Monday, January 31, 2011

2011 Topps NFL Rising Rookies

Schedule Release Date: May 2011
Box Configuration: 24 packs per box, 10 cards per pack
SRP: Unknown

Box Break:
2 Autographs cards
2 Memorabilia cards
21 other inserts

My Thoughts:
I have only seen three preview images of the product that were posted by Topps on their Twitter account, a rookie auto redemption (which would change if the Panthers trade away the first pick), Peterson auto and a Bradford patch auto.

This release will contain the first cards of 2011 NFL Draft picks which is impressive considering it will hit shelves less then 1 month following the April 28-30 draft.

No information has really been announced about the set besides the box breakdown which includes:

• On-card Rookie Autograph NFL Draft Logo Patch cards

• On-card Rookie Autograph NFL Shield Logo Patch cards

• Autographed jumbo Relic cards

• Autographed jumbo patch cards

• Rookie 1/1 parallels

• 1/1 Rookie and Base Card printing plates

With a name like Topps Rising Rookies you would expect the product to be loaded with rookies. It is expected that there will be at least 100 rookies in the set and you will get your fill of them. Each pack should contain 4 rookies and 1 rookie parallel. Some of the rookies expected to be included: A.J. Green, Jake Locker, Cam Newton and Mark Ingram.

First cards of the newly drafted rookies

Plenty of hits per box plus parallel

On-card autographs with some of the patch and logo cards

With 100 expected rookies plan on seeing lots of late rounder and free agents who may never make the team

Sticker autographs

Redemptions for the autographs of the top picks

Because no real info has been released I am not going to give a rating yet. Hopefully more images will be posted by Topps so we can see what to expect with the base cards and various inserts.

1 comment:

  1. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson says they ain't dealing the 1st pick. Looks like they'll use it for a defensive lineman. Doesn't really matter as the Panthers have a whole lot of holes to fill.