With the official launch of 2013 Topps Baseball, talking about 2012 Series 2 seems way past due. So I won't be spending a lot of time on either of them. The design of the cards isn't the worst that Topps has produced, but it isn't the best either. Series 2 was full of new inserts, none of which really excited me. The Career Day cards had the nicest design, but the concept seemed like a duplication of the Golden Moments insert set. A Cut Above and Mound Dominance really didn't do anything for me.
I picked up a jumbo box from my LCS the day it came out and a few blasters in the weeks that followed. I completed the set and have plenty of doubles for trade. All of the insert sets are also available for trade as the only one that I am looking to complete is the 1987 minis. As for my hits, I was happy to pull a Golden Moments Roberto Alomar relic. I especially like that the patch is black. My second hit was a Cal Ripken Team Rings card, it is a nice card, but its up for trade. My auto was a Golden Moments Jarrod Parker, who is starting to become a favorite of mine. I also pulled a Black Parallel of Parker's rookie card numbered 56/61. All in all it was a good haul.