Last year Topps Tribute Baseball was one of our favorite products. It was loaded with big name pulls at high percentages and we benefited from that by scoring a Hank Aaron Triple Bat Relic Autograph card. Now the chances of pulling your own Hank Aaron auto have increased. Topps announced today they have included an additional 100 Hank Aaron buyback autographed cards, all of which will be extra hits.
That was good enough news alone, but there is also word that Topps has decided to encase all of the hits, Autograph and Relic cards, found in this year’s Tribute and seal them with a Topps Tribute Authentication sticker. An example of that is the Sandy Koufax Autograph encased card pictured above. This takes an already premium product and makes it even better.
In addition, Topps has been previewing special 1/1 on-card autographs that include an inscription directly from the player on their Twitter account. Once again, a great reason to follow them @toppscards on Twitter if you aren’t already and while you are at it, you can follow us @allaboutcards too.
And to sweeten the deal even further, there have been several new additions to the on-card Autograph checklist like Albert Pujols, Cal Ripken, Ken Griffey Jr., Ernie Banks, Carl Yastrzemski and Frank Thomas.
With the familiar 3 autograph and 3 relics hits per box, 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball releases March 7th. By all signs, Tribute Baseball should repeat with a jump in price shortly after the release date due to demand, so make sure you get your preorders in now.