By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Ok, all you cardboard 49ers … the 2012 Topps Gold Rush rules have been declared.
Eight days before the arrival of its flagship baseball card set for 2012, Topps has unveiled the details of its Gold Rush wrapper redemption program, and it’s one that won’t last long.
For every 50 hobby wrappers — or 14 HTA jumbo wrappers — that a collector sends in to the company, they will receive a five-card pack of Gold Rush cards.
The 50-card set will include Willie Mays, Adrian Gonzalez, Sandy Koufax, Nelson Cruz, Albert Pujols, Albert Belle and Dennis Eckersley among others — and there will be autographs randomly included — but here’s the catch.
All wrappers must be postmarked by Feb. 29, 2012 — just 28 days after the product’s arrival. All others will be turned away goldless.
Wrappers should be sent to:
PO Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642
According to the company, collectors can send their wrappers all in one package. Packs will be fulfilled until supplies are exhausted.
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