Friday, August 10, 2012

2012 Topps Finest Rookie Redemption #1 Starling Marte

The recently released 2012 Topps Finest Baseball has five autograph rookie redemption cards randomly inserted with the odds of 1:72 mini boxes. On August 10, 2012 Topps released the name of the very first rookie redemption autograph in finest, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte.
While this will be Starling's very first MLB rookie card but he does have quite a few prospect card offerings including versions available in 2011 Bowman Chrome, 2011 Bowman Sterling, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft, 2011 Topps Heritage Minor-League, and some cards in the recently released Bowman Platinum Baseball. Starling has played very well for the Pirates since his call up in late July. That has driven the price of his 2011 Bowman sterling autograph to around $20. The very first 2012 Topps Finest rookie redemption autograph card sold for $135 on eBay. It will be interesting to see if that price holds now that it has been officially released that Marte is rookie redemption number one.

Look for Topps to release the names of the other four rookie redemption autographs over the course of the next several months.

1 comment:

  1. pulled 2 in one case!
    Along with 2 Cespedes! Correlation!