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

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 1

39 Jacob Turner, Detroit Tigers

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 2

42 Zack Cozart, Cincinnati Reds

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 3

101 Yonder Alonso, San Diego Padres

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 4

151 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 5

154 Liam Hendricks, Minnesota Twins

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 6

155 Drew Pomeranz,Colorado Rockies

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 7

156 Austin Romine, New York Yankees

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 8

159 Matt Dominguez, Miami Marlins

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 9

160 Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 10

161 Jordan Pacheco, Colorado Rockies

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 11

162 Chris Parmelee, Minnesota Twins

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 12

163 Brad Peacock, Oakland Athletics

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 13

166 Addison Reed, Chicago White Sox

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 14

167 Dellin Betances, New York Yankees

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169 Tom Milone, Oakland Athletics

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170 Jesus Montero, Seattle Mariners

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172 Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 18

173 Brett Lawrie, Toronto Blue Jays

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177 Jarrod Parker, Oakland Athletics

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178 Collin Cowgill, Oakland Athletics

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 21

180 Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 22

181 Eric Surkamp, San Francisco Giants

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 23

183 Tyler Pastornicky, Atlanta Braves

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 24

185 Tsuyoshi Wada, Baltimore Orioles

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 25

190 Matt Hague, Pittsburgh Pirates

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191 Drew Smyly, Detroit Tigers

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 27

192 Kirk Nieuwenhuis, New York Mets

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193 Drew Hutchison, Toronto Blue Jays

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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.

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TB Trevor Bauer, Arizona Diamondbacks

2012 Topps Chrome Baseball Autograph Rookie Variations Visual Guide 32

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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