Topps details 2012 Bowman wrapper redemption

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By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor

The highly anticipated 2012 Bowman set arrives next week packing Yu Darvish, Bryce Harper, Yoenis Cespedes and more inside its packs.

But what’s outside of the packs — or at least wrapping them — matters, too, as there’s a wrapper redemption for the product this year.

Topps detailed the particulars of the program on Wednesday, and it’s one that has a limited supply available — and a new form of Refractor is included, meaning they could disappear fast.

For each 24 hobby or seven HTA jumbo wrappers sent into Topps, collectors will receive a five-card pack of Blue Wave Refractors — some of which will be signed.

Some of the signers will include Josh Bell, Dante Bichette Jr., Gerrit Cole and Matt Purke — meanwhile there only will be 10,000 packs of the Blue Waves made.

Topps will update the remaining quantity of packs available on a regular basis through its Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Wrappers should be sent to:

Bowman Blue
P.O. Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642

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.


  1. Randy Johnson
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    I bought a hobby box of 2011 Bowman and kept all the wrappers, waiting for a redemption program. I’m still waiting.

  2. @Jaypers413
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    So, if Hobby boxes contain 24 packs and HTA Jumbo boxes contain 12 packs, why does one have to submit 24 hobby wrappers but only 7 jumbo wrappers for a blue wave pack? I’m curious as to why Topps chose that number.

  3. chrisolds
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like they want people to buy more jumbos.

  4. @Jaypers413
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    MORE jumbos? Good luck finding any at all these days. I seriously doubt that’s the reason, Chris.

  5. chrisolds
    Posted May 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Jumbo box routine is that they get stockpiled but then the prices get so out of hand they become harder to move.Why wouldn’t it be if you get *almost* two redemption packs per compared to the standard boxes?

  6. jc08088
    Posted May 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    hobby 24 packs = 240 cards
    jumbo 7 packs = 224 cards

    that is “just about” even money in Topps eyes

  7. Posted May 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    If you submit a case of hobby, you get 12 packs. You would only get 8 packs per case of Jumbo id they did it by the box… so they made it 7. That gets you just over 13 packs per case of Jumbo. They were trying to get you around the same per case.

  8. Blake
    Posted May 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | Permalink

    I will send in my wrappers. Topps still hasnt sent my wrappers from the 2011 wrapper redemption. Oh well, hoping for the best and always expecting the worst when it comes to topps.

  9. Chuck
    Posted May 21, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I sent my wrappers in 5/11, Friday morning. didn’t get anything in the mail today 5/21, i might have been shut out………………!

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