Today, I will be doing a review of 2010 Topps Supreme Football. Now as a disclaimer, I don’t bust much football wax. Sometimes the gambler in me likes to rip the hot new product and I did get into football a little bit with Topps Finest this summer…bottom line is that im a wax ripper and like whatever brings me the best combination of value, design and high quality content.
As far as Supreme is concerned, its no Topps Finest but it does pack a little punch at its price point. It is currently available at DA Card World for $129.99 a box. This product is another in a long line of premium one shot one hit releases, and it stays true to the format. Every box guarantees 2 base cards #/209, 1 Parallel numbered card and one Autograph, Relic, or Autographed Relic card per box. At this price point, the biggest complaint is that for over $100 theres no guaranteed auto. That coupled with the price point will definitely drive or scare away the casual ripper. Now, the plain jersey cards are low numbered and SP’ed and sell well, but I would imagine feeling slighted not pulling an autograph out of such an expensive and premium box. Our box was very nice, as we hit a Peyton Manning booklet numbered to 3.
The flip side of the coin is that some of the low numbered parallels and RC parallels get decent coin. A Typical base card will net you $2-3. If you pull the right RC or parallel like this Sam Bradford #d to 25 you might make half of your box price back before even getting the hit. Now, speaking of the hit….this is where the casual fan shields their eyes. Yes, there are some boxes where the only hit is a triple jersey relic of a rookie or vet. Not really what you want to see or expect out of a $100+ box of cards as your main piece of value.
The real saving grace of this product are the “Supreme” hits. The patches out of this set are some of the best I’ve ever seen on a Topps football card; well, ever. Examples like this Tim Tebow patch are what keeps the gambler inside wax rippers coming back. Another hit I am a huge fan of are the quad rookie signatures like this Bryant/Tate/McCluster/Thomas that is truly eye popping.
To wrap it up, I think this product gets a solid B- in my opinion. The only thing id change is having plain jerseys as box hits. No doubt there have been many single box rippers turned off to the product by the potential or actual hit of a single color jersey pieces in a $100 box. It must be reiterated that this product is not for the wax ripper looking for a safe bet. This is all about the big hit potential, which it delivers on as well. If I were buying, the true value in this product lies in case form and buying all 8 boxes in the case assures you a decent spread of eye popping hits.
Thanks again for reading and feel free to let me know how YOU feel about 2010 Topps Supreme Football. Each commenter on this article will be entered in a random drawing to win a box of this stuff.