First look: 2013 Topps Magic Football


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

The magic is back.

After bringing Magic Football back from the online-only world, Topps is putting 2013 Magic Football on the hobby shelves once again.

Collectors will get eight cards per pack, including a mini in every pack, and 24 packs in each hobby box. There will also be three autographs in every hobby box.

Topps indicates there will be a deep checklist, but the early information only gives names on which players collectors could expect to see including Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Brett Favre, Deion Sanders and many veterans and rookies. The checklist will consist of 330 cards, 110 of which will be short-printed.

Collectors will find one mini every pack with Green-, Black-, Blue- and Red-Bordered parallels. The Reds will be numbered to 50.

Inserts for Topps Magic will include Ground & Pound (featuring running backs), Aerial Attack (quarterbacks), Rookie Enchantment and ’48 Magic.

The autographs seemed to be ramped up this year. Collectors can find three per box with base, Black- and Red-Bordered parallels. There will also be Dual and Six Autograph cards with Mini and Mini Autograph Books.

Topps will also include Magic Rookie Relics with a jumbo jersey swatch or patch included.

Magic is expected to release in late January.

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


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  1. Cory Furlong 30 August, 2013 at 14:59

    I loved the first set the best. Loved the player in their college uniforms. Plus I think every subject in that set had an autograph.

  2. Mike Pereira 4 September, 2013 at 02:35

    Love the Rookie Enchantment. Got last year’s set and plan on getting this year’s. Something about these that sets them apart form other brands. Think it’s the color combos and design. We get use to the glitter and chrome too fast. And I like that they just keep it simple. A couple of parallels, three autos, a mini, and short prints. Not the twenty different incerts and ten different parallels that we see in other products. Keep it simple. And if they are really putting patches like that in the product then watch out. Not use to prime jumbo patches like that in a mid level product.

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