2014 Topps U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and HopefulsBrand: Topps Olympics
Back again after a successful stint for the 2012 Summer Olympics, 2014 Topps U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and Hopefuls brings the same basic formula to collectors. This time, the product is based around the 2014 Winter Olympics, which are being held in Sochi, Russia. Each hobby box includes one autograph and two team relic or commemorative relic cards. The product also incorporates Paralympic athletes who will compete in the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games. This event is also held in Sochi, Russia, during the month following the 2014 Winter Olympics.
The base set features 100 top U.S. Olympic athletes. Parallels are once again based around the winning medals, with Bronze, Silver and Gold versions.
Easily the top draw in the product, several autograph options are available to collectors and combine to fall one per box. Autographed Base Parallel Cards include up to 50 of the athletes featured in the base set. The base autographs also feature Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Rainbow parallels. U.S. Olympic Champions Autograph Cards include on-card signatures and a ten-card checklist with many well-known names in U.S. Olympic history. Nancy Kerrigan, Peggy Fleming, Brian Boitano, Bonnie Blair, Kristi Yamaguchi, Scott Hamilton, Picabo Street and Dan Jansen are among the biggest names.
Offered in several versions, two relics are found in each box. The U.S. Olympic Team Relics set features up to 50 different athlete-worn relic swatch cards and also includes Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Gold Rainbow parallels. The remaining options are commemorative relics and include U.S Olympic Team Patch Cards, U.S Olympic Team 2014 Patch Cards and U.S Olympic Team Logo Pins.
Rounding out the product, several inserts are available. Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad showcases up to 15 U.S. athletes in their chosen sport. These insert cards also include the basic rules for the particular game or sport. Venues of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games provides a rundown of up 10 different Olympic locations and events featured in Russia. Lastly, Olympic Heritage chronicles up to 21 past Olympic Winter games, beginning with the 1924 Olympic Winter Games.
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, 8 cards per pack
Price Point: Low-End Multi-Sports Card
Target Audience: Olympics Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Memorabilia Card Collectors
2014 Topps U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and Hopefuls Box Break
- 1 Autographed Card
- 2 Team Relic or Commemorative Relic Cards
- 192 Total Cards
2014 Topps U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and Hopefuls Set Checklist
Please note, this is a preliminary checklist.
Base Set Checklist
Noelle Picus Pace
Base Autographs Set Checklist
Champions Autographs Set Checklist
Preliminary Autograph / Relic Set Checklist
Noelle Picus Pace
Commemorative 2014 Patch Set Checklist
Commemorative Patch Set Checklist
Commemorative Logo Pins Set Checklist
Games Of The XXII Winter Olympiad Set Checklist
Olympic Heritage Set Checklist
Relic Set Checklist
Venues of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Set Checklist