Preview: 2012 Topps Supreme Football

Another quality product from Topps is on the way, and it’s 2012 Topps Supreme Football.

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Collector’s should keep look for autograph relic cards. There will also be dual versions to be had. Also be on the lookout for the autograph rookie cards. It will feature 35 rookies.

The cards I’m looking forward to most are the autograph QB Playbook cards. There will be 7 different book cards that features a quarterback next to his favorite play. These will be hand drawn and signed in silver (on a black card). There is no doubt these cards will look amazing in person.

Another thing to look forward to are the Nickname autograph book cards. You can find up to 30 book cards that features a players nick name. Don’t forget about the relic cards, though. There will be Rookie Quad Relics, Rookie Quad Combo Relics, Primary Piece Relics and more!

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Each box contains 1 pack with 4 cards. In each box, it will contain 1 autograph or  memorabilia card.

You can find the product at DA Card World for around $95 a box when it releases on February 20, 2013.

You can also find the checklist on the Cardboard Connection.

Sports Card Blog Super Bowl Contest

The big game means big things on the big day. That includes a contest over here where we will be giving away some nice prizes to some lucky readers, including some rookie cards of some of the players highlighted in the game.

So we are doing our own version of Super Bowl Squares! Free to join. 25 spots are open. To join, just give me a number between 1 and 25. That will get you a random spot on the board and your chance to win some sweet prizes from us. One square per person, per household. Here are the prizes:

1st Quarter: Lot of Super Bowl and 2012 rookies (Kaepernick, Torrey Smith, Luck, RGIII, and more!) – Congrats to Waxtopia!

Halftime: Panini Player of the Day Sean Lee Autograph – Congrats to HockeyKazi!

3rd Quarter: Panini Black Christian Ponder GU Patch – Congrats to Jonathan T.!

Final Score: Every hit card (3 cards) from our review of 2012 Panini Limited football - Congrats to Tony E.!

All the squares have a random number assigned to them. Please post below in the comments area of which number you would like (1-25). After all 25 spots have been filled, the squares will be posted for all to see and where you sit.

Have fun and good luck!

09:08 PM PST: And we are full!

Winners please email me at sportscardblog (@) gmail (dot) com to claim your prizes. Please email from the same email address used when posting. Thank you!

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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.

Review: 2012 Panini Limited Football

The Limited brand continues its presence in 2012 with 2012 Panini Limited football. It continues to follow the same strategy it has for years now with the three hits per pack/box of the product. With large memorabilia pieces, unique memorabilia, and tons of autographs for collectors, it is one that many collectors like to risk on as the rewards can be huge. Did we hit it big, or was it a bust?

Design:4 stars blue

The design of Panini Limited is once again, and always, very shiny and full of foil. My only issue with that this year is that Absolute is also extremely foily and shiny this year and looks kind of similar. I do like the new inserts this year with the way they did the photos for the rookies, although I’d like to see some more game action from the rookie photos. Too many studio shots this year, in my opinion, and there hasn’t been a lockout. But other than that, it’s a solid set up and design, just one I wouldn’t reuse again next year.

Checklist:4 stars blue

The rookies are carrying football products this year like crazy. In a hugely deep and talented draft, and a product that comes out at the end of the season, you know you have the chance for extremely valuable cards. Tons of rookies made names for themselves this year. My only issue was that all my hits WERE rookies. I’m going to say this again, MORE VETERAN CONTENT. And that means every product across the board. This hobby leans too much on rookies. And that’s all I’ll say about that.

Value:4 stars blue

If you look at the product as a whole, yeah, there is some good value to be found. You can find a box for $100 over at DA Card World and you have the opportunity to pull some big hits. The only issue with that is it’s a real risky product still. You can end up like me and get three rookie hits, one being a plain jersey, one being a guy you never heard of, and one being Mohammad Sanu. It’s risky business products like this. Still need to put the word veterans in this part somewhere, so I just did, needs more of them. There is no reason Devier Posey should have multiple cards in every single product.

Overall:4 stars blue

Overall, the design of this year’s Limited it solid, although it reminds me too much of Absolute from this year with the foiling and style of the cards. I still think Limited has better potential if tweaked accordingly, but putting out the same products every year with the same types of hits does get redundant at times. Especially when you are filling them with rookies and no longer veterans of the game. I remember when Donruss would have one rookie hit per box with the other hits being veterans. I miss those days.

Thanks again to Panini America for providing this product to review. You can find them online on their official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

You can find the full checklist of this product over at the Cardboard Connection.

You can watch the video break of this product if you subscribe to us on YouTube, but here are some photos of highlights of the break:

Review: 2012-13 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Basketball

A full season of NBA products has Absolute Memorabilia coming to basketball this year, and it features all the things about Absolute that you love. Rookie autographs, sweet memorabilia cards, and other big hits that only this product can bring you. Each box has four packs with each pack containing an autograph or game used memorabilia card. Also included are the Spectrum inserts which you can find nice low numbered cards as well. Let’s see what we pulled.

Design:4 and half stars blue

Designing this year’s Absolute Memorabilia is nothing earth shattering from Panini, but it does have points taken from last year’s Limited product. They share a similar design with foil team colors and similar set up in the layout of the cards. I’m all for the team colors foil, but at least keep it to the same brand. The one thing I like about changing designs is that it keeps a similar theme across one product. For instance, you wouldn’t have a ticket design for anything other than Contenders. Other than that, it is a solid foundation this year. The one thing I found strange was the GIANT sticker used for the Fat Lever autograph. More room for autos is nice, but that would look so much better on card.

Checklist:4 stars blue

The checklist for this product is much better than other Panini products this year as the double rookie class isn’t as prominent compared to other cards you could receive. While I did receive two rookie autographs (one is a redemption), I pulled two other autographs with one from a retired player and one from a current veteran in the league. When I pull current players, I always shed a tear of happiness as the hobby doesn’t have to be so rookie centric.

Value:4 stars blue

The value of the product is one that is hit or miss with this type of product. The one thing I am really impressed with this year was I received four autographs in my box. To me, in a product like this the hits are all about how much ink and how many colors your memorabilia cards are. When you pay as much as you might for this product ($127 at DA Card World) you want to find some value. Four autographs is always good in my book and when only two are rookies, you got my attention. Pretty nice collation in this box, so I hope others are similar.

Overall:4 stars blue

Overall, after missing out on last season of Absolute, Panini has come back with a solid offering for basketball fans this year. The design of the product is nice, despite the similarities to last year’s Panini Limited product. The checklist is improved over other Panini products this year as you aren’t bombarded with the double rookie class and have some decent veteran and retired autographs. The best part, in my opinion, was that I received four autographs in my box. At that kind of price, the more ink the better in my opinion. Good work to Panini on the product this year.

Thanks to Panini America for providing this product for review. You can find them online on their official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. Make sure to follow them for awesome giveaways.

You can find the full checklist and more information on Cardboard Connection.

Make sure you Subscribe to us on YouTube to view the breaks and here is what we pulled:

Not shown: Redemption for Jae Crowder RC Auto