2015 Topps Strata Football Cards - Review Added

2015 Topps Strata Football Cards – Review Added

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When the Strata brand debuted in 2012, much of the attention revolved around the signature Strata autograph inserts. It was almost as though the base set and the other inserts and basic autographs were forgotten in the mix. 2015 Topps Strata Football goes in a different direction, dropping the base cards and switching to an all-hits configuration. Boxes now come with just two cards that are either autographs or autographed patch cards.

The first card is a Clear Cut Autograph Patch Rookie. Mixing a jumbo jersey swatch with acetate, they still have a die-cut spot where the memorabilia can be felt. The signature is signed directly on the acetate. Serial-numbered parallels include Blue, Green, Black, Gold and five different one-of-one Red cards. Red parallels each have a distinct piece of memorabilia include a Nike Swoosh, team patch, laundry tag, glove logo or football piece.

Clear Cut Dual Autograph Patch book cards double things up with a pair of autographs. That said, they're the exception and not common as they're all just one-of-ones.

Returning as a case hit are Strata Signature Patch cards. These delve further into the layered look with more acetate to give a shadowbox-like floating effect. Base versions are serial numbered as are Gold parallels (#/25). Rivet versions (1/1) open up to show the different layers involved in the cards' construction.

Strata Autographs take a more traditional approach to signed cards. Mixing rookies and veterans, the set has more than 40 signers. Numbered parallels come in five levels, all based on color. Expect one Strata Autograph per box.

Strata Signatures are similar to the Strata Signature Patches minus the patch. While the lack the memorabilia, they still have a layered look and on-card signature. One is slated for each 12-box case.

Release Date: 2/24/2016
Product Configuration: 1 pack per box, 2 cards per pack
Price Point: High-End Football Card
Target Audience: Strata Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors

2015 Topps Strata Football Hobby Box Break

  • 1 Clear Cut Autographed Patch Rookie Card
  • 1 Strata Autograph
  • 2 Total Cards
2015 TOPPS STRATA HOBBY FOOTBALL SEALED BOX $42.50
2015 Topps Strata Football Factory Sealed Hobby Box $44.44
2015 TOPPS Strata Football Hobby Box $45.50
2015 TOPPS STRATA SIGNATURES FOOTBALL FACTORY SEALED HOBBY BOX 2 AUTOGRAPHS $44.95
2015 TOPPS STRATA FOOTBALL HOBBY BOX $51.95
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Set Checklist

2015 Topps Strata Football Set Checklist

Strata Autographs Set Checklist

41 cards. Serial-numbered #/800.
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Green #/75, Black #/50, Gold #/25, Red 1/1
2015 Topps Strata Football Autographs

SA-AA Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions
SA-AC Amari Cooper - Oakland Raiders
SA-AL Andrew Luck - Indianapolis Colts
SA-BH Brett Hundley - Green Bay Packers
SA-BP Breshad Perriman - Baltimore Ravens
SA-BPE Bryce Petty - New York Jets
SA-CA C.J. Anderson - Denver Broncos
SA-DF Devin Funchess - Carolina Panthers
SA-DFJ Dante Fowler Jr. - Jacksonville Jaguars
SA-DG Dorial Green-Beckham - Tennessee Titans
SA-DJ Duke Johnson - Cleveland Browns
SA-DJO David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
SA-DM Donte Moncrief - Indianapolis Colts
SA-DS Devin Smith - New York Jets
SA-ES Emmanuel Sanders - Denver Broncos
SA-JA Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins
SA-JAL Javorius Allen - Baltimore Ravens
SA-JC Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs
SA-JM Jordan Matthews - Philadelphia Eagles
SA-JW Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SA-KW Kevin White - Chicago Bears
SA-LC Landon Collins - New York Giants
SA-MB Martavis Bryant - Pittsburgh Steelers
SA-MG Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers
SA-MM Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
SA-PD Phillip Dorsett - Indianapolis Colts
SA-RC Roger Craig - San Francisco 49ers
SA-RGR Rashad Greene - Jacksonville Jaguars
SA-SC Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
SA-ST Shaq Thompson - Carolina Panthers
SA-TC Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
SA-TD Titus Davis - San Diego Chargers
SA-TG Todd Gurley - St. Louis Rams
SA-TK Travis Kelce - Kansas City Chiefs
SA-TL Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
SA-TLI Tony Lippett - Miami Dolphins
SA-TM Tre McBride - Tennessee Titans
SA-TMO Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
SA-TW Trae Waynes - Minnesota Vikings
SA-TY T.J. Yeldon - Jacksonville Jaguars
SA-VB Vic Beasley - Atlanta Falcons

Clear Autographed Relic Rookies Set Checklist

39 cards
PARALLEL CARDS: Blue #/99, Green #/75, Black #/50, Gold #/25, Red Gloves 1/1, Red Pigskin 1/1, Red Swoosh 1/1, Red Laundry Tag 1/1, Red Team Patch 1/1
2015 Topps Strata Football Clear Autographed Relic Rookies

CCAP-AA Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions
CCAP-AC Amari Cooper - Oakland Raiders
CCAP-BH Brett Hundley - Green Bay Packers
CCAP-BP Breshad Perriman - Baltimore Ravens
CCAP-BPE Bryce Petty - New York Jets
CCAP-CA Cameron Artis-Payne - Carolina Panthers
CCAP-CC Chris Conley - Kansas City Chiefs
CCAP-DC David Cobb - Tennessee Titans
CCAP-DF Devin Funchess - Carolina Panthers
CCAP-DG Dorial Green-Beckham - Tennessee Titans
CCAP-DJ Duke Johnson - Cleveland Browns
CCAP-DJO David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
CCAP-DP DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins
CCAP-DS Devin Smith - New York Jets
CCAP-JA Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins
CCAP-JC Jamison Crowder - Washington Redskins
CCAP-JHA Justin Hardy - Atlanta Falcons
CCAP-JL Jeremy Langford - Chicago Bears
CCAP-JS Jaelen Strong - Houston Texans
CCAP-JW Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
CCAP-KW Kevin White - Chicago Bears
CCAP-KWI Karlos Williams - Buffalo Bills
CCAP-LW Leonard Williams - New York Jets
CCAP-MD Mike Davis - San Francisco 49ers
CCAP-MG Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers
CCAP-MJ Matt Jones - Washington Redskins
CCAP-MM Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
CCAP-MW Maxx Williams - Baltimore Ravens
CCAP-NA Nelson Agholor - Philadelphia Eagles
CCAP-PD Phillip Dorsett - Indianapolis Colts
CCAP-RG Rashad Greene - Jacksonville Jaguars
CCAP-SC Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
CCAP-SM Sean Mannion - St. Louis Rams
CCAP-TC Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
CCAP-TG Todd Gurley - St. Louis Rams
CCAP-TL Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
CCAP-TMO Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
CCAP-TY T.J. Yeldon - Jacksonville Jaguars
CCAP-VM Vince Mayle - Cleveland Browns

Strata Signatures Set Checklist

40 cards. Serial-numbered #/150.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25, Red 1/1
2015 Topps Strata Football Signatures Shadowbox

SS-AA Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions
SS-AC Amari Cooper - Oakland Raiders
SS-BJ Bo Jackson - Oakland Raiders
SS-BP Breshad Perriman - Baltimore Ravens
SS-BPE Bryce Petty - New York Jets
SS-CC Chris Conley - Kansas City Chiefs
SS-DC David Cobb - Tennessee Titans
SS-DG Dorial Green-Beckham - Tennessee Titans
SS-DJ Duke Johnson - Cleveland Browns
SS-DJO David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
SS-DP DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins
SS-DS Devin Smith - New York Jets
SS-EL Eddie Lacy - Green Bay Packers
SS-JA Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins
SS-JAL Javorius Allen - Baltimore Ravens
SS-JC Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs
SS-JH Jeremy Hill - Cincinnati Bengals
SS-JL Jeremy Langford - Chicago Bears
SS-JW Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SS-KB Kelvin Benjamin - Carolina Panthers
SS-KW Kevin White - Chicago Bears
SS-KWI Karlos Williams - Buffalo Bills
SS-LW Leonard Williams - New York Jets
SS-MD Mike Davis - San Francisco 49ers
SS-ME Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SS-MG Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers
SS-MM Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
SS-MS Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions
SS-MW Maxx Williams - Baltimore Ravens
SS-PD Phillip Dorsett - Indianapolis Colts
SS-RGR Rashad Greene - Jacksonville Jaguars
SS-RS Roger Staubach - Dallas Cowboys
SS-SC Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
SS-SW Sammy Watkins - Buffalo Bills
SS-TC Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
SS-TG Todd Gurley - St. Louis Rams
SS-TL Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
SS-TM Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
SS-TY T.J. Yeldon - Jacksonville Jaguars
SS-VM Vince Mayle - Cleveland Browns

Strata Signature Patch Set Checklist

45 cards. Serial-numbered #/100.
PARALLEL CARDS: Gold #/25, Red Rivet Patch 1/1
2015 Topps Strata Football Signature Patch

SSAR-AA Ameer Abdullah - Detroit Lions
SSAR-AC Amari Cooper - Oakland Raiders
SSAR-AL Javorius Allen - Baltimore Ravens
SSAR-BP Breshad Perriman - Baltimore Ravens
SSAR-CC Chris Conley - Kansas City Chiefs
SSAR-DA Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers
SSAR-DC David Cobb - Tennessee Titans
SSAR-DF Devin Funchess - Carolina Panthers
SSAR-DG Dorial Green-Beckham - Tennessee Titans
SSAR-DJ Duke Johnson - Cleveland Browns
SSAR-DP DeVante Parker - Miami Dolphins
SSAR-DS Devin Smith - New York Jets
SSAR-EL Eddie Lacy - Green Bay Packers
SSAR-JA Jay Ajayi - Miami Dolphins
SSAR-JC Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs
SSAR-JH Jeremy Hill - Cincinnati Bengals
SSAR-JL Jeremy Langford - Chicago Bears
SSAR-JM Jordan Matthews - Philadelphia Eagles
SSAR-JO David Johnson - Arizona Cardinals
SSAR-JS Jaelen Strong - Houston Texans
SSAR-JW Jameis Winston - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SSAR-KB Kelvin Benjamin - Carolina Panthers
SSAR-KW Kevin White - Chicago Bears
SSAR-LW Leonard Williams - New York Jets
SSAR-MD Mike Davis - San Francisco 49ers
SSAR-ME Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SSAR-MG Melvin Gordon - San Diego Chargers
SSAR-MM Marcus Mariota - Tennessee Titans
SSAR-MS Matthew Stafford - Detroit Lions
SSAR-MW Maxx Williams - Baltimore Ravens
SSAR-NA Nelson Agholor - Philadelphia Eagles
SSAR-PD Phillip Dorsett - Indianapolis Colts
SSAR-PE Bryce Petty - New York Jets
SSAR-RG Rashad Greene - Jacksonville Jaguars
SSAR-RT Ryan Tannehill - Miami Dolphins
SSAR-SC Sammie Coates - Pittsburgh Steelers
SSAR-SD Stefon Diggs - Minnesota Vikings
SSAR-SM Sean Mannion - St. Louis Rams
SSAR-SW Sammy Watkins - Buffalo Bills
SSAR-TC Tevin Coleman - Atlanta Falcons
SSAR-TG Todd Gurley - St. Louis Rams
SSAR-TL Tyler Lockett - Seattle Seahawks
SSAR-TM Ty Montgomery - Green Bay Packers
SSAR-TY T.J. Yeldon - Jacksonville Jaguars
SSAR-WI Karlos Williams - Buffalo Bills

Product Review

2015 Topps Strata Football Product Review

Reviewed by Trey Treutel

Good: On-card signatures, good acetate designs, only autographs.

Bad: Some big print runs, weak checklist that is very heavy on rookies, not much high-end talent.

The Bottom Line: The reconfigured 2015 Topps Strata Football does not enjoy the same appeal as the baseball version. While the cards look good and hard-signed content is always a plus, high-print autographs and a weaker checklist make it a dicey product to bust by the box. Plus, it doesn’t have the added draw of authenticated relics like baseball.

Staff Rating:
2.9 / 5.0

Card Design: 3.75/5.0

Staying true to the main Strata design, 2015 Topps Strata Football does not stray far and this is a good thing. With literally only four main designs in the entire release, collectors will come across two of them in every box.

While the main Strata Autographs design is quite similar to the baseball set, complete with the expected acetate, I appreciated the added foil in the background as it makes the cards pop a bit more.

I do find the shape of the Clear Autographed Rookie Relic cutout to be awkward, but I enjoy having direct access to the jersey piece. It is a regular, single-color piece, which is not ideal and certainly not the "Patch" promised on the box, but the swatch is huge.

Although I did not hit the other two options, they are largely similar to the main auto relic in both design and orientation.

Checklist: 2.0/5.0

The checklist is a glaring weakness for 2015 Topps Strata Football. First, there are some very big print runs among the main autograph set and, of course, these are for the less desirable subjects. Signed cards numbered to 600 or 800 are tough to accept in a two-pack box.

Compounding that issue is the fact that the checklist features almost entirely rookies. Beyond the glut of first-year players, there are very few veterans or retired players. Without a decent amount of veterans/former players, the product is completely at the mercy of the rookie class and high print runs.

On top of that, Amari Cooper is a redemption and so are many of the cards for Todd Gurley. Not a huge issue, but given there are only a few top-level players to hit, it would be frustrating to end up with a redemption in a two-card box, even for a big-name player.

Value: 2.75/5.0

Value takes a big hit as a result of the checklist. Boxes containing two autographs run for about $55-70 each, which is not terrible in comparison to other hit-only products. However, without a good mix of signers or something unique to set it apart (i.e. authenticated relics), it becomes a less desirable option. This is a good candidate to wait out the box price drop as hard-signed autographs are always in demand with collectors.

The Fun Factor: 3.25/5.0

With two guaranteed autographs, both of which are signed on-card, and a good design, important pieces are in place for a fun break. However, knowing the likely outcome was two rookies, with one sporting a print run of 600+, the fun was slightly dampened. For me, the main excitement in products like this comes from the possibility of something amazing. In that regard, Strata comes up short. Also, it was not ideal that both cards featured the same team (Green Bay Packers), but that is always the gamble.


The box used for this review was provided by Topps.

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2015 Topps Strata Football Cards - Review Added, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2016-03-15T14:19:43+00:00 rating 2.9 out of 5

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff. His 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.

User Reviews

  1. I wish Topps would quit with these all hit products. I really enjoyed Strata in its old format but this not so much. These products are an even bigger gamble than usual and especially so if this product is really focused on rookies

  2. autos numbered to 800 really?

  3. At this price point… the product is egregiously overpriced and underwhelming.

    Annnnnnd…. that’s all I have to say about that.

  4. /800 autos, when you get two cards and it’s the same guy – that’s a problem, lots of no names, not ebough vets. Topps was disappointing this year.

  5. Not bad but some cases are full of running backs and not much else.

  6. Trey on the description of what you can get in the box, it mentions dual auto relic booklet cards like last year but I don’t see them on the checklist

  7. Jonathan » The profile is based on the initial information from the solicitation provided by Topps roughly six months before release. It is not uncommon for certain things to be removed from a product and it appears this happened with the booklets for 2015.

  8. Sixty Five dollars for two cards worth maybe five bucks? I bought a box and got two no name players. Out of /800? That’s crazy for a higher end product.

  9. Like a fool, I bought some packs of this product and hit autos numbered to 800 and 600 like mentioned before. But the kick to you know where from topps was the awesome shadowbox auto of Vince Mayle! Card shows him as a Brown but he never played a game for them. Currently a practice sqard player for the Cowboys. Stats: 1 game ZERO CATCHES for ZERO YARDS = ZERO touchdowns. Did he even touch a football in the NFL??? Wow, awesome card topps! My bad for buying

  10. Agree with the other reviewers regarding the high number of auto cards. Nice of Topps but it significantly dilutes the value for money proposition. Cards are nice but best bought on secondary market – you’ll be getting HUGE discounts compared to hobby box price /card values.

  11. Mediocre checklist = mediocre product

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