Anytime you buy a hobby box you are taking a risk. You could buy a $500 box that promises high-end hits and only come out with a fraction of what you paid.
That said, here are a few possibilities for 2012 products. The prices are from Dave and Adam's Card World (www.dacardworld.com)2012 Topps Allen and Ginter - $77.95
Many collectors love these for the minis. 24 packs per box, 1 mini per pack. Each box guarantees three hits - either game-used, autographs, or rip cards. Typically, you'll get three GU - but the autographs are typically nice if you hit one.http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box2012 Topps Archive - $77.95
A throwback to older Topps sets. Base cards and inserts are set in vintage Topps designs. You get 2 on-card Fan Favorites autographs per box. Bryce Harper also has a short-printed RC in the set that is a tough pull.http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box2012 Topps Gypsy Queen - $95.95
GQ is similar to Allen and Ginter - it is reminiscent of a product from the late 1800s and includes 1 mini card per pack. Each box offers 2 autograph and 2 game-used cards.http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box
I would also give the following product consideration for the price.2012 Leaf The Living Legend: Pete Rose - $17.95
Each box contains 10 packs of base cards and 1 guaranteed Pete Rose autograph. The autograph will either be an autographed card or a redemption card for a piece of autographed memorabilia.http://www.dacardworld.com/sports-cards/20...eball-hobby-box
$18 for a Pete Rose autograph? Sign me up!