By Dan Good | Contributing Editor
Topps included short-printed variations of 55 different cards in 2013 Topps Football. The SPs all feature alternative photographs, from rookie poses to action shots and images of players running through the tunnel before a game.
Key veteran players include Robert Griffin III, Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco.
Rookies are also featured – including E.J. Manuel, Eddie Lacy and Geno Smith.
The most intriguing short-print belongs to Patriots acquisition Tim Tebow. Tebow began his career with the Broncos, and led Denver to the playoffs following the 2011 season. That season, the Broncos faced the Patriots in Week 15, with the Pats winning 41-23.
Following the game, Tebow and New England QB Tom Brady met at midfield, sharing platitudes and giving each other a quick hug.
A photo from that meeting now graces Tebow’s super-short-printed variation, number SP-TT.
Another rare short-print shows case breaker Brent Williams, who won a contest in last year’s Topps product. The Williams card shows him in a rushing pose as a member of the Dallas Cowboys.
Here’s a guide to the SP variations in 2013 Topps Football.