2013 Topps Supreme Football CardsBrand: Topps Supreme
Like the name suggests, 2013 Topps Supreme Football takes the high-end road. Boxes come with just four cards, one of which is guaranteed to be an autograph, relic or autographed relic. And while there are several other similarly styled products on the market, both from Topps and other manufacturers, the aim of Supreme is to focus more on bigger stars and top rookies.
Excluding rookies, more than 30 current superstars and retired greats have autographs in 2013 Topps Supreme Football. Basic autographs are numbered. And while they use stickers, they're carefully integrated into the design so they don't stand out as much as they do in other sets. Parallels include Blue (#/20), Violet (#/5), Printing Plates and Red (1/1).
Rookie Autographs are done with a similar design but with more parallels: Blue (#/40), Violet (#/25), Green (#/10), Printing Plates and Red (1/1).
In addition to single-signed cards, there are several different multi-signature cards in 2013 Topps Supreme Football featuring rookies, veterans and retired players. This include Dual (#/25), Triple (#/5), double-sided Six Autograph (#/5), and Eight Autograph Book Cards (#/5).
Numbered Autographed Relics and Autographed Quad Relics come with three parallels (Blue, Violet and Red) that come with patch swatches. Autographed Jumbo Patch cards go big with the memorabilia. These are joined by Violet (#/5) and one-of-one Red parallels. Autographed Team Logo Patch Book cards are limited to one copy each. Dual Autograph Patch Book Cards are numbered to 15.
Rookie Dual Autograph Die-Cut Relic Book Cards (#/5) pair large swatches with a pair of signatures.
Relic cards have a lot of variety, all of which are numbered. Rookie Die-Cut Relic Cards have over-sized swatches. Parallels come with patch swatches. Rookie Quad Relics come with three jersey swatches and one patch piece. The set also has Rookie Quad Combo Relics that have memorabilia from four different players. It's not just rookies that get the multi-memorabilia treatment. Veteran Quad Relic Cards also have three jersey pieces and a patch swatch.
Premium one-of-one relic cards include Jumbo Supreme Patch Cards, Letter Patch Cards and Primary Pieces Relic Cards. Premium Piece are highlighted by unique memorabilia pieces.
Randomly inserted are a pair of over-sized box loader sets featuring more rookie ink. Autographed QB Playbook Book Cards (#/5). Besides a signature, featured quarterbacks have also drawn one of their favorite plays. Numbered Nickname Auotgraph Book Cards have both an autograph and a silver ink nickname inscription.
For those concerned about distribution of hits in the product, here's a break down of what a 2013 Topps Supreme Football case (16 boxes) delivers:
- 1 Multi-Autograph
- 2 Single Autographs
- 3 Rookie Autographs
- 4 Autographed Relics
- 1 Additional Autograph or Autographed Relic
- 5 Relic Cards
While not a major focus of 2013 Topps Supreme Football, the base set focuses on 100 top players. These include veterans, retired players and rookies. And while there's only one base card in each box, there are two numbered parallels. Sticking with a color theme, parallels include Blue (numbering TBA), Violet (#/125), Sepia (#/99), Green (#/50), Printing Plates and Red (1/1).
Estimated Release Date: 2/26/14
Product Configuration: 1 pack per box, 4 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Hit Seekers, Autograph Collectors, Rookie Collectors
2013 Topps Supreme Football Box Break
- 1 Autograph, Relic or Autographed Relic
- 2 Parallels
- 1 Base Card
- 4 Total Cards
2013 Topps Supreme Football Set Checklist
Preliminary Base / Autograph Relic Cards /
Autograph Cards / Relic Cards Set Checklist
Calvin Johnson Jr.
Robert Griffin III