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First Look: 2012 SP Authentic Football

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

One of Upper Deck’s iconic brands is back – 2012 SP Authentic is scheduled for a December release.

These college-based cards feature new and old players such as Barry Sanders, Jerry Rice, John Elway, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Tim Tebow.

Upper Deck has created a 100-card base set with 50 additional short-prints for SP Authentic. Collectors can find five cards in a pack and 24 packs in every box.

Some collectors might find more than SP Authentic in their boxes. SP Threads packs are inserted throughout the product. There are four SP Threads packs in every case and each come with one autographed jersey card.

Highlights include SP Rookie Patches and dual, triple and quad autographed Signs of the Times, numbered to 35 or fewer.

Stadium Authentics is one of the more prominent new autograph subsets in SP Authentic, acetate cards with autographed and bowl variations.

Besides current players, collectors can find the 1994 SP set. These cards fall at a rate of four per box and include die-cut parallels.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.

11 Comments

Matt Gilman

More useless mystery event-worn stuff. Ugh.

Posted October 2, 2012 at 8:59 am | Permalink
Jared

Didn’t RGIII play for the Baylor Bears? Why the card with him as a Mountaineer, which would be West Virginia? Am I missing something here?

Posted October 2, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink
Susan Lulgjuraj

Jared, These cards are mock ups. Probably just a mistake in this process.

Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink
Jared

Thanks Susan, I thought we might have been looking at cards that have made it through production.

Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink
Susan Lulgjuraj

Let’s hope not. :)

Posted October 2, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink
Daniel Wilson

that’s the uncorrected error card, lol

Posted October 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
Jeremy Johnson

The Blackmon card also has the Oregon State “OS” rather than “OSU”

Posted October 3, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink
chris

will they ever include current veterans in their sets? its been rookies, retired players and one maybe two current players. what the heck is upper deck doing here? why no current players in the base set? no wonder beckett doesn’t tag the cards as rc’s. get on the ball upper deck and quit wasting that clc .

Posted October 4, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Permalink
Robert

I will not be buying any more sp bought a whole case last year only to get no tier one patch autos at all no dual or triple autos and no future watch autos only late rounders and undrafted free agents then when contacted ud and let them know about four mixing hits and nothing but tier 2 autos In a whole case they sent me 2 more tier two autos and two no name base autos so I think I will pass and find something else with better coalition

Posted January 21, 2013 at 7:42 pm | Permalink
Craig Wesson

Hi i got an error card robert griffin iii where it is cut wrong so there is no “robert” at the top of the card have you heard about any more of these? Its an sp authentic card

Posted February 2, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
Brad

Can you tell me where in Beckett this set and inserts are listed? I have feb 2013. And cannot find them in there at all? Thanks

Posted February 20, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

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