2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green Guide

2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green Guide

For collectors, hobby boxes almost always offer more bang and value than their retail counterparts. However, retail packs often have exclusive cards that can prove to be tough to find in the long-run, especially after unopened product has disappeared from shelves. 2012 Topps Football has one such set with a series of 1957 Rookies Green inserts.

They come from 72-card mini hanger boxes that promise 16 rookie cards in every box. A note on the top corner of the box says one of the 2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green cards are inside. The mini boxes carry a suggested price of $9.99. They look almost the same as the pricier boxes that guarantee a Rookie Relic card.

Now here's where things get a little tricky. While the 2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green set has a total of 30 cards, the checklist has just 15 players. Each rookie has two consecutive spots on the checklist. Other than the number, the different cards are hard to spot. The portraits on the left are the same, however the action shots on the right are different. This makes it difficult when browsing for singles online and sellers don't list the card number.

To make things even more complicated, odd and even numbers come from different stores. The Odd-numbered cards come from Target while the even numbers are found at Walmart. If that weren't enough, there are also blue and red versions that come out of different retail packs. Overall, the odd numbers are popping up much less frequently, likely because of Target's smaller market share compared to Walmart.

2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green Cards Visual Checklist

Odd numbers come from specially marked Target mini boxes. Even numbers come from Walmart.

1. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 1 Andrew Luck 260x183 Image

2. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 2 Andrew Luck 260x184 Image

3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 3 Robert Griffin III 260x186 Image

4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 4 Robert Griffin III 260x187 Image

5. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 5 Trent Richardson 260x185 Image

6. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 6 Trent Richardson 260x187 Image

7. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 7 Ryan Tannehill 260x184 Image

8. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 8 Ryan Tannehill 260x184 Image

9. Jusin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 9 Justin Blackmon1 260x186 Image

10. Jusin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 10 Justin Blackmon 260x185 Image

11. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 11 Rueben Randle 260x182 Image

12. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 12 Rueben Randle 260x186 Image

13. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 13 Michael Floyd 260x184 Image

14. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 14 Michael Floyd 260x184 Image

15. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 15 Kendall Wright 260x184 Image

16. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 16 Kendall Wright 260x183 Image

17. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 17 Brandon Weeden 260x185 Image

18. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 18 Brandon Weeden 260x187 Image

19. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 19 Coby Fleener 260x185 Image

20. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 20 Coby Fleener 260x184 Image

21. David Wilson, New York Giants

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 21 David Wilson 260x184 Image

22. David Wilson, New York Giants

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 22 David Wilson 260x187 Image

23. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 23 Lamar Miller 260x183 Image

24. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 24 Lamar Miller 260x184 Image

25. Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 25 Doug Martin 260x185 Image

26. Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 26 Doug Martin 260x185 Image

27. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 27 Brock Osweiler 260x185 Image

28. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 28 Brock Osweiler 260x183 Image

29. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 29 Stephen Hill 260x185 Image

30. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 30 Stephen Hill B 260x185 Image

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Justin Blackmon 2012 Topps 1957 Green Insert Card #10
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Doug Martin 2012 Topps 1957 Green
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2012 Topps 1957 Rookie Green Rueben Randle #12
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2012 Topps 1957 Rookie Green Doug Martin #26
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2012 Topps 1957 Rookie Green David Wilson #22
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2012 Topps 1957 Rookie Green Trent Richardson #6
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2012 Topps 1957 Rookie Green Robert Griffin III #4
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2012 Topps Football 1957 Green and Blue Ryan Tannehill
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Ryan Cracknell

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Ryan's collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection. Ryan can be found on Twitter @tradercracks and Google+.

User Comments

  1. After opening many of these from target, they are most definitely not seeded one per box, they seem to be 1 in every three. Don’t know about the Walmart versions.

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