2012 Topps Inception Football Cards

2012 Topps Inception Football Cards

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Set Checklist

2012 Topps Inception Football Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

2 base per pack; 2 base parallels per pack

PARALLEL CARDS:Blue - 1 Per Pack, Gold #/115, Green #/75, Red #/50, Inception #1/1, Framed Printing Plates #1/1

1 Cam Newton
2 Joe Flacco
3 Darren Sproles
4 Miles Austin
5 Josh Freeman
6 Steve Smith
7 Steven Jackson
8 Shonn Greene
9 Wes Welker
10 Calvin Johnson
11 Mike Wallace
12 Marques Colston
13 DeMarco Murray
14 Patrick Willis
15 C.J. Spiller
16 Ray Lewis
17 Jimmy Graham
18 Von Miller
19 Jason Witten
20 Aaron Rodgers
21 Chris Johnson
22 Michael Turner
23 LaDainian Tomlinson
24 Titus Young
25 Philip Rivers
26 Greg Jennings
27 Christian Ponder
28 Ryan Mathews
29 Matt Flynn
30 Adrian Peterson
31 Stevan Ridley
32 Reggie Bush
33 LeGarrette Blount
34 Tony Romo
35 Mark Sanchez
36 Antonio Gates
37 Jordy Nelson
38 Willis McGahee
39 Jake Locker
40 Tom Brady
41 Ben Roethlisberger
42 Darren McFadden
43 Matt Schaub
44 Beanie Wells
45 Steve Johnson
46 Julius Peppers
47 Vernon Davis
48 Roy Helu
49 Sidney Rice
50 Drew Brees
51 Fred Davis
52 Carson Palmer
53 Michael Bush
54 Jamaal Charles
55 Jared Allen
56 Marshawn Lynch
57 Andre Johnson
58 Jermichael Finley
59 LeSean McCoy
60 Eli Manning
61 Rob Gronkowski
62 Maurice Jones-Drew
63 Matthew Stafford
64 Ray Rice
65 Matt Ryan
66 Dez Bryant
67 Larry Fitzgerald
68 Ahmad Bradshaw
69 Jay Cutler
70 Michael Vick
71 Frank Gore
72 DeAngelo Williams
73 Vincent Jackson
74 Ryan Fitzpatrick
75 Matt Forté
76 Julio Jones
77 Fred Jackson
78 Alex Smith
79 Sam Bradford
80 Arian Foster
81 Hakeem Nicks
82 Tony Gonzalez
83 Andy Dalton
84 A.J. Green
85 Percy Harvin
86 Ben Tate
87 Tim Tebow
88 Aaron Hernandez
89 Mario Manningham
90 Troy Polamalu
91 Roddy White
92 BenJarvus Green-Ellis
93 Victor Cruz
94 Brandon Marshall
95 Ndamukong Suh
96 Jeremy Maclin
97 Kevin Kolb
98 Dwayne Bowe
99 Antonio Brown
100 Peyton Manning
2012 Topps Inception Cam Newton Image

Rookie Autograph Base Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/150, Gold #/99, Green #/50, Red #/25, Inception #1/1

101 Ryan Tannehill
102 Nick Foles
103 Michael Floyd
104 Kendall Wright
105 Brandon Weeden
106 Ryan Broyles
107 David Wilson
108 Lamar Miller
109 A.J. Jenkins
110 Andrew Luck
111 Brock Osweiler
112 Russell Wilson
113 Alshon Jeffery
114 Mohamed Sanu
115 Rueben Randle
116 Nick Toon
117 Doug Martin
118 LaMichael James
119 Bernard Pierce
120 Robert Griffin III
121 Brian Quick
122 Jarius Wright
123 DeVier Posey
124 Dwayne Allen
125 Coby Fleener
126 Isaiah Pead
127 Robert Turbin
129 Stephen Hill
130 Trent Richardson
131 T.J. Graham
132 Joe Adams
133 Ronnie Hillman
134 Michael Egnew
135 Justin Blackmon
141 Chris Givens
2012 Topps Inception Autographs Andrew Luck Image

Rookie Silver Signings Set Checklist

Featuring 35 cards with a silver signature on a black card; Serial Numbered #/25

SS-AJ Alshon Jeffery
SS-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
SS-AL Andrew Luck
SS-BO Brock Osweiler
SS-BP Bernard Pierce
SS-BQ Brian Quick
SS-BW Brandon Weeden
SS-CF Coby Fleener
SS-CGI Chris Givens
SS-DA Dwayne Allen
SS-DM Doug Martin
SS-DP DeVier Posey
SS-DW David Wilson
SS-IP Isaiah Pead
SS-JA Joe Adams
SS-JB Justin Blackmon
SS-JW Jarius Wright
SS-KW Kendall Wright
SS-LJ LaMichael James
SS-LM Lamar Miller
SS-ME Michael Egnew
SS-MF Michael Floyd
SS-MS Mohamed Sanu
SS-NF Nick Foles
SS-NT Nick Toon
SS-RB Ryan Broyles
SS-RG Robert Griffin III
SS-RH Ronnie Hillman
SS-RR Rueben Randle
SS-RT Ryan Tannehill
SS-RTU Robert Turbin
SS-RW Russell Wilson
SS-SH Stephen Hill
SS-TG T.J. Graham
SS-TR Trent Richardson
2012 Topps Inception Rookie Silver Signings Robert Griffin III 260x185 Image

Dual Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25

DA-LG Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
DA-BR Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
DA-GW Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
DA-WB Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
DA-TW Ryan Tannehill
Brandon Weeden
DA-OF Brock Osweiler
Nick Foles
DA-WM David Wilson
Lamar Miller
DA-JP LaMichael James
Isaiah Pead
DA-BF Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
DA-JS Alshon Jeffery
Mohamed Sanu
DA-TH Nick Toon
Stephen Hill

Triple Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10

TA-LGT Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Ryan Tannehill
TA-OWF Brock Osweiler
Brandon Weeden
Nick Foles
TA-RWM Trent Richardson
David Wilson
Lamar Miller
TA-BFW Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
TA-RHJ Rueben Randle
Stephen Hill
Alshon Jeffery
TA-LOF Andrew Luck
Brock Osweiler
Nick Foles
TA-WMM David Wilson
Lamar Miller
Doug Martin
TA-FWJ Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
Alshon Jeffery

Quad Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring 3 different book cards; Serial Numbered #/5

QA-LGBR Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
QA-GWWB Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
QA-BFRW Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
Trent Richardson
David Wilson

Rookie Autographed Jumbo Patches Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/75, Green #/50, Red #/25, Logo #1/1, Inception (25 cards) #1/1

AJP-AJ Alshon Jeffery
AJP-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
AJP-AL Andrew Luck
AJP-BO Brock Osweiler
AJP-BP Bernard Pierce
AJP-BQ Brian Quick
AJP-BW Brandon Weeden
AJP-CF Coby Fleener
AJP-CGI Chris Givens
AJP-DA Dwayne Allen
AJP-DM Doug Martin
AJP-DP DeVier Posey
AJP-DW David Wilson
AJP-IP Isaiah Pead
AJP-JA Joe Adams
AJP-JB Justin Blackmon
AJP-JW Jarius Wright
AJP-KW Kendall Wright
AJP-LJ LaMichael James
AJP-LM Lamar Miller
AJP-ME Michael Egnew
AJP-MF Michael Floyd
AJP-MS Mohamed Sanu
AJP-NF Nick Foles
AJP-NT Nick Toon
AJP-RB Ryan Broyles
AJP-RG Robert Griffin III
AJP-RH Ronnie Hillman
AJP-RR Rueben Randle
AJP-RT Ryan Tannehill
AJP-RTU Robert Turbin
AJP-RW Russell Wilson
AJP-SH Stephen Hill
AJP-TG T.J. Graham
AJP-TR Trent Richardson
AJP-TYH T.Y. Hilton
2012 Topps Inception Rookie Autograph Jersey Justin Blackmon 260x185 Image

Rookie Autographed Inception Patches Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #1/1

AIP-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
AIP-AL Andrew Luck
AIP-BP Bernard Pierce
AIP-BQ Brian Quick
AIP-BW Brandon Weeden
AIP-CF Coby Fleener
AIP-CGI Chris Givens
AIP-DA Dwayne Allen
AIP-DM Doug Martin
AIP-IP Isaiah Pead
AIP-JB Justin Blackmon
AIP-KW Kendall Wright
AIP-LM Lamar Miller
AIP-ME Michael Egnew
AIP-MF Michael Floyd
AIP-MS Mohamed Sanu
AIP-NF Nick Foles
AIP-NT Nick Toon
AIP-RG Robert Griffin III
AIP-RR Rueben Randle
AIP-RT Ryan Tannehill
AIP-RTU Robert Turbin
AIP-RW Russell Wilson
AIP-SH Stephen Hill
AIP-TG T.J. Graham
AIP-TR Trent Richardson

Rookie Autographed Letters Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #1/1

AL-AL Andrew Luck
AL-BQ Brian Quick
AL-DM Doug Martin
AL-IP Isaiah Pead
AL-JB Justin Blackmon
AL-KW Kendall Wright
AL-LM Lamar Miller
AL-MF Michael Floyd
AL-MS Mohamed Sanu
AL-NF Nick Foles
AL-RT Ryan Tannehill
AL-RW Russell Wilson
AL-TG T.J. Graham
AL-TR Trent Richardson

Rookie Autographed Laundry Tags Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #1/1

ALT-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
ALT-AL Andrew Luck
ALT-BP Bernard Pierce
ALT-BQ Brian Quick
ALT-BW Brandon Weeden
ALT-CGI Chris Givens
ALT-DA Dwayne Allen
ALT-DM Doug Martin
ALT-DP DeVier Posey
ALT-JB Justin Blackmon
ALT-LM Lamar Miller
ALT-MF Michael Floyd
ALT-NT Nick Toon
ALT-RB Ryan Broyles
ALT-RG Robert Griffin III
ALT-RR Rueben Randle
ALT-RTU Robert Turbin
ALT-RW Russell Wilson
ALT-TG T.J. Graham

Rookie Gold Autograph Patch Set Checklist

Featuring 35 cards with a gold signature on a black card; Serial Numbered #/25

GAP-AJ Alshon Jeffery
GAP-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
GAP-AL Andrew Luck
GAP-BO Brock Osweiler
GAP-BQ Brian Quick
GAP-BW Brandon Weeden
GAP-CF Coby Fleener
GAP-DA Dwayne Allen
GAP-DM Doug Martin
GAP-DW David Wilson
GAP-IP Isaiah Pead
GAP-JB Justin Blackmon
GAP-KW Kendall Wright
GAP-LJ LaMichael James
GAP-LM Lamar Miller
GAP-ME Michael Egnew
GAP-MF Michael Floyd
GAP-MS Mohamed Sanu
GAP-NF Nick Foles
GAP-NT Nick Toon
GAP-RB Ryan Broyles
GAP-RG Robert Griffin III
GAP-RH Ronnie Hillman
GAP-RR Rueben Randle
GAP-RT Ryan Tannehill
GAP-RTU Robert Turbin
GAP-RW Russell Wilson
GAP-SH Stephen Hill
GAP-TG T.J. Graham
GAP-TR Trent Richardson

Quad Rookie Autographed Patch Set Checklist

Featuring 3 different books cards; Serial Numbered #/5

QAP-LGBR Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
QAP-GWWB Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
QAP-BFRW Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
Trent Richardson
David Wilson
2012 Topps Inception Quad Autograph Jersey 260x148 Image

Rookie Patches Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/75, Gold #/50, Green #/25, Red #/10, Inception #1/1

RP-AJ Alshon Jeffery
RP-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
RP-AL Andrew Luck
RP-BO Brock Osweiler
RP-BP Bernard Pierce
RP-BQ Brian Quick
RP-BW Brandon Weeden
RP-CF Coby Fleener
RP-CGI Chris Givens
RP-DA Dwayne Allen
RP-DM Doug Martin
RP-DP DeVier Posey
RP-DW David Wilson
RP-IP Isaiah Pead
RP-JA Joe Adams
RP-JB Justin Blackmon
RP-JW Jarius Wright
RP-KW Kendall Wright
RP-LJ LaMichael James
RP-LM Lamar Miller
RP-ME Michael Egnew
RP-MF Michael Floyd
RP-MS Mohamed Sanu
RP-NF Nick Foles
RP-NT Nick Toon
RP-RB Ryan Broyles
RP-RG Robert Griffin III
RP-RH Ronnie Hillman
RP-RR Rueben Randle
RP-RT Ryan Tannehill
RP-RTU Robert Turbin
RP-RW Russell Wilson
RP-SH Stephen Hill
RP-TG T.J. Graham
RP-TR Trent Richardson
2012 Topps Inception Jersey Trent Richardson 260x186 Image

Rookie Jumbo Relics Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/75, Gold #/50, Green Patch #/25, Red Patch #/10, Team Patch #/4, Inception Patch #1/1

JR-AJ Alshon Jeffery
JR-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
JR-AL Andrew Luck
JR-BO Brock Osweiler
JR-BP Bernard Pierce
JR-BQ Brian Quick
JR-BW Brandon Weeden
JR-CF Coby Fleener
JR-CGI Chris Givens
JR-DA Dwayne Allen
JR-DM Doug Martin
JR-DP DeVier Posey
JR-DW David Wilson
JR-IP Isaiah Pead
JR-JA Joe Adams
JR-JB Justin Blackmon
JR-JW Jarius Wright
JR-KW Kendall Wright
JR-LJ LaMichael James
JR-LM Lamar Miller
JR-ME Michael Egnew
JR-MF Michael Floyd
JR-MS Mohamed Sanu
JR-NF Nick Foles
JR-NT Nick Toon
JR-RB Ryan Broyles
JR-RG Robert Griffin III
JR-RH Ronnie Hillman
JR-RR Rueben Randle
JR-RT Ryan Tannehill
JR-RTU Robert Turbin
JR-RW Russell Wilson
JR-SH Stephen Hill
JR-TG T.J. Graham
JR-TR Trent Richardson

Rookie NFL Shield Logo Patch Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #1/1

SLP-AJJ A.J. Jenkins
SLP-AL Andrew Luck
SLP-BO Brock Osweiler
SLP-BP Bernard Pierce
SLP-BQ Brian Quick
SLP-BW Brandon Weeden
SLP-CF Coby Fleener
SLP-CGI Chris Givens
SLP-DA Dwayne Allen
SLP-DM Doug Martin
SLP-DP DeVier Posey
SLP-DW David Wilson
SLP-IP Isaiah Pead
SLP-JA Joe Adams
SLP-JB Justin Blackmon
SLP-KW Kendall Wright
SLP-LJ LaMichael James
SLP-LM Lamar Miller
SLP-ME Michael Egnew
SLP-MF Michael Floyd
SLP-MS Mohamed Sanu
SLP-NF Nick Foles
SLP-NT Nick Toon
SLP-RB Ryan Broyles
SLP-RG Robert Griffin III
SLP-RH Ronnie Hillman
SLP-RR Rueben Randle
SLP-RT Ryan Tannehill
SLP-RTU Robert Turbin
SLP-RW Russell Wilson
SLP-TG T.J. Graham
SLP-TR Trent Richardson
SLP-TYH T.Y. Hilton

Dual Rookie Jumbo Relic Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/15

PARALLEL CARDS: Patch #1/1

DJR-TW Nick Toon
Russell Wilson
DJR-WA Jarius Wright
Joe Adams
DJR-LG Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
DJR-BR Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
DJR-GW Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
DJR-WB Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
DJR-TWE Ryan Tannehill
Brandon Weeden
DJR-OF Brock Osweiler
Nick Foles
DJR-WM David Wilson
Lamar Miller
DJR-JP LaMichael James
Isaiah Pead
DJR-BF Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
DJR-JS Alshon Jeffery
Mohamed Sanu
DJR-TH Nick Toon
Stephen Hill
DJR-TS Ryan Tannehill
Brock Osweiler
DJR-RW Trent Richardson
David Wilson
DJR-FW Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
DJR-WJ Kendall Wright
Alshon Jeffery
DJR-LF Andrew Luck
Coby Fleener
DJR-LA Andrew Luck
Dwayne Allen
DJR-FA Coby Fleener
Dwayne Allen
DJR-WT Russell Wilson
Robert Turbin
DJR-TM Ryan Tannehill
Lamar Miller
DJR-TE Ryan Tannehill
Michael Egnew
DJR-ME Lamar Miller
Michael Egnew
DJR-RWI Rueben Randle
David Wilson
DJR-RH Rueben Randle
Stephen Hill
DJR-JJ A.J. Jenkins
LaMichael James
DJR-QP Brian Quick
Isaiah Pead
DJR-OH Brock Osweiler
Ronnie Hillman
DJR-RWE Trent Richardson
Brandon Weeden
DJR-HG Stephen Hill
T.J. Graham
DJR-GT Robert Griffin III
Ryan Tannehill
DJR-RM Trent Richardson
Doug Martin
DJR-MW Doug Martin
David Wilson
DJR-WJE Kendall Wright
A.J. Jenkins
DJR-BJ Ryan Broyles
Alshon Jeffery
DJR-WBR Jarius Wright
Ryan Broyles

Quad Rookie Patches Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/15

QP-LGBR Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
QP-GWWB Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
QP-BFRW Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
Trent Richardson
David Wilson
QP-WRMM Kendall Wright
Rueben Randle
Lamar Miller
Doug Martin
QP-LGTW Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Ryan Tannehill
Brandon Weeden
QP-BFWJ Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
A.J. Jenkins
QP-RMWP Trent Richardson
Doug Martin
David Wilson
Isaiah Pead

Product Details

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Following up last year's popular debut, 2012 Topps Inception Football is another rookie-focused release that comes with lots of autographs, relics and parallels. On-card autographs played a major role in the set's success last year. Sticking with what works, 35 standouts from the 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere have hard-signed rookie cards. The same players are also featured on a variety of jersey, patch and unique swatch cards. Every single-pack box of 2012 Topps Inception comes with two autographs or autographed relics as well as one jumbo relic.

Product Configuration: one pack per box, seven cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Football Card Collectors, Hit Seekers

2012 Topps Inception Box Break

  • Two Autographs and/or Autographed Relic Cards
  • One Jumbo Relic
  • Two Parallel Cards
  • Two Base Cards
  • Seven Total Cards

2012 Topps Inception Product Highlights:

  • 2012 Topps Inception Football has a 135 card base set: 100 veterans and 35 autographed rookies.
  • All of the top prospects in the 2012 rookie class, including Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson, have hard-signed rookie cards. In total, 35 players from the 2012 NFL Players Rookie Premiere are signing.
  • Autographed rookie card parallels: Blue (#/150), Gold (#/99), Green (#/50), Red (#/25), Inception (1/1).
  • Veteran base card parallels: Blue (one per pack), Gold (#/115), Green (#/75), Red (#/50), Framed Printing Plates, Inception (1/1).
  • Rookie Silver Signings (35 cards, #/25) see players sign in silver ink on a horizontal design.
  • Dual Rookie Autographs (15 cards, #/25), Triple Rookie Autographs (10 cards, #/10) and Quad Rookie Autographs (three cards, #/5) combine signatures of top Rookie Premiere participants.
  • Rookie Autographed Jumbo Patch Cards (35 cards) include an over-sized multicolored swatch. Parallels: Gold (#/75), Green (#/50), Red (#/25), Logoman (1/1), Inception (25 cards, 1/1).
  • Rookie Autographed Inception Patch cards (35 cards, 1/1) see players sign directly on a patch piece.
  • Rookie Autographed Letter cards (35 cards, 1/1) have players sign a letter from their jersey's nameplate.
  • Similarly, Rookie Autographed Laundry Tag cards (35 cards, 1/1) put a first-year signature right on the NFL Equipment tag.
  • Rookie Gold Autographed Patch cards (35 cards, #/25) use a black design with players signing in gold.
  • Rookie Patch cards (35 cards) all use colorful swatches. Parallels: Blue (#/75), Gold (#/50), Green (#/25), Red (#/10), Inception (1/1).
  • Rookie NFL Shield Logo Patch cards (35 cards, 1/1).
  • Rookie Jumbo Relics (35 cards) have generous jersey swatches. Parallels: Blue (#/75), Gold (#/50), Green Patch (#/25), Red Patch (#/10), Team Patch (#/4), Inception Patch (1/1).
  • Dual Rookie Jumbo Relics (50 cards, #/15), Triple Rookie Jumbo Patch (1/1) and Quad Rookie Patch cards (ten cards, #/15) bring multi-player combinations.
  • After players are drafted, final cards will feature team logos.
  • The most valuable cards in 2012 Topps Inception Football.
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Product Review

2012 Topps Inception Product Review

Reviewed by Tim Hlavac

Good: The artistry in 2012 Topps Inception Football is similar to last year’s design. That being said, it would be hard to improve on a formula that appeals to many collectors. You can see that the subjects seem to jump off the card. The 72-point stock makes every pull feel like a hit. Attractive designs on the relic cards, including jumbo patches.

Bad: If there is a down side to this release, it would the number of cards per pack and the challenge it presents to set builders. Also, corner and edge chipping are noticeable. There are some sticker autographs.

The Bottom Line: While our box was a little above average we did pull three nice rookie pieces that have the potential to increase in value once the subjects start playing. 2012 Topps Inception is one of the first releases that offers rookie patch cards. In addition to some of the amazing patches, 2012 Topps Inception provides a nice list of the top choices in this year’s draft.

Staff Rating:
4.5 / 5.0

Card Design: 5.0/5.0

The design incorporates a refined, eloquent foreground with a simple but modern-looking background. They come together to create some great cards. The only downside of the design is that its black background means corner and edge wear stick out. The autograph, relic, and jumbo relic designs look amazing in person.

Checklist: 4.5/5.0

This is definitely a rookie-focused product. It's main draw is its selection of high-dollar rookie jersey patches, autographs, letter patches, and autographed patches.

Value: 3.5/5.0

Single-pack products in this price range tend to be extremely hit or miss. While there is certainly an element of this in 2012 Topps Inception Football, there is lots of value to help minimize the risk. Instead of pinning the entire box's potential on the shoulders of one hit, packs guarantee three hits. 2012 Topps Inception Football also sports a larger-then-normal assortment of base cards. And thanks to its excellent design, the base cards are actually worth having

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

Overall, 2012 Topps Inception provides another timely release for football card collectors dying to get their football fix while awaiting another action-packed season. For a premium product, it has lots going on. While geared at autograph and relic card collectors, there's enough to entice other collectors as well.

2012 Topps Inception Football Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2012-07-30T15:20:51+00:00 rating 4.5 out of 5

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User Reviews

  1. I loved these cards, but HATED their checklist and numbering. Incredibly difficult to get a decent pull of a star RC, as they SP’d most of them. Will stay far away from this pricey fella when it is released.

  2. As a set builder this is not a good product. Cards about the same as before. Opened 3 boxes and was not impressed. Average product. Sticker autos on some cards. Need to stay with on card autos.

  3. Even though the design is similar to last years if not identical, i love it because i loved last years design. I really wish they would add some veteran autos to the checklist though. With a $80-$100 a pack product, i think you should have the chance to pull a great rookie auto as well as a great veteran auto. My daughters and i busted 11 boxes of Inception and the best we pulled was a Nick Toon Patch auto, so needless to say, we crapped out but we had fun opening them!

  4. There very little that I don’t like about the cards themselves. When I ordered this though I expected a bit more for the price. At least 1 1st round pick card of some sort. But ended up with 2 late 2nd rounders and a 3rd. Why not add some defensive players in or other non scoring offensive players. Even though they may not be as valuable you’d get a little more for your money. I just can’t bring myself to buy another box knowing what I probably will end up with. I guess it’s the classic risk vs. reward product.

  5. Second pack I was blessed to pull tripple auto of Griffin, Luck, & Tennehill. The other 4 packs nothing. Seemed like every card had issues on edges and corners even when pulled out of pack. The tripple autograph is not listed in beckette hoping to sell soon to get ready for BLACK cards coming out in November.

  6. crards are beautiful with one flaw.. they still show chipping like last years inception. hard tp prevent with a black front but maybe a all black stalk would help prevent. thanks

  7. I’ve yet to buy a box, but the card design seems to be top notch. From what I’ve seen in the secondary market, the star RC autographs and memorabilia cards are highly desirable. I just can’t tell whether it’s worth it to buy a box or whether I should just snatch up singles off the secondary market.

  8. Even though alot of the rookies have that no-logo airbrushed feel, this set is just beatiful. It has the original Stadium Club, Ginter feel like did something totally different and could be a standard for years, the thickness of the cards is very nice stock but somewhat condition sensitve

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