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    SCF Official Review: 2014 Topps Valor

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

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    20 packs per box
    6 cards per pack
    Current Retail Price (online): $84.99 - $94.99

    PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

    AUTOGRAPHED CARDS (1 Per Box)

    Valor Autographs: Up to 50 of the most sought-after players.
    - Speed Parallel - #'d to 99
    - Strength Parallel - #'d to 75
    - Courage Parallel - #'d to 50
    - Discipline Parallel - #'d to 25
    - Heart Parallel - #'d 1/1

    Alliance Autographs: Various combinations of teammates shown united as one.
    - Dual (II) Alliance - #'d to 10
    - Triple (III) Alliance - #'d to 10
    - Quad (IV) Alliance - #'d to 5

    AUTOGRAPHED RELIC CARDS (1 Per Box)

    Shield of Honor Autograph Patch Cards: Up to 50 highly collectible retired, veteran and rookie stars show their allegiance to their respective teams with autographs and patch swatches.
    - Speed Parallel - #'d to 99
    - Strength Parallel - #'d to 75
    - Courage Parallel - #'d to 50
    - Discipline Parallel - #'d to 25
    - Heart Parallel - #'d 1/1

    RELIC CARDS (2 Per Box)

    Jumbo Relic Cards: 35 or more NFL players are celebrated while pledging their fealty to their team with jumbo relic uniform swatches. NUMBERED!
    - Speed Parallel - #'d to 99
    - Strength Parallel - #'d to 75
    - Courage Parallel - #'d to 50
    - Discipline Parallel - #'d to 25
    - Heart Parallel - #'d 1/1

    Patch Cards: Up to 50 of the hottest rookies and top performing veterans are showcased with uniform patch swatches. NUMBERED!
    - Speed Parallel - #'d to 99
    - Strength Parallel - #'d to 75
    - Courage Parallel - #'d to 50
    - Discipline Parallel - #'d to 25
    - Heart Parallel - #'d 1/1

    BASE CARDS
    200 Veterans, Rookies, and Retired Stars
    - Speed Parallel - ONE PER PACK! HOBBY EXCLUSIVE
    - Strength Parallel - #'d to 499
    - Courage Parallel - #'d to 399
    - Discipline Parallel - #'d to 299
    - Glory Parallel - #'d to 199
    - Valor Parallel - #'d to 99
    - Heart Parallel - #'d 1/1

    WHAT WE PULLED

    Base - 85/200 (42.5%)

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    Speed Parallel (20)

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    Strength Parallel /499 (2) - Darrelle Revis, Jake Matthews

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    Courage Parallel /399 (2) - Joe Montana, Alshon Jeffery

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    Discipline Parallel /299 (1) - Dri Archer

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    Glory Parallel /199 (1) - Bishop Sankey

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    Shield Of Honor De'Anthony Thomas Autograph Patch Redemption

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    Jordan Matthews Strength Autograph /75

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    Eric Ebron Speed Jumbo Relic /99

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    Jadeveon Clowney 3-color Patch

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    It is nice to see Topps Valor as a regular type of product, especially after the debacle in 2012. In 2012, Topps rolled out Valor as a new release that came in a tin containing six cards (two base and four hits). That products hit the market with a lofty price tag pushing towards $200, basically banking on the hype surrounding the rookie class. The collectors balked at the price after seeing what was coming out of it and prices dipped as low as around $100 a tin. Now, with 20 packs and the same hit output, it is a much better release.

    Valor contains a 200-card base set which infuses a mix of legends, veterans and rookies. Expect to get close to half of the set in each box. Parallels are themed around military traits with all being numbered except for a hobby-exclusive parallel called Speed. Additionally, there are no insert sets.

    Speed 1:1
    Strength 1:11
    Courage 1:13
    Discipline 1:18
    Glory 1:26
    Valor 1:52
    Heart 1:5,122

    Each box of Valor will contain four autographs or memorabilia pieces. Two will be an autograph and an autograph relic, generally centered around rookies. There are dual, triple and even quad autographs available. Shield Of Honor is the main autograph relic series. Base versions are unnumbered, but each set has various parallels still utilizing the same terms as the base cards in which all are serial numbered.

    Valor Autographs 1:32, Speed 1:171, Strength 1:200, Courage 1:235, Discipline 1:432, Heart 1:10,954
    Alliance II Dual Auto 1:2,701
    Alliance III Triple Auto 1:10,954
    Alliance IV Quad Auto 1:35,848
    Shield Of Honor Autograph Relic 1:30, Speed 1:201, Strength 1:193, Courage 1:268, Discipline 1:477, Heart 1:9,170
    Valor Jumbo Relic 1:35, Speed 1:122, Strength 1;160, Courage 1:240, Discipline 1:480, Heart 1:11,598
    Valor Patch 1:35, Speed 1:119, Strength 1:156, Courage 1:235, Discipline 1:468, Heart 1:11,598

    FINAL THOUGHTS

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

    Overall - 20/25 (80%)

    NPN INFORMATION

    NPN 2014 Topps Valor Football
    PO Box 2008
    Duryea, PA 18642

    Limit 1 Request Per Household

    Postmarked By: 12/30/14
    Received By: 1/7/15

    Canada Skills: 22 + 3 x 3 - 3 = ?

    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.

    Base cards are available for request. Please PM me with the card or cards of interest. Cards will remain available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIP members may make a request for the first 48 hours.
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