A running theme through several 2012 Topps Update Series Baseball inserts are big transactions. Blockbusters is a basic insert in the release. Collectors can also look for autographed and game-used versions. Retail blaster boxes also have exclusive 2012 Topps Update Series Baseball Blockbusters Patch Cards.
Each has a large hat logo patch from the team the player was traded to or signed with. These aren't game-used relics. Rather, they're manufactured embroidered patch cards.
The 30-card checklist is mostly current players, although there are retired players as well. Ichiro is the most recent transaction, as his mid-season trade to the Yankees is shown on the card. Other 2012 free agent signings and swaps are alson in the Blockbusters Patch Card set. These include Albert Pujols, Jose Reyes, Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes. Retired players include Babe Ruth and Nolan Ryan.
One 2012 Topps Update Series Baseball Blockbusters Patch Card is inserted in every specially marked baster box. These boxes come with ten retail packs as well.
Below is a gallery of the complete set as well as a detailed checklist that includes team information.
2012 Topps Update Series Baseball Blockbusters Patch Cards Gallery
2012 Topps Update Series Baseball Blockbusters Patch Cards Checklist
BP-2 CC Sabathia, New York Yankees
BP-3 Frank Robinson, Baltimore Orioles
BP-4 Gary Carter, New York Mets
BP-5 Hanley Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers
BP-6 Jay Buhner, Seattle Mariners
BP-7 Ken Griffey Jr., Cincinnati Reds
BP-8 Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
BP-9 Nolan Ryan, California Angels
BP-10 Prince Fielder, Detroit Tigers
BP-11 Rickey Henderson, New York Yankees
BP-12 Tom Seaver, Cincinnati Reds
BP-13 Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics
BP-14 Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers
BP-15 Babe Ruth, New York Yankees
BP-16 Ivan Rodriguez, Florida Marlins
BP-17 Catfish Hunter, New York Yankees
BP-18 Carlton Fisk, Chicago White Sox
BP-19 Ryne Sandberg, Chicago Cubs
BP-20 David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
BP-21 Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies
BP-22 Josh Beckett, Boston Red Sox
BP-23 Ichiro, New York Yankees
BP-24 Steve Carlton, Philadelphia Phillies
BP-25 Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
BP-26 Johan Santana, New York Mets
BP-27 Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies
BP-28 John Smoltz, Atlanta Braves
BP-29 Jose Reyes, Miami Marlins
BP-30 Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays