Sunday, August 28, 2011

2011 Topps Football Box Break Recap and Review

2011 Topps Football NFL trading cards, the foundation set for all Topps Football releases, has enough content to appeal to all types of collectors.  Solid base design with excellent photography, great looking inserts, Bowman minis and strong hits make Topps Football an easy purchase.

2011 Topps Football falls under our classification of trading cards because of its reasonable price point and base/insert card foundation.  There are several configurations of retail and hobby exclusive packaging.  We opened a hobby box of 36 packs with 10 cards per pack which yields one autograph or relic card.

Here is a look at some of the cards we found in our box.
 Peyton Hillis base, front and back.  
If you collect Topps Baseball you will recognize this design which works just as well here.

Darrelle Revis, Arian Foster,  Michael Turner
Aaron Rodgers, Adrian Peterson, Mike Vick
Phillip Rivers, Peyton Manning, Hines Ward

This card with all of the Rookies who attended the Premiere is a nice touch.

Rookies from the Premiere Shoot and the Combine.
Kyle Rudolph, Akeem Ayers, Andy Dalton
Jeremy Kerley. A.J. Green, Blaine Gabbert
Jake Locker, Rahim Moore, Ryan Mallett

Gold Parallels of the base set - Joe Webb, A.J. Hawk, BenJarvus Green-Ellis #/2011

Black Parallel - LaMarr Woodley #/55

Now for a few cards with some outstanding photography.

 Larry Fitzgerald and Tom Brady

 Clay Matthews and Anthony Armstrong

 Troy Polamalu

 The Tennessee Titans Team Card

Brandon Lloyd

Kellen Winslow

The inserts
Faces of the Franchise

Game Day

Super Bowl Legends

Toppstown Codes

 1950 Bowman Minis

Super Bowl Legends Giveaway Codes

Our hit was a relic

Von Miller Game Day Relic

Overall Look
The design of the base set is attractive but it’s the photography that makes this set stand out.  Faces of the Franchise and Game Day insert look great and if you like minis, you will really appreciate the retro 1950 style Bowmans.

Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.
The checklist is quite extensive, so unless there is an obscure lineman or kicker you crave, you should be happy.  Rookie Prospectors have plenty to chase, autos and photo variation SPs.

Do the hits hold up?
The big hits here are the on card autos from the Rookie Premiere and the autos and relics from the Faces of the Franchise and Super Bowl Legends.  Hard to go wrong when there are some of the best names in the game, both past and present.

Will you want to collect them all?
Definitely.  You’ll want the 440 base cards, 144 Bowman minis, the inserts, and probably the Rookie photo variations.

 4 1/2 out of 5

Both beginning and seasoned collectors will find 2011 Topps Football a great set to build. 

1 comment:

  1. Please let me know if I can get the Black Woodley from you--looks great!