I have been making it my Sunday ritual after watching football at the bar to make a pit stop at Don's Sports Cards on my way home. I like to peruse the drop board and look though anything new he has laying about.
Well if you didn't already know Topps Prime is out and I like it. It reminds me of Stadium Club. As a matter of fact I'm wondering why this isn't Stadium Club? Why no Stadium Club Topps? This of course is a mid level product with boxes going for about 100 bucks for 10 packs and packs going for about 10 to 11 bucks, although you can get a box of this off of Blowout for $76. They come in a nice tube like Absolute.
I picked up 2 packs to try it out.
Here are 3 of the base cards. Mr. Stafford, Wallace and Smith. Nice full bleed design with great photos, the name and team logo don't detract from the card at all. I meant to scan the backs too but forgot there nice as well.
Each pack comes with 5 cards and at least 1 insert. I got this quad Rookie running back card. This card also has a relic versions where the team logos would be replaced by a piece of jersey. Oddly enough if you look at the sell sheet this is the quad 4th quarter example on the sheet.
Another DMC card. This card is called a Prime Rookie and has the PR prefix. I've been pulling lots of McCluster rookies this year. Get healthy!!
I'm not sure but this might also have a relic or auto version.
A nice Colt McCoy gold parallel. I like this kid and I think if he can stay healthy and if the Browns can get a few more people to catch the ball and maybe shore up there line, and if Hillis doesn't pound himself into the ground, they might have a good season next year.
Another Eagle auto. At least this kid made the team. Although he's been hurt a lot too. Sticker auto though.
If you were to buy a box you would be 4 hits. 2 Relics, 1 relic auto and 1 auto. So I got the one Auto outta the box. The book auto relics look pretty sweet too.
All in all I like the cards, I like the set, but way too expensive to try and complete from pack buying. Although I stopped by Target to pick some stuff up after I left Don's and saw that they have rack packs of Prime for 4.99. That could be a way to go. With 150 base cards and getting 4 or 3 per pack (base cards) in a hobby pack that's just not going to do it, but 14 cards per rack pack or 28 for the same cost as a hobby pack. I didn't pick any rack packs up but I might have to buy a few and see if I can pull a nice hit out of retail. Oddly enough there seems to be some nice hits in the retail packs coming from Topps and Panini this year.