First Look: 2014 National Treasures Football
By David Lee | Beckett Football Editor
One of the most anticipated football card products every year is ready for its ninth release. Since 2006, National Treasures has built an incredibly strong brand. In fact, in the February issue of Beckett Football, we ranked the 10 current strongest brands in the hobby, considering things such as name recognition, innovation, secondary market strength and overall influence. National Treasures ranked No. 2.
The 2014 release promises to bring the high quality and deep checklist of stars and legends collectors have come to expect from the product. There are eight cards per box and four boxes per case. Each box contains (on average), two base, rookies and/or legends cards, three autographs and three memorabilia cards.
Just some of the highlights include more autographed patch rookie cards, team-oriented cards, booklet patch autographed cards, several different pieces of memorabilia including logos, NFL shield and laundry tags. There are also 75 different cut signature cards of NFL legends. Other on-card autographed cards include Notable Nicknames, Jumbo Colossal Jersey Number Patches, Colossal Brand Logo Signatures and NFL Shields. Here are some of the individual set highlights (and images):
Releasing: Early April
8 Cards per box
4 Boxes per case
Each box contains (on average): 2 base, rookies and/or legends cards, 3 autographs and 3 memorabilia cards
On-card Rookie Century Materials Signatures
These feature Jumbo Prime Swatches numbered to 99 or less, plus these parallels:
Rookie Century Materials Signatures Silver numbered to 25 or less.
Rookie Century Materials Signatures Gold numbered to 10 or less.
Rookie Century Materials Signatures Black numbered to 5 or less.
Rookie Century Materials Signatures Numbers numbered to 99 or less.
Eight additional 1 of 1 parallels including Printing Plates.
The rich histories and intense rivalry of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears are celebrated in these inserts. Green Bay Greats features Packer legends in both autograph and memorabilia card sets. Windy City Warriors highlights the Bears legends. Here is how they break down:
Green Bay Greats Memorabilia, numbered to 99 or less
Green Bay Greats Memorabilia Prime, numbered to 5 or less
Green Bay Greats Autographs, numbered to 99 or less
Green Bay Greats Autographs Black, numbered to 5 or less
Windy City Warriors Memorabilia, numbered to 99 or less
Windy City Warriors Memorabilia Prime, numbered to 5 or less
Windy City Warriors Autographs, numbered to 99 or less
Windy City Warriors Autographs Black, numbered to 5 or less
Colossal Pro Bowl Materials
These cards feature oversized Pro Bowl jersey swatches with patch variations numbered to 50 or less. Conference Logo Patches, Team Logo Patches and Pro Bowl Trophy Logo Patches are all numbered to 12 or less.