Originally Posted by johnorpheus
Several things here will mitigate some of the problems that usually occur with a higher print run, if indeed there is one. First, more chrome prospect autos in the checklist means there will still be a good amount of color. Second, the addition of purple autos in jumbo make for more color. Third, AFLAC, Bowman Black, Original Buyback, and Lucky Redemption autos will provide additional hits that were not there in 2011, in place of crappy hits like future's jerseys and manufactured patches.
What is lucky redemption? I can't find this on sell sheet.
Oh, and you forgot to mention Wrapper redemption programs this year. Indeed, there are more names on checklist than last year means the higher print run, but there are also more subsets, insert sets ...etc which lead to more value. I think the price will only go up due to high demand even though Topps print more than last year. just my opinion though.