1999 Topps Finest Football  

 

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Legend:  - Want | - Incoming | - Received

News
10/28/2008 - marks the completion of the Refractor set.
12/25/2009 - I break two retail boxes, getting my first pack pulled Gold Refractor (Mark Brunell 008/100, subsequently traded to Jaderock) 
12/25/2010 - I break one retail box, nabbing an Emmitt Smith Gold Refractor (023/100).
01/22/2011 - I've located the first Super Bowl Promo Refractor card, Marvin Harrison.
12/27/2011 - one retail and jumbo box break results in a Robert Smith (059/100) and Eddie George Gems (054/100) Gold Refractors

12/25/2010 - 50 of 175 Gold Refractors
12/27/2011 - 60 of 175 Gold Refractors
09/19/2014 - 69 of 175 Gold Refractors
10/11/2015 - 71 of 175 Gold Refractors
07/24/2016 - 76 of 175 Gold Refractors
08/03/2017 - 88 of 175 Gold Refractors


Card # / Player Name Base Ref Grade Gold Ref #/100 Grade
1 - Peyton Manning     BGS 8.5     
2 - Priest Holmes     BGS 9.5     
3 - Kordell Stewart     BGS 9.0     
4 - Shannon Sharpe     BGS 9.5 009 PSA 10
5 - Andre Rison     BGS 9.0 077  
6 - Rickey Dudley     BGS 9.5    
7 - Duce Staley     BGS 9.5    
8 - Randall Cunningham     BGS 9.5    
9 - Warrick Dunn     BGS 9.0    
10 - Dan Marino     BGS 9.5    
11 - Kevin Greene     BGS 9.5    
12 - Garrison Hearst     BGS 9.5 046  
13 - Eric Moulds     BGS 9.5 052  
14 - Marvin Harrison     BGS 9.5 026   
15 - Eddie George     BGS 9.5 028  
16 - Vinny Testaverde     BGS 10    
17 - Brad Johnson     BGS 10    
18 - Derrick Thomas     BGS 9.5    
19 - Chris Chandler     BGS 9.5 081  
20 - Troy Aikman     BGS 9.5 003  
21 - Terance Mathis     BGS 9.5 062 BGS 9.0
22 - Terrell Owens     BGS 10    
23 - Junior Seau     BGS 9.5 033  
24 - Cris Carter     BGS 9.5     
25 - Fred Taylor     BGS 9.5 011  
26 - Adrian Murrell     BGS 9.5 073  
27 - Terry Glenn     BGS 9.5    
28 - Rod Smith     BGS 9.5 072  
29 - Darnay Scott     BGS 9.5    
30 - Brett Favre     BGS 9.5    
31 - Cam Cleeland     BGS 9.0    
32 - Ricky Watters     BGS 9.5 072  
33 - Derrick Alexander    

BGS 9.0

   
34 - Bruce Smith     BGS 9.5 086   
35 - Steve McNair     BGS 9.0  042  
36 - Wayne Chrebet     BGS 9.5    
37 - Herman Moore     BGS 9.0 095  
38 - Bert Emanuel     BGS 9.0 041  
39 - Michael Irvin     BGS 9.5    
40 - Steve Young     BGS 9.5    
41 - Napoleon Kaufman     BGS 9.5    
42 - Tim Biakabutuka     BGS 9.5    
43 - Isaac Bruce     BGS 9.0    
44 - J.J. Stokes     BGS 9.5   055  
45 - Antonio Freeman     BGS 9.5    
46 - John Randle     BGS 9.5    
47 - Frank Sanders     BGS 9.5  093  
48 - O.J. McDuffie     BGS 8.5    
49 - Keenan McCardell     BGS 9.5 002  
50 - Randy Moss     BGS 8.5    
51 - Ed McCaffrey     BGS 9.5    
52 - Yancey Thigpen*         019  
53 - Curtis Conway            
54 - Mike Alstott        020  
55 - Deion Sanders           
56 - Dorsey Levens     BGS 9.5 048  
57 - Joey Galloway       096  
58 - Natrone Means*          
59 - Tim Brown          
60 - Jerry Rice          
61 - Robert Smith        059  
62 - Carl Pickens       040  
63 - Ben Coates       033   
64 - Jerome Bettis          
65 - Corey Dillon        081  
66 - Curtis Martin          
67 - Jimmy Smith          
68 - Keyshawn Johnson        070  
69 - Charlie Batch       052  
70 - Jamal Anderson       070  
71 - Mark Brunell     BGS 10 028  
72 - Antowain Smith       080  
73 - Aeneas Williams       085   
74 - Wesley Walls          
75 - Jake Plummer          
76 - Oronde Gadsden       098  
77 - Gary Brown       062  
78 - Peter Boulware       066  
79 - Stephen Alexander*       100  
80 - Barry Sanders          
81 - Warren Sapp        046  
82 - Michael Sinclair       071  
83 - Freddie Jones       088  
84 - Ike Hilliard          
85 - Jake Reed          
86 - Tim Dwight       044  
87 - Johnnie Morton       039  
88 - Robert Brooks     BGS 9    
89 - Raghib Ismail          
90 - Emmitt Smith       023  
91 - Ricky Proehl     BGS 9.5  003  
92 - James Jett           
93 - Karim Abdul-Jabbar*       001  
94 - Mark Chmura     BGS 9.5    
95 - Andre Reed          
96 - Michael Westbrook       095  
97 - Michael Strahan          
98 - Chad Brown          
99 - Trent Dilfer       036  
100 - Terrell Davis          
101 - Aaron Glenn        065  
102 - Skip Hicks *       022   
103 - Tony Gonzalez     BGS 9.5    
104 - Ty Law          
105 - Jermaine Lewis        041  
106 - Ray Lewis          
107 - Zach Thomas       082  
108 - Reidel Anthony          
109 - Levon Kirkland          
110 - Drew Bledsoe          
111 - Bobby Engram          
112 - Jerome Pathon       044   
113 - Mushin Muhammed         024  
114 - Vonnie Holliday     BGS 9.5 061  
115 - Bill Romanowski           
116 - Marshall Faulk     BGS 9.5    
117 - Ty Detmer          
118 - Mo Lewis          
119 - Charles Woodson          
120 - Doug Flutie          
121 - Jon Kitna       002  
122 - Courtney Hawkins          
123 - Trent Green        002  
124 - John Elway          
125 - Barry Sanders Gems          
126 - Brett Favre Gems           
127 - Curtis Martin Gems          
128 - Dan Marino Gems          
129 - Eddie George Gems       054  
130 - Emmitt Smith Gems     BGS 9.5    
131 - Jamal Anderson Gems        045   
132 - Jerry Rice Gems     BGS 9.5    
133 - John Elway Gems     BGS 9.5    
134 - Terrell Davis Gems           
135 - Troy Aikman Gems     BGS 9.5 092  
136 - Skip Hicks Sensations     BGS 9.0 097  
137 - Charles Woodson Sensations       077  
138 - Charlie Batch Sensations     BGS 9.0 024  
139 - Curtis Enis Sensations     BGS 9.5    
140 - Fred Taylor Sensations     004  
141 - Jake Plummer Sensations     BGS 9.0 031   
142 - Peyton Manning Sensations     BGS 9.0 036  
143 - Randy Moss Sensations          
144 - Corey Dillon Sensations       013  
145 - Priest Holmes Sensations          
146 - Warrick Dunn Sensations        030  
147 - Jevon Kearse Rookie       087  
148 - Chris Claiborne Rookie       048  
149 - Akili Smith Rookie       066  
150 - Brock Huard Rookie - Notes     BGS 8.0  080 PSA 9 
151 - Daunte Culpepper Rookie     BGS 9.5     
152 - Edgerrin James Rookie     PSA 9 038  
153 - Cecil Collins Rookie       043  
154 - Kevin Faulk Rookie     BGS 9.5     
155 - Amos Zereoue Rookie        039  
156 - James Johnson Rookie         011  
157 - Sedrick Irvin Rookie         044  
158 - Ricky Williams Rookie     BGS 9.5    
159 - Michael Cloud Rookie     BGS 9.0 086  
160 - Chris McAlister Rookie        054  
161 - Rob Konrad Rookie          
162 - Champ Bailey Rookie     BGS 9.0 086 PSA 5
163 - Ebenezer Ekuban Rookie           
164 - Tim Couch Rookie     BGS 9.0    
165 - Cade McNown Rookie     BGS 8.5  050  
166 - Donovan McNabb Rookie     BGS 9.5  050  PRO 10
167 - Joe Germaine Rookie     BGS 9.5    
168 - Shaun King Rookie     BGS 9.5 079  
169 - Peerless Price Rookie     BGS 9.0 074  
170 - Kevin Johnson Rookie     BGS 10 021  
171 - Troy Edwards Rookie           
172 - Karsten Bailey Rookie           
173 - David Boston Rookie           
174 - D'Wayne Bates Rookie           
175 - Torry Holt Rookie     BGS 9.5    
The 1999 Finest set was released in mid September 1999 as a 175-card single series set consisting of 124 veterans and 51 short print base cards, divided into three subsets, Rookies, Gems, and Sensations. The short printed Rookies subset contains the games best young players each being designated with the Finest Rookie Card logo stamp. Gems showcases 11 of today's biggest stars with each cards background featuring an etched "gem" pattern. Sensations features 11 emerging talents. Each cards background is highlighted with a multi-etched design. Each base card is printed on a 27 pt. thickness stock. Refractors are randomly inserted in packs (1:12), this is a parallel to the base set.  Gold Refractors are randomly inserted in packs (1:72) these cards parallel the base set and are sequentially numbered to 100. The front background is in gold with die-cut edges.  The S.R.P. is $5.00 per pack with five cards in a pack. Thirteen card collector packs, available exclusively through Home Team Advantage stores, contain eleven base cards plus two bonus cards with an S.R.P. of $10.00 per pack.  -Source Beckett.com

DT1 - Akili Smith/Carl Pickens
DT2 - Cade McNown/Curtis Enis
DT3 - Doug Flutie/Eric Moulds
DT4 - Mark Brunell/Fred Taylor
DT5 - Kordell Stewart/Jerome Bettis
DT6 - Jon Kitna/Joey Galloway
DT7 - Warrick Dunn/Mike Alstott
7 Card Dual Refractor Set - Album
Randomly inserted in packs (1:50) , this split screen card combines refractor and non-refractor technology on the same card.. Card variations include, non-refractor/refractor, refractor/non-refractor, and refractor/refractor.  Dual refractors are randomly inserted in packs at (1:150), this parallel set consists of a dual refractor front. There are 14 paired players for a total of 7 cards with a "DT" prefix  -Source Beckett.com

 

Card # / Player Name Base Serial # Ref Serial #
F1 - Akili Smith

310/500

092/100
F2 - Cade McNown 264/500  
F3 - Champ Bailey  290/500 040/100
F4 - Daunte Culpepper 098/500 076/100
F5 - David Boston 490/500  
F6 - Donovan McNabb 000/500  
F7 - Edgerrin James 266/500 018/100
F8 - Ricky Williams 139/500 030/100
F9 - Tim Couch 162/500  
F10 - Torry Holt 215/500 035/100
10 Card Set - Album
Randomly inserted in packs at (1:253), this set contains the top rookies and is sequentially numbered to 500. Refractor versions randomly inserted in packs at (1:1262), this parallel to the base card is sequentially numbered to 100.  These cards have an "F" prefix. -Source Beckett.com

 

L1 - Jamal Anderson
L2 - Doug Flutie
L3 - Drew Bledsoe
L4 - Eddie George
L5 - Emmitt Smith
L6 - John Elway
L7 - Keyshawn Johnson
L8 - Steve Young
L9 - Terrell Owens
L10 - Vinny Testaverde
Randomly inserted in packs (1:30), this 10 card set of various stars features a unique, heat sensitive, thermal ink technology used on the top third of the card and when touched on various spots reveals the players statistics. These cards have an "L" prefix and a peel back protective film covering the front of the card. -Source Beckett.com

 

MA1 - Champ Baily/Deion Sanders
MA2 - Daunte Culpepper/Steve McNair
MA3 - Donovan McNabb/Kordell Stewart
MA4 - Edgerrin James/Marshall Faulk
MA5 - Kevin Faulk/Warrick Dunn
MA6 - Joe Germaine/Troy Aikman
MA7 - Rob Konrad/Mike Alstott
7 Card Left/Right Base Set Album
Randomly inserted in packs (1:50), this 7 card set which pairs 14 players combines refractor and non-refractor technology. There are three versions, non-refractor/refractor, refractor/non-refractor and refractor/refractor.  Dual Refractors are randomly inserted in packs (1:150), this 7 card set parallels the base set and includes two refractor images of separate players on the card front. These cards have an "MA" prefix. -Source Beckett.com

 

PF1 - Brett Favre 1754/5084 PF31 - Barry Sanders 0124/2105
PF2 - Dan Marino 0171/5084 PF32 - Curtis Martin 0680/2105
PF3 - Drew Bledsoe 0092/5084 PF33 - Eddie George 1029/2105
PF4 - Jake Plummer 4531/5084 PF34 - Emmitt Smith 0548/2105
PF5 - Mark Brunell 3050/5084 PF35 - Fred Taylor 1213 /2105
PF6 - Peyton Manning 0373/5084 PF36 - Garrison Hearst 0449/2105
PF7 - Randall Cunningham 0690 /5084 PF37 - Jamal Anderson 0774/2105
PF8 - Steve Young 4792/5084 PF38 - Marshall Faulk 1289/2105
PF9 - Tim Couch 0720/5084 PF39 - Ricky Williams 1386/2105
PF10 - Vinny Testaverde 1303/5084 PF40 - Terrell Davis 1459/2105
PF11 - Brett Favre /48 PF41 - Antonio Freeman /22
PF12 - Dan Marino /48 PF42 - David Boston /22
PF13 - Drew Bledsoe /48 PF43 - Eric Moulds /22
PF14 - Jake Plummer 34/48 PF44 - Jerry Rice /22
PF15 - Mark Brunell 20/48 PF45 - Joey Galloway /22
PF16 - Peyton Manning /48 PF46 - Keyshawn Johnson /22
PF17 - Randall Cunningham /48 PF47 - Randy Moss /22
PF18 - Steve Young /48 PF48 - Terrell Owens /22
PF19 - Tim Couch 10/48 PF49 - Jimmy Smith /22
PF20 - Vinny Testaverde /48 PF50 - Torry Holt /22
PF21 - Barry Sanders /25 PF51 - Antonio Freeman 1846 /1848
PF22 - Curtis Martin 15/25 PF52 - David Boston 0825/1848
PF23 - Eddie George 22/25 PF53 - Eric Moulds 1359/1848
PF24 - Emmitt Smith /25 PF54 - Jerry Rice 0996/1848
PF25 - Fred Taylor /25 PF55 - Joey Galloway 1771/1848
PF26 - Garrison Hearst /25 PF56 - Keyshawn Johnson 0976/1848
PF27 - Jamal Anderson 20/25 PF57 - Randy Moss 1182/1848
PF28 - Marshall Faulk /25 PF58 - Terrell Owens 1576/1848
PF29 - Ricky Williams /25 PF59 - Jimmy Smith 0018/1848
PF30 - Terrell Davis /25 PF60 - Torry Holt 0090/1848
Randomly inserted in packs, this set consists of 6 separate statistical category cards, passing yards (1:25) and serial numbered to 5084, touchdown passes (1:2,634) and serial numbered to 48, rushing yards (1:60) and serial numbered to 2105, rushing touchdowns (1:5099) and serial numbered to 25, receiving yards (1:68) and serial numbered to 1848, and touchdown receptions (1:5,779) and serial numbered to 22. These cards are in refractor form with a "PF" prefix. -Source Beckett.com

 

Terrell Davis/John Elway/Randy Moss BGS 9.5
Terrell Davis/John Elway/Randy Moss - Refractor BGS 9.5
Terrell Davis/John Elway/Randy Moss - Gold Refractor 098/100 BGS 9.5
These randomly inserted cards honor three 1998 season award winners all on one card: Randy Moss, Terrell Davis, and John Elway. The base card was inserted at the rate of 1:53. It is also available in a Refractor version (1:1900) and as a sequentially numbered to 100 die-cut Gold Refractor (1:12,384). -Source Beckett.com

 


  Blue /1500 Blue Ref /150 Red /500 Red Ref /50 Gold /250 Gold Ref /25
T1 - Barry Sanders 0959          
T2 - Brett Favre 0017          
T3 - Dan Marino 0707          
T4 - Drew Bledsoe 0186 080 059     07
T5 - Jamal Anderson 0282 044 095   180  
T6 - John Elway 0013   465   197  
T7 - Peyton Manning 1117         047  
T8 - Randy Moss 0933   367       
T9 - Terrell Davis 0045   175   179  
T10 - Troy Aikman 1152   416       
Randomly inserted in packs this set consists of three different versions: The base set Blue-sequentially numbered to 1500 with a blue refractor version numbered to 150, Red-sequentially numbered to 500 with a red refractor version numbered to 50, and Gold-sequentially numbered to 250 with a gold refractor version numbered to 25. -Source Beckett.com

 

Super Bowl/Pro Bowl Promotional 

 Note: Considered 2000 Release Super Bowl Promo Pro Bowl Promo Pro Bowl Jumbo
Card # / Player Name Base Ref Base Ref Base Ref

1 - Brett Favre

2 - Marvin Harrison
3 - Marshall Faulk
4 - Randy Moss
5 - Kurt Warner (New)
6 - Stephen Davis (New)
7 - Peyton Manning
8 - Edgerrin James
9 - Drew Bledsoe
10 - Emmitt Smith
11 - Terrell Davis      
12 - Brad Johnson      
This 12-card set and accompanying Refractors parallel set was released at the 2000 Super Bowl Card Show in Atlanta as a wrapper redemption. Eight player's cards were similar to their base 1999 Finest card with 2-additional player's added to the set. Each features the Super Bowl XXXIV logo on the card front and was produced in a bi-fold format. -Source Beckett.com
This 12-card standard sized set was released at the 2000 Pro Bowl Card Show in Hawaii. Each player's card is essentially a parallel to the Finest Super Bowl set released a week earlier in Atlanta except that the Super Bowl logo has been replaced by the Pro Bowl logo. -Source Beckett.com
This set of cards was distributed by Topps directly to dealers at the 2000 Pro Bowl Card Show in Hawaii. Each card measures roughly 3 1/2" by 4 7/8" and is essentially an enlarged version of the Finest Pro Bowl and Super Bowl promos printed in the bi-fold format. A Refractor version was produced as well. -Source Beckett.com

 

Pre-Release Promotional

PP1 - Charlie Batch
PP2 - Jimmy Smith
PP3 - Jake Plummer
PP4 - O.J. McDuffie
PP5 - Curtis Martin
PP6 - Corey Dillon
This six-card set was issued to preview the 1999 Finest set. Six of the more popular players in football today were picked to represent the players in the set. The cards are numbered with a "PP" prefix.  The promo images are identical to the regular releases.  The Curtis Martin is missing the (tm) mark near the Jets logo on the front.  The promo images on the back differ from the regular releases in that the player watermark on the back was reduced in size and vertically adjusted.

 

Oddball Cards

Topps Archives 1999 Finest Acrylic Jamal Anderson Gems  #131    
Topps Archives 1999 Finest Acrylic Priest Holmes Sensations #145    
Topps Archives 1999 Finest Acrylic Jamal Anderson PF27    
Topps Archives 1999 Finest Acrylic Jamal Anderson PF37    
Barry Sanders - Blank Proof Card
Deion Sanders - Blank Proof Card
Barry Sanders Gems - Miscut.  It is especially noticeable on the back.  Matching up the borders on the right show that the other card was Rookie card Akili Smith.  Click on the image below to view Smith next to Sanders.
Donovan McNabb Future's Finest -  Incorrect serial number.  This card is a non-refractor version of the Future's Finest insert set.  No refractor technology on the front and the back of the card next to FF6 is blank where the word "refractor" would be.  The card is serial numbered out of /100 which is the print run for refractors.  The base version is numbered out of /500.  An Edgerrin James Future's Finest with the same error is known to exist.
Tim Couch Future's Finest -  Incorrect serial number.  Info same as above.    
Gold Refractor missing serial number - cut from a complete sheet coming soon coming soon