First look: 2013 Topps Prime Football


By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Non-traditional relics will be on display in October when 2013 Topps Prime comes out.

The relics will feature different items such as wristbands, gloves and even socks.

Each Topps Prime box will have 10 five-card packs, which will have at least one Rookie Card.

In addition, each box will have one autograph, one autograph relic and two relic cards.

There will be five levels of Prime autographed relics with up to six relic pieces of different memorabilia such as gloves, socks, jerseys, footballs and wristbands. The Prime relics also come in five different parallels that are hobby exclusives: Copper (numbered to 50), Gold (#’d to 25), Copper Rainbow (#’d to 15), Silver Rainbow (#’d to 10) and Gold Rainbow (1-of-1).

The rookie autographs will also feature photo variations of up to 40 subjects that also have five parallels.

Several veterans will also get autographed photo variations. Up to 25 subjects will be featured with five parallels, which can be found in retail and hobby except for Gold Rainbow 1-of-1 that are hobby only.

Prime Relics will come in many forms: Dual Relic, Quad Relic, Dual Combo Relic (a rookie and veteran on one card), Quad Combo Relic and single Relics.

Topps will highlight three inserts with Primetimers, Primed Rookies and Prime Performance.

The base set will consist of 150 cards with 100 veterans and 50 rookies. All parallels are exclusive to hobby packs, and rookie photos will differ from hobby and retail.

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.


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  1. Joe Cecil 4 May, 2013 at 11:32

    I can not wait for this to come out. Its a decently priced product which also has some decent hit odds. In the preview pics they look pretty well designed and noticeably different from last years.

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