2014 Topps Chrome Football CardsBrand: Topps Chrome
2014 Topps Chrome Football sees the return of one of the sport's more dependable products. The relatively straightforward mix of rookie autographs, Refractors galore and chromium stock have made it a perennially popular product. This year doesn't see much in the way of drastic changes. The brand sticks with what has worked in the past including one signed rookie.
The 2014 Topps Chrome Football base set has 220 cards. The checklist is split evenly between rookies and veterans. In addition to these are 30 Veteran Variations and 25 Rookie Variations showcasing different photos.
The parallels are plentiful. Basic Refractors land 1:3 packs. Other Refractor parallels include Blue Wave (one per hobby box), Pulsar (one per hobby box), STS Camo (#/499), BCA Pink (#/399), Black (#/299), Blue (#/199), Sepia (#/99), Gold (#/50), Red (#/25) and Superfractors (1/1). Base cards also Printing Plates. Pulsar, Sepia, Printing Plates and Superfractors are all exclusive to hobby packs.
Rookie Autographs have long been one of the cornerstones of Topps Chrome, even though there's only one per hobby box. These take the base card design and add an on-card signature. Besides basic Refractors (#/150), other parallels include STS Camo (#/99), BCA Pink (#/75), Black (#/25), Pulsar (#/15), Gold (#/10), Red (#/5) and Superfractors (1/1). Rookie Autograph Variations are only in hobby packs and are numbered to 75.
Veterans have a very limited presence in the way of signatures in 2014 Topps Chrome. Base Veteran Autograph Variations are numbered to 10.
Other premium signed inserts include Rookie Autograph Patches (#/50), Dual Rookie Autographs (#/30) and Triple Rookie Autographs (#/15).
Fantasy Focus (1:12 packs) inserts carry over from the flagship 2014 Topps Football set. Refractors are numbered to 99 while Superfractors are one-of-ones found only in hobby packs.
Other basic inserts in 2014 Topps Chrome Football take a retro approach. These include 1963 Topps Minis (1:12 packs), 1965 Topps Football (1:24 packs) and 1985 Topps Football (1:6 packs). Each has Refractor parallels. 1963 Minis and 1965 Topps cards also have autographed versions numbered to 15.
Estimated Release Date: 11/26/14
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 4 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Set Builders, Chromies, Player Collectors
2014 Topps Chrome Football Hobby Box Break
- 1 Rookie Autograph
- 1 1965 Topps Football Insert
- 2 1963 Topps Minis
- 2 Fantasy Focus Inserts
- 4 1985 Topps Inserts
- 1 Blue Wave Refractor
- 1 Pulsar Refractor
- 8 Refractors
- 96 Total Cards
Please note that rookies will be in their NFL uniforms. Topps also stated on its sell sheet that Rookie Autographs have on-card signatures, not stickers.
|2014 TOPPS CHROME FOOTBALL HOBBY BOX (pre-sell)||$74.00|
|2014 Topps Chrome Football Hobby Box (PRESELL) 11 26||$89.99|