Topps has the First Official NFL Rookie Cards
On April 24th, a dream will come true for many top college football players
across the country, as the NFL will hold its annual draft. With an exciting crop
of prospects waiting to show their stuff on the professional gridiron, no wonder
fans and collectors are buzzing. And just one month after that special weekend,
Topps will release its first football set of 2004 Topps Draft Picks &
Get the first officially licensed rookie cards of Ole Miss Eli Manning, USCs
Mike Williams, Miami of Ohios Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburghs Larry
Fitzgerald, Miamis Kellen Winslow, Jr. and fifty other 2004 Draft Picks
featured in their collegiate threads.
Collectors will also uncover exclusive relic programs such as Big Dog Relics and
Patches featuring pieces of jerseys from the 2004 Senior Bowl, and Old School
Dual Relics highlighting a rookie and a veteran from the same campus. Draft
Picks & Prospects will also include one of the coolest autograph cards ever
featured in a football producta triple signed card featuring Eli Manning,
Peyton Manning and their father, Archie Manning. Collectors can also find this
trifecta in silver (#d to 50) and gold (1 of 1). 20 Rookies have also added
their penmanship to the Class Marks autograph program.
Topps is the Official Trading Card of the NFL Draft.
Each 5-card pack of 2004 Topps Draft Picks & Prospects Football, which
guarantees a rookie card and a chrome parallel card carries a $3.00 SRP and hits
shelves May 24th.
Source: The Topps Company, Inc.
Date: March 19, 2004
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