As seems to be the case with a lot of 2011 football card releases announced thus far, 2011 Topps Chrome Football puts a huge focus on the rookie class. From 110 base set rookies to several levels of first-year autographs, there's lots of youngsters to chase. Topps is also bringing in the Bowman Chrome brand to further enhance the rookie appeal. As with every set bearing the Topps Chrome name, Refractors come in several different colors and rarities.
Estimated Release Date: 10/26/11
Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, four cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Refractor Fans, Set Builders, Autograph Collectors
- One autographed rookie card.
- Nine parallels including one Crystal Atomic card.
- Nine insert cards.
- 24 rookie cards.
- 96 total cards.
- 2011 Topps Chrome Football Visual Guide
- 220-card base set (110 veterans, 110 rookies).
- Rookie cards inserted one per pack.
- Base set parallels: Refractors (numbered), Black (/299), Blue (/199), Crystal Atomic (numbered), Sepia (/99), Gold (/50), Red (/25), Printing Plates, Superfractors (/1). Crystal Atomic, Sepia, Red and Superfractors are only in hobby packs.
- Rookie Autographs (45 cards, 1:20) include a mix of on-card and sticker signatures. Parallels: Refractors (/99), Crystal Atomic (/50), Black (/25), Gold (/10), Red (/5), Superfractors (/1).
- Rookie Autograph Patches are hobby exclusives and have multi-colored jersey patches and autographs from 36 first-year players.
- Dual Rookie Autographs (/25) and Triple Rookie Autographs (/10) pair up signatures from the 2011 rookie class.
- Autograph Rookie Variations are printed on Rainbow Refractor versions from the 25 featured players' regular cards. These cards are only in hobby packs.
- Bowman Chrome features 30 rookies and a potential metallic preview of 2011 Bowman Football. Refractor (/99), Autograph, Autograph Refractors and Autograph Refractor Patch (/10) parallels will also be a part of the set.
- Superlative Rookies highlight 36 rookies on die-cut Refractor cards. Parallels: Blue (/50), Red (/25), Superfractors (/1), Rookie Autographs (/1).
- Finest Freshmen are another rookie-centric insert. A total of 36 players make up the checklist. Parallels: Refractors (/99), Gold (/75), Die-Cut Crystal (/50), Autographs (/5).
- Rookie Refractor Recognition (36 cards).
- Rookie Refractor Recognition Autographs (36 cards, hobby exclusive).