Bob is a longtime member of the Florida sports media, having served as a reporter and copy editor for more than 30 years. His true sports passion, however, is the history of the various games, exhibited by his in-depth book reviews and hobby of collecting cards and other sports memorabilia. He blogs for TBO.com on both subjects, transferring his work for the Tampa Tribune to the realm of cyberspace.
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Topps previews Luck, Griffin cards
Posted Apr 27, 2012 by Bob D'Angelo
Updated Apr 27, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I’ll give the card companies credit, they are certainly rushing to post images of players chosen in the NFL draft.
Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III are the marquee names so far, so it makes sense that Topps (and Panini America) have been posting card designs of their upcoming sets with the two quarterbacks featured.
So while the last few posts I’ve made seem a bit redundant, I just find it interesting to see how this year’s top rookies will be depicted. Topps Football will hit the shelves in August. I think images included in this post are clean and sharp and made a much better impression on me than the Bowman prototypes I saw. The Bowman design is not set in stone yet since it releases later than Topps football. But for now, I like the Topps layout.
I am hoping to get card images of the Bucs’ top two picks, Mark Barron and Doug Martin. When I get them, I will post them.