2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Cards

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Cards

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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football is a mix of old and new. While the brand dates back to the early days of the hobby, its spot in the present is as an online exclusive sold initially through the Topps website.

The 2013 Topps Turkey Red Football base set has 100 cards. All are rookies. Collectors can also find a pair of parallels. Mini Cards return. Like last year, they're one per box. One-of-one Printing Plates are also randomly inserted. Each base card has four different plates, one for each color of the printing process.

Ten players have variation short prints. These cards have a different photo on the front and are limited to 100 copies each.

Rookie Autographs are inserted one per box. A total of 70 first-year players have signatures in the set. Of those, 60 also have Green (#/10) and Black (1/1) parallels.

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football boxes go on sale on the Topps website on November 29.

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Giovani Bernard 212x300 Image 2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Eddie Lacy 212x300 Image

Product Configuration: 1 pack per box, 11 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Mini Parallel
  • 11 Total Cards
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Gavin Escobar Rookie Auto (Card #63) DALLAS COWBOYS
$7.99
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2006 TOPPS TURKEY RED REGGIE BUSH RC AUTO SAINTS 2013 DETROIT AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE
$59.99
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Matt Scott 2013 Topps Turkey Red Auto Autograph Rookie RC #70
$6.99
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E.J Manuel 2013 Topps Turkey Red Rookie RC #4
$5.99
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #43 Dan Buckner NM
$5.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Landry Jones Mini card #24 On-Line Exclusive Steelers
$5.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Mike Gillislee RC AUTO card #75 Dolphins On-Line Exclusive
$12.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red ONTERIO McCALEBB Auto RC Rookie BENGALS #2
$16.99
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #27 Giovani Bernard Rookie Bengals - NM-MT
$25.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Autographs #50 Barrett Jones Rookie Rams - NM-MT
$10.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Autographs Green Border #41 Tavon Austin 08 10 Rookie Rams
$65.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red #4B EJ Manuel SP (passing ball over shoulder) Bills Rookie
$15.00
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MATT SCOTT 2013 Topps Turkey Red AUTO Autograph Rookie Card signature
$6.99
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LOT OF 5 DIFFERENT - 2013 TURKEY RED - AUTO ROOKIE CARDS - VERY RARE -
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football 1 1 Blank Back W COA and autographed -Ryan Swope
$23.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Landry Jones Steelers Black 1 1!!!!!!!!
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Set Checklist

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Checklist

Base Set Checklist

100 cards.

PARALLEL CARDS: Mini - 1 per box, Printing Plates

1 Eddie Lacy
2 Onterio McCalebb
3 Tyler Wilson
4 E.J. Manuel
5 Cordarrelle Patterson
6 Tyler Bray
7 Joseph Randle
8 Sheldon Richardson
9 Knile Davis
10 Ezekiel Ansah
11 Marcus Lattimore
12 Vance McDonald
13 Robert Lester
14 Chris Gragg
15 Bjoern Werner
16 Chase Thomas
17 Jamar Taylor
18 Montee Ball
19 Mike Glennon
20 Chance Warmack
21 Alex Okafor
22 Corey Fuller
23 Jesse Williams
24 Landry Jones
25 Miguel Maysonet
26 Jordan Poyer
27 Giovani Bernard
28 Tyler Eifert
29 Dion Sims
30 Khaseem Greene
31 Christine Michael
32 Rodney Smith
33 Rex Burkhead
34 Chris Thompson
35 Eric Fisher
36 Brandon Jenkins
37 Justin Hunter
38 Aaron Mellette
39 Johnathan Cyprien
40 Manti Te'o
41 Tavon Austin
42 Keenan Allen
43 Dan Buckner
44 Nico Johnson
45 Blidi Wreh-Wilson
46 Kayvon Webster
47 Matt Barkley
48 Ryan Swope
49 Stepfan Taylor
50 Barrett Jones
51 D.J. Harper
52 Jordan Reed
53 John Wetzel
54 Zac Dysert
55 Terrance Williams
56 Markus Wheaton
57 Johnathan Franklin
58 Xavier Rhodes
59 John Simon
60 Kenny Stills
61 Kenbrell Thompkins
62 Zach Ertz
63 Gavin Escobar
64 Shawn Williams
65 Kenjon Barner
66 Stedman Bailey
67 Le'Veon Bell
68 Dee Milliner
69 Robert Woods
70 Matt Scott
71 Dennis Johnson
72 Sam Montgomery
73 Sharrif Floyd
74 Barkevious Mingo
75 Mike Gillislee
76 Tavarres King
77 T.J. McDonald
78 Datone Jones
79 Ryan Nassib
80 Quinton Patton
81 Tyrone Goard
82 Luke Joeckel
83 Conner Vernon
84 Denard Robinson
85 Dion Jordan
86 Philip Lutzenkirchen
87 Johnathan Hankins
88 Marcus Davis
89 Aaron Dobson
90 Theo Riddick
91 Geno Smith
92 Da'Rick Rogers
93 Marquise Goodwin
94 John Jenkins
95 Tyrann Mathieu
96 Ray Graham
97 DeAndre Hopkins
98 Arthur Brown
99 Andre Ellington
100 Desmond Trufant
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Variations Checklist

10 cards. Limited to 100 copies each. Click here to see the variations.
PARALLEL CARDS: Printing Plates

1 Eddie Lacy
4 E.J. Manuel
5 Cordarrelle Patterson
18 Montee Ball
40 Manti Te'o
41 Tavon Austin
47 Matt Barkley
91 Geno Smith
95 Tyrann Mathieu
97 DeAndre Hopkins

Rookie Autographs Checklist

70 cards.

PARALLEL CARDS: Green #/10, Black 1/1 (60 signers have autograph parallels)

1 Eddie Lacy
2 Onterio McCalebb
4 E.J. Manuel
5 Cordarrelle Patterson
7 Joseph Randle
9 Knile Davis
11 Marcus Lattimore
13 Robert Lester
14 Chris Gragg
15 Bjoern Werner
16 Chase Thomas
17 Jamar Taylor
18 Montee Ball
20 Chance Warmack
21 Alex Okafor
22 Corey Fuller
23 Jesse Williams
24 Landry Jones
25 Miguel Maysonet
26 Jordan Poyer
27 Giovani Bernard
28 Tyler Eifert
29 Dion Sims
30 Khaseem Greene
31 Christine Michael
32 Rodney Smith
34 Chris Thompson
36 Brandon Jenkins
37 Justin Hunter
38 Aaron Mellette
39 Johnathan Cyprien
40 Manti Te'o
41 Tavon Austin
42 Keenan Allen
43 Dan Buckner
44 Nico Johnson
45 Blidi Wreh-Wilson
46 Kayvon Webster
47 Matt Barkley
48 Ryan Swope
49 Stepfan Taylor
50 Barrett Jones
51 D.J. Harper
52 Jordan Reed
56 Markus Wheaton
59 John Simon
60 Kenny Stills
61 Kenbrell Thompkins
62 Zach Ertz
63 Gavin Escobar
66 Stedman Bailey
67 Le'Veon Bell
68 Dee Milliner
70 Matt Scott
72 Sam Montgomery
73 Sharrif Floyd
74 Barkevious Mingo
75 Mike Gillislee
77 T.J. McDonald
78 Datone Jones
85 Dion Jordan
87 Johnathan Hankins
88 Marcus Davis
89 Aaron Dobson
91 Geno Smith
92 Da'Rick Rogers
94 John Jenkins
96 Ray Graham
97 DeAndre Hopkins
100 Desmond Trufant

Product Review

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Product Review

Reviewed by Ryan Cracknell

Good: Different design over past years. All-rookie checklist. Simple structure.

Bad: Shows just how weak the 2013 rookie class is.

The Bottom Line: Returning as an online exclusive, 2013 Topps Turkey Red Football is a straightforward release that doesn’t have a lot of gimmicks. Good or bad, it showcases the 2013 rookie class with a retro-feeling look and feel. The exclusive nature adds a little intrigue although without any veterans, it’s easy to be left feeling skunked with a bad break.

Staff Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.0/5.0

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football does a good job of sticking with the overall look of earlier sets while making it distinct. Orange borders will certainly do that. The faux edge wear is an interesting effect considering this is a hobby that’s often obsessed with condition. It’s just a visual. There is no texture to the roughness.

With both the mini cards and autographs using the same overall design, there’s not a lot of variety. But it is consistent and I appreciate the simplicity.

Checklist: 3.0/5.0

On the one hand, it’s a whole lot of rookies. In almost every other year, that’d be a good thing. While there are some solid players, we’re still waiting for that breakout. Knowing the quality of the rookies, it’s hard to rag on a set that includes so many of them. When Turkey Red returned for 2012, it was positioned as a rookie set. To change that up at this point probably wouldn’t be a good thing long-term. So if you know what to expect going in and have reasonable expectations, it shouldn’t be too bad. That said, landing a weak box of an already weak rookie crop does leave a flat feeling.

Value: 3.0/5.0

This ties into the rookie class thing again. The chances of a big card are slim and even that’s relative. But getting a decent-sized pack of cards including a guaranteed autograph for $20 is reasonable, particularly if you can land a deal on shipping.

Given that the configuration and theme targets set builders, it would have been nice to see a couple of extra base cards per pack. It wouldn’t kill the need to go after multiple packs as you’re still far short of a base set even after five boxes. It might even entice some to go back for more if the set seems attainable.

The Fun Factor: 3.5/5.0

2013 Topps Turkey Red Football isn’t the kind of set that aims for lots of pop and sizzle. It’s simple, it’s straight forward and it’s exclusive in the sense that shops don’t necessarily have them. To that end, it works. With just 11 total cards per box, it’s not like the traditional experience with most old-school themed releases. But again, it hits where it aims to.

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2013 Topps Turkey Red Gavin Escobar Rookie Auto (Card #63) DALLAS COWBOYS
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2006 TOPPS TURKEY RED REGGIE BUSH RC AUTO SAINTS 2013 DETROIT AUTOGRAPH ROOKIE
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Matt Scott 2013 Topps Turkey Red Auto Autograph Rookie RC #70
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Mike Gillislee RC AUTO card #75 Dolphins On-Line Exclusive
$12.00
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2013 Topps Turkey Red ONTERIO McCALEBB Auto RC Rookie BENGALS #2
$16.99
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MATT SCOTT 2013 Topps Turkey Red AUTO Autograph Rookie Card signature
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2013 Topps Turkey Red #60 Kenny Stills Rookie Autograph Card
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football - ROBERT LESTER, Rookie AUTO Card #13, Panthers!
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football - DA'RICK ROGERS, Rookie AUTO Card #92, Colts!
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football - BARRETT JONES, Rookie AUTO Card #50, Rams!
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JAMAR TAYLOR AUTO 2013 TOPPS TURKEY RED #17 MIAMI DOLPHINS
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Rookie Auto Khaseen Greene Chicago Bears
$12.99
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2013 TOPPS TURKEY RED AUTO CHASE THOMAS #16 SAINTS ROOKIE
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2013 TOPPS TURKEY RED AUTO T.J. McDONALD #77 RAMS ROOKIE
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2013 Topps Turkey Red Football Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2013-12-23T12:00:58+00:00 rating 3.4 out of 5

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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+.

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