Topps’ 2013 NFL Kickoff promotion gets underway in a little over a week.
From September 5 through September 10, collectors purchasing 18 packs of 2013 Topps Football at a nearby hobby shop (assuming there’s one near where you live that is participating) will get one free Topps NFL Kickoff Promo pack of cards featuring this year’s top rookies, superstar veterans including Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III and retired greats such as Barry Sanders.
Autographed cards will be sprinkled throughout those packs and the big prize is a Topps Football Kickoff Golden Ticket which can be sent in for a full set of autographed cards.
The promotion differs a bit from last season when redemption cards placed directly into regular packs enticed consumers to go to hobby shops. You can check the market for last year’s cards on eBay here.
Nearly 500 stores are participating in the program this year (list below).
Topps says packs will be available while supplies last and only during the six days that make up opening weekend. The season begins on Thursday, September 5, with the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos squaring off.