Some names in the hobby have more staying power than others. For football, Topps Chrome and rookie autographs are one of those matches. For the 2013 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Autographs, it's all about on-card signatures, a big checklist and the usual assortment of Refractors. Even with a crop of first-year players that lack the pop of the past few years, it's still one of the stronger sets that shouldn't break too many budgets.
Rookie Autographs are one of the keys to 2013 Topps Chrome Football. Landing one per hobby box, there are 62 players in the set. Add in nine different numbered parallels for each and there are plenty of options for set builders, player collectors, team collectors and those who simply want to sample the product. Yes, there are some less desirable players on the checklist, but the moderate box prices lessen the risk somewhat.
Part of the lasting appeal of Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs is that they fall into the realm of mass appeal. Ultra high-end sets like National Treasures and Five Star have their fans. The cards in those sets also command a lot of attention. However, with so few available, their reach is a lot more limited. 2013 Topps Chrome Football is a fairly cheap set. It also has a lot of history behind it. The result is that the cards are widely traded, often commanding a premium over similar rookie autographs.
Below is a detailed look at all of the 2013 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Autographs. There is a complete checklist, gallery, team info and redemptions. If you're looking for a specific card, click on the player's name or card image to shop for singles on eBay.
2013 Topps Chrome Football Rookie Autographs Visual Guide
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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.