As the 2012 football card season winds down, both Topps and Panini are saving some of their most high-end releases for last. While 2012 Topps Five Star and 2012 Panini National Treasures are going to be led by autographed memorabilia cards, not all collectors want jersey and patch swatches. For them, the 2012 Topps Valor Football Valor Autographs might be the next best thing.
One of the most distinct inserts in 2012 Topps Valor Football, the checklist includes more than 40 rookies. All signatures are on-card and all come serial numbered. Like a lot of 2012 Topps football releases, the print runs for individual cards are staggered. The range from a high of 170 down to a low of 75. Although Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are among the short prints, not all are superstars.
It is worth noting that Russell Wilson, a staple in other 2012 Topps football releases, does not appear on the Valor Autographs checklist.
Besides basic Valor Autographs, each card also has four parallels: Courage (#/70), Honor (#/50), Glory (#/25) and Valor (1/1). Yes, that means that if you string out the rarest versions, you've got a 2012 Topps Valor Valor Valor Autograph.
The 2012 Topps Valor Football Valor Autographs feature a horizontal design. Rookie signatures can also be found on the vertical Legionary cards, Shield of Honor autographed patch cards and multi-signed cards.
Below is a look at all of the Valor Autograph cards as well as team information and print runs.
2012 Topps Valor Football Valor Autographs Visual Guide
VA-AJ Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears #/146
VA-AJJ A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco 49ers #/146
VA-BO Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos #/146
VA-BQ Brian Quick, St. Louis Rams #/146
VA-BW Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns #/75
VA-CF Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts #/170
VA-CG Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams #/70 "Courage"
Please note that at the time this article was written, a base Chris Givens autograph had not shown up.
VA-CJ Chandler Jones, New England Patriots #/170
VA-DA Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts #/170
VA-DP DeVier Posey, Houston Texans #/170
VA-DW David Wilson, New York Giants #/75
VA-IP Isaiah Pead, St. Louis Rams #/146
VA-JC Juron Criner, Oakland Raiders #/170
VA-JG Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns #/170
VA-JW Jarius Wright, Minnesota Vikings #/170
VA-KW Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans #/75
VA-LJ LaMichael James, San Francisco 49ers #/170
VA-LK Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers #/170
VA-LM Lamar Miller, Miami Dolphins #/146
VA-ME Michael Egnew, Miami Dolphins #/170
VA-MF Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals #/75
VA-MJ Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals #/170
VA-MS Mohamed Sanu, Cincinnati Bengals #/170
VA-NF Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles - Redemption
VA-NT Nick Toon, New Orleans Saints, #/170
VA-QC Quinton Coples, New York Jets #/146
VA-RB Ryan Broyles, Detroit Lions #/170
VA-RH Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos #/170
VA-RR Rueben Randle, New York Giants #/170
VA-RTU Robert Turbin, Seattle Seahawks #/170
VA-SH Stephen Hill, New York Jets #/146
VA-TB Travis Benjamin, Cleveland Browns #/170
VA-TJG T.J. Graham, Buffalo Bills #/170
VA-TYH T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts #/170
VA-VB Vick Ballard, Indianapolis Colts #/170
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