By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
One of the niche favorites of this year is sticking with us for 2012 — and that’s going to suit many a collector.
Topps unveiled the first details and preview images for its 2012 MLB Sticker Collection on Monday, and it’s a 309-sticker offering with some new touches.
With an album featuring a page for every team — and six free stickers — the collection will showcase 245 MLB veterans while also including nine highlight stickers for memorable moments of the 2011 season and 25 team mascots. Also included will be 30 foil stickers with two MLB teams per sheet.
The main set includes veterans and rookies — there are no legends this year. In their place are the mascots where a team has one. Each team will get as many as nine players on stickers with the mascot replacing a player for most teams. The highlights stickers are another new edition for 2012.
Each pack of eight stickers will sell for 99 cents with albums costing $1.99. The collection arrives on March 21.
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