2014 Topps Football CardsBrand: Topps Football
2014 Topps Football once again brings a broad mix of base cards, inserts and hits for what is, traditionally, one of the most widely collected gridiron sets of the year. Rookies and fantasy football elements get particular attention for the set. Hobby boxes once again promise one autograph or memorabilia cards while jumbo boxes have a pair of autographs and a Rookie Patch card.
The 2014 Topps Football base set has 440 cards. Besides basic rookie and veteran cards, subsets include team cards and award winners. Numbered parallels include Gold, Pink, Salute to Service (previously Camo), Black, Platinum and Printing Plates.
Fantasy football is the subject of a pair of basic inserts. Fantasy Focus (55 cards, 1:6 packs) features top fantasy players. Fantasy Strategies (35 cards, 1:6 packs) are have copy from NFL.com writers. Each card offers collectors an approach to building their fantasy squad.
2014 Topps Football has several other basic insert sets as well. Greatness Unleashed (65 cards, 1:4 packs) spotlights top players. 1,000 Yard Club (37 cards, 1:4 packs) and 4,000 Yard Club (nine cards, 1:6 packs) return with running backs, receivers and quarterbacks who surpassed key stat milestones in 2013. The 1963 Topps Mini cards set is large for an insert set, clocking in at 132 cards. Mixing rookies and veterans, they're inserted 1:3 hobby packs.
Autographs come in several varieties in 2014 Topps Football. Numbered Base Rookie and Base Veteran Autographs are essentially parallels. They use the base card design with a sticker signature. These also come with Variation photos. Topps Autographs come with a different design from the base cards.
Collectors can find multi-signed cards with numbered Rookie Premiere Dual Autographs, Quad Autographs and Ultimate Signatures, which, in the past have had signatures from all of the event's participants.
Retro-themed signatures are randomly inserted in the form of 1963 Topss Mini Rookie Autographs, 1965 Topps Rookie Autographs and 1985 Topps Rookie Autographs. Other signed sets include NFL.com Fantasy Stock Watch Autographs, Autograph Relics, NFLPA Rookie Premiere Autographs and Rookie Autographed Jumbo Patch cards. Also in the product are one-of-one Rookie Premiere Autographed VIP Passes.
Although not a major focus, 2014 Topps Football has a few different memorabilia sets. Topps Relics have jersey swatches from a broad mix of players, ranging from youngsters to retired stars. In the Name Relics feature a full jersey letter, all numbered one-of-one. Topps Rookie Patch cards are exclusive to jumbo boxes. These all have a multi-color patch swatch.
Commemorative relics have a variety of themes. Quarterback Club, Running Back Club, Wide Receivers Club and Defensive Club feature top players at each spot. The All-Star Rookies checklist focuses on the Rookie of the Week players from 2013. Other manufactured relics include All-Pro Class and NFL Captains Patch.
The Power Players online code program that started in 2014 Topps Baseball carries over to the gridiron with its own version. The fantasy-style program has prizes including a trip to the 2015 NFLPA Rookie Premiere, exclusive parallels, autographs and memorabilia.
Estimated Release Date: 8/20/14
Product Configuration: Hobby - 36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack, Jumbo - 10 packs per box, 50 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Football Card
Target Audience: Set Builders, Rookie Card Collectors, Casual Collectors
2014 Topps Football Hobby Box Break
- 1 Autograph or Relic Card
- 360 Total Cards
2014 Topps Football Jumbo Box Break
- 2 Autographs
- 1 Rookie Patch Card
- 10 Greatness Unleashed Inserts
- 10 Fantasy Focus Inserts
- 10 Fantasy Strategies Inserts
- 10 1,000 Yard Club Inserts
- 10 4,000 Yard Club Inserts
- 10 1963 Topps Minis
- 10 NFL Play 60 Cards
- 10 NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Champion Cards
- 500 Total Cards
Please note the following images are mock-ups. Rookies should be pictured in their NFL uniforms.
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