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2012 Bowman Platinum Checklist

July 25th, 2012 marks a date that a lot of Bowman collectors have been waiting for – the official release of 2012 Bowman Platinum Baseball.  For the third year in a row, Bowman Platinum delivers with autographs from the hottest prospects in the game and this year look for all-new game-used and autograph content.  Will 2012 Bowman Platinum prove to be the best ever?  Preliminary sources say yes!  And here is why I think that this is true.

This year, Topps has stepped up their marketing efforts by having a very active Facebook and Twitter account.  Collectors and dealers are now able to communicate directly with the company with comments and suggestions.  And guess what folks?  Topps actually listens!  Years ago Topps customer service was not exactly the best and I believe that they would admit to that.  However, with faster turnaround times on redemptions, showing empathy for customers who do not get guaranteed hits by making things right, and better communication with their fan base, today’s Topps customer service has been world-class in my opinion.

With their increased presence in the social media circle and listening to their customers, Topps has ramped up their standards for producing quality products that deliver exceptional value. This year’s Allen & Ginter product has been touted by collectors and dealers alike as the best Ginter product ever produced.  There is no reason why 2012 Bowman Platinum won’t be the best ever as well.  One thing in particular that I saw in Ginter that I see is happening in 2012 Bowman Platinum is the inclusion of redemption cards for full-sized memorabilia.  That’s right – not just cut up pieces of fabric – we are talking baseballs, bases, and ball caps.  Any pack opener would be thrilled to find one of these! These full-sized memorabilia pieces are game worn from the Arizona Fall League All-Star game.  I like this trend of getting full-sized game memorabilia in packs and would love to see this trend continue down the road.

Inside every hobby box of 2012 Bowman Platinum, collectors are guaranteed two refractor on-card autographs and one refractor autographed relic.  There are twenty packs per box.  This means you will have a 15% chance of getting one of these cards from a single pack!  I like those odds!  And at less than $100 a box, this is one product that should deliver value.  Plus, this is a Bowman product, so you never know who might end up like the next Albert Pujols.

2012 Bowman Platinum is designed for the refractor enthusiast as there are several different color variations.  There are seven different parallels in the autographed prospects lineup:  green numbered to 399, blue numbered to 199, gold numbered to 50, red numbered to 25, atomic numbered to 5, Superfractor numbered to 1, and printing plates numbered to 1.  In the autograph relic checklist, there are 35 different cards and can be found in the following parallels:  blue numbered to 199, gold numbered to 50, red numbered to 25, atomic numbered to 5, Superfractor numbered to 1, and printing plates numbered to 1.

If I were to stop right now and not discuss anymore, you would probably be satisfied with what you have read about 2012 Bowman Platinum.  A decent product right?  I agree, however, this is where Topps puts the pedal to the metal and puts extra value into this product.  There are 35 Purely Platinum Autographs which are cards made out of metal and signed in gold ink. These are only found in hobby boxes and are each numbered one of one.  Topps also adds ten dual autograph cards numbered to 50, ten triple autograph cards numbered to 10, three hexagraph book cards sequentially numbered to 10 that feature six autographs on one card, and 35 jumbo patches serially numbered to 5.  Along with base inserts base parallels, and maybe a few unannounced surprises that Topps is known for, 2012 Bowman Platinum could be one that fans will remember for a long time!

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2012 Bowman Platinum Checklist

2012 Bowman Platinum Base Set Checklist
1 Michael Pineda
2 Joe Mauer
3 Liam Hendricks (Rookie Card)
4 Adrian Beltre
5 Josh Johnson
6 Miguel Cabrera
7 Matt Kemp
8 Ichiro
9 Yu Darvish (Rookie Card)
10 Carlos Gonzalez
11 Jose Reyes
12 Eric Hosmer
13 Jay Bruce
14 Derek Jeter
15 Lance Berkman
16 Mike Trout
17 Tyler Pastornicky (Rookie Card)
18 Tommy Hanson
19 Dustin Pedroia
20 Prince Fielder
21 Yoenis Cespedes (Rookie Card)
22 Jose Bautista
23 Ian Kennedy
24 Chipper Jones
25 Jeremy Hellickson
26 James Shields
27 Brian McCann
28 David Price
29 Mike Napoli
30 Adrian Gonzalez
31 Andre Ethier
32 Mike Stanton
33 Adam Jones
34 Ryan Braun
35 Joey Votto
36 Alex Rodriguez
37 Justin Verlander
38 Ian Kinsler
39 Justin Upton
40 Ubaldo Jimenez
41 Carlos Santana
42 Rickie Weeks
43 Mark Teixeira
44 Leonys Martin (Rookie Card)
45 Mariano Rivera
46 Andrew McCutchen
47 Ryan Howard
48 Kirk Nieuwenhuis (Rookie Card)
49 Robinson Cano
50 Josh Beckett
51 Troy Tulowitzki
52 Addison Reed (Rookie Card)
53 Desmond Jennings
54 Evan Longoria
55 Clayton Kershaw
56 Bryce Harper (Rookie Card)
57 Buster Posey
58 Paul Konerko
59 Josh Hamilton
60 Brad Peacock (Rookie Card)
61 C.J. Wilson
62 Alex Gordon
63 Dan Uggla
64 David Ortiz
65 Jesus Montero (Rookie Card)
66 Michael Morse
67 Cole Hamels
68 Albert Pujols
69 Drew Pomeranz (Rookie Card)
70 Jon Lester
71 Tim Hudson
72 Curtis Granderson
73 Madison Bumgarner
74 Nelson Cruz
75 Kevin Youkilis
76 Tim Lincecum
77 Pablo Sandoval
78 Jered Weaver
79 Starlin Castro
80 Stephen Strasburg
81 Hisashi Iwakuma (Rookie Card)
82 David Freese
83 Devin Mesoraco (Rookie Card)
84 Justin Morneau
85 Felix Hernandez
86 Ryan Zimmerman
87 Zack Greinke
88 CC Sabathia
89 Hanley Ramirez
90 David Wright
91 Cliff Lee
92 Wilin Rosario (Rookie Card)
93 Roy Halladay
94 Mat Latos
95 Asdrubal Cabrera
96 Jarrod Parker (Rookie Card)
97 Matt Holliday
98 Freddie Freeman
99 Matt Moore
100 Jacoby Ellsbury

2012 Bowman Platinum Prospect Checklist
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BPP1 Matt Adams
BPP2 Nolan Arenado
BPP3 Manny Banuelos
BPP4 Trevor Bauer
BPP5 Chad Bettis
BPP6 Gary Brown
BPP7 Garin Cecchini
BPP8 Michael Choice
BPP9 Travis d’Arnaud
BPP10 Brandon Drury
BPP11 Robbie Erlin
BPP12 Wilmer Flores
BPP13 Anthony Gose
BPP14 Robbie Grossman
BPP15 Jedd Gyorko
BPP16 Billy Hamilton
BPP17 Joe Terdoslavich
BPP18 Matt Harvey
BPP19 Brett Jackson
BPP20 Hak-Ju Lee
BPP21 Taylor Lindsey
BPP22 Rymer Liriano
BPP23 Manny Machado
BPP24 Starling Marte
BPP25 Trevor May
BPP26 Will Middlebrooks
BPP27 Shelby Miller
BPP28 Mike Montgomery
BPP29 Jake Odorizzi
BPP30 Mike Olt
BPP31 Marcell Ozuna
BPP32 Joe Panik
BPP33 Wily Peralta
BPP34 Martin Perez
BPP35 Jurickson Profar
BPP36 Eddie Rosario
BPP37 Keenyn Walker
BPP38 Gary Sanchez
BPP39 Miguel Sano
BPP40 Jonathan Schoop
BPP41 Jonathan Singleton
BPP42 Tyler Skaggs
BPP43 Alexi Amarista
BPP44 Noah Syndergaard
BPP45 Jameson Taillon
BPP46 Taijuan Walker
BPP47 Allen Webster
BPP48 Zack Wheeler
BPP49 Christian Yelich
BPP50 Drew Hutchison
BPP51 Oscar Taveras
BPP52 A.J. Cole
BPP53 Jake Marisnick
BPP54 Nick Franklin
BPP55 Nestor Molina
BPP56 Jeurys Familia
BPP57 Tim Wheeler
BPP58 Jonathan Galvez
BPP59 Vincent Catricala
BPP60 Keyvius Sampson
BPP61 Archie Bradley
BPP62 Brian Dozier
BPP63 John Lamb
BPP64 Dylan Bundy
BPP65 Jean Segura
BPP66 Daniel Corcino
BPP67 Tyler Thornburg
BPP68 Yorman Rodriguez
BPP69 Gerrit Cole
BPP70 Tyler Pastornicky
BPP71 Zach Cone
BPP72 Brandon Jacobs
BPP73 Kevin Matthews
BPP74 Jake Hager
BPP75 Sean Buckley
BPP76 Andrelton Simmons
BPP77 Julio Rodriguez
BPP78 Sonny Gray
BPP79 Jabari Blash
BPP80 Wil Myers
BPP81 Jarred Cosart
BPP82 Chris Archer
BPP83 Guillermo Pimentel
BPP84 Tyler Matzek
BPP85 Javier Baez
BPP86 Cory Spangenberg
BPP87 John Hellweg
BPP88 Chad James
BPP89 Telvin Nash
BPP90 Mason Williams
BPP91 Heath Hembree
BPP92 Bryce Brentz
BPP93 Anthony Ranaudo
BPP94 Tommy Joseph
BPP95 Trey McNutt
BPP96 Matt Davidson
BPP97 Nick Castellanos
BPP98 Jordan Swagerty
BPP99 Sebastian Valle
BPP100 Bubba Starling

2012 Bowman Platinum Top Prospects Checklist
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TP-AG Anthony Gose
TP-BB Bryce Brentz
TP-BD Brian Dozier
TP-BH Billy Hamilton
TP-BJ Brett Jackson
TP-BS Bubba Starling
TP-CS Cory Spangenberg
TP-CY Christian Yelich
TP-ER Eddie Rosario
TP-GB Gary Brown
TP-GC Gerrit Cole
TP-JG Jedd Gyorko
TP-JGZ Jonathan Galvez
TP-JL John Lamb
TP-JM Jake Marisnick
TP-JP Jurickson Profar
TP-JPK Joe Panik
TP-JR Julio Rodriguez
TP-JS Jean Segura
TP-JSN Jonathan Singleton
TP-JSW Jordan Swagerty
TP-JT Jameson Taillon
TP-KS Keyvius Sampson
TP-MA Matt Adams
TP-MB Manny Banuelos
TP-MC Michael Choice
TP-MH Matt Harvey
TP-MM Manny Machado
TP-MS Miguel Sano
TP-MW Mason Williams
TP-NA Nolan Arenado
TP-NC Nick Castellanos
TP-NS Noah Syndergaard
TP-OT Oscar Taveras
TP-RE Robbie Erlin
TP-RL Rymer Liriano
TP-SM Shelby Miller
TP-SME Starling Marte
TP-TB Trevor Bauer
TP-Td Travis d’Arnaud
TP-TJW Taijuan Walker
TP-TL Taylor Lindsey
TP-TM Trevor May
TP-TS Tyler Skaggs
TP-TT Tyler Thornburg
TP-TW Tim Wheeler
TP-VC Vincent Catricala
TP-WM Wil Myers
TP-WMK Will Middlebrooks
TP-ZW Zack Wheeler

2012 Bowman Platinum Cutting Edge Stars Checklist
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CES-AC Allen Craig
CES-AG Adrian Gonzalez
CES-AM Andrew McCutchen
CES-AP Albert Pujols
CES-BH Bryce Harper
CES-BL Brett Lawrie
CES-BM Brian McCann
CES-BP Buster Posey
CES-CG Carlos Gonzalez
CES-CJ Chipper Jones
CES-DA Dustin Ackley
CES-DF David Freese
CES-DH Daniel Hudson
CES-DJ Derek Jeter
CES-DO David Ortiz
CES-DU Dan Uggla
CES-DW David Wright
CES-EH Eric Hosmer
CES-EL Evan Longoria
CES-FF Freddie Freeman
CES-HB Heath Bell
CES-HR Hanley Ramirez
CES-I Ichiro
CES-IK Ian Kinsler
CES-IKE Ian Kennedy
CES-IN Ivan Nova
CES-JB Jose Bautista
CES-JDM J.D. Martinez
CES-JM Jason Motte
CES-JMO Jesus Montero
CES-JS James Shields
CES-JU Justin Upton
CES-JV Justin Verlander
CES-MC Miguel Cabrera
CES-MM Matt Moore
CES-MMS Michael Morse
CES-MP Michael Pineda
CES-MT Mark Trumbo
CES-NC Nelson Cruz
CES-PF Prince Fielder
CES-PG Paul Goldschmidt
CES-RB Ryan Braun
CES-RC Robinson Cano
CES-RR Ricky Romero
CES-SC Starlin Castro
CES-TT Troy Tulowitzki
CES-YA Yonder Alonso
CES-YD Yu Darvish
CES-YG Yovani Gallardo
CES-ZG Zack Greinke

2012 Bowman Platinum Jumbo Patch Checklist
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JP-AG Anthony Gose
JP-AH Aaron Hicks
JP-AP Albert Pujols
JP-BH Bryce Harper
JP-BP Buster Posey
JP-DH Danny Hultzen
JP-DP Drew Pomeranz
JP-EL Evan Longoria
JP-GB Gary Brown
JP-GC Gerrit Cole
JP-HL Hak-Ju Lee
JP-JHA Josh Hamilton
JP-JP Jurickson Profar
JP-JPK Joe Panik
JP-JS Jean Segura
JP-JV Justin Verlander
JP-JVO Joey Votto
JP-MA Matt Adams
JP-MC Michael Choice
JP-MD Matt Dominguez
JP-MH Matt Harvey
JP-MM Matt Moore
JP-MMO Manny Machado
JP-MT Mike Trout
JP-NA Nolan Arenado
JP-RB Ryan Braun
JP-RH Roy Halladay
JP-RHD Ryan Howard
JP-SM Starling Marte
JP-SS Stephen Strasburg
JP-TB Tim Beckham
JP-TS Tyler Skaggs
JP-TT Troy Tulowitzki
JP-TW Tim Wheeler
JP-WMK Will Middlebrooks

2012 Bowman Platinum Purely Platinum Auto Checklist
PP-AG Adrian Gonzalez
PP-AP Albert Pujols
PP-AR Anthony Rendon
PP-BH Bryce Harper
PP-BL Brett Lawrie
PP-BP Buster Posey
PP-BS Bubba Starling
PP-CJ Chipper Jones
PP-CK Clayton Kershaw
PP-DB Dylan Bundy
PP-DH Danny Hultzen
PP-DP Dustin Pedroia
PP-DW David Wright
PP-EH Eric Hosmer
PP-EL Evan Longoria
PP-FH Felix Hernandez
PP-GC Gerrit Cole
PP-GS Giancarlo Stanton
PP-JB Jose Bautista
PP-JM Jesus Montero
PP-JV Justin Verlander
PP-JW Jered Weaver
PP-MC Miguel Cabrera
PP-MK Matt Kemp
PP-MM Matt Moore
PP-MP Michael Pineda
PP-MT Mike Trout
PP-NC Nelson Cruz
PP-PF Prince Fielder
PP-RB Ryan Braun
PP-RC Robinson Cano
PP-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
PP-SC Starlin Castro
PP-TB Trevor Bauer
PP-YD Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Platinum Bowman Black Auto Checklist
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BBC-AS Andrew Susac
BBC-BD Brandon Drury
BBC-CC Cheslor Cuthbert
BBC-DC Daniel Corcino
BBC-ER Eddie Rosario
BBC-GP Guillermo Pimentel
BBC-GS George Springer
BBC-JB Jackie Bradley
BBC-JBY Jed Bradley
BBC-JF Jose Fernandez
BBC-JT Jameson Taillon
BBC-KC Kes Carter
BBC-KW Kolten Wong
BBC-LM Levi Michael
BBC-MA Matt Adams
BBC-MM Mikie Mahtook
BBC-ND Nick Delmonico
BBC-RR Robbie Ray
BBC-TA Tyler Anderson
BBC-TJ Tommy Joseph
BBC-TJN Taylor Jungmann
BBC-XB Xander Bogaerts
BBC-ZC Zack Cox
BBC-ZW Zack Wheeler

2012 Bowman Platinum Dual Auto Checklist
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DA-BJ Jed Bradley/Taylor Jungmann
DA-BS Blake Swihart/Matt Barnes
DA-CT Jameson Taillon/Gerrit Cole
DA-HM Jake Hager/Brandon Martin
DA-HP James Paxton/Danny Hultzen
DA-JP Tommy Joseph/Joe Panik
DA-LB Javier Baez/Francisco Lindor
DA-SB Josh Bell/Bubba Starling
DA-ST Andrelton Simmons/Joe Terdoslavich
DA-TT Charlie Tilson/Oscar Taveras

2012 Bowman Platinum Triple Auto Checklist
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TA-BBJ Xander Bogaerts/Jackie Bradley Jr/Brandon Jacobs
TA-BCH Trevor Bauer/Gerrit Cole/Danny Hultzen
TA-BMG Josh Bell/Starling Marte/Robbie Grossman
TA-HPW Danny Hultzen/James Paxton/Taijuan Walker
TA-LBP Francisco Lindor/Javier Baez/Joe Panik
TA-MAT Carlos Martinez/Matt Adams/Oscar Taveras
TA-RPH Anthony Rendon/Matt Purke/Bryce Harper
TA-SRS Bubba Starling/Anthony Rendon/Cory Spangenberg
TA-SSB Bubba Starling/Brandon Nimmo/Josh Bell
TA-WHF Zack Wheeler/Matt Harvey/Jeurys Familia

2012 Bowman Platinum Prospect Auto Checklist
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AP-AR Anthony Rendon
AP-AS Aaron Sanchez
AP-ASU Andrew Susac
AP-BB Bryan Brickhouse
AP-BJ Brandon Jacobs
AP-BS Bubba Starling
AP-CC Carter Capps
AP-CCB Cheslor Cuthbert
AP-CH Clay Holmes
AP-CT Charlie Tilson
AP-DB Dylan Bundy
AP-DBU David Buchanan
AP-DC Daniel Corcino
AP-DH Danny Hultzen
AP-DM Dillon Maples
AP-DN Daniel Norris
AP-DNO Derek Norris
AP-EA Eric Arce
AP-ER Eddie Rosario
AP-GB Greg Bird
AP-GC Gerrit Cole
AP-GP Guillermo Pimentel
AP-JB Josh Bell
AP-JG Jonathan Galvez
AP-JM Jermaine Mitchell
AP-JR Joe Ross
AP-JT Joe Terdoslavich
AP-KC Kole Calhoun
AP-LM Levi Michael
AP-MM Mikie Mahtook
AP-MP Matt Purke
AP-MW Mike Wright
AP-OA Oswaldo Arcia
AP-RR Robbie Ray
AP-RT Ronald Torreyes
AP-TB Trevor Bauer
AP-TB Tyler Bortnick
AP-TC Tyler Collins
AP-TJ Tyrell Jenkins
AP-TN Telvin Nash
AP-TW Taijuan Walker
AP-VC Vinnie Catricala
AP-YA Yazy Arbelo
AP-YC Yoenis Cespedes (Rookie Card)

2012 Bowman Platinum Auto Relic Checklist
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AR-AE Andre Ethier
AR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
AR-AR Anthony Rizzo
AR-BL Brett Lawrie
AR-CG Carlos Gonzalez
AR-CM Carlos Martinez
AR-DH Daniel Hudson
AR-DM Devin Mesoraco
AR-DP Dustin Pedroia
AR-DU Dan Uggla
AR-EH Eric Hosmer
AR-FH Felix Hernandez
AR-FM Francisco Martinez
AR-JA Jose Altuve
AR-JB Jay Bruce
AR-JD Jaff Decker
AR-JJ Jon Jay Louis
AR-JM J.D. Martinez
AR-JMO Jesus Montero
AR-JPX James Paxton
AR-JW Jered Weaver
AR-MD Matt Dominguez
AR-MM Matt Moore
AR-MMS Mike Morse
AR-MO Mike Olt
AR-MS Matt Szczur
AR-MT Mike Trout
AR-NC Nelson Cruz
AR-PG Paul Goldschmidt
AR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman
AR-SC Starlin Castro
AR-SM Starling Marte
AR-TT Tyler Thornburg
AR-YD Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Platinum Jumbo Auto Relic Checklist
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AJR-AG Anthony Gose
AJR-BH Bryce Harper
AJR-DH Danny Hultzen
AJR-GC Gerrit Cole
AJR-JP Joe Panik
AJR-JS Jean Segura
AJR-MA Matt Adams
AJR-MC Michael Choice
AJR-NA Nolan Arenado
AJR-TB Tim Beckham

2012 Bowman Platinum Die Cut Relic Checklist
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DCR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
DCR-AM Andrew McCutchen
DCR-AP Albert Pujols
DCR-BM Brian McCann
DCR-BP Buster Posey
DCR-CJ Chipper Jones
DCR-DJ Derek Jeter
DCR-DO David Ortiz
DCR-DU Dan Uggla
DCR-DW David Wright
DCR-EH Eric Hosmer
DCR-EL Evan Longoria
DCR-FF Freddie Freeman
DCR-HR Hanley Ramirez
DCR-IK Ian Kinsler
DCR-JBA Jose Bautista
DCR-JS James Shields
DCR-JU Justin Upton
DCR-JV Justin Verlander
DCR-NC Nelson Cruz
DCR-RB Ryan Braun
DCR-RR Ricky Romero
DCR-TT Troy Tulowitzki
DCR-YG Yovani Gallardo
DCR-ZG Zack Greinke

2012 Bowman Platinum Die Cut Auto Checklist
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DCA-AP Albert Pujols
DCA-BH Bryce Harper
DCA-BL Brett Lawrie
DCA-CJ Chipper Jones
DCA-DA Dustin Ackley
DCA-DH Daniel Hudson
DCA-DU Dan Uggla
DCA-EH Eric Hosmer
DCA-HB Heath Bell
DCA-IN Ivan Nova
DCA-JB Jose Bautista
DCA-JDM J.D. Martinez
DCA-JM Jason Motte
DCA-JMO Jesus Montero
DCA-JV Justin Verlander
DCA-MM Matt Moore
DCA-MMS Michael Morse
DCA-MP Michael Pineda
DCA-NC Nelson Cruz
DCA-PF Prince Fielder
DCA-PG Paul Goldschmidt
DCA-RB Ryan Braun
DCA-RC Robinson Cano
DCA-SC Starin Castro
DCA-YA Yonder Alonso
DCA-YD Yu Darvish

2012 Bowman Platinum Hexagraph Book Card Checklist
HBC1 Trevor Bauer/Gerrit Cole/Danny Hultzen/Archie Bradley/Taylor Jungmann/Dylan Bundy
HBC-2 Trevor Bauer/Danny Hultzen/Gerrit Cole/Felix Hernandez/Justin Verlander/Clayton Kershaw