A lot of the Rainbow collecting has been taken out of this year’s Topps Platinum NFL Trading Cards. Gone are the Emerald and Gold parallels, all that remains are the Ruby parallels and you can only find them in Hobby packs, not retail. What’s also gone is the numbering of any cards other than the hits. This shifts Platinum from being intended for parallel chasers, focusing the product mainly on hit seekers. Even that category gets narrowed down as the number of veteran autos has been reduced this year. All of this makes 2012 Topps Platinum Football, which already appears to be kind of hit or miss, a product with a much narrower appeal. That is a advantage for some collectors and a disadvantage for others.
Topps Platinum falls under our premium cards category. Each box contains 20 packs with 5 cards per pack. Each box delivers 3 autographs, two of those will be Rookie On-Card Autographs and one will be an Autograph Patch Relic card.
Here are some of the cards we pulled.