Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 1997 Topps Finest Football Series 1
I have always enjoyed Topps Finest and Topps Chrome. Maybe it is just because they are shiny, but whatever it is, I love it! I certainly miss Topps having their NFL license, because we no longer have the option to buy these products, unless of course, we reach back into the past like this week with some 1997 Finest Series 1 Football.
1997 Topps Finest Series 1 Football Box Break
Cards per pack: 6
Packs per box: 24
Price paid: $35
Pack 1 highlights:
Robert Smith, Michael Strahan, Jeff Blake & Brian Mitchell Uncommon (Topps listed different designations on the back of the cards, including uncommon & rare)
Eddie George, Kevin Carter, Deion Sanders, Brett Perriman Uncommon & Zach Thomas Rare Refractor
Gus Frerotte, Terry Glenn, Thurman Thomas & Andre Rison Uncommon
Andre Hastings Uncommon & David Meggett Uncommon
Napoleon Kaufman & Karim Abdul-Jabbar. No, not THAT Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Daryl “Moose” Johnston & Andre Coleman Refractor
Jim Harbaugh & Ricky Watters
Vinny Testaverde, Shannon Sharpe Uncommon & Bobby Engram Uncommon
Jamal “Dirty Bird” Anderson & Anthony Miller Uncommon
Isaac Bruce & Junior Seau
Rodney Hampton, Tim Brown, Trent Dilfer & Simeon Rice
Eric Moulds & Edgar Bennett Uncommon
Rob Moore Uncommon, Thurman Thomas & Terrell Davis Uncommon. I miss those old-school Broncos uniforms!
Warren Sapp, Tim McDonald Uncommon & Kevin Greene Uncommon
Michael “Playmaker” Irvin Uncommon, Deion “PrimeTime” Sanders & Rodney Harrison
Jim Harbaugh, Darren Woodson, Brett Perriman Uncommon & Deion Sanders Refractor
Andre “Bad Moon” Rison Uncommon
Keith Jackson Uncommon
Vinny Testaverde, Ken Norton & Jerome “The Bus” Bettis
Trent Dilfer, Ricky Watters, Mark Brunell & Andre Hastings Uncommon
Thurman Thomas & Terry Glenn
Keyshawn Johnson, Bobby Engram & Mike Alstott. All three Uncommon
Lastly, a card back. I am going to be honest, without the designations on the back, I have a really hard time telling these apart. Actually, I still don’t know which cards are Bronze, Silver or Gold.
I guess the only really important question to ask after busting 1997 Topps Finest is — are you a peeler or a non-peeler? What did you think of the protective layer on these cards?
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