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Rookie Auto Patches, 1963 Designs Coming to Topps Chrome Football

2014 Topps Chrome Football will be back for another run this fall, marking the return of one of the company’s most popular brands.  The breakdown is similar to the formula Topps has stuck with for years on both the baseball and football side:  four card packs with an emphasis on rookies.

Once again, Topps will offer a shout out to some vintage designs from the past with some extra Superfractors ready to make their debut.

Rookie Autograph Patches numbered to 50 will be another new element.

There are eight types of autographed refractors this year including 1/5 Reds and 1/1 Superfractors that won’t be pulled from anything except hobby boxes.  Topps promises on card autographs for this year’s rookie autographs.

2014 Topps Chrome Blake Bortles auto2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Autograph Breakdown

• Refractor #’d to 150

• STS Refractor #’d to 99

• BCA Refractor #’d to 75

• Black Refractor #’d to 25

• Pulsar Refractor #’d to 15

• Gold Refractor #’d to 10

• Red Refractor #’d to 5  (Hobby Only)

Autographed 2014 Topps Chrome Sammy Watkins • SuperFractor #’d 1/1 (Hobby Only)

• Rookie Autograph Patches #’d to 50 (Hobby Only)

• Dual Rookie Autographs: #’d to 30

• Triple Rookie Autographs: #’d to 15

• Rookie Autograph Variations: #’d to 75 (Hobby Only)

For inserts, Topps will draw upon a few sets from the past, including 1963.  The company’s preliminary information for 2014 Chrome Football included a mockup for a Johnny Manziel card based on the ’63 Topps design.  There will be a 1/1 Superfractor version of the ’63 design as well as for the 1965 and 1985 designs, which will also be in the mix.

2014 Topps Chrome Inserts and Specialty Autographs

• Fantasy Focus (Inserted 1:12)

2014 Topps Chrome Football 4000 Yard Club• Fantasy Focus Refractor – #’d to 99.

• Fantasy Focus SuperFractor – #’d 1/1

• 1963 Topps Minis (1:12 packs)

• 1963 Topps Football Refractor – #’d to 99.

• 1963 Topps Football Pulsar Refractor Die Cut – #’d to 50

• 1963 Topps Football SuperFractor – #’d 1/1  (Hobby only)

• 1963 Topps Football Refractor Autographs – #’d to 15.

• 1985 Topps Football (1:6 packs)

1963 Topps Football design Johnny Manziel Rookie • 1985 Topps Football Refractor – #’d to 99.

• 1985 Topps Football Gold Refractor – #’d to 75.

• 1985 Topps Football Pulsar Refractor – #’d to 50

• 1985 Topps Football SuperFractor – #’d 1/1  (Hobby Only)

• 1985 Topps Football Refractor Autographs – #’d to 15.

• 1965 Topps Football (1:24 packs)

• 1965 Topps Football SuperFractor – #’d 1/1   (Hobby Only)

• Base Veteran Autograph Variations: #’d to 10.

2014 Topps Chrome Jamaal Charles autograph • Chrome Rookie Die-Cuts Die-cut cards with unique refractor  technology (1:24 packs)

• Chrome Rookie Die-Cut Blue Wave Refractor – #’d to 50

• Chrome Rookie Die-Cut Red Refractor – #’d to 25

• Chrome Rookie Die-Cut SuperFractor – #’d 1/1 (hobby only)

• Chrome Rookie Die-Cut Refractor Autographs – #’d to 15 (hobby only)

• 1,000 Yard Club Features WRs and RBs that reached the   1,000-yard milestone in the 2013 season. Cards will  utilize refractor technology. (Inserted 1 per case)

• Red Refractor #’d to 99

• Blue Wave Refractor #’d to 25

2014 Topps Chrome Jadaveon Clowney autograph 1985 design• SuperFractor – #’d 1/1 (Hobby Only)

• Red Refractor Autograph – Sequentially #’d

• 4,000 Yard Club Features QBs that reached the  4,000-yard milestone in the 2013 season.

• Red Refractor #’d to 99

• Blue Wave Refractor #’d to 25

• SuperFractor – #’d 1/1 (Hobby Only)

• Red Refractor Autograph – Sequentially #’d

There will be 24 packs per box and once again, a 220-card base set that’s split between veterans and rookies.  Look for 55 photo variations in the base set.

Andrew Luck 2014 Topps Chrome football card2014 Topps Chrome Football Base Cards

• Veterans (110 subjects)

• Rookie Cards (110 subjects) 1 pEr pack

• Rookie Card Variations (25 subjects)

• Veteran Card Variations (30 subjects)

BASE PARALLEL CARDS

• Refractor: 8 per hobby box

• Blue Wave Refractor: 1 per hobby box

• STS-Bordered Refractor: #’d to 499

• BCA-Bordered Refractor: #’d to 399

• Pulsar Refractor: Sequentially #’d to TBD. 1 per hobby box

• Black-Bordered Refractor: #’d to 299

• Blue-Bordered Refractor: #’d to 199.

• Sepia-tone Refractor: #’d to 99.  (Hobby Only)

• Gold-Bordered Refractor: #’d to 50.

• Red-Bordered Refractor: #’d to 25.

• SuperFractor: #’d 1/1. (Hobby Only)

• Printing Plates – (Hobby Only)

2014 Topps Chrome Football is set for release right around Thanksgiving.

Check out Topps Chrome Football from all years on eBay here.

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