Card of the Day: Deacon Jones 1997 Topps Stars Rookie Reprints Auto

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2010 Topps Football Has It’s Glitches

To start off I would like to say that I enjoy the look of many of the cards that have come out of 2010 Topps Football.  I’m not that big into set collecting and opening an entire hobby box isn’t something that I would do.  Thats just too many base cards for me.

There are two big glitches that standout to me when I look at some of the cards pulled from 2010 Topps Football.

  • The word “jersey” being used for patches – For years one of the big signs that a patch might be fake is when the card says “authentic jersey” versus “prime-jersey” or “patch”.  2010 Topps Football has some great looking patch cards but use the phrase “authentic game-worn jersey”.  This could make some people very confused and give the chance for scammers to “fix” other cards that just say “authentic jersey”.


  • Cards that don’t need reprints – Reprints are cool for some cards, but not for ones that have been counterfeited for years.  People have enough trouble determining if that rookie card they purchased is real, and throwing a ton of very authentic looking reprints onto the market doesn’t help.


2001 Topps Rookie Reprints

This is one card I wish I would have purchased while attending a show a few weeks back.  When I first saw it I thought it was fake, but then I learned about how Topps created a whole set of Rookie Reprints back in 2001.  These relic/autographs actually look pretty cool.  They’re difficult to pull which can make them more expensive even though its just a plain piece of jersey.  This is something that I’d like to see more of.  Usually when you see a card thats too good to be true it probably is, but in this case its not.  Topps did such a good job of keeping each of these cards looking as close as possible to the real thing.  I also like the fact they made refractor versions for cards like this.  It gives you the idea of what your favorite player’s rookie would look like if refractor technology was around back then.