Wednesday, April 1, 2015

2014 Topps Supreme Football Box Break Recap and Review

Collectors should be familiar with Topps Supreme Football by now. This 1 pack - 4 card - 1 hit wonder provides a nice middle road for collectors looking to take a chance on pulling a big hit but wanting a price point that is closer to a hobby box of standard cards. 2014 Topps Supreme delivers this with good design but the trade off is sticker autos for veteran players, but the rookie class is on-card.

2014 Topps Supreme Football fits into our Premium Cards category.  This Hobby Exclusive comes with 1 pack per box, 4 cards per pack, with 1 autographed card. 

Here are the cards we pulled from our box.
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Base Set
Ryan Mathews #/162, front and back

Color Parallels
Pierre Garcon blue #/144, Earl Thomas gold #/50

The Hit
Troy Polamalu Autograph #/50

Overall Look
Overall design is smart looking. Color parallels can are subtile but easily recognizable from the serial numbering and consistent strip of different colors found in the same place each time. Base hits follow the same design, more rare relic auto hits are well designed too. 

Quality and Variety of Players
The names you want are all here and ratios of rookies to veterans is consistent with a premium football product.

Do the hits satisfy?
Some will get lucky and pull a fabulous card from their box.  Others will not. Careful consideration of the checklist will be the determining factor when it comes to satisfaction. We had corner damage to our cards in the same place straight out of the pack which took away a little of the satisfaction of pulling the Polamalu auto. Your results may vary.

Will you keep coming back for more?
This is a tough one. A lot of it depends on individual buying habits. Supreme offers enough in both directions for collectors to say buy again or stop. For conservative buyers, a good first box might encourage them to try another one, but more than likely they will walk away expecting the next one to balance the scales. For the gamblers out there, because of the low entry price point, a bad box might be enough to encourage them that the next one will be the winner. But from the structure of the product, there probably isn't enough to push you to go outside of your comfort zone.

4 out of 5

2014 Topps Supreme Football works as a middle of the road, catch all for collectors who want to take a chance but don’t want to break the bank. 

Review box provided by Topps

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