrzemski
Wade Boggs
FSDLR-YM Paul Molitor
Robin Yount

Dual Patch Active Set Checklist

Featuring 30 cards; Serial Numbered #/5

FSDP-BC Adrian Beltre
Nelson Cruz
FSDP-BL Brett Lawrie
Jose Bautista
FSDP-BY Bryce Harper
Yu Darvish
FSDP-CV Justin Verlander
Miguel Cabrera
FSDP-FC Prince Fielder
Miguel Cabrera
FSDP-FH Matt Holliday
David Freese
FSDP-FV Prince Fielder
Justin Verlander
FSDP-FW David Freese
Adam Wainwright
FSDP-HD Yu Darvish
Josh Hamilton
FSDP-HK Josh Hamilton
Matt Kemp
FSDP-HL Roy Halladay
Cliff Lee
FSDP-HP Josh Hamilton
Albert Pujols
FSDP-HZ Bryce Harper
Ryan Zimmerman
FSDP-IH Ichiro
Felix Hernandez
FSDP-JI Josh Hamilton
Ian Kinsler
FSDP-KE Andre Ethier
Matt Kemp
FSDP-KK Matt Kemp
Clayton Kershaw
FSDP-LP Buster Posey
Tim Lincecum
FSDP-MH Jesus Montero
Felix Hernandez
FSDP-PO David Ortiz
Dustin Pedroia
FSDP-RR Hanley Ramirez
Jose Reyes
FSDP-RS Giancarlo Stanton
Hanley Ramirez
FSDP-SD Yu Darvish
Stephen Strasburg
FSDP-SH Stephen Strasburg
Bryce Harper
FSDP-SP Buster Posey
Pablo Sandoval
FSDP-SW Johan Santana
David Wright
FSDP-SZ Stephen Strasburg
Ryan Zimmerman
FSDP-TG Carlos Gonzalez
Troy Tulowitzki
FSDP-YI Yu Darvish
Ichiro
FSDP-YK Michael Young
Ian Kinsler
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Dual Patch Book Card Ichiro Suzuki Yu Darvish Image

Triple Patch Set Checklist

Featuring 30 cards; Serial Numbered #/5

FSTP-BFH Carlos Beltran
David Freese
Matt Holliday
FSTP-BHK Matt Kemp
Jose Bautista
Josh Hamilton
FSTP-CTH Bryce Harper
Yoenis Cespedes
Mike Trout
FSTP-CVF Miguel Cabrera
Justin Verlander
Prince Fielder
FSTP-DHK Ian Kinsler
Josh Hamilton
Yu Darvish
FSTP-GPO Dustin Pedroia
Adrian Gonzalez
David Ortiz
FSTP-HDW Felix Hernandez
Jered Weaver
Yu Darvish
FSTP-HKB Ryan Braun
Josh Hamilton
Matt Kemp
FSTP-IHM Ichiro
Felix Hernandez
Jesus Montero
FSTP-KKE Matt Kemp
Clayton Kershaw
Andre Ethier
FSTP-LHH Cliff Lee
Roy Halladay
Cole Hamels
FSTP-PHK Josh Hamilton
Matt Kemp
Albert Pujols
FSTP-PLS Pablo Sandoval
Tim Lincecum
Buster Posey
FSTP-PWT Albert Pujols
Mike Trout
Jered Weaver
FSTP-RRS Giancarlo Stanton
Jose Reyes
Hanley Ramirez
FSTP-SDV Stephen Strasburg
Justin Verlander
Yu Darvish
FSTP-SHZ Ryan Zimmerman
Stephen Strasburg
Bryce Harper
FSTP-SVH Justin Verlander
Stephen Strasburg
Roy Halladay
FSTP-VLS Stephen Strasburg
Justin Verlander
Tim Lincecum
FSTP-WZF David Freese
David Wright
Ryan Zimmerman

Quad Patch Book Set Checklist

Featuring 15 cards; Serial Numbered #/5

FSQP-1 Yu Darvish
Jered Weaver
Felix Hernandez
Justin Verlander
FSQP-2 Clayton Kershaw
Stephen Strasburg
Roy Halladay
Tim Lincecum
FSQP-3 Troy Tulowitzki
Justin Upton
Buster Posey
Matt Kemp
FSQP-4 Starlin Castro
Troy Tulowitzki
Derek Jeter
Jose Reyes
FSQP-5 Derek Jeter
Robinson Cano
Mark Teixeira
Alex Rodriguez
FSQP-6 Dustin Pedroia
Jacoby Ellsbury
Adrian Gonzalez
David Ortiz
FSQP-7 Ichiro
Derek Jeter
Josh Hamilton
Albert Pujols
FSQP-8 Yoenis Cespedes
Mike Trout
Bryce Harper
Jesus Montero
FSQP-9 Adam Wainwright
Carlos Beltran
Matt Holliday
David Freese
FSQP-10 Cole Hamels
Cliff Lee
Roy Halladay
Ryan Howard
FSQP-11 Stephen Strasburg
Josh Hamilton
Yu Darvish
Bryce Harper
FSQP-12 Ian Kinsler
Michael Young
Josh Hamilton
Nelson Cruz
FSQP-13 Gio Gonzalez
Stephen Strasburg
Ryan Zimmerman
Bryce Harper
FSQP-14 Buster Posey
Matt Cain
Tim Lincecum
Pablo Sandoval
FSQP-15 Johan Santana
David Wright
CC Sabathia
Alex Rodriguez

Octo Patch Book Set Checklist

Featuring 10 cards; Serial Numbered #/5

FSOP-1 Troy Tulowitzki
Dustin Pedroia
Prince Fielder
Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
Buster Posey
Giancarlo Stanton
David Wright
FSOP-2 Derek Jeter
Ichiro
Josh Hamilton
Roy Halladay
Stephen Strasburg
Albert Pujols
Tim Lincecum
Justin Verlander
FSOP-3 Josh Hamilton
Ichiro
Bryce Harper
Clayton Kershaw
Felix Hernandez
Yu Darvish
Matt Kemp
Stephen Strasburg
FSOP-4 Roy Halladay
Clayton Kershaw
Stephen Strasburg
Justin Verlander
Tim Lincecum
Jered Weaver
Yu Darvish
Felix Hernandez
FSOP-5 Ryan Braun
Carlos Gonzalez
Giancarlo Stanton
Curtis Granderson
Matt Kemp
Ichiro
Josh Hamilton
Jacoby Ellsbury
FSOP-6 Jose Reyes
Starlin Castro
Derek Jeter
Dustin Pedroia
Troy Tulowitzki
Ian Kinsler
Dan Uggla
Robinson Cano
FSOP-7 Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
Giancarlo Stanton
Ichiro
Justin Upton
Jacoby Ellsbury
Curtis Granderson
Josh Hamilton
FSOP-8 Giancarlo Stanton
Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
Josh Hamilton
Jacoby Ellsbury
Curtis Granderson
Jose Bautista
Justin Upton
FSOP-9 Mark Teixeira
Derek Jeter
Robinson Cano
CC Sabathia
Alex Rodriguez
Mariano Rivera
Nick Swisher
Curtis Granderson
FSOP-10 Adam Jones
Justin Upton
Andrew McCutchen
Jacoby Ellsbury
Jason Heyward
Ryan Braun
Curtis Granderson
Carlos Gonzalez

Silver Ink Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 49 cards

FSSI-AB Albert Belle
FSSI-AD Andre Dawson
FSSI-AE Andre Ethier
FSSI-AJ Adam Jones
FSSI-AP Andy Pettitte
FSSI-BB Bill Buckner
FSSI-BL Brett Lawrie
FSSI-BW Billy Williams
FSSI-CG Carlos Gonzalez
FSSI-CK Clayton Kershaw
FSSI-CS Chris Sale
FSSI-CW C.J. Wilson
FSSI-DE Dennis Eckersley
FSSI-DF David Freese
FSSI-DK Dave Kingman
FSSI-DM Dale Murphy
FSSI-DW David Wright
FSSI-EM Edgar Martinez
FSSI-FF Freddie Freeman
FSSI-FJ Fergie Jenkins
FSSI-GF George Foster
FSSI-GS Giancarlo Stanton
FSSI-HR Hanley Ramirez
FSSI-JB Jay Bruce
FSSI-JH Jeremy Hellickson
FSSI-JK John Kruk
FSSI-JM Juan Marichal
FSSI-JMO Jesus Montero
FSSI-JP Jim Palmer
FSSI-JR Jim Rice
FSSI-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
FSSI-KGS Ken Griffey Sr.
FSSI-LT Luis Tiant
FSSI-MK Matt Kemp
FSSI-MM Matt Moore
FSSI-MT Mike Trout
FSSI-MW Maury Wills
FSSI-NC Nelson Cruz
FSSI-PO Paul O'Neill
FSSI-RAD R.A. Dickey
FSSI-RC Robinson Cano
FSSI-RV Robin Ventura
FSSI-SC Starlin Castro
FSSI-SK Sandy Koufax
FSSI-TP Terry Pendleton
FSSI-VB Vida Blue
FSSI-WC Will Clark
FSSI-WM Will Middlebrooks
FSSI-YC Yoenis Cespedes

3-Piece Signature Book Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/99 or less

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/10, Rainbow (Patch) 1/1

FSB3-DM Don Mattingly
FSB3-DW David Wright
FSB3-MS Mike Schmidt
FSB3-RB Ryan Braun
FSB3-SM Stan Musial
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Autographed Triple Relic Book Card Don Mattingly Image

4-Piece Signature Book Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/99 or less

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/10, Rainbow (Patch) 1/1

FSB4-EL Evan Longoria
FSB4-JH Josh Hamilton
FSB4-JV Justin Verlander
FSB4-MT Mike Trout
FSB4-WM Willie Mays
FSB4-YD Yu Darvish
2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Autographed Quad Patch Book Card Yu Darvish Image

Quadagraph Book Set Checklist

Featuring 13 cards; Serial Numbered #/10 or less

FSBQ-1 Dennis Eckersley
Reggie Jackson
Rickey Henderson
Vida Blue
FSBQ-2 Brian McCann
Freddie Freeman
Dan Uggla
Jason Heyward
FSBQ-3 Justin Verlander
Jered Weaver
Felix Hernandez
Clayton Kershaw
FSBQ-4 David Freese
Ryan Zimmerman
Evan Longoria
Brett Lawrie
FSBQ-6 Josh Hamilton
Carlos Gonzalez
Jose Bautista
Matt Kemp
FSBQ-7 Yu Darvish
Mike Trout
Yoenis Cespedes
Jesus Montero
FSBQ-8 Clayton Kershaw
Matt Kemp
Josh Hamilton
Yu Darvish
FSBQ-9 Miguel Cabrera
Giancarlo Stanton
Hanley Ramirez
Prince Fielder
FSBQ-10 Ernie Banks
Ryne Sandberg
Billy Williams
Andre Dawson
FSBQ-13 Nelson Cruz
Mike Napoli
Josh Hamilton
Elvis Andrus

Six Signatures Book Set Checklist

Featuring 5 cards; Serial Numbered #/5

FSSS-1 Felix Hernandez
Roy Halladay
Jered Weaver
Yu Darvish
Justin Verlander
Clayton Kershaw
FSSS-2 Rickey Henderson
Tony Gwynn
Willie Mays
Reggie Jackson
Ken Griffey Jr.
Frank Robinson
FSSS-4 Tom Seaver
Nolan Ryan
Roy Halladay
Sandy Koufax
Justin Verlander
Clayton Kershaw
FSSS-6 Mike Trout
Yoenis Cespedes
Trevor Bauer
Bryce Harper
Matt Moore
Yu Darvish
FSSS-7 Miguel Cabrera
Jose Bautista
Ryan Braun
Matt Kemp
Prince Fielder
Giancarlo Stanton

Eight Signatures Book Set Checklist

Featuring 3 cards; Serial Numbered #/5

FSEA-1 Trevor Bauer
Yoenis Cespedes
Mike Trout
Matt Moore
Jesus Montero
Bryce Harper
Will Middlebrooks
Yu Darvish
FSEA-2 Ryan Braun
Josh Hamilton
Albert Pujols
Felix Hernandez
Matt Kemp
Clayton Kershaw
Roy Halladay
Justin Verlander
FSEA-3 Hank Aaron
Tony Gwynn
Rickey Henderson
Billy Williams
Ken Griffey Jr.
Willie Mays
Frank Robinson
Reggie Jackson

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Something that's "five star" doesn't strive to simply be good. It has to reach beyond great and stand above everything else. 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball follows in the ultra high-end footsteps of the Five Star Football line, packing a ton of big hits in every five-card box.

Get a real-time look at the 50 hottest 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball cards currently listed on eBay.

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball boxes include one autograph from a current player, another from a retired star, one autographed relic, an autographed book or additional autograph, and a jumbo memorabilia card. All autographs in 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball are on-card.

All Active Player Autographs are numbered to 150 or less. Rainbow parallels are numbered to 25. Numbered to 10, Active Player Quotable Autographs come with an inscription. Retired Player Autographs follow a similar pattern, except the basic versions are a little more plentiful, numbered to 208 or less. Rainbow parallels (#/25) and Retired Player Quotable Autographs (#/10) also appear.

While a lot of sets promise a lot of ink, they often fill checklists with a lot of less-desirable players. This isn't the case with 2012 Topps Five Star. While not every player is a Hall of Famer, the vast majority are among the most coveted in the hobby today. Active players max out at 40 players. They include Yu Darvish, Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols, Brett Lawrie, Chipper Jones, Justin Verlander and Yoenis Cespedes. Retired signers are highlighted by Ken Griffey Jr, Cal Ripken Jr, Willie Mays, Frank Thomas, Sandy Koufax, Hank Aaron and Carlton Fisk.

Autograph Relic cards mix a signature with a swatch. The checklist is limited to 40 players and each card is numbered to 97 or less. Two parallels also exist: Gold (#/55 or less) and Rainbow (#/25). Twenty players also have Autographed Patch cards numbered to 5.

Book Cards comes with either three memorabilia pieces and an autograph, four swatches and a signature or a jumbo patch. All are numbered to 99 or less. Gold parallels are numbered to 10 and Rainbow parallels are one-of-ones. Five Star Dual Signature Book Cards and Five Star Dual Signatures Patch Book are both limited to 10 numbered copies and have autographs from two players. Pairings include Nolan Ryan and Yu Darvish, and Ken Griffey Jr with his father, Ken Griffey Sr. A total of 25 one-of-one cards have two autographs and logo patches. Additional Autographed Book Cards comes with four (ten cards, #/10 or less), six (five cards, #/5) or eight (three cards, #/5) signatures. Collectors can also hunt for one-of-one Cut Signature Autograph Book Cards.

Jumbo jersey and patch cards come in a variety of combinations with both retired and active players. Active Player Jumbo Jersey Relics have a checklist of 50 players, each limited 92 copies or less. Gold parallels are numbered to 25. Thirty players also have one-of-one Rainbow versions with over-sized patch swatches. A total of 25 retired players make up the Legends Relics checklist (#/25). Twenty Dual Legends Relics are numbered to 10. Patch cards vary from two to eight players. Other highlights include Letter Patches from the backs of game-used jerseys, Bat Plates (30 cards, 1/1) and Bat Knobs (30 cards, 1/1).

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball sees the debut of the Five Star Club. Besides a personalized membership card, participants get exclusive baseball and football cards, VIP treatment at major shows and events Topps attends and quarterly calls with Topps staff. How do you join the Five Star Club? We'll have the details as soon as Topps announces them.

Product Configuration: 1 pack per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Ultra High-End Baseball Card
Target Audience: Hit Seekers, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors, Hall of Fame Autograph Collectors

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Box Break

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  • 1 Retired Player Autograph
  • 1 Autographed Relic
  • 1 Autographed Book or Autograph Card
  • 1 Total Jumbo Jersey, Patch, Bat Knob or Bat Barrel Card
  • 5 Total Cards
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Product Review

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Product Review

Reviewed By Mike Smeth

Good: Huge big hit potential, Extremely strong checklist, Limited Print Run, All autographs are on-card

Bad: Widespread condition issues, Box cost, Too many low quality one-color jersey patches, Too much repetition of checklist subjects from subset to subset

The Bottom Line: When I first heard that Five Star was making the jump to the Baseball Diamond I was thrilled. Unlike some of the folks who are reading this review, I wasn't collecting sports cards back in the early 2000s when the super-premium sports card set was introduced by Upper Deck Exquisite debuted, thus . So I was really pumped to be around for the first truly super-premium baseball card set.

Alas, the freshmen offering of Topps Five Star Baseball is plagued by an uncharacteristically high number of issues that keep it from realizing its true potential. Far and away the biggest of the problems is the condition of the cards. There have been numerous reports from collectors across the country regarding damaged pulls they made. The number one complaint is card chipping. It's important to note that the majority of cards show minor damage or no damage at all. But at this price point, there really is no excuse for delivering damaged cards to collectors.

Before you fork over $400 bucks for a box of Five Star make sure your expectations are realistic. You will be buying a product that gives you better odds of pulling big names and bit hits then any other product on the market. But just because the probability is higher doesn't mean its a sure thing. You can also expect to pull a very nice selection of current MLB star and MLB Hall of Famer autographs. Heck, you might even pull one of the many multi-auto book cards or a jumbo patch card.

I don't think I've ever pulled autographs of more then 1 Hall of Famer from a single box (the exception being multi-auto cards). I pulled 2 Hall of Famer autographs and 1 soon-to-be first ballot Hall of Famer autograph from my 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball box. And opening the box was a ton of fun.

I really hope that Topps cleans Five Star up and comes back with a vengeance in 2013 as I like having a super-premium brand in the baseball card industry. However, in the meantime 2012 Five Star Baseball has already dropped to the $360's, making it an increasingly tempting option for big hit thrill seekers with the money to spare.

Staff Rating:
3.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 1.0/5.0

I really don't know what Topps was thinking when they designed 2012 Five Star Baseball. We're talking about the most high end baseball card product ever released. Topps has far and away the best overall product designs of any card manufacturer, so it would stand to reason that they would put the entire might of their highly talented design team towards creating what was supposed to be the crown jewel of their 2012 baseball card product lineup. It's not that the product looks bad. It just doesn't look like the Rolls Royce of baseball card sets should look. The best looking cards in the set are the multi-color patches and the Silver Ink Autographs, which look fantastic. And though I'm not impressed with the overall set design, I will say that the cards looks better in person then they do in scans.

Whoever was in charge of QC and gave the go-ahead to have this product packed out and sealed for shipment really, really dropped the ball. Because there is absolutely no excuse for having so many condition related problems in a $40 per box product, much less a $400 per box product.

That said, I haven't seen many Five Star Baseball cards with serious damage. A couple of the cards in my box had rounded corners and/or chipping, but the damage wasn't too serious, and thus didn't have much of an impact on the aesthetic appeal of the card. But for people looking to have their cards professionally graded, this sort of damage will be a much bigger deal.

Checklist: 4.3/5.0

Condition issues aside, 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball delivers a very strong all-around checklist. Does it guarantee that you will pull $100+ hits in every box? No - but it does give you the best odds I've ever seen of pulling multiple autographs of MLB All-Stars, Hall of Famers and/or hot rookies from a single hobby box. There is definitely something to be said for that.

There are a couple of qualms I have with the checklist. First off, there is too much repetition in the checklist from subset to subset. The problem with that is it negates some of the value of the limited print run of the set as it drastically increases the amount of autographs many of the players have in the set, thereby hurting their value on the secondary market. My other issue is the inclusion of a bit too many lower tier players in the set. Players like Dan Uggla, Dave Kingman, Edgar Martinez, Bill Buckner, Luis Tiant, John Kruk and Paul O'Neil simply have no business in this product. But percentage wise these players make up a small minority of the overall checklist - though that offers little in the way of reassurance if you find yourself breaking a box with more then one of the players taking up autograph spots that could have been occupied by big name stars.

Value: 3.0/5.0

Condition issues aside, 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball delivers a very strong all-around checklist. Does it guarantee that you will pull $100+ hits in every box? No - but it does give you the best odds I've ever seen of pulling multiple autographs of MLB All-Stars, Hall of Famers and/or hot rookies from a single hobby box. There is definitely something to be said for that.

If you aren't comfortable shelling out that kind of cash for Five Star given the condition concerns and the polarizing reviews, Topps' has several other premium MLB releases from this year that I'd highly recommend - 2012 Tribute Baseball and 2012 Triple Threads Baseball. Topps Tribute actually packed out their hits in factory sealed plastic cases, which means the condition of the cards overall were fantastic. For the price of one box of Five Star you could purchase 2 hobby boxes of Triple Threads. Just a couple of alternative options to keep in mind.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

There is something about opening a premium product like 2012 Topps Five Star Baseball that just can't be matched by any mid-price product. Some people might say its a form of gambling. I wouldn't go that far. All I know is that the box break was very intense. Despite lasting only a couple of minutes, the excitement leading up to the break was just as enjoyable.

If you enjoy high end products and you have the disposable income, I think that Five Star is worth a shot. Don't do it expecting to open the best product ever made. Don't do it expecting to open the best product this year. Instead, do it because it gives you better odds of striking gold then virtually any other baseball card on the market. And most importantly, do it if this sounds like a product you would enjoy. But remember that there are some great alternatives like 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball and 2012 Topps Triple Threads Baseball, so go with the product that resonates best with you.

 

2012 Topps Five Star Baseball Cards, reviewed by Mike Smeth on 2012-11-30T10:17:32+00:00 rating 3.0 out of 5

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Mike Smeth is the CEO and Founder of The Cardboard Connection. After collecting baseball cards as a child, he took a 12-year hiatus from the hobby. One muggy summer day in 2006 he unexpectedly came across his childhood card collection while packing up for a move. He began sorting through them so he could sell them on Craigslist. Somewhere between the 3rd and 4th box, he rediscovered his passion for collecting and hasn't looked back since. You can find Mike on Google+ and Twitter @mikesmethcc.

User Reviews

  1. Excellent product, it is really too bad that I have to watch others break it all open. The price is insane to the collectors with a budget.

  2. Have 4 cases on order. Can’t wait!!

  3. Looks awesome!!
    To bad its so expensive if lower price than would be 5 star rating.

  4. I small nitpick. Just based on the Prince Fielder card shown, isn’t it about time that single color swatches (not a patch) go away? I mean imagine how someone might feel if they got that card after spending so much money.

  5. Probably very good can’t afford no job the dream of buying a box and getting the Babe Ruth cut signature won’t happen

  6. Opened my 1 box today and got:
    Braun Auto /150
    Hosmer Auto+Jsy /97
    Ethier Silver Auto /99
    Fergie Auto /208
    Seaver Jsy /25
    Longoria base /80

    I don’t think it could have gone much worse. Topps shouldn’t be allowed to sell a product for over $400 if this is the type of return you might end up with.

  7. I seen 8 cases opened today and was not impressed.The autographs were sub par and the chipping on the sides and edges were not good.Most of the booklet/book cards were redemptions.If you are going to pay $450.00+.Redemptions shouldn’t be allowed.I was thinking about buying a box but after seeing this 8 box case break.I think i’ll hold off.

  8. Best of the best. Save your money and get in on this stuff. On card autos, LOTS of HOF’s to get, just amazing product. ONLY downside, some chipping on cards, aside from that…/drool

  9. Love the on card sigs and hate the price above $400/box

  10. If this product was at 150$ it would deserve its name, but 450$ make it way lesser than its stable fellows Museum and Tribute. I have seen many cases opened, there were no 1/1s, no patches, the autographs lineup is weak and there are too many redemptions, and I don’t even factor in the trouble with chipping, since you know that on card autos would bring this problem. Five stars? I would call it Three stars (out of five).

  11. I saw a couple of these boxes opened and I was so suprised by the damaged on the corners. Being such a high end product you would think the cards come with plastic covering or sleeves but they are just inserted in the foam box. Really scarry to see a high end product with damage right form the get-go!

  12. It isn’t worth the money!! U won’t come close to break even on a case…even if you do it!! The cards are damaged from the get go and the majority of the autographs won’t get u 20 bucks on ebay!! Save your money or get in on something legit…topps should rename this crap one star rather than five!! Stay away at least until it gets around 300… at 500 its a joke!!

  13. Well I do not like to bash products…. but it does not get much worse! Keep your hard earned money this product is simply a waste. Typical Topps product watered down with tons of useless garbage. Who collects C.J. Wilson, Topps is surely out of their minds putting players of this level in a top of the line product. I told my dealer to keep my box after watching 4 cases broke. There was one card worth it’s price tag of $475.00+ a box. Also most cards are chipped up packaging is the worst.
    Donate your money to a good charity,you will have a better feel than opening this product.
    Oh yeah. Highlight of the box I passed on was a Paul Molitor Auto # /25. Wow impresive.

  14. I can’t believe that topps would put out a product with such a high price and such a poor quality. The autos are weak and the numbering is too high. #208? are you kidding me! try 28 and i’ll consider it. Not to mention how their dinged up from the start.

  15. Nice looking cards, but not much value in a box ($400). Which is why your best bet is to pick up the singles you want off of Ebay.

    These cards are super thick. The thickness lends itself to corner damage. Which is disappointing for such a high end product. Finding supplies to protect your cards may be an issue.

  16. No way would I spend $500 (well down now to $400)on 5 Star. I haven’t seen many cards = from the set without chipping. The checklist has a bunch of names but I really don’t want a Bill Buckner, John Kruk, Robin Venture, George Bell or Dave Kingman autograph from a $500 a pack product.
    I’d rather spend the money on certified HOF autos from other sets: See 1992 Pinnacle Joe DiMaggio autos, several Mickey Mantle autos are also available for less than the current price point of 5 Star.
    –Jeff

  17. Topps should call this crud Topps One Star and is not clearly worth $500 it should be worth about $200
    Here is what I got:
    Dennis Ecersley auto/150
    Lawrie auto jersey /97
    Ethier auto /150
    Hosmer Jumbo Relic/100
    Derek Jeter Base /80

  18. Condition of the cards is definitely below standard for the product cost.

    I only purchased 1 box at about $400 but overall my break seems to be better than many.

    Base card Willie Mays
    Maury Wills Auto
    Will clark Auto
    Hank Arron Auto Bat /55
    Bat Barrel Rizzuto 1/1
    Ryan Braun Auto

  19. J Meger » That’s a fantastic break! The Hank Aaron would have made it solid on its own. The Bat Barrel is very cool. Congrats!

  20. I purchased one box and was super excited to open then super let down when the best card in the box was a Vida Blue silver signature. A lot of money for poor quality cards!

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