Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes Autographs Added to 2012 Topps Golden Giveaway

Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes Autographs Added to 2012 Topps Golden Giveaway

The buzz around the 2012 Topps Golden Giveaway has been relatively quiet thus far compared to similar online redemption programs Topps has done in the past. That might change with a couple of new additions.

Beginning Monday, April 16, collectors can try to unlock autographed Yu Darvish and Yoenis Cespedes cards. The cards are done in the same die-cut style as the Golden Moments cards. Each of the autograph cards are limited to 25 copies.

2012 Topps Golden Giveaway redemption codes are randomly inserted in packs of 2012 Topps Series 1 Baseball. They will also be included in 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball and 2012 Topps Update Baseball.

2012 Topps Baseball Golden Giveaway Autograph Yu Darvish 2012 Topps Baseball Golden Giveaway Autograph Yoenis Cespedes

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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.

User Comments

  1. The Golden Giveaway is a dud… this probably won’t help. Collectors enjoyed the die-cuts and vintage cards from the previous giveaways. But most collectors don’t like virtual prizes and the hard odds for actual cards this time.

  2. I’m not sure about the date you have listed of Monday 4/16. I just won a Yu Darvish auto about 15 minutes ago. The image of the card wasn’t available yet, but it clearly listed it as Yu Darvish, card # GMDC-101 (Auto).

  3. Back in the Game (ID 40234) Very cool. The Topps press release said 4/16. I guess they started early.

  4. Back in the Game (ID 40234) Congrats, by the way!

  5. Thanks! This may make some collectors angry, but I’ve been out of collecting for almost 20 years. I spent my entire childhood collecting with my dad, and recently dug out all of the old cards we had and remembered how much fun we had doing it. My son is 6 now, and I wanted to see if he was interested, so I got a few value boxes of 2012 Topps, got about 13 codes, and couldn’t have been more surprised! It’s going to be hard to not start collecting again!

  6. Back in the Game (ID 40237) Great to hear. Welcome back! There is enough variety that it would be tough for a sports collector not to enjoy themselves.

  7. I got the same this morning at like 2 AM. Yu, Autograph series, and no preview available. At first I paid no mind and entered a couple more codes, then I went back and started yelling and waking up the neighbors after I saw it was an auto and # out of 25.
    I had sold all the codes I got in Feb. then got 6 in the past week, the 3rd one got the card $

  8. Chris (ID 40319) Congrats! Two down, just 23 left.

  9. Well, here is my predicament. I won a Yu Darvish #gmdc101. I paid for the shipping to receive the card along with a Yogi Berra. I get the Yogi card in the mail with an invoice saying the GMDC101 was on backorder. A week and a half later, I received the second card in the mail. While the Topps website to this day says I won the Darvish card, I received a Yoenis Cespedes card, labeled GMDC101. Now for all of you haters out there that might say ‘thats not a bad card’. I know this. The fact is, I entered a code, was awarded the Darvish, I did not received what I was supposed to receive. This is very upsetting, a company that I invest in, and has been a staple in the collector cards, would do something like this. I am going to call Topps in the morning. I will report back with the results.

  10. David (ID 51213) Topps, and other card companies, are generally very good about stuff like this.

  11. Update: Tried to contact Topps today. I spent 40 minutes on the phone, on hold. I never spoke to anyone. What is going on here. Will try again tomorrow.

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