Topps factory football set offers bonuses, including rookie photo variations
By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor
Topps’ 2012 complete football factory set released last week into retail and hobby shops.
Each box came with 440 base cards, including all the top rookie and veterans. The factory sets also come with different bonuses. But that could be one of four things depending on the box you find.
The most common – which was on the original sell sheet – is a five-card pack of numbered orange parallel cards. But it’s not the only type of factory set floating out there.
Each box clearly labels the front that specifies the bonus.
1. Orange-parallel packs
2. Five-card rookie photo variations
3. Andrew Luck manu-patch
4. Robert Griffin III manu-patch
Of course, collectors enjoy parallels, but the rookie variations could be some of the most popular cards to come out of the factory sets.
The five rookies are Luck, Griffin, Trent Richardson, Justin Blackmon and Doug Martin.
Here are the five rookie photo variations cards that appear in the factory set.
Robert Griffin III
In addition, here’s a peak at the factory manufactured patch cards for RG3 and Luck.