2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide

While the many Refractor parallels are one of the main calling cards of Topps Chrome, many collectors are searching for the rookie autographs in 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball. Hobby boxes promise two signatures per box. Most are 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Rookie Autograph Variations.

The cards come with on-card signatures and have several Refractor parallels (detailed below). A couple of late additions, most notable Bryce Harper and Trevor Bauer, are numbered with their initials. And while the Blue Refractor Bryce Harper autograph is live in packs, the rest of his cards are redemptions. This includes the basic Bryce Harper autograph variation.

In total, there are 32 different 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations. The Athletics have the most representation, with five cards on the checklist. This includes Yoenis Cespedes, one of the best cards in the set. Other teams with multiple players include the Tigers, Reds, Twins, Rockies, Yankees and Blue Jays. On the other end of the spectrum the Indians, Royals, Angels, Cubs, Astros, Dodgers, Phillies and Cardinals do not have any players on the 2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations checklist.

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Checklist

Cards are available in the following parallels:

  • Refractor #/499
  • Blue Refractor #/199
  • Black Refractor #/100
  • Sepia Refractor #/75
  • Gold Refractor #/50
  • Red Refractor #/25
  • Atomic Refractor #/10
  • Printing Plates 1/1 - four different
  • SuperFractor 1/1

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5 Ryan Lavarnway, Boston Red Sox

39 Jacob Turner, Detroit Tigers

42 Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds

101 Yonder Alonso, San Diego Padres

151 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs 151 Yu Darvish

154 Liam Hendricks, Minnesota Twins

155 Drew Pomeranz,Colorado Rockies

156 Austin Romine, New York Yankees

159 Matt Dominguez, Miami Marlins

160 Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs 160 Matt Moore

161 Jordan Pacheco, Colorado Rockies

162 Chris Parmelee, Minnesota Twins

163 Brad Peacock, Oakland Athletics

166 Addison Reed, Chicago White Sox

167 Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

169 Tom Milone, Oakland Athletics

170 Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs 170 Jesus Montero

172 Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds

173 Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs 173 Brett Lawrie

177 Jarrod Parker, Oakland Athletics

178 Collin Cowgill, Oakland Athletics

180 Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autographs 180 Yoenis Cespedes

181 Eric Surkamp, San Francisco Giants

183 Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves

185 Tsuyoshi Wada, Baltimore Orioles

190 Matt Hague, Pittsburgh Pirates

191 Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers

192 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, New York Mets

193 Drew Hutchison, Toronto Blue Jays

BH Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals - Redemption

The basic Bryce Harper and several of the Refractors are redemptions. The Blue Refractor Autograph #/199 are live in packs.

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Blue Refractor Autographs BH Bryce Harper

TB Trevor Bauer, Arizona Diamondbacks

WP Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers

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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.

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