2014 Flair Showcase Football Cards

2014 Flair Showcase Football Cards


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Flair is returning to the hobby as more than just an insert in Fleer Retro. 2014 Flair Showcase Football brings back the tiered base set the brand was famous for back in the late 1990s. And while Flair is branching out from Fleer Retro, it's bringing some additional old-school content with it.

The familiar foil look is also part of the comeback in the college-themed set from Upper Deck. Every box comes with both an autograph and a memorabilia card. They also have a third key card that's either another hit or a premium insert.

The 2014 Flair Showcase Football Row 2 base set has 100 cards. All are 2014 rookies. For those familiar with the tiered structure, there are also rarer Row 1 and Row 0 versions. These have similar checklists but different designs so they're not standard parallels. Row 1 Rookies land one per pack. Row 0 Rookies are 1:6 packs. The product also has Row 0 Legends that are 1:6 packs.

Legacy Collection parallels each of the three rows and combine at two per box. Row 2 Legacy cards are numbered to 150, Row 1 cards have a print run of 100 and Row 0 (both Rookies and Legends) are limited to 50 copies each.

One-of-one Legacy Masterpiece parallels are also available for all tiers.

Autographs and memorabilia cards are parallels of the main set. They also follow the Row structure. Rookies Row 2 Autographs are the easiest to find in the product, falling 1:10 packs. Other signed cards are Rookies Row 1 Autographs (1:48 packs), Rookies Row 0 Autographs (1:144 packs) and Legends Row 0 Autographs (1:288 packs).

Basic memorabilia cards also have a similar structure. The come in three levels: Rookies Row 1 Jersey (1:18 packs), Rookies Row 0 Jersey (1:48 packs) and Legends Row 0 Jersey (1:96 packs).

The third "hit" in each 2014 Flair Showcase Football is either an autographed patch card, a Jambalaya insert or Precious Metal Gems card. Both Rookies and Legends Legacy Autograph Patch cards are numbered. Jamalaya inserts fall 1:144 packs.

PMG cards come in three colors: Gold (#/100), Orange (#/25) and Magenta (#/10). These are parallels to basic Metal Universe inserts (1:4 packs).

Estimated Release Date: 9/14
Product Configuration: 12 packs per box, 6 cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Collectors, Nostalgic Collectors, Autograph Collectors

2014 Flair Showcase Football Box Break

  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Memorabilia Card
  • 1 Autographed Patch, PMG or Jambalaya Insert
  • 3 Metal Universe Inserts
  • 2 Legacy Parallels
  • 4 Row 0 Cards
  • 72 Total Cards

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Please note the following images are mock-ups. Content is subject to change.

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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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