Topps Golden Giveaway Website Goes Live

Topps Golden Giveaway Website Goes Live

The wait is over. The Topps Golden Giveaway website is online and primed with die-cut cards, high-end prizes and digital coins to collect and trade. Similar in scope to the 2010 Topps Million Card Giveaway and 2011 Topps Diamond Giveaway, the latest promotion spans across 2012 Topps Series 1, Series 2 and Update Series Baseball.

Falling 1:6 hobby packs and one per jumbo pack, Topps Golden Giveaway code cards encourage collectors to amass virtual tokens that can then be turned into prizes. Further fueling the chase are exclusive die-cut Golden Moments cards and base set parallels embedded with 14K gold.

Topps Golden Giveaway Details:

What is the Golden Giveaway?

2012 Topps Baseball Golden Giveaway Code Cards 260x174 Image2012 Topps Series 1 and Topps Series 2  and Topps Update Series baseball cards have a special "Topps Golden Giveaway" code card. When you enter  the code on our site, it unlocks either a digital coin, a die-cut Golden Moments card or a one-of-one 2012 Topps Baseball base set parallel with a small piece of 14K gold embedded in it.

Digital coins feature either team logos, veteran players or retired stars. They are intended to be collected and redeemed for prizes.

Topps Golden Giveaway codes do not unlock vintage cards like the Million Card and Diamond Giveaways did. The only cards that are included with this program are the randomly distributed die-cut and 14K gold cards.

What are the odds of unlocking a card?

According to the official Golden Giveaway rules, Golden Moments cards are unlocked 1:15 codes. Gold foil Golden Moments cards are 1:200 codes. One-of-one 14k Gold Golden Moments cards are 1:20,000 codes.

14k Gold base set parallels fall 1:3030 codes. Each 2012 Topps Series 1 and Series 2 base card has a one-of-one 14k Gold parallel.

Collectors must request delivery to get physical copies of their prize cards.

2012 Topps Baseball Golden Moments Die Cuts GMDC 92 David Freese 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Baseball 14K Gold Roy Halladay 214x300 Image

How do the digital coins work?

2012 Topps Golden Giveaway Digital Coins Roberto Clemente ImageDigital coins feature either a Hall of Famer, current superstar or team logo. It is important to note that collectors cannot get physical copies of the Each has 30 different coins: 29 common and one rare. Rare coins fall 1:6666 codes.

Coins are used to win various prizes offered through the program. Small prizes require as few as three different coins. To get the top prize, collectors need to build an entire set of 30 team, superstars or legends coins. Collectors can also trade digital coins.

What are the prizes?

Level 1: Free Code
Requires: three different digital coins

Level 2: $10 ShopTopps.com Gift Card
Requires: six different digital coins

Level 3: Entry into a draw for an exclusive Ken Griffey Jr. Autograph Card
Requires: ten different digital coin

Topps will conduct the draw in March, 2013. Up to 30 winners will be drawn.

Level 4: Exclusive Willie Mays Autograph Card
Requires: Complete set of 30 digital coins (either Team, Superstar or Legends set)

Bonus Prize: Complete Set of Die-Cut Golden Moments Cards
Requires: one of the first 100 people to get 200 total digital coins

The first 100 collectors to get 200 digital coins receive a complete set of 100 Die-Cut Golden Moments cards.

Can I trade?

Yes. In fact, it will help build your sets. After logging into the Golden Giveaway website, there is an option to "trade" at the top of the page. Going to that section allows you to browse pending offers as well as create new offers. It appears as though coins can only be traded for coins from the same set and cards for other cards.

Happy collecting and unlocking!

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Ryan Cracknell

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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 Comments

  1. Ryan,

    I spent my entire adult life (I’m 45 now) fighting corporate hobby fraud in sports cards for free at considerable expense to myself. I caused Pacific & Playoff to lose their baseball licenses for all the fraud they committed for years against all hobbyists.

    Do you know anyplace online trustworthy to buy Golden Giveaway codes besides eBay? eBay decided last week to “part ways” with me FOREVER (after HELPING THEM FOR FREE for 13-years become the good site they were until the past 2-years) because I refused to stop politely questioning their poor decisions that keep hurting collectors/small sellers in our hobby.

    I need 20-30 of them (Series 2) & pay $1.00-$1.25 each plus S&H as I’m trying to win the Willie Mays autograph for a terminally ill 14-year old child. I do only charity work with cards sincve I got Muscular Dystrophy myself in 2006, but started donating 30,000+ cards every year since 1989 to sick children.

    I have (26) different HOF coins & was wondering how hard is it to get to (4) needed from here. I have the Mantle- are there any other SP’s you know about?

    I appreciate your help.

    James

  2. James McCay (ID 45304) » Hi James,

    Without a lot of cards in the Golden Giveaway this year, I honestly haven’t been following it too closely. Your best bet for finding them is likely by getting word out on message boards (like ours linked above) and on Twitter.

    Best of luck!

  3. A COLLECTOR LOOKING FOR THE OLD FAVORITE . COLLECTOR FROM 1993
    STARTED TO NOW THE NEW PLAYERS.
    LOOKING FOR A NEW BASEBALL BECKETT TO KNOW WHAT THE CARDS PRICES ARE GOING.

  4. JOSE RIVERA » Welcome back! A lot has changed. There’s plenty to sift through here and on other sites and blogs. Completed auctions on eBay are a great way to look up what cards are actually selling for and it’s free. If you’re unsure how, here’s an article that walks through it: http://www.cardboardconnection.com/what-are-my-sports-cards-worth-using-ebay-to-find-the-value-of-your-collection

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