2012 Topps Platinum Football Cards

2012 Topps Platinum Football Cards

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Set Checklist

2012 Topps Platinum Football Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

Features 100 Veterans

PARALLEL CARDS: Veterans - Ruby 1 per pack (Hobby)

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

Base Rookie Set Checklist

Featuring 50 rookies
PARALLEL CARDS: Orange Refractor (Retail Only), X-Fractor, Black Refractor (1 per Hobby Box), Blue Refractor #/99,
Purple Refractor #/75, Gold Refractor Die Cut #/50, Red Refractor #/25, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

101 Brock Osweiler
102 Brandon Weeden
103 Nick Foles
104 Kirk Cousins
105 Ryan Lindley
106 David Wilson
107 Lamar Miller
108 Doug Martin
109 Isaiah Pead
110 Ryan Tannehill
111 A.J. Jenkins
112 LaMichael James
113 Bernard Pierce
114 Chris Rainey
115 Ronnie Hillman
116 Cyrus Gray
117 Michael Floyd
118 Kendall Wright
119 Alshon Jeffery
120 Robert Griffin III
121 Mohamed Sanu
122 Rueben Randle
123 Nick Toon
124 Stephen Hill
125 Brian Quick
126 Joe Adams
127 Chris Givens
128 Juron Criner
129 Dwayne Allen
130 Trent Richardson
131 Coby Fleener
132 Morris Claiborne
133 Melvin Ingram
134 DeVier Posey
135 Jarius Wright
136 Janoris Jenkins
137 Luke Kuechly
138 Russell Wilson
139 Dre Kirkpatrick
140 Justin Blackmon
141 T.J. Graham
142 Marvin McNutt
143 Mark Barron
144 Robert Turbin
145 Michael Egnew
146 Ryan Broyles
147 T.Y. Hilton
148 Matt Kalil
149 Tommy Streeter
150 Andrew Luck

Base Rookie Autographs Set Checklist

64 cards

PARALLEL CARDS: Black Refractor #/150, Blue Refractor #/99, Purple Refractor #/25, Gold Refractor Die Cut #/10, Red Refractor #/5, Superfractor 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

101 Brock Osweiler
102 Brandon Weeden
103 Nick Foles
104 Kirk Cousins
105 Ryan Lindley
106 David Wilson
107 Lamar Miller
108 Doug Martin
109 Isaiah Pead
110 Ryan Tannehill
111 A.J. Jenkins
112 LaMichael James
113 Bernard Pierce
114 Chris Rainey
115 Ronnie Hillman
116 Cyrus Gray
117 Michael Floyd
118 Kendall Wright
119 Alshon Jeffery
120 Robert Griffin III
121 Mohamed Sanu
122 Rueben Randle
123 Nick Toon
124 Stephen Hill
125 Brian Quick
126 Joe Adams
127 Chris Givens
128 Juron Criner
129 Dwayne Allen
130 Trent Richardson
131 Coby Fleener
133 Melvin Ingram
134 DeVier Posey
135 Jarius Wright
136 Janoris Jenkins
137 Luke Kuechly
138 Russell Wilson
139 Dre Kirkpatrick
140 Justin Blackmon
141 Chandler Harnish
142 Marvin McNutt
143 Mark Barron
144 Robert Turbin
145 Devon Still
146 Ryan Broyles
147 T.Y. Hilton
148 Matt Kalil
150 Andrew Luck
151 Chris Polk
152 Bo Levi Mitchell
153 Kellen Moore
154 T.J. Graham
155 Michael Egnew
156 Case Keenum
157 Jeff Fuller
158 Bobby Rainey
159 Jermaine Kearse
160 David DeCastro
161 Jacory Harris
162 Dwight Jones
163 Dontari Poe
164 Jerel Worthy
165 Greg Childs
166 Travis Benjamin
2012 Topps Platinum Football Autographed Rookie Card Image

Autographed Rookie Refractor Patch Set Checklist

40 cards.

PARALLEL CARDS: Black Refractor #/125, Green Refractor #/99, Blue Refractor #/25, Purple Refractor #/10, Gold Refractor #/5, Red Refractor NFL Shield 1/1,
Superfractor 1/1

101 Brock Osweiler
102 Brandon Weeden
103 Nick Foles
106 David Wilson
107 Lamar Miller
108 Doug Martin
109 Isaiah Pead
110 Ryan Tannehill
111 A.J. Jenkins
112 LaMichael James
113 Bernard Pierce
114 Chris Rainey
115 Ronnie Hillman
116 Cyrus Gray
117 Michael Floyd
118 Kendall Wright
119 Alshon Jeffery
120 Robert Griffin III
121 Mohamed Sanu
122 Rueben Randle
123 Nick Toon
124 Stephen Hill
125 Brian Quick
126 Joe Adams
127 Chris Givens
128 Juron Criner
129 Dwayne Allen
130 Trent Richardson
131 Coby Fleener
134 DeVier Posey
135 Jarius Wright
138 Russell Wilson
140 Justin Blackmon
144 Robert Turbin
146 Ryan Broyles
147 T.Y. Hilton
150 Andrew Luck
154 T.J. Graham
155 Michael Egnew
165 Greg Childs
2012 Topps Platinum Football Autographed Rookie Refractor Patch Card Image

Autographed Veteran Refractor Patch Set Checklist

Features 12 veterans players

PARALLEL CARDS: Purple Refractor #/25, Gold Refractor #/10, Red Refractor NFL Shield #/5, Superfractor 1/1

AVP-BG Blaine Gabbert
AVP-CM Colt McCoy
AVP-CP Christian Ponder
AVP-DB Dez Bryant
AVP-DM Darren McFadden
AVP-DS Darren Sproles
AVP-FJ Fred Jackson
AVP-JM Jeremy Maclin
AVP-MI Mark Ingram
AVP-MS Mark Sanchez
AVP-RH Roy Helu
AVP-TS Torrey Smith

Dual Autographed Rookie Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25

DA-RW Trent Richardson
Brandon Weeden
DA-OH Brock Osweiler
Ronnie Hillman
DA-LF Andrew Luck
Coby Fleener
DA-TM Ryan Tannehill
Lamar Miller
DA-WR David Wilson
Rueben Randle
DA-RH Rueben Randle
Stephen Hill
DA-JJ LaMichael James
A.J. Jenkins
DA-WT Russell Wilson
Robert Turbin
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-BF Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
DA-JS Alshon Jeffery
Mohamed Sanu
DA-FW Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
DA-TW Ryan Tannehill
Brandon Weeden
DA-OF Brock Osweiler
Nick Foles
DA-RWI Trent Richardson
David Wilson
DA-WM David Wilson
Lamar Miller
DA-JP LaMichael James
Isaiah Pead

Dual Autographed Dual Patch Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/25

DADP-RW Trent Richardson
Brandon Weeden
DADP-OH Brock Osweiler
Ronnie Hillman
DADP-LF Andrew Luck
Coby Fleener
DADP-TM Ryan Tannehill
Lamar Miller
DADP-WR David Wilson
Rueben Randle
DADP-RH Rueben Randle
Stephen Hill
DADP-JJ LaMichael James
A.J. Jenkins
DADP-WT Russell Wilson
Robert Turbin
DADP-LG Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
DADP-BR Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
DADP-GW Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
DADP-WB Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
DADP-BF Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
DADP-JS Alshon Jeffery
Mohamed Sanu
DADP-FW Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
DADP-TW Ryan Tannehill
Brandon Weeden
DADP-OF Brock Osweiler
Nick Foles
DADP-RWI Trent Richardson
David Wilson
DADP-JP LaMichael James
Isaiah Pead
DADP-TH Nick Toon
Stephen Hill

Dual Autographed Rookie Refractor Jumbo Patch Book Set Checklist

Serial Numbered 1/1

DARJP-RW Trent Richardson
Brandon Weeden
DARJP-OH Brock Osweiler
Ronnie Hillman
DARJP-LF Andrew Luck
Coby Fleener
DARJP-TM Ryan Tannehill
Lamar Miller
DARJP-WR David Wilson
Rueben Randle
DARJP-RH Rueben Randle
Stephen Hill
DARJP-JJ LaMichael James
A.J. Jenkins
DARJP-WT Russell Wilson
Robert Turbin
DARJP-LG Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
DARJP-BR Justin Blackmon
Trent Richardson
DARJP-GW Robert Griffin III
Kendall Wright
DARJP-WB Brandon Weeden
Justin Blackmon
DARJP-BF Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
DARJP-JP LaMichael James
Isaiah Pead
DARJP-TH Nick Toon
Stephen Hill

Triple Autographed Rookie Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/10

TA-LFH Andrew Luck
Coby Fleener
T.Y. Hilton
TA-WRH David Wilson
Rueben Randle
Stephen Hill
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-WHR Kendall Wright
Stephen Hill
Rueben Randle
TA-WMM David Wilson
Lamar Miller
Doug Martin
TA-FWJ Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
Alshon Jeffery

Hexagraph Double Sided Rookie Cards Set Checklist

Each card features six rookie autographs; Serial Numbered #/10

HR-1 Andrew Luck
Robert Griffin III
Ryan Tannehill
Nick Foles
Brandon Weeden
Brock Osweiler
HR-2 Trent Richardson
Lamar Miller
David Wilson
Bernard Pierce
LaMichael James
Doug Martin
HR-3 Justin Blackmon
Michael Floyd
Kendall Wright
Alshon Jeffery
Stephen Hill
Rueben Randle

Autographed Refractor Platinum Patch Set Checklist

Features rookies and veterans; Serial Numbered #/5

ARPP-AJ Alshon Jeffery
ARPP-AL Andrew Luck
ARPP-BO Brock Osweiler
ARPP-BP Bernard Pierce
ARPP-BQ Brian Quick
ARPP-BW Brandon Weeden
ARPP-CF Coby Fleener
ARPP-DB Drew Brees
ARPP-DM Doug Martin
ARPP-DW David Wilson
ARPP-IP Isaiah Pead
ARPP-JA Joe Adams
ARPP-JB Justin Blackmon
ARPP-KW Kendall Wright
ARPP-LJ LaMichael James
ARPP-LM Lamar Miller
ARPP-MF Michael Floyd
ARPP-MS Mohamed Sanu
ARPP-MSA Mark Sanchez
ARPP-MV Michael Vick
ARPP-NF Nick Foles
ARPP-NT Nick Toon
ARPP-RG Robert Griffin III
ARPP-RH Ronnie Hillman
ARPP-RR Rueben Randle
ARPP-RT Ryan Tannehill
ARPP-SH Stephen Hill
ARPP-TR Trent Richardson
ARPP-TRO Tony Romo
ARPP-TT Tim Tebow

Platinum Rookie Patches Set Checklist

1 per case

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

Platinum Rookie Relic Set Checklist

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

Platinum Die Cut Rookie Insert Set Checklist

1 per box

PDC-AJ Alshon Jeffery
PDC-AL Andrew Luck
PDC-BO Brock Osweiler
PDC-BP Bernard Pierce
PDC-BQ Brian Quick
PDC-BW Brandon Weeden
PDC-CF Coby Fleener
PDC-DM Doug Martin
PDC-DW David Wilson
PDC-IP Isaiah Pead
PDC-JA Joe Adams
PDC-JB Justin Blackmon
PDC-KW Kendall Wright
PDC-LJ LaMichael James
PDC-LM Lamar Miller
PDC-MF Michael Floyd
PDC-MS Mohamed Sanu
PDC-NF Nick Foles
PDC-NT Nick Toon
PDC-RG Robert Griffin III
PDC-RH Ronnie Hillman
PDC-RR Rueben Randle
PDC-RT Ryan Tannehill
PDC-SH Stephen Hill
PDC-TR Trent Richardson

Platinum Die Cut Rookie Autograph Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/1

PDC-AJ Alshon Jeffery
PDC-AL Andrew Luck
PDC-BO Brock Osweiler
PDC-BP Bernard Pierce
PDC-BQ Brian Quick
PDC-BW Brandon Weeden
PDC-CF Coby Fleener
PDC-DM Doug Martin
PDC-DW David Wilson
PDC-IP Isaiah Pead
PDC-JA Joe Adams
PDC-JB Justin Blackmon
PDC-KW Kendall Wright
PDC-LJ LaMichael James
PDC-LM Lamar Miller
PDC-MF Michael Floyd
PDC-MS Mohamed Sanu
PDC-NF Nick Foles
PDC-NT Nick Toon
PDC-RG Robert Griffin III
PDC-RH Ronnie Hillman
PDC-RR Rueben Randle
PDC-RT Ryan Tannehill
PDC-SH Stephen Hill
PDC-TR Trent Richardson

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2012 Topps Platinum Football covers a wide spectrum of collectors. And that's not just about the many colorful parallels collectors will find in the set. The rookies are plentiful, including autograph cards. The base set is attainable. The card stock stands out from other releases normally targeted at set builders, giving it a slightly higher-end feel. 2012 Topps Platinum Football also has its hits, which appeals to the hobby's thrill seekers.

Every box of 2012 Topps Platinum Football promises two rookie autographs and an Autographed Rookie Refractor Patch card. Drawing from the deep 2012 NFL rookie class, the list of signers include Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Trent Richardson and Justin Blackmon.

The 2012 Topps Platinum Football base set consists of 150 cards. The first 100 cards are veterans, which are printed on rainbow foil card stock. The 50 rookie cards are all Chrome Refractors. Veterans are paralleled with a one-per-pack Ruby. The thick cards also double as decoy cards. Rookies have eight different parallels, including several colorful Refractor parallels: X-Fractors, one-per-box Black Refractors, Blue Refractors, Purple Refractors, Gold Refractor Die-Cuts and Red Refractors. One-of-one Super-Fractors and Printing Plates are exclusive to hobby packs.

Rookie Autographs all have on-card signatures and are considered base set variations. Each Rookie Autograph also has seven different numbered parallels.

In case one autograph isn't enough, 2012 Topps Platinum Football also has a trio of multi-signature inserts that highlight 2012's first-year players. Dual Autographs are numbered to 25, while Triple Autographs and double-sided Hexagraphs are each limited to 10 numbered copies.

Inserted one per hobby box, autographed patch cards include both rookie and veterans. A total of 40 first-year standouts are on the Autographed Rookie Refractor Patch Card checklist. Each has eight parallels, ranging from Black Refractors that are numbered to 125, all the way down to one-of-one Super-Fractors and Red Refractor NFL Shield Patch Cards. The checklist of Autographed Veteran Refractor Patch Cards is much smaller, limited to 15 players. With only four parallels, the most common of which are numbered to 25, player rainbows are tough to do.

Some of the biggest hits in 2012 Topps Platinum Football pair two autographs and two patches. Dual Autographed Dual Patch cards are numbered to 25. The match two rookie autographs with a couple of multi-color swatch pieces. One-of-one Dual Autographed Rookie Refractor Jumbo Patch cards use a book card format. Veterans have over-sized autographed patch cards that are limited to 5 numbered copies.

Other highlights in the release include Platinum Rookie Patches, which are inserted one per hobby case, and Platinum Die-Cut Rookie Cards. A one-of-one autographed parallel is limited to hobby packs.

Product Configuration: 20 packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors, Set Builders, Player Collectors

2012 Topps Platinum Football Box Break

  • 2 Autographed Rookie Cards
  • 1 Autographed Rookie Refractor Patch Card
  • 1 Black Refractor Rookie
  • 1 Platinum Die Cut Rookie
  • 100 Total Cards
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Product Review

2012 Topps Platinum Football Product Review

Reviewed by Chris Wering

Good: Three autographs per box, rookie autographs are on-card, one veteran parallel per pack, easy for set builders to complete the set, rookie base cards are Refractors, plentiful rookie X-Fractors.

Bad: Ruby cards tend to have dinged corners, card backs are dull, base cards don't stand out as much as they could.

The Bottom Line: 2012 Topps Platinum Football obey boxes guarantee three autographs, a few inserts and a good portion of the base set. The set has the feel of a higher end product due to the shiny coating and look of the cards. The on-card autographs stand out very nicely compared to the autographed relics that use stickers.

Staff Rating:
4.0 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.5/5.0

Base card front designs are outstanding. The photos are all close-up shots, which gives the appearance of the players popping out of the card. This year, the cards seem to be a little glitzier and sparkle more than last year's set. Veterans appear in their 2012 team uniforms, as do many of the rookies. Other rookies have photos that were taken from the NFL Scouting Combine.

Card backs are another story. Simply put, they're dull and deserve more attention. I don't think it would take much to make them more significant and appealing to collectors.

I like that each rookie is a Refractor. It sets them apart from the veterans. The X-Fractors are a slight step up from the base rookies. The extra sparkle in them make the cards stand out more. In future years, I would prefer to see a colored variation for the X-Fractors and have all rookies pictured in their NFL uniforms as photos from the Scouting Combine are slightly disappointing.

The autograph rookies are on-card, which will make a lot of collectors happy. The autograph patch relics have a solid look to them. The patches are large swatches, meaning many have multiple colors.

Checklist: 5.0/5.0

The 2012 Topps Platinum Football base set is comprised of 150 cards including 100 veterans and 50 rookies. Rookies have eight different parallels to chase. All of the top rookies, such as Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin, and Trent Richardson, have autographs and relic cards in the release. A total of 66 different rookies signed for the set. All of this combines for a lot of variety and things to chase.

Value: 3.5/5.0

Being assured of two on-card rookie autographs and one autographed patch relic per hobby box seems like a good deal a mid-range product. Although there is no guarantee of pulling a top rookie, this set looks nice enough to take the chance. The inclusion of multi-autograph cards also adds to the hunt. The 2012 rookie class is extremely deep. This could mean that some players break through in the hobby later down the line.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

Loaded with rookie autographs, 2012 Topps Platinum Football should get collectors excited to bust open packs in hopes of pulling a Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III or Trent Richardson card. With so many Refractors and different types of autographs to chase, this product has many strong elements. The high-end feel and mid-range cost should impress collectors with budgets big and small.

2012 Topps Platinum Football Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2012-10-15T13:29:05+00:00 rating 4.0 out of 5

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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 Reviews

  1. I appreciate the information given but it doesn’t give much help if I dont know what the card looks like

  2. I like this product. I have a thick Shonn Greene card. Is this the ruby version?

  3. Love the card s

  4. cards look better than the last two years great from retail all the way to hobby have pulled autos from both

  5. I can’t get enough of this stuff the autos are awesome the look of the cards are beautiful definately a great set to build. Got numerous autos and black refractors and parallels from retail

  6. Great cards perfect for a five rookie QB year

  7. As a graphic designer I take pride in the simple and elegant design. I also enjoy the stock the cards use. I have had hobby boxes down to retail and have gotten great cards from all. Autos patches and relics. Great product

  8. I love the design of this product. Die cut inserts continue to be a nice touch as well as jumbo patch, rookie autos. The coloring hue to shiny design is good for some cards but certain colors can be distracting. Only major down side is the logo-less rookies. I got my fill of logo-less with Leaf, Bowman, Press Pass and early products.

  9. My favorite set so far this year. From chasing the base set, to ruby parallels, to the rookie refractors there is plenty for set builders to sink their teeth into. Obviously the rookie autos are a huge draw, and deservedly so because these cards look fantastic. So why not a five star? Too many redemptions, and to make so many rookie autos meant flooding the product with guys you probably aren’t excited about. I got two Dwayne Allen autos in the same box! Even so, I love these cards. Highly recommend.

  10. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT. ONE OF MY FAVORITE PRODUCTS OF THE YEAR. THE ROOKIE PATCH AUTOS ARE BEAUTIFUL. IM NOT REALLY A “CHROMIE” BUT THESE CARDS WILL EASILY CHANGE SOMEONES MIND

  11. My favorite of the year for football ! With such a great rookie class and beautiful design, even my wife got into ripping packs!

  12. Here is yet another problem set from Topps. I had to many cards that had printing marks on them. Specifically lines that ran vertically. Also found many other marks. Most were hard to see unless you held them in the light just right. Others you could see regardless. And it wasn’t from just one set of cards I purchased. I had some from box breaks, Blaster boxes, and a couple I purchased on EBay. I don’t how you can let these cards into the public with issues like that. And this was another set from Topps numbered into the 1,000′s. Just leave them unnumbered. It just devalues them so much. The cards that had no errors didn’t look to bad.

  13. These are a huge step up from last year. They look a whole lot more like chrome. I would pick these over last year.they have amazing picture quality better then all the Previous years. My mom is an artist and she said the designs were the best yet. The rookie autos are really COO!!. I have no idea how to make them any better

  14. I really like the way the topps has grown over the years. i grew up collecting football card when they use to come with the hard stick of gum in them. but being in the military and deploying a lot you dont have must time to collect and really enjoy the product. i recently returned from another deployment and finally have some downtime to get back into the hobby. so far i have been very pleased and ask that you continue the great job.

  15. Great looking cards and despite my less than stellar box. My favorite product of year

  16. My prior response didn’t get everything into it. The design and look of the cards was top notch; the Colors were spectacular and the inserts all have top notch look and feel to them. The rookies patches are awesome and loved the three Andrew luck’s I got as well. Cant wait to pick up another box really soon to hopefully get an rg3 auto.

  17. I usally love Platinum but this one missed. I dont know if its the non-logo feel, some of the rookies look like crap with the almost airbrushed uni feel. The crop of rookies make this set but feels like Topps spend zero effort or time to release this.

  18. This product got me back into the Hobby. I’ve probably purchased about 6 blasters and have pulled Luck and RG3 relics as well as rookie autos. The base cards and design are amazing. Great Product!. Although I am scratching my head on purchasing a Hobby Box at this point considering how lucky I’ve been with the blasters

  19. Opened a box of Platinum and had several big hits. Darren McFadden relic, auto, # comes to mind. I am a fan of this series due to the fact of the print quality, minamilist style (Less is more), and variety. Besides several RC autos, this set left me an impression of a high end product with a midrange price! This set is definitely Topps with me, pun intended!

  20. I think I like it almost as much as chrome, love the base design and even though some of the autos are from rookies I’m not familiar with its still fun to pull ink!

  21. I’ve got a redemption card for Chris Rainey Autograph Rookie Refractor Jumbo Patch #180 but I can’t find it inyour checklist can you tell me whats this and the print run of this card? thanks a lot

  22. Wilson Ho » I am not seeing any card that is numbered that high in 2012 Topps Platinum Football. Are you sure this is the correct product? The only card # 180 for Chris Rainey that I see is in 2012 Panini Prime Signatures.

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