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Topps to Produce NFL Rookie Premiere Product

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Hard to believe, but this year marked the 20th anniversary of the Rookie Premiere showcase which gives the newest NFL players a chance to get together, learn about the business side of football and just as importantly for the NFL and the NFL Players Association, it’s a central place for players to come together, be photographed and bring some PR to both the players and the league.

Peyton Manning 2014 Topps NFL Rookie PremiereFor the football card companies, this event becomes an important part of gathering autographs from players they have contracts with and also acquire event-worn material. While we as a hobby realize it is not game-used at this point, the items 14FBRP_2001_Auto_WILSONprocured from the event by the card companies do provide the league to get NFL team colors paired with the players who were drafted by that team.  There is no doubt they also have more time to sign autographs then in many cases during the season.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the rookie premiere event, Topps is producing a special 2014 NFL Premiere product sold in a box of 25 cards, although each box won’t contain a set.  Rather, this one is similar to Topps Turkey Red.

Each box of 2014 NFL Rookie Premiere will contains 19 randomly packed base cards, five parallel cards and one autographed card. The full set will contain a mix of 37 of this year’s rookies mixed along with 63 star previous attendees for a total of 100 cards. There are several different base parallels with announced print runs ranging from 1 to 299 including:

2014 Topps NFL Rookie Premiere Sammy Watkins auto relic• Black Parallel – #’d
• Orange Parallel – #’d to 299
• Blue Parallel – #’d to 199
• Purple Parallel – #’d to 99
• Green Parallel – #’d to 75
• Yellow Parallel – #’d to 50
• Platinum Parallel – #’d to 25

2014 NFL Rookie Premier Marshall Faulk14FBRP_2002_Auto_BENJAMIN For the autographs the parallels will have print runs of between one card produced to 99 copies:

• Red Parallel – #’d 1/1
• Purple Parallel – #’d to 99
• Green Parallel – #’d to 75
• Yellow Parallel – #’d to 50
• Platinum Parallel – #’d to 25
• Red Parallel – #’d 1/1

Each case of 12 boxes will have one autographed relic card featuring an NFLPA Rookie Premiere 2014 Topps Rookie Premiere Adrian Peterson-Teddy BridgewaterJersey patch paired with an autograph of an NFLPA Rookie Premiere star player and there will also be some dual autographs randomly inserted as well.

2014 NFL Rookie Premiere are currently scheduled to hit hobby stores around the first week of November at a price likely to settle at around $45.

About Rich Klein

Rich Klein has spent almost his entire life collecting baseball cards having begun at the tender age of seven. He has spent more than three decades in the organized hobby including editing the first 12 editions of the Beckett Almanac of Baseball Card and Collectibles. He lives in Plano, TX along with his wife Dena and their two dogs. You can reach him at [email protected].

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