First look: 2013 Finest Football
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Topps has given away uncut sheets as prizes to collectors through its various outlets such as Twitter and Facebook. Topps is giving a chance for all collectors to get in the mix with 2013 Finest Football.
Collectors can pull a redemption for an uncut sheet of cards including veteran and rookie base and Refractor and X-Fractor parallels.
Topps is also making a push for more on-card autographs this year and hopes to lessen the amount of sticker autographs collectors will get in Finest.
Every master box contains:
– One Rookie Autograph Patch
– One Autograph Jumbo Relic
– Two Die-Cut Finest Atomic Refractors Rookie Cards
– Two Finest Moment inserts
There are two mini boxes in each master box. Each mini box will come with six five-pack cards.
Autograph patches feature up to 40 rookies and will have eight levels of parallels: Blue (numbered to 99), Red (#’d to 75), Gold (#’d to 50), BCA or pink jumbo patch (#’d to 10), Military Jumbo Patch (#’d to 10), Black Refractor Pigskin NFL Shield from the NFLPA (1-of-1), Superfractor (1-of-1).
Autograph Jumbo Relic cards will highlight rookies and veterans. Blue, Red, Gold Refractors are included along with Prism Patch, X-Fractor Patch, Black Swoosh and Superfractor Patch variations.
The Autograph Jumbo Relics can come with one, two, three or four signatures.
Regular autographs are tough to pull in Finest. There is at least one autograph card in every case. These on-card autographs will feature Rookie Refractor Autograph Variations with Blue, Red, Prism and Superfractor parallels.
Topps will include up to 25 Finest Moments Autographs (veterans and rookies) on the checklist along with up to 35 rookies on Finest Atomic Refractor Rookie Autographs, which are die-cuts.
Inserts will fall at a rate of four per master box. Inserts include Finest Atomic Refractor Rookies and Finest Moments.
Topps is also adding a little mystery. There will be a rare Mystery Rookie Autograph Redemption. The player will be announced sometime during the 2013 season.
The base set contains 150 cards with 50 being rookies. Parallels include Refractor, X-Fractor, Blue, Gold, Red, Prism, Superfractor and Printing Plates.
Finest is due out in late August.
Veteran autographs in Finest include Aaron Hernandez, Andrew Luck, Arian Foster and Robert Griffin III.
Collectors can expect to find rookie autographs of players such as Eddie Lacy, Marcus Lattimore, Matt Barkley, Mike Glennon, Monte Ball, Tyler Bray and Tyler Wilson.
As a reminder, these cards are just mockups. The players will featured in their NFL uniform at release.
Base card checklist
1 Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens 51 Eric Decker Denver Broncos
2 Jay Cutler Chicago Bears 52 Alfred Morris Washington Redskins
3 Matthew Stafford Detroit Lions 53 Mike Wallace Miami Dolphins
4 DeMarco Murray Dallas Cowboys 54 Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers
5 Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals 55 Philip Rivers San Diego Chargers
6 Wes Welker Denver Broncos 56 Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers
7 David Wilson New York Giants 57 Chris Johnson Tennessee Titans
8 Stevan Ridley New England Patriots 58 BenJarvus Green-EllisCincinnati Bengals
9 Clay Matthews Green Bay Packers 59 Anquan Boldin San Francisco 49ers
10 Eli Manning New York Giants 60 Andrew Luck Indianapolis Colts
11 Matt Schaub Houston Texans 61 Antonio Gates San Diego Chargers
12 Brandon Weeden Cleveland Browns 62 Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers
13 Steve Johnson Buffalo Bills 63 Frank Gore San Francisco 49ers
14 Jake Locker Tennessee Titans 64 Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons
15 Christian Ponder Minnesota Vikings 65 Steven Jackson Atlanta Falcons
16 Earl Thomas Seattle Seahawks 66 Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings
17 Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts 67 Jeremy Maclin Philadelphia Eagles
18 Percy Harvin Seattle Seahawks 68 Arian Foster Houston Texans
19 Roddy White Atlanta Falcons 69 Santonio Holmes New York Jets
20 Peyton Manning Denver Broncos 70 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
21 Torrey Smith Baltimore Ravens 71 Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers
22 Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons 72 Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers
23 Troy Polamalu Pittsburgh Steelers 73 Aaron Hernandez New England Patriots
24 Carson Palmer Oakland Raiders 74 Danny Amendola New England Patriots
25 Cam Newton Carolina Panthers 75 Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks
26 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys 76 Sam Bradford St. Louis Rams
27 J.J. Watt Houston Texans 77 Victor Cruz New York Giants
28 Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs 78 Hakeem Nicks New York Giants
29 Ed Reed Houston Texans 79 Darren McFadden Oakland Raiders
30 Colin Kaepernick San Francisco 49ers 80 Calvin Johnson Jr. Detroit Lions
31 Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys 81 JermichaelFinley Green Bay Packers
32 Marshawn Lynch Seattle Seahawks 82 JoshFreeman Tampa Bay Buccaneers
33 A.J. Green Cincinnati Bengals 83 DwayneBowe Kansas City Chiefs
34 Andre Johnson Houston Texans 84 VernonDavis San Francisco 49ers
35 Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints 85 KendallWright Tennessee Titans
36 Von Miller Denver Broncos 86 JasonPierre-Paul New York Giants
37 Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers 87 DougMartin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38 Justin Blackmon Jacksonville Jaguars 88 WillisMcGahee Denver Broncos
39 Jared Allen Minnesota Vikings 89 MichaelVick Philadelphia Eagles
40 Tom Brady New England Patriots 90 RobertGriffin III Washington Redskins
41 Maurice Jones-Drew Jacksonville Jaguars 91 ReggieBush Detroit Lions
42 Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins 92 LeSeanMcCoy Philadelphia Eagles
43 Jimmy Graham New Orleans Saints 93 DemaryiusThomas Denver Broncos
44 Vincent Jackson Tampa Bay Buccaneers 94 C.J.Spiller Buffalo Bills
45 Marques Colston New Orleans Saints 95 RobGronkowski New England Patriots
46 James Jones Green Bay Packers 96 TonyRomo Dallas Cowboys
47 Matt Forté Chicago Bears 97 RandallCobb Green Bay Packers
48 Andy Dalton Cincinnati Bengals 98 TrentRichardson Cleveland Browns
49 Brandon Marshall Chicago Bears 99 RayRice Baltimore Ravens
50 Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings 100 AaronRodgers Green Bay Packers