Topps Triple Threads 2012 Includes Autographed Handprint Cards

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:

Andrew Luck

Robert Griffin III

Justin Blackmon

Brandon Weeden

Ryan Tannehill

Trent Richardson

Michael Floyd

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.

Topps Triple Threads Football 2012

Storified by Sports Collector · Thu, Nov 22 2012 18:56:28

Montana, Young and Rice with your Turkey? Sweet Triple Auto/Relic card from Triple Threads! Arrives Friday #Collect Company
Another beautiful Triple Auto/Relic card from Triple Threads FB, pretty decent rookie crew on this card! #Collect Company
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Look for these sweet Auto/Relic cards in Triple Threads FB as well! Beautiful clean design & big hits! Luck/Trent/Doug Company
.@RGIII @Redskins will be well represented in Triple Threads FB, check out these beauty’s! #ThreadsIsComing! Company

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.