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    SCF Official Review: 2012 Topps Strata

    First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Topps for providing us with this box.



    18 packs per box
    6 cards per pack
    Current Retail Price (online): $99.99 - $109.99

    PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

    BOX GUARANTEES:
    - 1 Clear Cut Autograph Relic Card
    - 1 Rookie Autograph Card
    - 1 Rookie Relic Card
    - 1 Rookie Die-Cut Card

    CASE GUARANTEES
    - 1 Strata Signature Relic Rookie Card
    - 3 Clear Cut Autograph Patch Rookie Cards
    - 3 Rookie Patch Cards


    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    AUTOGRAPH RELIC CARDS

    Clear Cut Autograph Relic Rookie Cards - Featuring up to 40 subjects!
    3 Autograph Patch Parallels Per Case!
    These 1-per-Hobby-Box cards feature the largest jumbo jersey swatch tolerated within a card (measuring 2.875" x 1.875"), which is trapped underneath a transparent card front that features a player's image and his signature. We took it a step further and created a die-cut window so the relic underneath can actually be felt. Sequentially Numbered.
    - Bronze Parallel - sequentially numbered to 150.
    - Gold Parallel - sequentially numbered to 99.
    - Blue PATCH Parallel - sequentially numbered to 75. Hobby Only!
    - Green PATCH Parallel - sequentially numbered to 55. Hobby Only!
    - Red PATCH Parallel - sequentially numbered to 30. Hobby Only!
    - Platinum SPIKES Parallel - Featuring cleat relic #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!
    - Platinum GLOVES Parallel - Featuring glove relic #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!
    - Platinum RG3 SOCKS Parallel - Featuring sock relic #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!
    - Platinum PATCH Parallel sequentially numbered 1/1. Hobby Only!

    Clear Cut Dual Autograph Relic Rookie PATCH Book Cards
    - Featuring up to 10 subjects: A book card version of the Clear Cut Auto Relic Rookie Card. Seq #'d 1/1 Hobby Only!

    Strata Signature Relic Cards
    Featuring up to 40 subjects! 1 Per Case!
    The card that inspired the product, the Strata Signature Relic card uses cutting-edge technology to deliver a 3-layered card construction featuring jumbo jersey swatches and both sticker and On-Card Autographs! #'d to 35 Hobby Only!
    - PATCH Parallel - featuring a jersey patch #'d to 15. Hobby Only!
    - Rivet PATCH Parallel - featuring a jersey patch and a rivet, which will enable the 3 different layers of the card to fan out. #'d to 5. Hobby Only!


    AUTOGRAPH CARDS

    Rookie Autographs
    - Featuring up to 50 subjects!
    Autograph cards of the 2012 NFL Rookie class. Seq #'d to various quantities
    - Bronze Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 150.
    - Gold Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 99.
    - Blue Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 75.
    - Green Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 50.
    - Red Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 25
    - Platinum Parallel - Sequentially numbered. 1/1. Hobby Only!

    Quad Rookie Autograph Book Card Up to 3 subjects!
    The most collectible combos of 4 rookies. Seq #'d 1/1. HOBBY ONLY!


    RELIC CARDS
    3 Patch Parallels per Hobby Case

    Rookie Relic Cards - 40 subjects!
    Top rookies featuring a jersey swatch. #'d to Various quantities HOBBY ONLY!
    - Bronze Parallel (40 subjects): #'d to 150. Hobby Only!
    - Gold Parallel (40 subjects): #'d to 99. Hobby Only!
    - Blue PATCH Parallel (40 subjects): #'d to 75. Hobby Only!
    - Green PATCH Parallel (40 subjects): #'d to 55. Hobby Only!
    - Red PATCH Parallel (40 subjects): #'d to 30. Hobby Only!
    - Platinum PATCH Parallel (40 subjects): #'d 1/1. Hobby Only!


    BASE CARDS - 36 PT STOCK!
    Veterans (100 subjects): Top performing NFL superstars.
    Rookies (50 subjects): The hottest freshmen of the 2012 NFL season. Hobby-Exclusive Photography!
    - Bronze Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 150. Hobby Only!
    - Gold Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 99. Hobby Only!
    - Blue Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 50. Hobby Only!
    - Green Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 10. Hobby Only!
    - Red Parallel - Sequentially numbered to 1/1. Hobby Only!
    - Printing Plates - Printing plates sequentially numbered to 1/1. Hobby Only!


    INSERT CARDS
    A perimeter die-cut card celebrating the NFL's top rookies. Inserted 1:24
    Autograph Rookie Die-Cut Parallel - #'d to 5. Hobby Only!

    WHAT WE PULLED



    Base - 98/150 (65.3%)
    Dupes - 4



    Rookie Die Cut (1) - Andrew Luck



    Dre Kirkpatrick Base Rookie Autograph Redemption



    Michael Egnew Clear Cut Jersey/Autograph



    Russell Wilson 2-color Patch /41



    FINAL THOUGHTS

    Base - 4/5
    Design - 4.5/5
    Fun - 3.5/5
    Value - 3.5/5
    Rebuy - 4/5

    Overall - 19.5/25 (78%)

    Pros:
    Clear Cut Autographs are nice to look at, good idea
    Continuation of Die Cut theme across the 2012 products
    Design is solid and nice to see a different product

    Cons:
    Player pool for the Clear Cut Autographs are too spread out
    One numbered parallel every two boxes
    Should be a base parallel die cut

    NPN Information:

    NPN 2012 TOPPS STRATA SIGNATURES FOOTBALL
    PO Box 2230
    Duryea, PA 18642

    Limit 1 request per household

    Postmarked By: 1/23/13
    Received By: 1/30/13

    Canada Skills: 3 + 11 x 2 - 4 = ?

    Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Topps for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all of their products, visit them today at www.topps.com.

    All base are available for request. Please PM me with the card or cards of interest. Cards are available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIPs may make requests for the first 48 hours.
    Hidden Content - Receive your choice of 2,000 card cash or a random free card from the SCF CC Store (your team/sport of choice) when you buy a box (prize boxes not included).
    Hidden Content , Working on Hidden Content For Charity

    Hidden Content - 120/140 (85.7%), Hidden Content - 102/271 (37.6%)

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    Is the Luck an Insert?
    If so..Requested
    Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
    As of OCT 2013. STILL Collect the following --> ALL 01-04 UD SP Legendary cuts Mlb G/U *Also, Topps insert Sp's.
    1985T Mlb mini's issue(Canadian release)
    Vintage & Modern issues: Have old school players but want current players? I may want them, please Pm me.Thank You | GINTER G/U

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    Luck is in the CC Store. Only base available from this break.
    Hidden Content - Receive your choice of 2,000 card cash or a random free card from the SCF CC Store (your team/sport of choice) when you buy a box (prize boxes not included).
    Hidden Content , Working on Hidden Content For Charity

    Hidden Content - 120/140 (85.7%), Hidden Content - 102/271 (37.6%)

    ***LOOKING TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS? PM ME FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES. WE HAVE RATES AS LITTLE AS LESS THAN $1 A DAY!***


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    OK..watching the film.
    Thank You
    Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
    As of OCT 2013. STILL Collect the following --> ALL 01-04 UD SP Legendary cuts Mlb G/U *Also, Topps insert Sp's.
    1985T Mlb mini's issue(Canadian release)
    Vintage & Modern issues: Have old school players but want current players? I may want them, please Pm me.Thank You | GINTER G/U

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    Is there a video of the break ?

    No longer shipping bubble envelopes to Canada since it's $6.55 for 1 ounce !
    I will still send a p.w.e if you want to trade



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    I found it via the SCF youtube acct Rick.
    Hope all is well
    Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
    As of OCT 2013. STILL Collect the following --> ALL 01-04 UD SP Legendary cuts Mlb G/U *Also, Topps insert Sp's.
    1985T Mlb mini's issue(Canadian release)
    Vintage & Modern issues: Have old school players but want current players? I may want them, please Pm me.Thank You | GINTER G/U

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    Not sure why it is not showing up as it is supposed to be there under WHAT WE PULLED. In fact, when I go in to edit the post, the link is there.
    Hidden Content - Receive your choice of 2,000 card cash or a random free card from the SCF CC Store (your team/sport of choice) when you buy a box (prize boxes not included).
    Hidden Content , Working on Hidden Content For Charity

    Hidden Content - 120/140 (85.7%), Hidden Content - 102/271 (37.6%)

    ***LOOKING TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS? PM ME FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES. WE HAVE RATES AS LITTLE AS LESS THAN $1 A DAY!***


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    Quote Originally Posted by meuandthelot View Post
    I found it via the SCF youtube acct Rick.
    Hope all is well
    Thanks Rich. It's going ok. I hope you're not too snowed in up north !



    Quote Originally Posted by Enigma View Post
    Not sure why it is not showing up as it is supposed to be there under WHAT WE PULLED. In fact, when I go in to edit the post, the link is there.
    Yeah, I saw the space and figured it was supposed to be there. I didn't know if it was my browser or not.

    No longer shipping bubble envelopes to Canada since it's $6.55 for 1 ounce !
    I will still send a p.w.e if you want to trade



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