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Topps reveals its own Leon Sandcastle card

By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Any fans out there plan on collecting cards of Leon Sandcastle, the fictitious football player from a Super Bowl commercial played by Deion Sanders?

The chase just might get bigger.

Topps revealed on Twitter its own Sandcastle card that will be in 2013 Bowman football, scheduled to come out June 6.

No word yet if Sandcastle will be short-printed or a regular card in the set.

Panini America announced last week Sandcastle cards would be inserted into 2013 Score retail packs and autographs would be placed in 2013 Prestige hobby packs.

Related: Leon Sandcastle cards coming to Panini 

For a character in a commercial, Sandcastle has gotten more buzz than any of the actual rookies from the 2013 NFL Draft.

Related: First look: 2013 Bowman Football

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

7 Comments

rick

I think this is cool. I hope reg topps has one. But make more than 50 of them… Not a ssssssp.

Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:07 am | Permalink
Richard

Not a surprise. They need SOMETHING to talk about and nobody out there looks to be
anything really great, hobby wise. I mean even if you manage to get 2-3 HOF level Offensive
Linemen out of this years crop, the hobby will yawn.

Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink
Card Opionator

Sorry, the Score version looks better.

Posted April 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink
Agree with Card Opionator

Yes, I do agree with you, Card Opionator.
With Pinini, Scores, the card looks way better than what Topps is trying to follow.
For creative and design I will say Panini does a greater job than Topps. Looks like Topps company is going down right now.

Posted April 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink
jb43015

What does it say about this years draft class when card companies have to jump on board this played out gimmick to try and boost sales? I really think this whole thing was silly from the get-go and now its made its way on to cardboard? Yikes!

Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Permalink
deez

anyone remember johnny kilroy in basketball about 15- 20 years ago?

and sandcastle is no johnny kilroy

Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink
Card Opionator

Collecting cards should be fun, not just for the money. This is great. I applaud Topps efforts like this, the squirrel, pie in he face cards, etc.

Posted May 2, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

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