So I couldn’t resist. I was on the fence about 2012 Topps US Olympic Team & Olympic Hopefuls but in the end I ended up picking up a box. It should be a fun break. A box has 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack with one guaranteed autograph, one relic and one manufactured patch card.
Some base cards:
The gold, silver and bronze parallels:
A couple of inserts:
The opening ceremony insert in a one per box.
Overall it is a strong design from Topps and they picked great shots of the athletes. One thing that is probably overlook it that you get a complete set with probably every box which is extremely rare nowadays. It saves me a lot of work and in fact I organized everything already!
Now for the hits:
If you are curious, the bible verse on the Maya Moore auto is “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,”. Anyways it is a interesting mix. Of the three, Ryan Lochte is the only one I recognize off the top of my head and Maya Moore’s name sounds familiar probably from Sportscenter. Normally I am not too crazy about manufactured patches but I can dig flags.
So I didn’t hit a home run with my pulls but I might pick up another box some time soon. Perhaps when the night of the opening ceremonies…