by Rich Klein
2010 Topps Attax continues what has been a very successful program for the company. The game-playing model has attracted a pretty solid backing in the United States after its debut in Europe with Match Attax soccer cards several years ago.
It’s also an inexpensive way of obtaining rookie cards and superstars.
The combination makes this product an ideal product to gear toward kids. The product is affordable but also provides plenty of good collecting value for the money.
We’ve found that Attax buyers actually get a good number of cards for their money as each box has 36 packs with six cards each for a total of 216 cards. Not bad for the $20-30 investment.
To me, the best part of the product was the nice mix of offensive and defensive players, plenty of rookie cards and an excellent collation effort.
In addition, each pack is supposed to contain either a code card or a foil card and as noted, this promise was kept.
I recently tore open a box of the 2010 Topps Attax football and here’s what was pulled:
Base Cards: 176 different of the 220 cards in the set. There were four duplicates.
Code Cards (18): Jared Allen, Miles Austin, Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, Frank Gore, David Harris, James Harrison, Steven Jackson, Rashard Mendenhall, Julius Peppers, Ed Reed, Asante Samuel, Matt Schaub, Osi Umenyior, Brian Urlacher, Reggie Wayne, Patrick Wayne, Adrian Wilson
Red Zone (12): Lance Briggs, Ronnie Brown, Marques Colston, Shonn Greene, David Harris, DeSean Jackson, Jerod Mayo, Joey Porter, Sidney Rice, Philip Rivers, Aqib Taub, Michael Turner
Superstar (6) Jared Allen, Nnamdi Asomugha, Drew Brees, Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, Patrick Willis.
All in all, a lot of fun to open and while you will never get wealthy opening this product, you will have a nice stack of cards to sort and a lot of fun, especially if you can find a young person to play the game with.
Rich Klein can be reached at [email protected]