After several years away, Topps is back on the gridiron with 2019 Topps Alliance of American Football cards. The debut set covers the new eight-team AAF league and each Hobby box contains three autographs.
Getting started one week after the NFL Super Bowl, initial teams include the Arizona Hotshots, Atlanta Legends, Birmingham Iron, Memphis Express, Orlando Apollos, Salt Lake Stallions, San Antonio Commanders and San Diego Fleet.
2019 Topps Alliance of American Football Base / Insert
Chances are pretty good that you will recognize some of the AAF players and coaches and the 2019 Topps Alliance of American Football checklist features 200 of the best options in the base set. There are also Red (#/99), Blue (#/50), Gold (#/25), Green (#/10), Purple (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels for each card.
Notable players include Aaron Murray, Christian Hackenberg and Josh Johnson, while collectors can also find Mike Singletary and Steve Spurrier as league coaches.
The Future Stars inserts average 1:6 packs and highlight possible AAF standouts. These have Gold (#/25), Green (#/10), Purple (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.
2019 Topps Alliance of American Football Autographs
However, the standout of the simple release is the on-card content. Falling at a rate of three per Hobby box, the hard-signed cards are the preferred route for most collectors and likely to be popular with AAF fans. Low-numbered editions include Purple (#/5) and Black (1/1) parallels.
Estimated Release Date: March 1, 2019 Product Configuration: 10 cards per pack, 24 packs per box, 12 boxes per case
2019 Topps Alliance of American Football Hobby Box Break
These are mock-up images and not final cards. Designs and contents are subject to change.
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HOLY CRAP TOPPS IS BACK (kinda)! This is cool to see, I had no idea AAF was even a thing until I saw this post lol. By the look of it, there’s some solid talent in the league, picking up some autos will be really cool. As long as the price is right (no more than ~$10 per auto), this will be an awesome gridiron comeback for Topps!
I hoped that the AAF would get an official card set– but I must admit that I am extremely disappointed in Topps’ decision to include so many short-print parallels, particularly the 1/1s … As a fan of “alternative” leagues like this, my goal as a collector would be to build a master set– but, of course, that will be literally impossible in this situation … I’m not sure who Topps thinks will be the target market for these cards. Do they seriously expect alot of case breakers?? Most of these parallels will probably never ever surface … Oh well. I suppose I should avoid these cards (and the accompanying frustration) altogether.
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