One of Topps’ earliest sports card issues is reborn with a new product featuring college football greats and lots of autographs.
Rooted deep in the history of The Topps Company are some of its very first sports products, some of which focused not on the NFL, but on college football.
In 1951, four years before the famed 1955 Topps All-American Set was released, the company issued a 75-card set featuring the top collegiate football players in the land. 58 years later, Topps Magic is back.
2009 Topps Magic Football includes a variety of cards featuring football legends in their college uniforms, some of which are accompanied by autographs. Topps says it’s autograph efforts in the series are among its most comprehensive to date with every hobby box guaranteeing three autograph cards.
The 250-card base set includes Dan Marino (Pitt), John Elway (Stanford), Jim Brown (Syracuse), Terry Bradshaw (Louisiana Tech), Eric Dickerson (SMU) Bo Jackson (Auburn), Tony Romo (Eastern Illinois) and many other recognizable names.
Content highlights include:
250 Base Cards
Mini Parallel (1 per pack)
Autographs (3 per box)
250 Magic Autographs
30 Alumni Duals (#’d to 25) Look for Michigan’s Brady / Edwards
10 Alumni Triples (#’d to 25) Look for USC’s Bush/Sanchez/White
10 ’48 Magic Autographs (#’d to 10) Designed after Topps first-ever football cards
Inserts (11 per box)
25 All Americans / Designed after the 1955 Topps All-American set
15 Alumni / Look for Texas’ Earl Campbell/Vince Young
20 Magic Thrills / The great bowl games.
15 ’48 Magic
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