2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green Guide

2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green Guide

For collectors, hobby boxes almost always offer more bang and value than their retail counterparts. However, retail packs often have exclusive cards that can prove to be tough to find in the long-run, especially after unopened product has disappeared from shelves. 2012 Topps Football has one such set with a series of 1957 Rookies Green inserts.

They come from 72-card mini hanger boxes that promise 16 rookie cards in every box. A note on the top corner of the box says one of the 2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green cards are inside. The mini boxes carry a suggested price of $9.99. They look almost the same as the pricier boxes that guarantee a Rookie Relic card.

Now here's where things get a little tricky. While the 2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green set has a total of 30 cards, the checklist has just 15 players. Each rookie has two consecutive spots on the checklist. Other than the number, the different cards are hard to spot. The portraits on the left are the same, however the action shots on the right are different. This makes it difficult when browsing for singles online and sellers don't list the card number.

To make things even more complicated, odd and even numbers come from different stores. The Odd-numbered cards come from Target while the even numbers are found at Walmart. If that weren't enough, there are also blue and red versions that come out of different retail packs. Overall, the odd numbers are popping up much less frequently, likely because of Target's smaller market share compared to Walmart.

2012 Topps Football 1957 Rookies Green Cards Visual Checklist

Odd numbers come from specially marked Target mini boxes. Even numbers come from Walmart.

1. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

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2. Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

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3. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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4. Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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5. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

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6. Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

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7. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

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8. Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

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9. Jusin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

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10. Jusin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

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11. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

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12. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

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13. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

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14. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

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15. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

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16. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

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17. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

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18. Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

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19. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

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20. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

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21. David Wilson, New York Giants

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22. David Wilson, New York Giants

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23. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

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24. Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

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25. Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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26. Doug Martin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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27. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

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28. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

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29. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

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30. Stephen Hill, New York Jets

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Ryan Cracknell

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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 Comments

  1. Author

    After opening many of these from target, they are most definitely not seeded one per box, they seem to be 1 in every three. Don’t know about the Walmart versions.

  2. Author

    Hi I just read your article here. I was curious as to the number of issued cards.. I’ve got a 1957 retro of Andrew Luck I just bought graded 10. The thing is it’s chrome and Gold bordered. I have not seen another one. I’ve seen some gold bordered 1984 retro but no 57’s. Does anyone know the count on those and if they’re rare or not? thanks..

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