Topps adds autographs to 2012 Bowman Sterling and will allocate cards to Japanese print run

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

This year’s Bowman Sterling baseball product will include some new additions and part of its press run will be headed directly to Japan as part of a special offering.

Topps announced Monday that 10 percent of Sterling’s production run will be packaged into a configuration for distribution in Japan, while it will include an extra incremental autograph and more on-card signatures in the product.

“We have high expectations for this product,” the company said a statement. “We are making a concerted effort to create global demand for our products.”

In the 2013 Topps Museum Collection product information released on Friday, Topps also noted there that it will be sending a percentage of the print run to Japan.

According to Topps, it will be adding 134 new 1/1 Superfractors — 34 of those signed — to the product.

Set to arrive on Dec. 12, each pack will include one rookie or prospect card and a combination of three hits — a mix of autographed prospects, autographed rookies, dual autos and more. There will be six packs per box.

New this year will be Sterling Showcase autographs — a card embedded in a sterling silver frame limited to just 25 copies. These also will be found with 1/1 sterling silver parallels made entirely in silver.

Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball magazine. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.



why japan?
are they charging there account in japan more money or something?

Posted October 8, 2012 at 11:07 am | Permalink

I believe you mean 2012 Bowman Sterling in the title.

Posted October 8, 2012 at 11:17 am | Permalink

So the real question is, how many days will japan get it BEFORE we do?

Posted October 8, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
Jamie Case

Just another let down on the way from TOPPS , send it all over there then. This is about as bad as NFL in London !!

Posted October 8, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

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