2012 Topps Strata Football Rookie Variations Guide

2012 Topps Strata Football Rookie Variations Guide

If you're collecting rookie cards from the 2012 Topps Strata Football base set, be warned: rookies have two variations (neither are short printed). One set of rookies are in retail packs. Hobby rookies have different photos. Also, all 2012 Topps Strata Football retail base cards (rookies and veterans) are much thinner than their hobby counterparts. But that doesn't help much when you browsing on eBay or other online sites.

So, rookie cards also have a different photo on the front. But which one is which?

We've created a handy visual guide to help you easily identify 2012 Topps Strata retail rookie cards from hobby rookies. In the massive gallery below, retail rookie cards are shown first and hobby versions are second. We've also listed identifiers for each card.

2012 Topps Strata Football Rookie Variations Visual Guide

Please note that retail rookies are first. Hobby rookies are the second image.

1 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 1 Robert Griffin III1 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Robert Griffin III RC 215x300 Image

Retail: Knee lifted.
Hobby: Two hands on ball.

2 Joe Adams, Carolina Panthers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 2 Joe Adams 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Joe Adams RC 215x300 Image

Retail: Running with ball.
Hobby: Catching, no ball.

5 Morris Claiborne, Dallas Cowboys

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 5 Morris Claiborne 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Morris Claiborne RC 208x300 Image

Retail: No ball.
Hobby:
With ball.

6 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 6 Ryan Tannehill 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Ryan Tannehill RC 209x300 Image

Retail: Running.
Hobby: Throwing.

8 LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 8 LaMichael James 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football LaMichael James 215x300 Image

Retail: Turned to side.
Hobby: Running straight forward.

9 Quinton Coples, New York Jets

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 9 Quinton Coples 215x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Quinton Coples 213x300 Image

Retail: Hands reaching up.
Hobby: Hands at waist.

13 A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 13 A.J. Jenkins 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football AJ Jenkins 210x300 Image

Retail: Facing left.
Hobby: Facing right.

16 Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia Eagles

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 16 Fletcher Cox 215x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Fletcher Cox 212x300 Image

Retail: Arm pushing out.
Hobby: Both hands at waist.

18 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 18 Doug Martin 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Doug Martin RC 213x300 Image

Retail: No ball.
Hobby: With ball.

21 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 21 Brian Quick 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Brian Quick 210x300 Image

Retail: Catching ball.
Hobby: Posed with knee lifted.

24 Bruce Irvin, Seattle Seahawks

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 24 Bruce Irvin 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Bruce Irvin 216x300 Image

Retail: Turned to side.
Hobby: Running forward, 51 in full view.

28 Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 28 Ryan Broyles 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Ryan Broyles 214x300 Image

Retail: Running with ball.
Hobby: Catching, no ball.

29 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 29 Russell Wilson 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Russell Wilson RC 213x300 Image

Retail: Running.
Hobby: Throwing.

33 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 33 Michael Floyd 211x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Michael Floyd 214x300 Image

Retail: Legs out to right.
Hobby: Facing left.

35 Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 35 Ronnie Hillman 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Ronnie Hillman 214x300 Image

Retail: Legs to right.
Hobby: Legs to left.

49 Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 49 Lamar Miller 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Lamar Miller 214x300 Image

Retail: Running with ball, arm out.
Hobby: Catching ball.

51 Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 51 Nick Toon 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Nick Toon 214x300 Image

Retail: Catching.
Hobby: Running.

53 Donta' Hightower, New England Patriots

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 53 Donta Hightower 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Donta Hightower 212x300 Image

Retail: Blue shirt.
Hobby: Grey shirt, helmet.

61 Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 61 Luke Kuechly 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Luke Kuechly 214x300 Image

Retail: White jersey.
Hobby: Black jersey.

62 Shea McClellan, Chicago Bears

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 62 Shea McLellin 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Shea McClellin 212x300 Image

Retail: Leaning forward, arms up.
Hobby: Standing tall, hands at waist.

65 Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 65 Harrison Smith 211x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Harrison Smith 214x300 Image

Retail: With ball.
Hobby: No ball.

67 T.J. Graham, Buffalo Bills

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 67 TJ Graham 215x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football TJ Graham 215x300 Image

Retail: Running forward.
Hobby: Turned to side.

68 Whitney Mercilus, Houston Texans

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 68 Whitney Mercilus 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Whitney Mercilus 210x300 Image

Retail: Running, no ball.
Hobby: Catching ball.

73 Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 73 Brandon Weeden 211x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Brandon Weeden 213x300 Image

Retail: Ball out to the side of body.
Hobby: Ball in front of chest.

75 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 75 Trent Richardson 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Trent Richardson 214x300 Image

Retail: Catching.
Hobby: Running.

77 Chandler Jones, New England Patriots

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 77 Chandler Jones 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Chandler Jones 215x300 Image

Retail: Blue shirt.
Hobby: Grey shirt.

78 Rueben Randle, New York Giants

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 78 Rueben Randle 215x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Rueben Randle 211x300 Image

Retail: Ball tucked in.
Hobby: Running forward, ball in two hands.

81 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 81 Mohamed Sanu 216x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Mohamed Sanu 215x300 Image

Retail: Catching, no ball.
Hobby: Running with ball.

85 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 85 Kendall Wright 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Kendall Wright 213x300 Image

Retail: Running with ball.
Hobby: Catching, no ball.

93 Stephen Hill, New York Jets

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 93 Stephen Hill 215x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Stephen Hill 211x300 Image

Retail: Both legs to right.
Hobby: One knee up to right.

94 Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 94 Bernard Pierce 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Bernard Pierce 213x300 Image

Retail: Crouching, facing right.
Hobby: Running left.

96 Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 96 Mark Barron 215x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Mark Barron 213x300 Image

Retail: Running forward.
Hobby: Looking over shoulder.

98 Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 98 Robert Turbin 211x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Robert Turbin 213x300 Image

Retail: Running forward.
Hobby: Knees left, both arms out.

107 Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 107 Chris Givens 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Chris Givens 211x300 Image

Retail: Crouching, knees left.
Hobby: Running forward.

108 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 108 Coby Fleener 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Coby Fleener 215x300 Image

Retail: Catching.
Hobby: Ball in arms.

112 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 112 Isiah Pead 214x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Isaiah Pead 214x300 Image

Retail: Standing, facing right.
Hobby: Legs leaning left.

113 Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 113 Jarius Wright 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football 113 Jarius Wright RC 215x300 Image

Retail: Reaching up.
Hobby: Running with ball.

116 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 116 Dwayne Allen 209x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Dwayne Allen 212x300 Image

Retail: Catching.
Hobby: Running.

117 Melvin Ingram, San Diego Chargers

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 117 Melvin Ingram 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Melvin Ingram 215x300 Image

Retail: White gloves, one hand up.
Hobby: Dark gloves, both hands down.

122 David Wilson, New York Giants

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 122 David Wilson 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football David Wilson 213x300 Image

Retail: Catching.
Hobby: Running.

124 Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 124 Nick Foles 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Nick Foles 216x300 Image

Retail: No ball.
Hobby: With ball.

125 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 125 Justin Blackmon 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Justin Blackmon 215x300 Image

Retail: Running forward-right.
Hobby: Running left.

127 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 127 Alshon Jeffery 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Alshon Jeffery 212x300 Image

Retail: One arm out.
Hobby: Both arms in.

128 Michael Egnew, Miami Dolphins

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 128 Michael Egnew 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Michael Egnew 213x300 Image

Retail: Facing forward.
Hobby: Running right.

129 Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 129 Brock Osweiler 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Brock Osweiler 212x300 Image

Retail: Running.
Hobby: Throwing.

132 Dre Kirkpatrick, Cincinnati Bengals

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 132 Dre Kirkpatrick 210x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Dre Kirkpatrick 211x300 Image

Retail: Reaching out.
Hobby: Arms in.

134 Courtney Upshaw, Baltimore Ravens

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 134 Courtney Upshaw 211x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Courtney Upshaw 211x300 Image

Retail: Running forward.
Hobby: Reaching over shoulder.

137 Michael Brockers, St. Louis Rams

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 137 Michael Brockers 213x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football Michael Brockers 213x300 Image

Retail: Ready position, facing left.
Hobby: Running, facing right.

146 DeVier Posey, Houston Texans

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 146 DeVier Posey 216x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football DeVier Posey 211x300 Image

Retail: Ball near chin, in left hand.
Hobby: Ball at chest, in right hand.

150 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

2012 Topps Strata Football Retail Rookies 150 Andrew Luck 212x300 Image 2012 Topps Strata Football 150 Andrew Luck RC 214x300 Image

Retail: No ball.
Hobby: With ball.

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