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



24 packs per box
8 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $64.99 - $79.99

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS
- 3 Hits in every box! Including 1 U.S. Olympic Team Autograph and 2 U.S. Olympic Team Relic OR Commemorative Relic Cards.
- Featuring ON-CARD autographs of the most celebrated U.S. Olympic Team Athletes!


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

AUTOGRAPHED CARDS (1 per box!)
Autographed Base Parallel Cards
Featuring up to 50 U.S. Olympic Team gold medal hopefuls with their signatures on parallel versions of the base cards.
- Bronze Parallel
- Silver Parallel
- Gold Parallel
- Gold Rainbow Parallel

U.S. Olympic Champions ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS
- Bonnie Blair - 5x Gold Medal, 1 Bronze Olympian, Women's Speed Skating
- Dick Button - 2x Gold Medal Olympian, Men's Figure Skating
- Mike Eruzione - Gold Medal Olympian, Men's Hockey
- Jim Craig - Gold Medal Olympian, Men's Hockey
- Dan Jansen - Gold Medal Olympian, Men's Speed Skating
- Kristi Yamaguchi - Gold Medal Olympian, Women's Figure Skating
- Scott Hamilton - Gold Medal Olympian, Men's Figure Skating
- Brian Boitano - Gold Medal Olympian, Men's Figure Skating
- Picabo Street - Gold Medal Olympian, Women's Alpine Skiing
- Peggy Fleming - Gold Medal Olympian, Women's Figure Skating
- Nancy Kerrigan - Silver & Bronze Medal Olympian, Women's Figure Skating

U.S. Olympic Champions Autograph Card
Featuring up to 10 U.S. Olympic Hall Of Fame athletes from previous Olympic Winter Games with ON-CARD autographs


RELIC CARDS (up to 1 per box!)
U.S. Olympic Team Relic Cards
Featuring up to 50 of the best U.S. Olympic Team athletes with an Athlete-Worn relic swatch.
- Bronze Parallel
- Silver Parallel
- Gold Parallel
- Gold Rainbow Parallel


COMMEMORATIVE CARDS (UP TO 1 per box!)
U.S. Olympic Team Pa tch Cards
Every Olympic athlete within the set, featured with the official USOC Team Patch logo.

U.S. Olympic Team 2014 Pa tch Cards
Every Olympic athlete within the set, featured with the 2014 USOC Team Patch logo.

U.S. Olympic Team LOGO Pins
Every Olympic athlete within the set, featured with an official USOC Team Pin.


INSERT CARDS
Games of the XXII Winter Olympiad
Each card represents a United States athlete and the sporting event they hope to participate in at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games, as well as how that event is played.

Venues OF THE 2014 Winter Olympic GAMES
The different venues of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games with a detailed description of each, and the events that will take place there.

Olympic Heritage
A chronicling of the past Olympic Winter Games, starting with the 1924 Olympic Winter Games


BASE CARDS
Featuring 100 of the most well-known U.S. Olympic Team Athletes striving for gold in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
- Bronze Parallel
- Silver Parallel
- Gold Parallel

WHAT WE PULLED

Base: 100/100 (100%)
Dupes: 38



Much like in 2012 to coincide with the Summer Olympics, Topps has released a Winter Olympics version to commemorate the US National Teams for the 2014 Games. The 100-card base set features U.S. athletes who are expected to compete in either the 2014 Winter Olympics or 2014 Winter Paralympics. Noticeably missing are the U.S. Men's Hockey Team members. Probably due to contractual rights, but still a gleaming omission nonetheless. Athletes are shown in a painted portrait with the U.S. Flag mixed within the background.

Bronze Parallel (24)
Silver Parallel (12)
Gold Parallel (4)




Each base card has three parallels, which matches the medals given out during the Winter Olympics. They are Bronze (1:1), Silver (1:2) and Gold (1:6). None of the cards are serial numbered. Some packs will contain two of these in some capacity.

Olympic Heritage (1)
Games Of The XXII Olympiad (3)
Olympic Venus (2)




Three insert sets can be found in this product. Olympic Heritage (1:24) centers around the ceremonies held during the Opening and Closing of the previous Winter Games. Olympiad Games (1:8) highlights one expected member of the U.S. National Team along with the various events being held. Sochi Olympics Venues (1:12) highlights the different locations/facilities where events will be held in Russia.
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Heather Richardson Autograph /30



Alex Shibutani Worn Relic



Gracie Gold Worn Relic



Each box will contain 1 autograph and 2 relics. The base version also has three parallel levels, matching the different medals. Also, there is a U.S. Champions Auto set which features former U.S. Olympians, the majority of which were Gold Medalists. The base relic follow the same mode as the autographs with one addition. A Gold Rainbow version exists for the relic, though rare as it falls once in every 6,416 packs. The Commemorative Patches and Pins are back as they were highly popular in the 2012 release.

FINAL THOUGHTS

Base - 5/5
Design - 4/5
Fun - 3/5
Value - 2.5/5
Rebuy - 2.5/5

Overall - 17/25 (68%)

NPN Information

NPN 2014 Topps U.S. Olympic Team
PO Box 2008
Duryea, PA 18642

Limit 1 Request Per Household

Postmarked By: 2/5/14
Received By: 2/12/14

Canada Skills: 11 + 1 x 5 - 2 = ?

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