2013 Topps Football Retail Factory Set Rookie Variations Guide
Before you go and call your 2013 Topps Football variation sets complete, make sure you check out what the set's retail factory set has. Each comes with five exclusive rookie variations.
Although each of the players has a pack-inserted short print variation, these factory set cards are different. Packaged together as a bonus, they offer a third 2013 Topps Football card for Tavon Austin, Eddie Lacy, E.J. Manuel, Geno Smith and Manti Te'o.
If you're looking for the factory set rookie variations, make sure you pick up the right one. 2013 Topps Football also has hobby factory sets. These come with their own exclusive, five Orange parallels. The retail factory sets are easy to spot because they advertise the rookie variations on the main panel under the main Topps logo.
Because they're sold as part of a set, not a lot of variation singles have popped up so far. It's unlikely they'll surface in large numbers, although they're not rare either.
Below is a side-by-side comparison of the rookie base cards with the factory set variations. Basic variation short prints can be found here.
2013 Topps Football Retail Factory Set Rookie Variations
Base Set: no ball
Retail Factory Set Variation: with ball
Base Set: catching
Retail Factory Set Variation: running
Base Set: facing forward
Retail Factory Set Variation: turned to side
Base Set: no wall
Retail Factory Set Variation: wall in background
Base Set: ball in two hands
Retail Factory Set Variation: ball in one hand
2013 Topps Factory ONLY E. J. Manuel Rookie Card Variation Buffalo Bills #215