Topps reveals its own Leon Sandcastle card

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By Susan Lulgjuraj | Beckett Football Editor

Any fans out there plan on collecting cards of Leon Sandcastle, the fictitious football player from a Super Bowl commercial played by Deion Sanders?

The chase just might get bigger.

Topps revealed on Twitter its own Sandcastle card that will be in 2013 Bowman football, scheduled to come out June 6.

No word yet if Sandcastle will be short-printed or a regular card in the set.

Panini America announced last week Sandcastle cards would be inserted into 2013 Score retail packs and autographs would be placed in 2013 Prestige hobby packs.

Related: Leon Sandcastle cards coming to Panini 

For a character in a commercial, Sandcastle has gotten more buzz than any of the actual rookies from the 2013 NFL Draft.

Related: First look: 2013 Bowman Football

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.


  1. rick
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    I think this is cool. I hope reg topps has one. But make more than 50 of them… Not a ssssssp.

  2. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Not a surprise. They need SOMETHING to talk about and nobody out there looks to be
    anything really great, hobby wise. I mean even if you manage to get 2-3 HOF level Offensive
    Linemen out of this years crop, the hobby will yawn.

  3. Card Opionator
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, the Score version looks better.

  4. Agree with Card Opionator
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Yes, I do agree with you, Card Opionator.
    With Pinini, Scores, the card looks way better than what Topps is trying to follow.
    For creative and design I will say Panini does a greater job than Topps. Looks like Topps company is going down right now.

  5. jb43015
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    What does it say about this years draft class when card companies have to jump on board this played out gimmick to try and boost sales? I really think this whole thing was silly from the get-go and now its made its way on to cardboard? Yikes!

  6. deez
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    anyone remember johnny kilroy in basketball about 15- 20 years ago?

    and sandcastle is no johnny kilroy

  7. Card Opionator
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Collecting cards should be fun, not just for the money. This is great. I applaud Topps efforts like this, the squirrel, pie in he face cards, etc.

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