|1996 Topps Finest Football|
|Base||Bronze Only||Silver Only||Gold Only||Refractors||Pro Bowl Promos|
1996 Finest set was released in two series. Standard boxes in each series contained 24 packs with 6 cards per pack and a SRP of $5. Boxes contained a full-size reproduction of a base card with players like Troy Aikman #134, Vinnie Clark, and Clay Matthews among others featured.
The set consists of a 359 card checklist, 191 for series 1 and 168 for series 2. 220 Common Bronze, 91 Uncommon Silver, and 48 Rare Gold cards make up the complete set. This is the first year Finest made this essentially a set of subsets, with Destroyers, Freshman (series 2 only), Future, Playmakers, and Sterling subsets or Themes.
Silver and Gold cards made up part of the chase for inserts, the bigger chase are Refractors. Collectors could expect to see in a given box 6 Silver and 1 Gold base card with 2 Bronze Refractors. A Silver Refractor fell once every other box and a Gold Refractor once every 12 boxes.
Pro Bowl Jumbo cards wre distributed at the 1997 NFL Experience Pro Bowl show in Hawaii and measure 4"x5 5/8". The enlarged 5"x7" versions were made available during the same time.
|Series 1 (Complete)||179||191||94%|
|Series 2 (Complete)||163||168||97%|
|Pro Bowl Jumbos||0||22||0%|
|Pro Bowl Jumbos Refractors||0||22||0%|
|Pro Bowl Promos 5x7||0||6||0%|
|Pro Bowl Promos 5x7 Ref.||0||6||0%|