2012 Topps Prime Football Retail Rookie Card Variation Guide

2012 Topps Prime Football Retail Rookie Card Variation Guide

Hobby and retail releases and configurations are a common part of the hobby. Usually, the two pack types mean a product that's roughly the same with inserts and odds being the biggest differences. However, 2012 Topps Prime Football has some big differences when it comes to the retail and hobby releases. The different odds and inserts are there, but that's not all. Retail cards are printed on thinner card stock. Finally, the difference that likely affects the greatest number of collectors can be found with the rookies.

2012 Topps Prime Football retail packs have variations for all 50 rookie cards. All of the rookie base cards use a different photo. This creates a greater chase for rookie collectors. Or an unnecessary annoyance, depending on your collecting preferences.

When shopping online for singles, it's tough to tell by the card stock. Few online sellers are differentiating between hobby and retail versions. That's why we've compiled the following visual guide. It features images for all of the 2012 Topps Prime retail rookie card variations. These are the ones you'll find in packs sold at places like Walmart and Target. Hobby cards have images not shown here.

2012 Topps Prime Football Retail Rookie Card Variations Visual Checklist

1 Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

5 Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

6 Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints

9 T.J. Graham, Buffalo Bills

11 A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers

12 Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings

15 Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts

18 Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos

21 Joe Adams, Carolina Panthers

27 Chris Rainey, Pittsburgh Steelers

28 Rueben Randle, New York Giants

29 Mark Barron, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

34 Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals

38 Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears

40 Trent Richardson, Cleveland Browns

46 Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans

49 LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers

51 Juron Criner, Oakland Raiders

65 Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins

67 Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams

69 Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams

70 Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars

74 Michael Egnew, Miami Dolphins

75 Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams

77 Doug Martin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

78 Russell Martin, Seattle Seahawks

81 Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins

82 Dre Kirkpatrick, Cincinnati Bengals

87 Ryan Tannehill, Miami Dolphins

89 Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers

91 Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos

94 Ryan Lindley, Arizona Cardinals

96 Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts

98 DeVier Posey, Houston Texans

99 Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns

103 Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks

107 Melvin Ingram, San Diego Chargers

109 Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs

115 Greg Childs, Minnesota Vikings

117 Cyrus Gray, Kansas City Chiefs

131 Tommy Streeter, Baltimore Ravens

132 Chandler Harnish, Indianapolis Colts

135 T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

136 Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions

137 David Wilson, New York Giants

141 Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns

142 Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals

147 Stephen Hill, New York Jets

148 Bernard Pierce, Baltimore Ravens

150 Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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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.

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  1. I have been collecting since 1972.I just cannot believe that you visually entered the variations.what a great job.you made my collecting much less hectic.

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