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2013 Topps Strata Football Cards


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2013 Topps Strata Football is the followup to one of last year's most popular debuts. The box-hit acetate autographed rookie relics return, offering a variety of layered options. The challenge for this year's set is to show a little more variety. That said, the format remains largely unchanged. Each 2013 Topps Strata hobby box has three hits: one autographed relic, an autograph and a relic.

The base set consists of 150 cards, 100 veterans and 50 rookie cards. Like last year, rookies have different photos in hobby and retail packs. Rookies have six different parallels, all of which are numbered: Bronze (#/150), Gold (#/99), Sapphire (#/50), Emerald (#/10), Ruby (1/1) and hobby-exclusive Printing Plates.

The line's signature Clear Cut Autographed Relic Rookie cards return, falling one per box. The cards take a layered approach that has a large jersey piece one the bottom. These material pieces measure nearly 3" by 2". Over top of that is a clear front that has both the player's image and autograph. A window is left so the jersey swatch can be touched. Numbered parallels include Bronze (#/150), Gold (#/99), Sapphire (#/60), Emerald (#/30) and Ruby (#/15). Sapphire, Emerald and Ruby cards come with patch pieces and are only in hobby packs. Every hobby case has three patch parallels. Four different one-of-one Quartz parallels each offer different types of relics: Gloves, Pigskin, Swoosh and Patch.

Strata Signature Relics return, once again as a hobby-exclusive case hit. These take the layered feel a step further, offering another massive relic piece and three total layers, one of which is signed. Rookies and veterans are included on the checklist. Parallels include Ruby Patch (#/15), Rivet Patch, which can be opened up to its various layers, and Rivet Swoosh (1/1). The product also has a handful of Clear Cut Dual Autograph Rookie Patch Book Cards that are numbered 1/1.

Strata Autographs are inserted one per box. The cards use stickers but the checklist is primarily rookie-focused. Parallels come in six numbered levels, none higher than 150. Strata Relics also fall one per box. They also have six parallels, although all are only found in hobby packs. Each case has three patch parallels.

2013 Topps Strata Football has one basic insert set. Rookie Die-Cut cards are inserted one per box. The large checklist of more than 40 players makes it something of a challenge to build.

Collectors can also look for special redemption cards good for uncut sheets of base cards, rookies, retail rookies and Rookie Die-Cut inserts.

Product Configuration: 18 packs per box, 6 cards per pack
Price Point: Low- to Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, Hit Seekers

2013 Topps Strata Football Box Break

  • 1 Clear Cut Autographed Relic Rookie Card
  • 1 Autograph
  • 1 Relic Card
  • 1 Rookie Die-Cut
  • 108 Total Cards
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Set Checklist

2013 Topps Strata Football Set Checklist

Base Set Checklist

150 cards, including 100 veterans and 50 rookies. Shop for base sets on eBay.
Hobby and retail rookie cards use different photos. Click here to see them all.
PARALLEL CARDS: Onyx (Retail), Topaz Orange, Bronze #/150, Gold #/99, Sapphire #/50, Emerald #/10, Ruby 1/1, Printing Plates 1/1

1 Percy Harvin
2 Reggie Bush
3 Ryan Nassib RC
4 Landry Jones RC
5 Calvin Johnson Jr.
6 Danny Amendola
7 Ben Roethlisberger
8 Jake Locker
9 Stedman Bailey RC
10 Adrian Peterson
11 Kenjon Barner RC
12 Matt Barkley RC
13 Vance McDonald RC
14 Wes Welker
15 Robert Woods RC
16 Antonio Cromartie
17 Giovani Bernard RC
18 Luke Kuechly
19 Rob Gronkowski
20 Steve Johnson
21 Justin Blackmon
22 Charles Tillman
23 C.J. Spiller
24 Knile Davis RC
25 Jay Cutler
26 Patrick Willis
27 BenJarvus Green-Ellis
28 Vincent Jackson
29 Antonio Brown
30 Aaron Rodgers
31 Dee Milliner RC
32 Quinton Patton RC
33 Alex Smith
34 Eli Manning
35 LeSean McCoy
36 Dion Jordan RC
37 Cecil Shorts
38 Tyler Eifert RC
39 Darren Sproles
40 Roddy White
41 Andre Johnson
42 Reggie Wayne
43 Jamaal Charles
44 Larry Fitzgerald
45 Michael Vick
46 Jarvis Jones RC
47 Aldon Smith
48 Doug Martin
49 Anquan Boldin
50 Stepfan Taylor RC
51 Keenan Allen RC
52 Mike Glennon RC
53 Christian Ponder
54 Eric Reid RC
55 Josh Boyce RC
56 Alfred Morris
57 Mike Wallace
58 Joe Flacco
59 Santonio Holmes
60 Markus Wheaton RC
61 Eric Decker
62 Jared Allen
63 Torrey Smith
64 Ed Reed
65 Manti Te'o RC
66 Matt Ryan
67 Jimmy Graham
68 Tavarres King RC
69 Brandon Weeden
70 Troy Polamalu
71 Dwayne Bowe
72 Matt Forté
73 Gavin Escobar RC
74 Patrick Peterson
75 Darren McFadden
76 Hakeem Nicks
77 Frank Gore
78 Earl Thomas
79 James Laurinaitis
80 Von Miller
81 Denarius Moore
82 Andrew Luck
83 E.J. Manuel RC
84 Steven Jackson
85 Russell Wilson
86 Christine Michael RC
87 Tony Romo
88 Sam Bradford
89 Andre Ellington RC
90 Montee Ball RC
91 Victor Cruz
92 Aaron Dobson RC
93 Marshawn Lynch
94 DeAndre Hopkins RC
95 Tom Brady
96 A.J. Green
97 Tyler Wilson RC
98 Stevan Ridley
99 Colin Kaepernick
100 Mike Gillislee RC
101 Richard Sherman
102 Vernon Davis
103 Clay Matthews
104 Pierre Garcon
105 Matt Schaub
106 Terrance Williams RC
107 Trent Richardson
108 Matthew Stafford
109 Chris Johnson
110 Kenny Stills RC
111 D.J. Hayden RC
112 Ezekiel Ansah RC
113 Peyton Manning
114 Cam Newton
115 DeMarco Murray
116 Johnathan Franklin RC
117 Geno Smith RC
118 David Wilson
119 Antonio Gates
120 J.J. Watt
121 Carson Palmer
122 Maurice Jones-Drew
123 Josh Freeman
124 Denard Robinson RC
125 Eddie Lacy RC
126 Brandon Marshall
127 Arian Foster
128 Barkevious Mingo RC
129 Cordarrelle Patterson RC
130 Dez Bryant
131 Cobi Hamilton RC
132 Andy Dalton
133 Steve Smith
134 Drew Brees
135 Philip Rivers
136 Justin Hunter RC
137 Zach Ertz RC
138 Ray Rice
139 Marquise Goodwin RC
140 Demaryius Thomas
141 Jason Witten
142 Robert Griffin III
143 Le'Veon Bell RC
144 Ryan Tannehill
145 Marcus Lattimore RC
146 Julio Jones
147 Jordan Reed RC
148 Randall Cobb
149 Tavon Austin RC
150 Joseph Randle RC

Autographs Set Checklist

50 cards
1 per box
PARALLEL CARDS: Bronze #/150, Gold #/99,  Sapphire #/75, Emerald #/50, Ruby #/25, Quartz Purple 1/1 (Hobby)

3 Ryan Nassib
4 Landry Jones
9 Stedman Bailey
11 Kenjon Barner
12 Matt Barkley
13 Vance McDonald
17 Giovani Bernard
32 Quinton Patton
34 Eli Manning
38 Tyler Eifert
46 Ryan Swope
52 Mike Glennon
54 Chris Harper
60 Markus Wheaton
65 Manti Te'o
68 Tavarres King
73 Gavin Escobar
83 E.J. Manuel
90 Montee Ball
92 Aaron Dobson
94 DeAndre Hopkins
100 Mike Gillislee
109 Chris Johnson
110 Kenny Stills
116 Johnathan Franklin
117 Geno Smith
125 Eddie Lacy
129 Cordarrelle Patterson
136 Justin Hunter
137 Zach Ertz
143 Le'Veon Bell
145 Marcus Lattimore
147 Jordan Reed
149 Tavon Austin
151 D.J. Hayden
152 Jarvis Jones
153 Alec Ogletree
154 Da'Rick Rogers
155 Tyrann Mathieu
156 Alex Okafor
157 Michael Williams
158 Heath Miller
159 Danny Amendola
160 Lance Moore
161 Brent Celek
162 Andre Roberts
163 Jonathan Dwyer
164 Stevie Brown
165 Marcel Reece
170 Dion Sims

Clear Cut Autographed Relic Rookies Set Checklist

40 cards
1 per hobby box / 3 per case
PARALLEL CARDS: Bronze #/150, Gold #/99, Sapphire Patch #/60 (Hobby), Emerald Patch #/30 (Hobby), Ruby Patch #/15 (Hobby), Quartz Gloves 1/1 (Hobby), Quartz Pigskin 1/1 (Hobby), Quartz Swoosh 1/1 (Hobby), Quartz Patch 1/1 (Hobby)

CCAR-AD Aaron Dobson
CCAR-AE Andre Ellington
CCAR-CM Christine Michael
CCAR-CP Cordarrelle Patterson
CCAR-DH DeAndre Hopkins
CCAR-DJ Dion Jordan
CCAR-DR Denard Robinson
CCAR-EJM E.J. Manuel
CCAR-EL Eddie Lacy
CCAR-GB Giovani Bernard
CCAR-GE Gavin Escobar
CCAR-GS Geno Smith
CCAR-JF Johnathan Franklin
CCAR-JH Justin Hunter
CCAR-JR Joseph Randle
CCAR-JRE Jordan Reed
CCAR-KA Keenan Allen
CCAR-KD Knile Davis
CCAR-KS Kenny Stills
CCAR-LB Le'Veon Bell
CCAR-LJ Landry Jones
CCAR-MB Matt Barkley
CCAR-MBA Montee Ball
CCAR-MG Mike Glennon
CCAR-MGI Mike Gillislee
CCAR-MGO Marquise Goodwin
CCAR-ML Marcus Lattimore
CCAR-MT Manti Te'o
CCAR-MW Markus Wheaton
CCAR-QP Quinton Patton
CCAR-RN Ryan Nassib
CCAR-RW Robert Woods
CCAR-SB Stedman Bailey
CCAR-ST Stepfan Taylor
CCAR-TA Tavon Austin
CCAR-TE Tyler Eifert
CCAR-TW Tyler Wilson
CCAR-TWI Terrance Williams
CCAR-VM Vance McDonald
CCAR-ZE Zach Ertz

Clear Cut Dual Autographed Relic Rookie Patch Book Set Checklist

10 cards
Serial Numbered 1/1
Hobby Only

CCDAR-AG Tavon Austin
CCDAR-AG Marquise Goodwin
CCDAR-BE Giovani Bernard
CCDAR-BE Tyler Eifert
CCDAR-BF Giovani Bernard
CCDAR-BF Johnathan Franklin
CCDAR-BW Le'Veon Bell
CCDAR-BW Markus Wheaton
CCDAR-DW Aaron Dobson
CCDAR-DW Robert Woods
CCDAR-LM Marcus Lattimore
CCDAR-LM Christine Michael
CCDAR-MZ Zach Ertz
CCDAR-MZ Matt Barkley
CCDAR-PH Cordarrelle Patterson
CCDAR-PH Justin Hunter
CCDAR-SM E.J. Manuel
CCDAR-SM Geno Smith
CCDAR-WR Terrance Williams
CCDAR-WR Joseph Randle

Dual Autograph Set Checklist

15 cards

SDA-AB Stedman Bailey
SDA-AB Tavon Austin
SDA-BB Giovani Bernard
SDA-BB Le'Veon Bell
SDA-BE Tyler Eifert
SDA-BE Giovani Bernard
SDA-BW Robert Woods
SDA-BW Matt Barkley
SDA-DB Josh Boyce
SDA-DB Aaron Dobson
SDA-EE Zach Ertz
SDA-EE Tyler Eifert
SDA-GA Tavon Austin
SDA-GA Marquise Goodwin
SDA-JA Ezekiel Ansah
SDA-JA Dion Jordan
SDA-JW Landry Jones
SDA-JW Markus Wheaton
SDA-ME Vance McDonald
SDA-ME Gavin Escobar
SDA-MH D.J. Hayden
SDA-MH Dee Milliner
SDA-MS E.J. Manuel
SDA-MS Geno Smith
SDA-PB Quinton Patton
SDA-PB Stedman Bailey
SDA-PH Cordarrelle Patterson
SDA-PH DeAndre Hopkins
SDA-WD Tyler Wilson
SDA-WD Knile Davis

Quad Autograph Book Set Checklist

3 cards

SQA-BBAH Tavon Austin
SQA-BBAH Le'Veon Bell
SQA-BBAH Giovani Bernard
SQA-BBAH DeAndre Hopkins
SQA-LFTE Andre Ellington
SQA-LFTE Stepfan Taylor
SQA-LFTE Johnathan Franklin
SQA-LFTE Eddie Lacy
SQA-MSGB Geno Smith
SQA-MSGB Mike Glennon
SQA-MSGB E.J. Manuel
SQA-MSGB Matt Barkley

Relics Set Checklist

50 cards
Hobby Only
1 per box
PARALLEL CARDS: Bronze #/150, Gold Patch #/90, Sapphire Patch #/70, Emerald Patch #/30, Ruby Patch #/10, Quartz Patch 1/1

SR-AD Aaron Dobson
SR-ADA Andy Dalton
SR-AE Andre Ellington
SR-AM Alfred Morris
SR-CM Christine Michael
SR-CP Cordarrelle Patterson
SR-DB Dez Bryant
SR-DH DeAndre Hopkins
SR-DJ Dion Jordan
SR-DR Denard Robinson
SR-EJM E.J. Manuel
SR-EL Eddie Lacy
SR-FJ Fred Jackson
SR-GB Giovani Bernard
SR-GE Gavin Escobar
SR-GS Geno Smith
SR-JF Johnathan Franklin
SR-JH Justin Hunter
SR-JJ Julio Jones
SR-JR Joseph Randle
SR-JRE Jordan Reed
SR-KA Keenan Allen
SR-KD Knile Davis
SR-KS Kenny Stills
SR-LB Le'Veon Bell
SR-LF Larry Fitzgerald
SR-LJ Landry Jones
SR-MB Matt Barkley
SR-MBA Montee Ball
SR-MG Mike Glennon
SR-MGI Mike Gillislee
SR-MGO Marquise Goodwin
SR-ML Marcus Lattimore
SR-MT Manti Te'o
SR-MW Markus Wheaton
SR-NS Ndamukong Suh
SR-QP Quinton Patton
SR-RN Ryan Nassib
SR-RT Ryan Tannehill
SR-RW Robert Woods
SR-SB Stedman Bailey
SR-SBR Sam Bradford
SR-ST Stepfan Taylor
SR-TA Tavon Austin
SR-TE Tyler Eifert
SR-TR Tony Romo
SR-TW Tyler Wilson
SR-TWI Terrance Williams
SR-VM Vance McDonald
SR-ZE Zach Ertz

Rookie Die-Cut Set Checklist

50 cards
1 per box

RDC-AD Aaron Dobson
RDC-AO Alec Ogletree
RDC-AOK Alex Okafor
RDC-BM Barkevious Mingo
RDC-CH Chris Harper
RDC-CP Cordarrelle Patterson
RDC-DH DeAndre Hopkins
RDC-DJ Dion Jordan
RDC-DJH D.J. Hayden
RDC-DR Da'Rick Rogers
RDC-DRO Denard Robinson
RDC-DS Dion Sims
RDC-DT Desmond Trufant
RDC-EJM E.J. Manuel
RDC-EL Eddie Lacy
RDC-GB Giovani Bernard
RDC-GE Gavin Escobar
RDC-GS Geno Smith
RDC-JF Johnathan Franklin
RDC-JH Justin Hunter
RDC-JJ Jarvis Jones
RDC-JJA Jawan Jamison
RDC-JR Jordan Reed
RDC-KB Kenjon Barner
RDC-KS Kenny Stills
RDC-LB Le'Veon Bell
RDC-LJ Landry Jones
RDC-LJO Luke Joeckel
RDC-MB Matt Barkley
RDC-MBA Montee Ball
RDC-MG Mike Glennon
RDC-MGI Mike Gillislee
RDC-ML Marcus Lattimore
RDC-MT Manti Te'o
RDC-MW Markus Wheaton
RDC-MWI Michael Williams
RDC-QP Quinton Patton
RDC-RB Rex Burkhead
RDC-RG Ray Graham
RDC-RN Ryan Nassib
RDC-RS Ryan Swope
RDC-SB Stedman Bailey
RDC-TA Tavon Austin
RDC-TB Tyler Bray
RDC-TE Tyler Eifert
RDC-TK Tavarres King
RDC-TM Tyrann Mathieu
RDC-VM Vance McDonald
RDC-ZD Zac Dysert
RDC-ZE Zach Ertz

Rookie Die-Cut Autograph Set Checklist

50 cards

RDC-AD Aaron Dobson
RDC-AO Alec Ogletree
RDC-AOK Alex Okafor
RDC-BM Barkevious Mingo
RDC-CH Chris Harper
RDC-CP Cordarrelle Patterson
RDC-DH DeAndre Hopkins
RDC-DJ Dion Jordan
RDC-DJH D.J. Hayden
RDC-DR Da'Rick Rogers
RDC-DRO Denard Robinson
RDC-DS Dion Sims
RDC-DT Desmond Trufant
RDC-EJM E.J. Manuel
RDC-EL Eddie Lacy
RDC-GB Giovani Bernard
RDC-GE Gavin Escobar
RDC-GS Geno Smith
RDC-JF Johnathan Franklin
RDC-JH Justin Hunter
RDC-JJ Jarvis Jones
RDC-JJA Jawan Jamison
RDC-JR Jordan Reed
RDC-KB Kenjon Barner
RDC-KS Kenny Stills
RDC-LB Le'Veon Bell
RDC-LJ Landry Jones
RDC-LJO Luke Joeckel
RDC-MB Matt Barkley
RDC-MBA Montee Ball
RDC-MG Mike Glennon
RDC-MGI Mike Gillislee
RDC-ML Marcus Lattimore
RDC-MT Manti Te'o
RDC-MW Markus Wheaton
RDC-MWI Michael Williams
RDC-QP Quinton Patton
RDC-RB Rex Burkhead
RDC-RG Ray Graham
RDC-RN Ryan Nassib
RDC-RS Ryan Swope
RDC-SB Stedman Bailey
RDC-TA Tavon Austin
RDC-TB Tyler Bray
RDC-TE Tyler Eifert
RDC-TK Tavarres King
RDC-TM Tyrann Mathieu
RDC-VM Vance McDonald
RDC-ZD Zac Dysert
RDC-ZE Zach Ertz

Signature Relics Rookies Set Checklist

46 cards
Serial Numbered
1 per case
Hobby Only
PARALLEL CARDS: Ruby Patch #/15, Rivet Patch #'d, Rivet Swoosh 1/1

SSR-AD Aaron Dobson
SSR-AE Andre Ellington
SSR-AJG A.J. Green
SSR-CJS C.J. Spiller
SSR-CM Christine Michael
SSR-CP Cordarrelle Patterson
SSR-DH DeAndre Hopkins
SSR-DJ Dion Jordan
SSR-DR Denard Robinson
SSR-EJM E.J. Manuel
SSR-EL Eddie Lacy
SSR-EM Eli Manning
SSR-GB Giovani Bernard
SSR-GE Gavin Escobar
SSR-GS Geno Smith
SSR-JF Johnathan Franklin
SSR-JH Justin Hunter
SSR-JR Joseph Randle
SSR-JRE Jordan Reed
SSR-KA Keenan Allen
SSR-KD Knile Davis
SSR-KS Kenny Stills
SSR-LB Le'Veon Bell
SSR-LJ Landry Jones
SSR-MB Matt Barkley
SSR-MBA Montee Ball
SSR-MG Mike Glennon
SSR-MGI Mike Gillislee
SSR-MGO Marquise Goodwin
SSR-ML Marcus Lattimore
SSR-MT Manti Te'o
SSR-MW Markus Wheaton
SSR-QP Quinton Patton
SSR-RN Ryan Nassib
SSR-RR Ray Rice
SSR-RW Robert Woods
SSR-RWA Reggie Wayne
SSR-SB Stedman Bailey
SSR-SC Santa Claus
SSR-ST Stepfan Taylor
SSR-TA Tavon Austin
SSR-TE Tyler Eifert
SSR-TW Tyler Wilson
SSR-TWI Terrance Williams
SSR-VM Vance McDonald
SSR-ZE Zach Ertz

Signatures Relic & Rivet Redemptions Set Checklist

5 cards

A.J. Green
C.J. Spiller
Eli Manning
Ray Rice
Reggie Wayne

Strata Insert Set Checklist

45 cards
Serial Numbered #/50

SI-AD Aaron Dobson
SI-AE Andre Ellington
SI-AJG A.J. Green
SI-CJS C.J. Spiller
SI-CM Christine Michael
SI-CP Cordarrelle Patterson
SI-DH DeAndre Hopkins
SI-DJ Dion Jordan
SI-DR Denard Robinson
SI-EJM E.J. Manuel
SI-EL Eddie Lacy
SI-EM Eli Manning
SI-GB Giovani Bernard
SI-GE Gavin Escobar
SI-GS Geno Smith
SI-JF Johnathan Franklin
SI-JH Justin Hunter
SI-JR Joseph Randle
SI-JRE Jordan Reed
SI-KA Keenan Allen
SI-KD Knile Davis
SI-KS Kenny Stills
SI-LB Le'Veon Bell
SI-LJ Landry Jones
SI-MB Matt Barkley
SI-MBA Montee Ball
SI-MG Mike Glennon
SI-MGI Mike Gillislee
SI-MGO Marquise Goodwin
SI-ML Marcus Lattimore
SI-MT Manti Te'o
SI-MW Markus Wheaton
SI-QP Quinton Patton
SI-RN Ryan Nassib
SI-RR Ray Rice
SI-RW Robert Woods
SI-RWA Reggie Wayne
SI-SB Stedman Bailey
SI-ST Stepfan Taylor
SI-TA Tavon Austin
SI-TE Tyler Eifert
SI-TW Tyler Wilson
SI-TWI Terrance Williams
SI-VM Vance McDonald
SI-ZE Zach Ertz

Uncut Sheet Redemption Set Checklist

Product Review

2013 Topps Strata Football Product Review

Reviewed by Leland Page

Good: Affordable product. Clear Cut Autographed Rookie Relics look great. Three hits per box.

Bad: Thicker cards are very condition sensitive. Many were damaged in the box. Few inserts available.

The Bottom Line: The Clear Cut Autographed Rookie Relics are the big draw of this product and it is hard to beat the price for three hits per box. While the card design has improved over last year, there are still some improvements that can be made in the packaging to reduce card damage.

Staff Rating:
3.4 / 5.0

Card Design: 4.5/5.0

The updated base card design in 2013 Topps Strata Football is a great improvement over last year’s product. The cards are more colorful and you get the illusion that the player is actually coming through a portal. It really makes the player stand out more on the card. The Topaz Orange parallels are a nice addition. I like that Rookie Die-Cut cards feature a black border, with the team colors behind their nameplates. The downside to the intricate die-cut is that the cut appears to be off-center on many of them.

The player worn memorabilia cards are hit and miss. I have seen some sweet multi-colored patches and some not so exciting single-jersey swatches. I would like to see more of the multi-color patches. On the plus side, when I pulled the base autograph, I actually thought it was an on-card auto because the sticker is well-placed and doesn't take away from the design.

The main appeal of 2013 Topps Strata Football is the Clear Cut Autographed Rookie Relics. First of all, they are on-card autographs, and are actually signed on acetate. Add in a player-worn memorabilia swatch and that makes the card even more desirable. The parallel patch versions look amazing with the jumbo swatch attached. This has been one of my favorite new innovations in jersey autograph cards that have been developed in recent years.

Checklist: 2.5/5.0

The base card set is comprised of 150 cards, which includes 50 rookies. While there are some veteran sticker autographs, this is definitely a rookie product. The Clear Cut Autographed Rookie Relics feature mostly players who attended the Rookie Premiere, but there are some additional players.

I didn't really like that some packs would have no rookies at all, and others would have three or four. I would rather see at least one rookie card in every pack. This is also a very simple product, as the only base insert is the Rookie Die-Cut set. The only other true inserts are the various colored parallels.

The box had a lot of duplicates and was missing many of the main rookies. It would probably take at least three boxes to build a set.

Value: 2.5/5.0

2013 Topps Strata Football boxes cost around $70, which makes it a very affordable product. The downside of this is that unless you pull an autograph of one of the top rookies, it will be hard to break even. The fact that the thicker card stock is prone to damage during packing will definitely hinder many collectors.

The Fun Factor: 4.0/5.0

This is a fun product to open. While this box lacked some of the top rookies, the chance to pull a Clear Cut Autographed Rookie Relics makes it worth the time. Also, unlike last year, it was not obvious which pack had the Clear Cut Autographed Rookie Relics, so collectors wont have to worry as much about pack searchers.

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2013 Topps Strata Football Cards, reviewed by Ryan Cracknell on 2014-02-12T14:00:42+00:00 rating 3.4 out of 5

Ryan Cracknell  |  E-Mail Author
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 Reviews

  1. It’s looking really good this year!

  2. Good mix. and photos Should be ok to build a set. Ripped one box and pulled Christine Michael signature relic Rivet card /5!!!!

  3. Picked up 2 packs from a local shop and was surprised. Hit a Giovani Bernard 3/50 clear cut auto patch. Beautiful card with a perfect 3 color large pack. Love the design and will be a future buyer

  4. Great set overall. Purchased two cases after being out of the card world for over 10 years. If you’re looking for hits then this product is what you want. The only reason this product could be considered average is because they put a lot of the below average rookies. Out of two cases we pulled four Mike Gillislie autographed relics as well as four Knile Davis autographed relics. The cards are essentially worthless. I understand that not every box is going to yield an epic hit, but I can’t even come close to breaking even with stuff like that. But overall the cards are awesome and I really liked the product!

  5. pulled 2 printing plates out of 2 value boxes and they are hobby box exclusive…am i missing something?

  6. Inexpensive buy but terrible quality of hits IMO. Watching box breaks it is the SAME GUYS OVER AND OVER. I have bought two boxes, hit Lacy #d/99 auto and should have called it quits then.

  7. Great price point for auto and auto relics.

    I hit a Geno Smith Rivet in a break and have been chasing others with terrible luck. I’ve done 3 strata breaks and have seen boxes with the same guy/team auto in the box. i.e a Kenny Stills patch auto and base auto in the same box 2x. Then 2 49ers in the same box.. Then 2 Terrance Williams auto’s.

    Great for buying boxes but terrible for team breaks.

  8. Hi Ryan,
    Have a question. Have you heard about I would believe are ERROR cards? I just got a box and I have something here I don’t know what? Like card #30 has Giovani Bernard on the front and Aaron rodgers stats on the back. That’s just ONE I have a stack like that, one player on the front and different player and stats on the back?? Let me know please. Thanks.

  9. Sounds like a printing mistake. Sometimes you can find player collectors who will pay a little for the novelty aspect but others send them back for replacements.

  10. Printing Plates are NOT hobby exclusive. Just picked up a 7 pack retail blaster that Walmart marked down to 11.99. Monster, Lattimore RC auto, and the last pack delivered some LOB Mojo. Richard Sherman yellow printing plate 1/1, right there in retail. Siiiick 12$ blaster lol. Love the hobby end too.

  11. I love Strata this year. In the last month I’ve bought 1 retail blaster, and 1 hobby box. Retail had Lattimore RC auto, and Richard Sherman PP Yellow. Hobby I just opened had Andre Ellington SSR shadowbox auto /35, and a Josh Boyce RC Black PP. Sick!

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