2012 Topps Prime Football Retail Rookie Card Variation Guide

2012 Topps Prime Football Retail Rookie Card Variation Guide

Hobby and retail releases and configurations are a common part of the hobby. Usually, the two pack types mean a product that's roughly the same with inserts and odds being the biggest differences. However, 2012 Topps Prime Football has some big differences when it comes to the retail and hobby releases. The different odds and inserts are there, but that's not all. Retail cards are printed on thinner card stock. Finally, the difference that likely affects the greatest number of collectors can be found with the rookies.

2012 Topps Prime Football retail packs have variations for all 50 rookie cards. All of the rookie base cards use a different photo. This creates a greater chase for rookie collectors. Or an unnecessary annoyance, depending on your collecting preferences.

When shopping online for singles, it's tough to tell by the card stock. Few online sellers are differentiating between hobby and retail versions. That's why we've compiled the following visual guide. It features images for all of the 2012 Topps Prime retail rookie card variations. These are the ones you'll find in packs sold at places like Walmart and Target. Hobby cards have images not shown here.

2012 Topps Prime Football Retail Rookie Card Variations Visual Checklist

1 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Prime Football 1 Andrew Luck RC Retail 216x300 Image

5 Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

2012 Topps Prime Football 5 Nick Foles Retail Variation 212x300 Image

6 Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints

2012 Topps Prime Football 6 Nick Toon Retail Variation 213x300 Image

9 T.J. Graham, Buffalo Bills

2012 Topps Prime Football 9 TJ Graham Retail Variation 213x300 Image

11 A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers

2012 Topps Prime Football 11 AJ Jenkins Retail Variation1 217x300 Image

12 Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings

2012 Topps Prime Football 12 Jarius Wright Retail Variation1 213x300 Image

15 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Prime Football 15 Coby Fleener Retail Variation 213x300 Image

18 Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

2012 Topps Prime Football 18 Brock Osweiler Retail Variation 212x300 Image

21 Joe Adams, Carolina Panthers

2012 Topps Prime Football 21 Joe Adams Retail Variation 212x300 Image

27 Chris Rainey, Pittsburgh Steelers

2012 Topps Prime Football 27 Chris Rainey Retail Variation 210x300 Image

28 Rueben Randle, New York Giants

2012 Topps Prime Football 28 Rueben Randle Retail Variation 214x300 Image

29 Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Topps Prime Football 29 Mark Barron Retail Variation 213x300 Image

34 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

2012 Topps Prime Football 34 Mohamed Sanu Retail Variation2 213x300 Image

38 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

2012 Topps Prime Football 38 Alshon Jeffery Retail Variation 214x300 Image

40 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Prime Football 40 Trent Richardson Retail Variation 209x300 Image

46 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

2012 Topps Prime Football 46 Kendall Wright Retail Variation 209x300 Image

49 LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers

2012 Topps Prime Football 49 LaMichael Jame Retail Variation 211x300 Image

51 Juron Criner, Oakland Raiders

2012 Topps Prime Football 51 Juron Criner Retail Variation 213x300 Image

65 Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Prime Football 65 Lamar Miller Retail Variation 215x300 Image

67 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Prime Football 67 Isaiah Pead Retail Variation 214x300 Image

69 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Prime Football 69 Brian Quick Retail Variation 212x300 Image

70 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

2012 Topps Prime Football 70 Justin Blackmon 214x300 Image

74 Michael Egnew, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Prime Football 74 Michael Egnew Retail Variation 214x300 Image

75 Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Prime Football 75 Chris Givens Retail Variation 213x300 Image

77 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Topps Prime Football 77 Doug Martin Retail Variation 211x300 Image

78 Russell Martin, Seattle Seahawks

2012 Topps Prime Football 78 Russell Wilson Retail 213x300 Image

81 Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

2012 Topps Prime Football 81 Kirk Cousins Retail Variation 213x300 Image

82 Dre Kirkpatrick, Cincinnati Bengals

2012 Topps Prime Football 82 Dre Kirkpatrick Retail Variation 214x300 Image

87 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Prime Football 87 Ryan Tannehill Retail Variation 212x300 Image

89 Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

2012 Topps Prime Football 89 Luke Kuechly Retail Variation 212x300 Image

91 Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos

2012 Topps Prime Football 91 Ronnie Hillman Retail Variation 212x300 Image

94 Ryan Lindley, Arizona Cardinals

2012 Topps Prime Football 94 Ryan Lindley Retail Variation 213x300 Image

96 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Prime Football 96 Dwayne Allen Retail Variation 214x300 Image

98 DeVier Posey, Houston Texans

2012 Topps Prime Football 98 DeVier Posey Retail Variation 213x300 Image

99 Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Prime Football 99 Brandon Weeden Retail Variation 210x300 Image

103 Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks

2012 Topps Prime Football 103 Robert Turbin Retail Variation 212x300 Image

107 Melvin Ingram, San Diego Chargers

2012 Topps Prime Football 107 Melvin Ingram Retail Variation 212x300 Image

109 Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs

2012 Topps Prime Football 109 Dontari Poe Retail Variation 213x300 Image

115 Greg Childs, Minnesota Vikings

2012 Topps Prime Football 115 Greg Childs Retail Variation 210x300 Image

117 Cyrus Gray, Kansas City Chiefs

2012 Topps Prime Football 117 Cyrus Gray Retail Variation 212x300 Image

131 Tommy Streeter, Baltimore Ravens

2012 Topps Prime Football 131 Tommy Streeter Retail Variation 212x300 Image

132 Chandler Harnish, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Prime Football 132 Chandler Harnish Retail Variation 212x300 Image

135 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Prime Football 135 TY Hilton Retail Variation 214x300 Image

136 Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions

2012 Topps Prime Football 136 Ryan Broyles Retail Variation 215x300 Image

137 David Wilson, New York Giants

2012 Topps Prime Football 137 David Wilson Retail Variation 213x300 Image

141 Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Prime Football 141 Travis Benjamin Retail Variation 211x300 Image

142 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

2012 Topps Prime Football 142 Michael Floyd Retail Variation 210x300 Image

147 Stephen Hill, New York Jets

2012 Topps Prime Football 147 Stephen Hill 215x300 Image

148 Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens

2012 Topps Prime Football 148 Bernard Pierce Retail Variation 214x300 Image

150 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Topps Prime Football 150 Robert Griffin III RC Retail 214x300 Image

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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. I have been collecting since 1972.I just cannot believe that you visually entered the variations.what a great job.you made my collecting much less hectic.
    again,Thanks

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