Football Card Sets
Browse our database of football card sets which features set checklists, product highlights, reviews and football card price comparisons.
- 1950-1959 Football Cards
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2012 Topps Strata Football is a new rookie-inspired brand. The centerpieces are layered cards that have an autographed piece of clear acetate place over top of a jumbo memorabilia swatch. Hobby boxes promise at least three hits.
2012 Upper Deck University of Alabama Football is an in-depth look at one of the nation’s most accomplished pigskin programs. Every box comes with an autograph and more than 40 inserts.
2012 SP Authentic Football promises three autographs in every box including an SP Rookie Auto Patch card. Other highlights of the NCAA-licensed set include acetate Stadium Authentics cards and SP Threads bonus packs.
Panini takes a stab at a “black” line of their own with 2012 Panini Black Football. Boxes come with five hits including at least three autographs. Other highlights include autographed patch rookie cards and redemptions for sets of printing plates.
2012 Topps Triple Threads Football sees the return of the big hits collectors have come to expect from the brand. Autographs and memorabilia swatches fly once again in this high-end release.
2012 Topps Chrome Football arrives with its popular mix of rookies, Refractors and autographs. The rookie-heavy set has three new Refractor versions, inserts based on classic designs and a big mix of signature possibilities.
2012 Absolute Football promises either an autograph or memorabilia card in every pack. Highlights of the set include on-card rookie autographs and low-numbered autographed patch cards from football’s veterans and Hall of Famers.
Just as the name suggests, 2012 Panini Prime Signatures Football celebrates autographs. With one signature card falling in every pack, collectors can also chase multi-signed cards and autographed memorabilia cards. All rookie cards have on-card signatures.
1991 Stadium Club is considered one of the landmark releases of the early-90s. Featuring a premium design, the set has the top Brett Favre rookie card.
2008 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Football features one of the strongest rookie lineups in the brand’s storied history. Matt Ryan, Darren McFadden and Joe Flacco are among the high-end highlights.
Following successful baseball and basketball sets, 2012 Leaf Best of Football brings the buyback concept to the gridiron. Every box delivers an autograph and a slabbed or graded buyback.
2009 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection Football continued with the brand’s focus on ultra high-end hits. All cards are numbered and all autographs are on-card. Key rookies include Matthew Stafford and Mark Sanchez.
2012 Leaf Autographed Football Jersey Edition delivers a signed replica jersey in every box. Signers include Aaron Rodgers, Barry Sanders, Joe Montana, Cam Newton and Robert Griffin III.
2012 Panini Gridiron Football sees a revamped lineup that focuses on a broad mix of autographs, inserts, memorabilia cards and a decent sized base set. Hobby boxes promise a rookie in every pack, two autographs and two additional hits.
Led by the Peyton Manning rookie card, 1998 SP Authentic Football is one of the most popular sets of the late-90s. Other rookies include Randy Moss and Ahman Green. Autographs fall one per hobby box.
2012 Press Pass Sports Town Football is an all-autograph release. Every single-pack box comes with four numbered autographs. Signers include Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson.
For its sophomore effort, 1994 SP Football continued to push the super premium limits of the day. Highlights include the Marshall Faulk rookie card and All-Pro Holoview inserts.
2012 Topps Prime Football focuses on rookie hits. Every box comes with four hits: an autographed relic, autograph and two relic cards. Large checklists and several relic combinations help ensure individual hits are printed in low quantities.
1993 SP Football saw Upper Deck once again push the limits of a premium set. Rookies include Jerome Bettis, Drew Bledsoe, Mark Brunell and Willie Roaf.
2012 Topps Finest Football has a definite first-year focus with lots of different rookie Refractors and autographs. Every box comes with a Rookie Autograph Patch, a Jumbo Autographed Relic, a handful of inserts and a bunch of Refractors.