Autographed NFL handprint cards will be part of Topps Triple Threads 2012, an annual issue set to hit store shelves on Friday.
The concept is similar to the Cal Ripken “Touched by Greatness” card that was part of Archives Baseball and created a bit of a buzz. The card included Ripken’s autograph as well an impression of his actual inked handprint.
The NFL handprint cards will be distributed via redemption cards in several upcoming Topps products.
The subjects who participated are the cream of the rookie crop. They include:
Robert Griffin III
Triple Threads will be the first opportunity to find these unique cards, but also look in 2012 Topps Supreme, the all-new Topps Valor and Five Star Football.
Meantime, Topps has been busy tweeting out images of other low population pulls that will be part of Triple Threads.
The company’s release comes on the day Panini holds its Black Friday promotion, featuring free packs of cards at hobby shops across North America.
Hobby boxes will cost around $175. You can check out Five Star on eBay here.