2013 Topps Five Star Football Cards

2013 Topps Five Star Football Cards

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There are high-end products and there are ultra high-end products. 2013 Topps Five Star Football falls into the latter, delivering five premium hits in every box including four on-card autographs. Along with Panini National Treasures and Upper Deck Exquisite, no other football products currently hit this premium mark. With limited production, a checklist that promises to focus on bigger names and plenty of premium content, it's not hard to see why it has such a steep price tag.

Every box of 2013 Topps Five Star Football has five cards. This breaks down to a base Rookie Autographed Patch card, another rookie autograph, an autographed patch card from a veteran or retired player, an autographed relic book card or dual autograph, and a jumbo relic. So even with other products boasting a similar number of "hits," it's tough to compare.

Rookie Autograph Patch cards are hard-signed on the card and serial numbered. Parallels include Gold (#/55), Rainbow Jumbo Patch (#/25) and Five Star Jumbo Patch (1/1).

Five Star Signature Patch cards have a similar look but the checklist focuses on veteran and retired players. Like their rookie counterparts, there are three parallels: Gold (#/40), Rainbow (#/25) and Five Star (1/1).

The one-per-box basic autographs include rookies, veterans and retired stars. Five Star Futures Autographs highlights more than 30 first-year players. Five Star Signatures has more than 20 different current stars and retired greats. Both sets have inscriptions.

2013 Topps Five Star Football has several book card options, all of which have an on-card autograph and multiple relic swatches. Five Star Futures Autographed Book Cards have separate inserts for three and four swatches. Both have Gold (#/15), Rainbow (#/5) and Five Star (1/1) parallels. Five Star Futures Dual Autographed Patch Book Cards (#/15) come with autographs and patch pieces from two players.

Five Star Signatures Book Cards has a checklist of more than 20 veteran and retired players. The serial-numbered cards have three relic swatches on one side and an autograph on the other.

Rarer book cards include Five Star Futures Quadra-graphs (#/10) with four signatures, Five Star Futures Six Signatures (#/5), Five Star Futures Eight Autographs (#/5), Five Star Futures Autographed Laundry Tags (#/5), and Dual Autographed Shields (1/1). Finally, a special Rookie Yearbook Card folds out to include a group shot of all 2013 NFLPA Rookie Premiere participants and a patch swatch from every player.

Other sets featuring multiple signatures include Five Star Futures Dual Autographs (#/20) and Five Star Superstar Combs (#/10) with veteran and retired players.

The majority of basic relics fall under the Jumbo Jersey Relics banner. All cards are numbered with the checklist covering rookies, veterans and retired players. Other feature two, three, four and eight patch pieces. One-of-one Letter Relics offer big patch pieces.

Joe Flacco is featured on a pair of Super Bowl MVP Relic Cards. One has pieces of a football used in the big game. The other has pieces of an end zone pylon. All are extremely rare. 2013 Topps Five Star Football also has a Super Bowl MVP Autograph signed by Flacco (#/50).

Randomly inserted are redemptions good for autographed footballs and helmets from key rookies.

Estimated Release Date: 4/30/13
Product Configuration: 1 pack per box, 5 cards per pack
Price Point: Ultra High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Hit Seekers, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors

2013 Topps Five Star Box Break

  • 1 Rookie Autographed Patch Card
  • 1 Autographed Rookie
  • 1 Veteran or Retired Player Autograph or Autographed Patch Card
  • 1 Autographed Relic Book or Dual Autograph Card
  • 1 Jumbo Jersey or Patch Card
  • 5 Total Cards

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Set Checklist

2013 Topps Five Star Football Set Checklist

Base Rookie Autographed Patches Set Checklist

Featuring up to 40 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/55, Rainbow Jumbo Patch #/25, Five Star Jumbo Patch 1/1

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Futures Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring up to 40 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow #/25, Five Star 1/1

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Futures Dual Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring up to 26 cards
Serial Numbered #/20
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow #/55, Five Star 1/1

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Futures Superstar Combos Autographs Set Checklist

Featuring up to 15 cards
Serial Numbered #/10
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

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Futures Quotable Autographs Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered #/25

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Futures Autographed Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Patch #/15, Rainbow Patch #/5, Five Star Patch 1/1

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Futures Autographed Book Cards (4-piece) Set Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Patch #/15, Rainbow Patch #/5, Five Star Patch 1/1

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Futures Dual Autographed Patch Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered #/15
PARALLEL CARDS: Rainbow #/5, Five Star 1/1

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Futures Dual Autographed Shield Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 25 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Futures Autographed Laundry Tag Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered #/5
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

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Futures Quadra-graph Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 10 cards
Serial Numbered #/10
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

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Futures Six Signatures Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 5 cards
Serial Numbered #/5

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Futures Eight Autographs Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 3 cards
Serial Numbered #/5

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Jumbo Jersey Relic Set Checklist

Featuring up to 50 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Patch #/25, Rainbow Patch #/5, Five Star Patch 1/1

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Dual Patch Set Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered #/15
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

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Triple Patch Set Checklist

Featuring up to 20 cards
Serial Numbered #/10
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

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Quad Patch Set Checklist

Featuring up to 15 cards
Serial Numbered #/10
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

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Octo Patch Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 10 cards
Serial Numbered #/5

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Letter Relics Set Checklist

Featuring up to 50 players
Serial Numbered 1/1

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Rookie Yearbook Set Checklist

Serial Numbered

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Signatures Set Checklist

Featuring up to 25 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25, Rainbow #/15, Five Star 1/1

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Signatures Patches Set Checklist

Featuring up to 20 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/40, Rainbow #/25, Five Star 1/1

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Quotable Signatures Set Checklist

Featuring up to 20 cards
Serial Numbered #/10

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Signatures Book Cards Set Checklist

Featuring up to 30 cards
Serial Numbered
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold Patch #/10, Rainbow Patch #/5, Five Star Patch 1/1

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Super Bowl MVP Pigskin Relics Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/20
PARALLEL CARDS: Five Star 1/1

Joe Flacco

Super Bowl MVP Patch Relics Set Checklist

PARALLEL CARDS: Super Bowl Patch #/26, NFL Shield Patch #/2, Five Star Super Bowl Patch 1/1

Joe Flacco

Super Bowl MVP Pylon Relics Set Checklist

Joe Flacco

Super Bowl MVP Signatures Set Checklist

Serial Numbered #/50

Joe Flacco

Bonus Hit Redemptions Set Checklist

Autographed Rookie Footballs
Autographed Rookie Helmets
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User Reviews

  1. Just from a timing standpoint, this is one of the worst releases for a set that nobody is even anticipating. These should sit on the shelf nicely for $400+

  2. Probably delayed to maximize checklist and minimize redemptions. Glad they waited till after NT; any interest would’ve been gone in a week or two if original release date stood.

    Best looking product of the year, in my opinion, although it will still struggle to get the hobby love of NT.

    I’m sure the pluses will be the same as all the previous years:
    -all on-card autos
    -few, if any, rookie redemptions
    -great design

    and the negatives:
    -not nearly on the same popularity/value level as NT
    -price should be a drop under NT (say $300-$350)

  3. My rating doesn’t mean anything here. But I’ve noticed most sites describe it as having 5 cards per box while this site says 8. Which is it?

  4. Chris P » 5 cards per box.

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