A few days ago, I covered the preview for 2013 Topps Supreme that was provided through the normal fashion to all interested parties. Today, through twitter, we got some extended previews that include some of my favorite cards of the set. These were not included on the sell sheet, so I think it’s a good idea to provide these to everyone.
Single Relic Autos
I was really surprised with the way these turned out, and I like it more than I have in previous years. Although I still get a “Diet Five Star” Sort of look out of these, I think it is a much more defined high end look than 2012. I am a huge fan of the black bands that separate each side of the card, and the focus on a full player picture continues to be the right balance for these cards.
Jumbo Patch Autos
These were my favorite cards out of this set from the last two years, and 2013 continues a tradition of awesomeness with the way these look. I think Supreme continues to showcase a higher end presentation, and the separation between the relic window and the sticker window presents a much better look than 2012. I am a huge fan of this design.
Rookie Quad Relic Autos
This is another type of card that is now two years in the making, and it fits in nicely with the rest of the set. I am not as big a fan of the quad style separated by the sticker, but I think it has worked over the previous few years. It would be truly awesome to see two jumbo relics on either side, but I can see where that might present an overload situation.
I will definitely be buying a lot of singles out of this set, and I sincerely hope that we continue to bring out a top checklist as has been the case in previous years. Its obvious that Topps is making a significant investment in keeping Supreme as a top brand, and I would agree that it’s the right choice.