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2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Guide

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Guide

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Guide 1Easily one of the most distinct insert sets of the year, 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob cards have the entire end of a game-used bat. While these sorts of cards have been around for years, they've never been done to the same extent. The 100-card checklist mixes all-time greats with current stars. And while some names are bigger than others, there isn't any real duds.

Although all one-of-ones, the large checklist gives them something of a chase element. Individually, it's very unlikely a collector will find the exact card they're looking for in a pack. Collectively, though, the 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob cards are plentiful enough that some may be willing to roll the dice on pulling one.

Below you'll find lists of 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob cards currently listed on eBay, closed sales and other confirmed pulls. It is our goal to document all that are found and build a resource for this set. It is likely that many of these cards won't surface publicly as they will go straight into personal collections. However, if you know someone who finds one or we're missing any, please send us an email and we'll be happy to add it to the list.

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Tracker

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Cards Currently Listed on eBay:

  • Rod Carew
  • Rickey Henderson
  • Reggie Jackson
  • Fergie Jenkins
  • Chipper Jones
  • Carlos Lee
  • Eddie Mathews
  • Bill Mazeroski
  • Jim Palmer
  • Albert Pujols
  • Frank Robinson
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • Gary Sheffield
  • Mark Teixeira

Confirmed 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob eBay Sales:

  • Jose Bautista - $424 on 6/24/12
  • George Brett - $799.99 on 6/20/12
  • Miguel Cabrera - $450 on 6/22/12
  • Gary Carter - $999.99 on 6/20/12
  • Shin-Soo Choo - $563 on 6/28/12
  • Roberto Clemente - $3,049 on 6/26/12
  • Jacob Ellsbury - $599.99 on 6/23/12
  • Freddie Freeman - $499.99 on 6/21/12
  • Carlos Gonzalez - $399.99 on 6/20/12
  • Catfish Hunter - $600 on 6/25/12
  • Al Kaline - $660 on 6/22/12
  • Harmon Killebrew - $910 on 6/28/12
  • Ian Kinsler - $580 on 7/1/12
  • Tim Lincecum - $635.45 on 6/22/12
  • Roger Maris - $1,774 on 6/27/12
  • Don Mattingly - $960 on 6/30/12
  • Joe Mauer - $610 on 6/25/12
  • Willie McCovey - $669 on 6/20/12
  • Andrew McCutchen - $499.99 on 6/21/12
  • Paul Molitor - $625 on 6/21/12
  • Stan Musial - $1,800 on 6/29/12
  • Dustin Pedroia - $600 on 6/26/12
  • Aramis Ramirez - $356 on 7/1/12
  • Brooks Robinson - $735 on 6/24/12
  • Jimmy Rollins - $400 on 6/28/12
  • Ryne Sandberg - $1,055 on 7/2/12
  • Jim Thome - $620 on 6/29/12
  • Troy Tulowitzki - $562.80 on 6/28/12
  • Justin Upton - $399.99 on 6/20/12
  • Carl Yastrzemski - $1,108.88 on 6/25/12

Confirmed 2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Pulls:

  • Dustin Ackley
  • Ernie Banks
  • Johnny Bench
  • Ty Cobb
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Jason Heyward
  • Evan Longoria
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Victor Martinez
  • Mike Schmidt
  • Enos Slaughter

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Gallery

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Checklist

BK-AD Andre Dawson
BK-AJ Andruw Jones
BK-AK Al Kaline
BK-AM Andrew McCutchen
BK-AP Albert Pujols
BK-AR Aramis Ramirez
BK-ARO Alex Rodriguez
BK-BG Bob Gibson
BK-BM Bill Mazeroski
BK-BP Buster Posey
BK-BR Brooks Robinson
BK-BRU Babe Ruth
BK-CB Carlos Beltran
BK-CC Carl Crawford
BK-CF Cecil Fielder
BK-CFI Carlton Fisk
BK-CG Carlos Gonzalez
BK-CGR Curtis Granderson
BK-CH Catfish Hunter
BK-CJ Chipper Jones
BK-CL Carlos Lee
BK-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
BK-CY Carl Yastrzemski
BK-DA Dustin Ackley
BK-DM Don Mattingly
BK-DO David Ortiz
BK-DP Dustin Pedroia
BK-DS Duke Snider
BK-DST Darryl Strawberry
BK-DW Dave Winfield
BK-EB Ernie Banks
BK-EL Evan Longoria
BK-EM Eddie Mathews
BK-EMU Eddie Murray
BK-ES Enos Slaughter
BK-FF Freddie Freeman
BK-FJ Fergie Jenkins
BK-FR Frank Robinson
BK-GB George Brett
BK-GC Gary Carter
BK-GS Gary Sheffield
BK-HA Hank Aaron
BK-HK Harmon Killebrew
BK-HR Hanley Ramirez
BK-IK Ian Kinsler
BK-IR Ivan Rodriguez
BK-JB Jose Bautista
BK-JBE Johnny Bench
BK-JBR Jay Bruce
BK-JD Joe DiMaggio
BK-JE Jacoby Ellsbury
BK-JH Josh Hamilton
BK-JHE Jason Heyward
BK-JM Joe Mauer
BK-JMO Joe Morgan
BK-JP Jim Palmer
BK-JR Jose Reyes
BK-JRI Jim Rice
BK-JRO Jimmy Rollins
BK-JT Jim Thome
BK-JTH Jim Thome
BK-JU Justin Upton
BK-LA Luis Aparicio
BK-LB Lance Berkman
BK-LG Lou Gehrig
BK-MC Miguel Cabrera
BK-MH Matt Holliday
BK-MI Monte Irvin
BK-MK Matt Kemp
BK-MM Mickey Mantle
BK-MS Mike Schmidt
BK-MT Mark Teixeira
BK-NS Nick Swisher
BK-OS Ozzie Smith
BK-PK Paul Konerko
BK-PM Paul Molitor
BK-PS Pablo Sandoval
BK-RC Robinson Cano
BK-RCA Rod Carew
BK-RCL Roberto Clemente
BK-RH Rickey Henderson
BK-RHO Ryan Howard
BK-RJ Reggie Jackson
BK-RK Ralph Kiner
BK-RM Roger Maris
BK-RS Ryne Sandberg
BK-RY Robin Yount
BK-SC Steve Carlton
BK-SCA Starlin Castro
BK-SCH Shin-Soo Choo
BK-SM Stan Musial
BK-TC Ty Cobb
BK-TH Todd Helton
BK-TL Tim Lincecum
BK-TP Tony Pérez
BK-TS Tom Seaver
BK-TT Troy Tulowitzki
BK-VM Victor Martinez
BK-WB Wade Boggs
BK-WM Willie McCovey

2012 Topps Tier One Bat Knob Guide 52Making purchases through affiliate links can earn the site a commission
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.

User Comments

How many bat knobs have NOT been found??

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Lee C (ID 56532) Our list is in need of a major update. It is impossible to know exactly how many are left in packs as not all will surface online or on the secondary market. I do believe most of the biggest have now been found, including Babe Ruth.


Reyes has been pulled any word on Ruth or Gehrig?


Pulled a bat knob from Hammerin Hank


Just pulled a Dustin Ackley Bat knob this evening. Bought 1 box from Pennisula Sports Cards in Belmont California for your updating

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

FredG (ID 45599) Thanks and congrats!

Michael Harper
Michael Harper

Thanks alot Ryan for telling me that, i have been looking on ebay everyday for it to show up.

Michael Harper
Michael Harper

I’m a HUGE Stan Musial fan has anyone you know pulled the bat knob of him yet?

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Michael Harper (ID 44739) Not yet that I’ve seen or heard of. But it may have and someone didn’t broadcast it.

There was a Jason Heyward pulled Friday night on BlogTv. I can get you the info for the video if needed, or if you havent already caught wind of it. Keep up the good work. Josh

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Thanks for the heads-up.

Hi from Mark, great site. I got a kick out of you stating that Tier One Bat Knobs would not surface publicly. Are you kidding? They hit EBAY The second they are pulled! Thanks for the laugh. Regards – Mark

Ryan Cracknell
Ryan Cracknell

Mark Kreutzer (ID 43551) Not all of them do. For example, the person who has the DiMaggio just emailed me the photo. It had already exchanged hands in a private sale. Even today, lots of trading still happens off of eBay, even for big-ticket items such as these.

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