You know those airbrushed vans with all the fancy artwork on the sides? That’s exactly what comes to mind while opening a box of 2015 Topps Fire Football. Throughout the 150-card base set you’ll find some really out there designs. Splattered paint, and shards of what look like broken glass (or kryptonite) are just the tip of the iceberg. The inserts are what really remind me of those vans. Australian artist Tyson Beck returns to lend his hand to this one heck of an artistic set.
If you take cards from any of the Topps Gallery sets and mix them with some of those Metal Universe inserts from the 90’s, you’d get Fire. When you compare this set to 2014, you’ll notice that the overall design has been toned down a bit. Last year’s set was a little busy, but once collectors got a look at the cards in person they seemed to enjoy them.
Sticker autographs are the norm for Fire. That shouldn’t be surprising considering boxes only cost about $60.00. There are ten different parallels to watch out for. Silver is the most common since they come (1) per pack. At first I had a slight difficult time identifying the parallels, but then I got the hang of it. Depending on the card’s overall design, more or less of the parallel color may be used.
For a product that on the surface looks like a run of the mill box containing (20) packs and (2) “hits”, the artistic features are the real attention getters. I’d have to say that my favorite looking cards from 2015 are the Transcendent Touchdowns inserts. Cards like that make excellent choices for the Wall Art Topps makes.
Here is what I pulled:
- Jeremy Langford RC 3-Color Patch Auto #’ed/500
- Josh Robinson RC Auto #’ed/500
- Josh Robinson RC Blue #’ed/99
- Calvin Johnson Gold #’ed/299
- Derek Carr Gold #’ed/299
- Demaryius Thomas Flame
- Odell Beckham Jr Flame
- Tevin Coleman RC Flame
- Sean Mannion RC Flame
- Jamaal Charles Flame
- Marcus Mariota RC Silver
- Le’Veon Bell Fired Up
- Peyton Manning Forces Of Nature
- Emmitt Smith Forces Of Nature
- DeAndre Hopkins Into The Wild
- Tyrod Taylor Into The Wild
- Julio Jones Into The Wild
- Matthew Stafford Into The Wild
- Alshon Jeffery Into The Wild
- James Harrison Transcendent Touchdowns
- Bo Jackson Transcendent Touchdowns
- Deion Sanders Transcendent Touchdowns
- Steve Young Transcendent Touchdowns
Notable Base Rookies
- David Johnson #40
- Amari Cooper #3
- Jameis Winston #1