Topps teases Five Star – No fair!

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Contributing Editor

After a well-received rookie debut, Topps Five Star Football is back for a sophomore campaign.

The company released some teaser photos earlier this week to get football fans excited for the high-end product ready to come out in mid-February.

As you can see by the preview photos, inscriptions are very popular this year. Inscriptions can give a more personal feel to the card, adding a little something extra for collectors.

The checklist for Five Star includes rookies, veterans and retired players.

There is just one pack per box (which retails close to $500) and five cards in a pack. Each pack will have four autographs and one jumbo jersey or patch card.

Check out the First Look on Five Star done back in September for more details on the product, after looking at the cards Topps has already received from players.

Susan Lulgjuraj is a contributing editor for Beckett Media. You can email Susan here. Follow her on Twitter here.

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Chris Wardner

$500 a pack….no way to make any money. You hit 4 superstar autos and a prime patch and still won’t get $500 back.

Posted December 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

I agree Chris. Plus to the degree of off-centering and damaged corners from lasts years 5 star, i wouldn’t waste a dime on this stuff. Just like Exquisite it’s overpriced junk. Topps needs to make sure the quality of the cards matchs the price, if they can’t give us majority of undamaged cards in these supposed high-end products then they need to drastically drop the price down.

Posted December 31, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

Topps is ridiculous on the over-prices boxes. I just purchased a box of Bowman Sterling (almost $300 after taxes) and 2 days later purchased a retail box of Topps Chrome. I did have a nice hit in the Chrome. I hit a Cam Newton Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor ser#d to 99. As an experiment I sold all the Bowman Sterling autos and jersey cards. They all sold for less than the Cam did! It sold for $96 and the Sterling stuff sold for a combined $82. I had a very similar experience with last years Sterling. I am done with Topps for good this time!!! Panini it is!!!

Posted January 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

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