Topps adds bonus to Chrome redemptions; Alfred Morris autos coming

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Topps Chrome Football officially releases Friday and the company is promoting the use of on-card autographs.

But based on availability and timeliness, it didn’t happen for all players.

Instead collectors will get redemptions for certain players, and to take the sting out Topps is adding a bonus to those who redeem for the autograph cards.

Several players — Dwayne Allen, LaMichael James, Bernard Pierce, Russell Wilson, Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, Stephen Hill, Brian Quick, Matt Kalil – will be signing shortly, according to Topps.

For these players only, if a collector returns a redemption card for an autograph, they will receive a four-card pack of Topps Chrome Football Blue Wave Refractor parallels.

“The Blue wave program intended to make an undesirable situation (redemptions due to players not signing) more acceptable to our consumers,” Topps wrote on its Twitter account.

There are 110 subjects in the blue wave parallel set including some players who do not appear in the regular base set: Alfred Morris, Josh Gordon, Daryl Richardson, Brandon Bolden, Bobby Wagner, Vontaze Burfict, Jorvorskie Lane, Greg Zuerlein, Joseph Morgan, Rod Streater, Bryce Brown and Damaris Johnson.

These blue wave packs will also be the first time Morris autograph cards will be available from Topps. The Washington Redskins rookie running back only had cards in Panini America and Upper Deck until now. His autographs will not be in regular Topps Chrome packs.

“(A) late breaking deal allowed us to add to these special redemption packs,” a Topps representative wrote in an email.

Susan Lulgjuraj is an editor of Beckett Football. You can email her here with questions, comments or ideas. Follow her on Twitter here.

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6 comments

  1. d 5 November, 2012 at 16:14

    will the alfred morris have chrome base card ? I know you said his autos won’t but his will his base cards?

  2. ddizzal 5 November, 2012 at 19:32

    does it matter about this, topps is supposedly limited what dealers could order to hike up the price, probably only a few special people got all of it in ATL

  3. Dan C. 5 November, 2012 at 21:53

    I like the bonus for redemptions. It would be nice if this was a regular program for Topps, and if it extended to baseball as well.

  4. JC 6 November, 2012 at 15:40

    They’ve gone and ruined everything I loved about Topps Chrome this year… it’s simplicity. Now they have inserts upon inserts and minis. I could deal with parallels of a card, but all these inserts subsets are HORRIBLE. And maybe other people like minis but I can’t stand them. I used to love Topps Chrome for it’s simplicity and straight-forwardness. Guess I need to find something else now…

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