With each of the last two years of Five Star football, the most sought after cards in the product are easily the “Quotable” inscription cards. These cards include a standard on card signature, but also includes a secondary inscription that usually makes the card extremely special and unique. The Five Star Quotable inscription of Adrian Peterson that I own is, by far, my favorite card in my PC – even over the NFL logo auto 1/1 I also own. I absolutely love these cards, as the people at Topps have proven to know which inscriptions to pursue, as well as how to make them special.
They have been known to sell for crazy money, and that looks to be the case again this year:
Baseball has had inscription cards before, with Panini offering a few last year, and Upper Deck offering their fair share over the course of their license with MLB. However, I stand by the simplicity and beauty of the Topps Five star design, providing a huge space for each player to write what they need to. I think that this set, like in football, has a focus on autograph content over relic content. The players are provided huge signing areas in every card in the set, and this is the main reason why the inscription cards are so cool.
Im sure that there will be people that are unhappy with Five Star, whether its the checklist, the relics or the condition of the cards, but I am not one of them. With such a high end look to the cards, plus unique content like this product has been told to have, I am in love. Its rare that a baseball product like this elicits a response of this kind from me, but I cant argue with the results. They are just too damn pretty.