Flashback Product of the Week: 1996 Topps Laser Football

The 1990’s are known for having some of the best inserts The Hobby has ever seen.  Before autographs and relics flooded the industry, one of the most popular cards collectors could pull from a product would be the famous die-cuts.  A good portion of the time these die-cut inserts would look just like the base cards except they would have some kind of fancy cut design.  Instead of being the standard rectangle shape, these special inserts would come cut in all different shapes and sizes.  1996 Topps Laser football is a classic example of what a manufacturer does when they realize something has become popular within The Hobby, overproduce the hell out of it.  Every card in this set has some type of die-cut design, including the base cards.  Each box contains 24 packs with 4 cards per pack.  Collectors can look for Stadium Stars, Bright Spots, and Draft Picks.  In my research, it looks like 1996 was the only year Topps made Laser for football and baseball.

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2 Responses

  1. You are right about the 90’s with the inserts. The inserts I like now are the game worn jersey inserts. Cool idea and the value is holding pretty good.

  2. I never heard of Topps Laser. Sounds interesting, especially if the entire base set is also die-cut. Don’t you just love when companies beat the hell out of something that is popular?

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