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Old 04-13-2011, 07:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Product Preview: 2011 Topps Finest Football

By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor

While Topps gave the hobby a certain Five Star product in 2010, the trading card icon just released information on another superlatively-named set. Packed out in protective mini boxes, 2011 Topps Finest Football promises a high-quality rip for turf-loving collectors in mid-August.

The base cards set is comprised of 35 rookies from the forthcoming NFL draft and 90 proven veterans. Collectors can expect to land five cards per pack in two-per-box-six-pack mini-boxes. Was that as confusing as it was to type it?

Behold the breakdown and a seven-card gallery after the jump.

Here’s the — hopefully clarified — skinny on 2011 Topps Finest master boxes:

Each pack contains five cards
There are six packs per mini-box
There are two mini-boxes per master box
That’s 60 cards per master box
Inside each master box, collectors can expect to land one numbered Rookie Autograph Patch Card, one numbered autograph Jumbo Relic card, two Atomic Die-Cut Refractor Rookie Cards, and two Finest Moments inserts.

Parallels featuring 125 veterans and rookies from the base set fall in the following forms:

Super-Fractor (1/1)
Printing Plates (1/1)
Mosaic Refractor (numbered to 10)
Red Refractor (numbered to 25)
Gold Refractor (numbered to 50)
Black (numbered to 99)
X-Fractor (numbered to 399)
Finest also offers an array of other limited hits, including dual and triple autograph Relics, on-card rookie autograph Refractor variations and Finest Moments autographs.

2011 Finest football is scheduled to hit shelves on (or around) Aug. 15. Stay tuned to for more information on this brand and others as this season’s saga continues.

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Old 04-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks so much different than last year
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I personally loved the RC Patch autos last year this year not so much
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've been looking forward to this set as it was my favorite product last year. Base looks pretty much the same and the auto'd jumbo relics look close to Unrivaled.
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Looks like I'll be trying for the Mosaic refractor set. Just hope I can finish my 2010 set before this comes out.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by YanksBillsFan View Post
.... Base looks pretty much the same and the auto'd jumbo relics look close to Unrivaled.
Yeah it looks like they took Finest and Unrivaled and smashed em together.

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Old 04-14-2011, 08:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Finest is one of my favorite products. Can't wait to get a few boxes of this.
Still collecting Vikings/Phillies /76ers/Flyers(do not have to be in team uniform, just have to have been on the roster)

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Old 04-14-2011, 09:41 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default August 15th release date? This came out much later last year (end of September).

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Old 04-14-2011, 10:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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hoping the lockout will be done by then. not digging those airbrushed mockups of the rookies.
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i wont be buying finest because 99% of the "hits" are scrub rookies
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