Rookie collectors have lots to chase in 2012 Topps Chrome Football. Besides the many Refractors, autographs, inserts and other surprises are 25 variation short prints. Tough to find, but not impossible, they offer an alternate take on the traditional rookie cards.
2012 Topps Chrome Football variation short prints fall 1:76 hobby packs and 1:318 retail packs. They feature a different photo on the front. The rest of the card is the same. Variations do not have Refractor parallels.
For those who collected 2012 Topps Football, these rookie variations may look familiar. Like the base cards, they use the same variation photos as those used in the flagship set. While the flagship set had veteran variants as well, 2012 Topps Chrome Football sticks with just the rookies. Also, Andrew Luck had two variations in 2012 Topps Football, he has only one in Chrome.
Below is the complete list of 2012 Topps Chrome Football variations. Wherever possible, we've also included images for easy reference. We'll be adding the missing images as they become available (you can also check the 2012 Topps Football variation gallery and imagine a chromium finish).
2012 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Variations Guide
1 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts - two hands on ball
13 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars - close up
17 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts - no helmet
23 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns - facing forward
40 Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks - "waiter hand"
62 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears - with ball
70 Rueben Randle, New York Giants - posing
79 Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns - turned to side
98 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals - no helmet
99 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams - feet on ground
109 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins - facing forward
147 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - running
153 Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles - two hands on ball
156 A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers - no helmet
166 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals - slightly bent
175 Stephen Hill, New York Jets -knee up, posed
186 Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions - facing forward
189 David Wilson, New York Giants - ball in two hands
191 LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers - head down, leaning to side
200 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins - white jersey
202 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams - leaping
209 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts - posing, facing forward
210 Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos - hands up
212 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans - no ball
213 Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens - crouching