Topps factory football set offers bonuses, including rookie photo variations

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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.

Trent Richardson

Justin Blackmon

Doug Martin

Robert Griffin III

Andrew Luck

In addition, here’s a peak at the factory manufactured patch cards for RG3 and Luck.

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

One Comment

  1. zotster
    Posted October 21, 2012 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I only collect Dolphins cards for football, and really don’t care about RG3 or Luck, and I also don’t like manufactured patch cards – but all that said, those manufactured patch cards look really sweet! If they had done a version with a similar card for Ryan Tannehill, I’d go out and get it right now.

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