Preview: 2012 Topps Magic Football

After demand for collectors, Topps Magic Football is coming back.

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The first thing you’ll be able to find in Topps Magic Football is the Magic autograph cards. It will feature over 100 of the top rookies and veterans. You can also find dual and triple autographs numbered to 25 as well as six autograph cards numbered to 5.

Be sure to look out for dual mini book autograph cards that are numbered to 5. Those are sure to be a big hit. You can also find mini autographs numbered to 10.

Additional hits will bring added value for Topps Magic Football in the form of relic cards. They will be numbered to 25. You may find yourself lucky enough to pull a rookie patch card which is a 1 of 1!

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Each box contains 24 packs with 8 cards per pack. In each box, it will contain 3 autograph cards, and the chance to pull a relic card!

You can find the product at DA Card World when it releases February 8, 2013.

You can also find the checklist on Cardboard Connection.

This Kitty Likes Topps Magic Rookies

This kitty likes Topps Magic Rookies. If there was a video, you would see him pounce on the box/pack and try and open it faster then a 9 year old opening their favorite product. Those claws must come in handy.

Check out this picture while I work on a few behind the scenes stuff today and prepare a break of a half of a jumbo box of Topps Series I baseball. Plus I need to start changing post times with a change in work schedule, so we’ll see how that works out.

 

Review: 2011 Topps Magic Rookies Football

2011 Topps Magic football was from a cannon shot out of nowhere. There wasn’t much information about this product until about a week before it’s release date and we were able to grab a box. This box is only found exclusively on ShopTopps for $19.99. Inside you will find 11 rookie cards along with 1 autographed rookie card. This is an interesting product to review at it’s low price point and guaranteed autograph but we will do our best.

Let’s see what we pulled:

Base:

Autograph:

Design:

If there is one thing I love about this product, it’s the photography and the Gypsy Queen-like styling to the photos. They almost look painted which gives off a great effect to the eye. I understand Magic is a retro brand and Topps loves the whole retro thing, but I just don’t care for the overall design of the cards. Kinda bleh and boring for a retro design when they could of made it look retro, but added some contemporary design elements like they do with A&G. Plus the sticker autographs don’t look very good on that design.

Checklist:

At a price of $20, the checklist of this product is great. You will find all of top rookies in this checklist with a chance at their autograph so it’s great in that regard. You know coming in that this is a rookie only product with the title, so you can really take off points there for having just rookies. The checklist is exactly what this product describes and that is all the rookies you want.

Value:

This product for $20 is a great gamble. For the price of a regular blaster, you may only get 12 cards total, but they are all rookies and you are guaranteed an autograph. Everyone wants hits when they open their packs and by guaranteeing an autograph, you are giving everyone exactly what they want. The checklist features all the top rookies in both base and autographs forms so that just adds value when you can pull a Newton or Murray autograph or any other top rookie. Great job there. There are a ton of duds, like the one I pulled, and I’m guessing there is not an equal number of say Cam Newton autographs as there is of the player I pulled. But it’s not bad at all.

Overall:

Overall, this is a solid offering by Topps. There are a ton of positives in this product that any company can take and use in the future. While the design is kind of boring and could be a little more “retro-contemporary” the photography and the digital editing looks great. The checklist is full of rookies, just like the product says it is, and it spares nobody. The only downside to that is that you may pull a dud for your autograph, but for $20 you are guaranteed an autograph and some rookie cards, much better than you may find in a blaster box at the store. Overall, it’s definitely a product that is worth the $20 gamble.

PS: Remember, if you chose to purchase this online at ShopTopps, make sure to pick the USPS option for shipping to save a ton.

2011 Topps Magic Rookies Football – Available Now

So I forgot to post information about this product last week. With the shipment from Upper Deck and my schedule a little crazy due to some doctor appointments, I just didn’t get to it. But check this out.

Only available on Topps online store, ShopTopps, comes 2011 Topps Magic Rookies football.

This limited edition 1 Autograph per pack product features all of the top rookie signatures including Cam Newton, AJ Green, Andy Dalton, Julio Jones, Christian Ponder, Blaine Gabbert, Jake Locker, DeMarco Murray and more!  In addition to the lineup of 68 different autographs, collectors can also find 1 of 1 Black Magic Parallels and Black Magic Cut Signatures.

And in pure Topps Magic style, the product delivers gorgeous looking base cards with 110 Rookies in all.

Each $19.99 pack includes 1 Autographed Rookie Card and 10 Rookie Base Cards.

When paying for shipping, definitely use the USPS option as it is much cheaper.