2012 Topps Tribute Baseball was officially released today, but there is a mistake with a portion of the boxes. When revealing the terms of the number of hits per box, the standard Tribute formula of 3 autos and 3 relics was applied. But there were supposed to be bonus hits in the form of Tribute To The Stars Autograph cards that would appear in sealed boxes as an incremental hit. But it turns out that these autographs were not placed correctly so instead of being additional bonus hits, they replaced the regular autographs making it the only hit of the pack. So, technically, the collectors who pull these are shorted a hit.
To make up for it, Topps is encouraging collectors that opened a sealed box of 2012 Topps Tribute Baseball and received a Tribute To The Stars Autograph card to send the card to Topps to receive a pack of 2011 Bowman Sterling Baseball which should contain 2 Autographs and 1 Relic.
Each card sent to Topps will be verified, via sequential numbering, so it can only be submitted once. The card will be returned with the pack of Bowman Sterling..
Collectors mailing in their cards should send to:
The Topps Company
Sports & Entertainment
Attn: Customer Support – 6th Floor
1 Whitehall Street
New York, New York 10004-2109
This offer will expire March 9, 2013