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2012 Leaf Pete Rose – The Living Legend is one of the most affordable ways for collectors to get an autograph from baseball’s all-time hit king. For less than $50, boxes come with 10 packs of cards and either a Pete Rose autograph or autographed memorabilia redemption.
The 2007 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball checklist is largely filled with rookies and late-season roster moves. Like the 2007 flagship Topps sets, the main set is overshadowed by short prints and variations.
It’s a small world after all with 2012 Topps Mini Baseball. A shrunken down version of the flagship 2012 Topps Baseball sets, the complete set includes rookies of Yu Darvish and Bryce Harper. Every box, which was originally offered only online, includes an autograph or relic card.
A bland design, weak rookie crop and repetitive inserts make 2007 Topps Baseball one of the company’s less-desirable flagship sets. The most notable card in the set is the Derek Jeter, which had Mickey Mantle and George W. Bush added to the background.
Despite a couple of great rookie cards in Clayton Kershaw and Evan Longoria, 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball is remembered most for its short prints and variations. The most notable pictures Sarah Palin as a beauty queen.
2008 Topps Baseball takes on an increasing non-baseball focus with several politically themed cards and inserts. The base set design is distinct for its white borders and colorful circles at the tops of the cards. Joey Votto is the most notable rookie.
Offering a final look at the season, 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights Baseball focuses largely on rookies and roster moves. Aimed at set builders, many of the inserts carry on from the season’s previous two flagship sets.
Led by a host of short print variations, tons of inserts and a David Freese rookie card, 2009 Topps Baseball shows an increased focus on photography. The 660-card set split evenly between two series. Many of the inserts focus on retired greats and Hall of Famers.
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.
1990 Leaf Baseball reintroduced the brand as a premium release. With a strong rookie crop that includes Frank Thomas, Sammy Sosa and Larry Walker, 1990 Leaf Baseball is one of the decade’s most popular sets.
Back for its seventh year, 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball promises to bring another eclectic mix of baseball stars, quirky champions and other surprises. This year, collectors can look forward to legends, sea monkeys, Biblical heroes and one of the strongest autograph checklists in years.
A landmark release, 1993 Topps Finest Baseball laid the groundwork for Topps Chrome, Bowman Chrome and all the other chromium releases in the hobby. It is also the first set to have Refractor parallels.
Led by the iconic Mark McGwire USA rookie and some of the first readily available cards of Roger Clemens and Kirby Puckett, 1985 Topps Baseball remains one of the decades best sets.
1984 Topps Traded Baseball was one of the most coveted releases of the 1980s thanks to the company’s first card of Dwight Gooden. While the pitcher’s career faded fast, the set still boasts other rookies like Bret Saberhagen and Mark Langston.
Maintaining a similar design from the previous year, 1984 Topps Baseball is one of the more attractive sets of the decade. The checklist is led by the rookie of long-time hobby favorite Don Mattingly.
Although it doesn’t carry the same popularity as it once did, 1983 Topps Traded Baseball remains one of the most recognizable sets of the 1980s. The first cards of Darryl Strawberry and Julio Franco are the best in the set.
Boasting one of the decade’s most iconic cards in Cal Ripken Jr, 1982 Topps Traded Baseball marks the second straight year of the late-season box set.
Boasting a 792-card checklist for the first time, 1982 Topps Baseball is most notable for the Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card. Other rookies include Lee Smith, Dave Stewart and Kent Hrbek.
One of the earliest Canadian-issued sets to include only baseball players, 1912 C46 Baseball stands out for its somewhat intricate design elements. International League players are showcased on the 90-card checklist.
1981 Topps Traded Baseball launched a big change in the hobby. The first late-season box set, it captures key players on their new teams and gives rookies their first solo cards.