Just in time for Superbowl 47, the sports card hobby has had a new superstar born. Colin Kaepernick stood in the shadows of Alex Smith most of his 2011 rookie season, taking a total of five snaps in live action. The athletic quarterback, who was draft in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft from the Universty of Nevada, received his chance to play after starting quarterback Alex Smith was sidelined due to an injury.
This years release of Contenders Football marks the 20th anniversary of the set. Over the last 20 years, this set has included some of the most iconic rookie cards in the hobby, with each year passing the cards becoming more desirable and collectible.
With the rookie crop that we have had in 2012 mixed with the milestone set for Contenders, we think that this is going to be a very hot product.
It’s like the stars have aligned, the moon is full, and Halley’s Comet just stormed by.
Three of the largest, and probably most sought after, 2011 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Superfractor Autographs have been listed on eBay within days of each other.
Topps released information today that their upcoming 2012 Topps Chrome Football release would have some redemptions in it. However, Topps decided to sweeten the deal by adding a pack of Blue Wave Refractors with each redemption card that is redeemed from the product. Their release states 9 of the cards in the set will be in redemption format. Hopefully this addition helps sooth the sting for the collectors who don’t get live hits in their boxes.
One of the most anticipated products of the year, 2012 Topps Chrome Football, is set to hit shelves next Friday November 9th! This years hobby product promises to be one of the best ever, loaded with on-card autographs, autographed patch cards, dual autographe and triple autographed cards! In addition the uber popular ’65 Tall Boys, the iconic ’84 design and classic 1957 card have all been chromed and signed on card! Topps Chrome is driven by rookies and this years rookie class have been outstanding, this products subject list is loaded and top rookies including RG3, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson, Doug Martin, Brandon Weeden, Justin Blackmon, Kendall Wright and many others have all already hard signed their Chrome cards and they look great!
We are on the heels of one of the most anticipated Football releases each year. 2012 Topps Chrome Football appears as if will it not disappoint, like many of its previous years releases.
The 2012 rookie class is off to a red-hot start in this young NFL season, which is helping amplify the release of this product that appears to feature 45 different rookie card autographs. To date, Topps has confirmed 35 of those rookie autographs for the set. They include:
In the 2012 Topps Football release, Topps has inserted some alternative photos for some of the veteran cards in the set. The short print variations (SP) are seen on the left in each of the photos below.
Be sure to look for the Rookie Variations also.