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

2. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 4 Robert Griffin III

5. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

6. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 6 Trent Richardson

7. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

8. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 8 Ryan Tannehill

9. Jusin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

10. Jusin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

2012 Topps Football 1957 Green Border 10 Justin Blackmon

11. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

12. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

13. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

14. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

15. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

16. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

17. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

18. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

19. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

20. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

21. David Wilson, New York Giants

22. David Wilson, New York Giants

23. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

24. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

25. Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

26. Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

27. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

28. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

29. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

30. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

Top eBay Listings

2012 TOPPS #6 TRENT RICHARDSON "1957 STYLE" GREEN BORDER ROOKIE CARD RC - BROWNS
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #14 Michael Floyd
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #26 Doug Martin - NM-MT
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #28 Brock Osweiler - NM-MT
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #30 Stephen Hill - NM-MT
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #4 Robert Griffin III
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #6 Trent Richardson - NM-MT
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #8 Ryan Tannehill - NM-MT
$5.60

2012 Topps 1957 Green #17 Brandon Weeden - NM-MT
$1.75

2012 Topps 1957 Green #20 Coby Fleener - NM-MT
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #22 David Wilson - NM-MT
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2012 Topps 1957 Green #16 Kendall Wright - NM-MT
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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.

  2. Hi I just read your article here. I was curious as to the number of issued cards.. I’ve got a 1957 retro of Andrew Luck I just bought graded 10. The thing is it’s chrome and Gold bordered. I have not seen another one. I’ve seen some gold bordered 1984 retro but no 57’s. Does anyone know the count on those and if they’re rare or not? thanks..

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