Product Reviews | 11.19.14

2014 Topps Turkey Red Football Review

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Product Breakdown

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Base Cards

All base cards are actually rookie cards, but that does not make up for the redundant, insipidness of a design. After 11 cards and 60 seconds I found myself feeling as though I was in some sort of discombobulating episode of Twilight Zone. The base cards are lackluster and very similar to last year.

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Minis

Exactly the same as the base card just slightly smaller…

Cool Inserts

Non-existent…

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Autograph Cards

Well this is a shock…. The autograph cards are just a base card with a sticker. This one isn’t even serial numbered.

Overall Thoughts

This is the first time I have reviewed a product negatively. I understand this is a Target Exclusive Retail Product and one that has always purposely lacked a contemporary feel. However, I find the value / entertainment versus cost to be inexcusable. This pack took me 60 seconds to open; all the cards are virtually the same in design. There are no inserts unless you consider a slightly smaller card than the rest an insert. Plus the autograph cards are not serial numbered nor are they on-card. Can you pull serial numbered autos? Yes, but at $24.99 + tax ($27) you are paying $2.45 per card – every single pack of Turkey Red should include a serial numbered card at that price. Quick comparison – 2014 Topps Valor is $0.54 per card or $27 would buy you 8 packs. In those 8 packs you will acquire better looking cards, more rookies, parallels, serial numbered cards and most likely 1 or 2 hits.

Then I thought to myself “Wow, if someone bought one of Jammin JD’s $25 packs what would they get?” Let’s take a look….

 

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My suggestion would be to avoid 2014 Topps Turkey Red and save yourself those precious 60 seconds and $27.