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First look: 2011 Topps Five Star Football

By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

Topps Five Star Football is back. Returning to defend its title, the reigning football product of the year is scheduled to make its sophomore debut in mid February, 2012.

Ultra-premium 2011 Topps Five Star Football headlines the manufacturer’s greatest of gridiron offerings with four on-card autographs and one jumbo jersey or patch card per pack. Of course, this information merely scratches the surface for high-end hobbyists and cardboard whale hunters.

More details and a first-glance opinion poll after the jump.

Each eight-card pack of 2011 Five Star Football fulfills that four-autograph, one-jersey-or-patch promise with these specifics:

  • One autographed Rookie Card
  • One base rookie-autographed patch card
  • One autographed veteran/retired or autographed patch card
  • One autographed Relic Book or dual autograph card
  • One jumbo jersey or patch Relic card
  • Three base cards on 154-point stock

In addition to the per-pack jumbo jersey odds, collectors should also keep an eye out for redemption cards that can be exchanged for autographed NFL rookie jerseys. According to the company’s release, these redemptions will fall as “additional hits” in 2011 Five Star.

More on the stars of 2011 Five Star …

Autographed Relic cards

  • Base rookie autograph patch cards (35 rookies)
    • Gold parallel (numbered to 55)
    • Rainbow parallel (numbered to 25)
  • Five Star Signature patch cards (20 veteran/retired players)
    • Gold parallel (numbered to 40)
    • Rainbow parallel (numbered to 25)

Autographs

  • Five Star Futures autographs (35 rookie subjects)
  • Five Star Futures Quotable autographs (numbered to 25)
  • Five Star Signature cards (25 veteran/retired players)
    • Gold parallel (numbered to 25)
    • Rainbow parallel (numbered to 15)
  • Five Star Quotable Signature cards (numbered to 10)
  • Super Bowl MVP Autograph (numbered to 50)
  • Five Star Cut Signatures (1/1)

Autographed book and multiple-player autograph cards

  • Five Star Signatures Book card (30 subjects)
    • Gold parallel (numbered to 10)
    • Rainbow parallel (1/1)
  • Five Star Futures autographed Triple Relic Book card (30 subjects)
    • Gold parallel (numbered to 15)
    • Rainbow parallel (1/1)
  • Five Star Futures autographed Quad Relic Book card (30 subjects)
    • Gold parallel (numbered to 15)
    • Rainbow parallel (1/1)
  • Five Star Futures Dual autograph patch book card (numbered to 15)
  • Five Star Futures Dual autograph Laundry Tag book card (numbered to 10)
  • Five Star Futures Quad-ograph book card (numbered to 10)
  • Five Star Futures Six Signatures book card (numbered to 5)
  • Five Star Futures Eight autographs book card (numbered to 5)
  • Five Star Futures Dual autograph Shield book card (1/1)
  • Five Star Futures Dual autograph card (numbered to 20)
  • Five Star Signatures Combo card (numbered to 10)


Jumbo jersey and Patch cards

  • Jumbo patch parallel (1/1)
  • Letter Patch cards (1/1)
  • Patch Relic cards (numbered to 30)
  • Dual Patch cards (numbered to 15)
  • Triple Patch cards (numbered to 10)
  • Quad Patch cards (numbered to 10)
  • Octo Patch cards (numbered to 5)

Based on what you've seen, what do you think of 2011 Topps Five Star Football?

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4 Comments

whats the per pack cost on these? Looks like a neat product. The redemption is a great idea for the auto jerseys.

Posted September 19, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink
Jeff Strand

I have been a graphic designer for 20 years and a card collector for even longer- I like the on-card autographs, the signed Jersey redemptions are great! The shorts runs are beyond fantastic – but…… the design is too busy- too much outside graphics that are for fluff- textures, etc. These are not kids buying these cards! A good design is simple and elegant. Large player images with great photographs of players are needed. -get rid of the textures. Larger patches- I could design much better cards that collectors would covet. Upper deck was strong in design that is one of the reasons they were so popular. If Topps were to spend a little money on a great designer this product would do better than the others. That is why exquisite is so great even without NFL license- the design is elegant. Topps could knock everyone down with a great design on Five Star.

Sincerely,

Jeff Strand.

Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Permalink
superynaldo

as long as they aren’t putting all the FUGLY one patch jersey cards in this years edition… at that price one color patches are a JOKE… we will see…

Posted September 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Permalink
Greg

I love what I see,topps is starting the new year off right.

Posted December 19, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

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