1999 Topps Finest Football  

 

 

Base Refractors - BGS Gold Refractors Double Team Future's Finest Leading Indicators Main Attractions
Prominent Figures Finest Salute Team Finest Blue Team Finest Red Team Finest Gold Promotional Cards Oddball Cards

 


1999 Topps Finest was released in the middle of September 1999 with boxes available in two configurations. The first was a 24-pack Hobby box with 6 cards per pack. The second was a Home Team Advantage box with 1 12-pack box features 13 cards per pack. Topps continued to skinny down the checklist size of Finest, going from 359 in 1996, to 350 in 1997, 270 in 1998, and now 175 in 1999. This also marks the first time since the inaugural release in 1994 that the set is contained in ones series.

Cards are printed on 27-pt card stock with the traditional protective Finest peel on the front, the last year Topps would include the peel. The set is broken up into 124 base veteran cards and 51 short print cards. 11 are part of the Gems subset featuring some of the biggest NFL stars, 11 are part of the Sensations subset featuring emerging talents, and the final 29 are Rookie Cards.

This set marks the first time Finest featured multiple parallel cards to the base set. The ubiquitous Refractors return again along with first time Gold Refractors serial numbered out of 100 and feature die cut edging.

Leading Indicators marks the only foray the brand made with Thermochromic ink, revealing breakdowns on a player's stats gained from the left side, right side, or middle of the field.

Other popular inserts include Future's Finest making its sophomore appearance, Team Finest, and Prominent Figures all serial numbered. Prominent Figures can difficult to track down due to the numbering scheme being based off of NFL records at the time for passing, rushing, and receiving yardage and touchdowns.

Odds of finding a parallel or insert (Hobby):
  Base Refractor 1:12, Base Gold Refractor 1:72, Prominent Figures: QB Yards 1:25, QB Touchdowns 1:2.634
RB Yards 1:60, RB Touchdowns 1:5,099, WR Yards 1:68, WR Touchdowns 1:5,779, Future's Finest 1:253,
Future's Finest Refractors 1:1,264, Leading Indicators 1:, Finest Salute 1:, Finest Salute Refractor 1:,
Finest Salute Gold Refractor 1:, Main Attractions Ref/Non-Ref 1:, Main Attractions Non-Ref/Ref 1:,
Main Attractions Ref/Ref 1:, Double Team Ref/Non-Ref 1:, Double Team Non-Ref/Ref 1:,
Double Team Ref/Ref 1:, Team Finest: Blue 1:, Red 1:, Gold 1:, Blue Refractor 1:,
Red Refractor 1:, Gold Refractor 1:.

Odds of finding a parallel or insert (HTA):
Base Refractor 1:5, Base Gold Refractor 1:33, Prominent Figures: QB Yards 1:11, QB Touchdowns 1:1,220
RB Yards 1:28, RB Touchdowns 1:2,333, WR Yards 1:32, WR Touchdowns 1:2,660, Future's Finest 1:117,
Future's Finest Refractors 1:583, Leading Indicators 1:14, Finest Salute 1:25, Finest Salute Refractor 1:790,
Finest Salute Gold Refractor 1:5,782, Main Attractions Ref/Non-Ref 1:24, Main Attractions Non-Ref/Ref 1:24,
Main Attractions Ref/Ref 1:72, Double Team Ref/Non-Ref 1:24, Double Team Non-Ref/Ref 1:24,
Double Team Ref/Ref 1:72, Team Finest: Blue 1:39, Red 1:29, Gold 1:57, Blue Refractor 1:389,
Red Refractor 1:285, Gold Refractor 1:573. Bonus Base Cards feature Gems, Rookies, and Sensations 2:1

Type Current Max Percent
Base 124 124 100%
Base /w SPs 175 175 100%
Refractors 175 175 100%
Gold Refractors /100 109 175 62%
Double Team LH Ref 7 7 100%
Double Team RH Ref 7 7 100%
Double Team Dual Ref 7 7 100%
Future's Finest /500 10 10 100%
Future's Finest Ref /100 10 10 100%
Leading Indicators 10 10 100%
Main Attractions LH Ref 7 7 100%
Main Attractions RH Ref 7 7 100%
Main Attractions Dual Ref 7 7 100%
Prominent Figures All 38 60 63%
**Prominent Figures QB 14 20 70%
**Prominent Figures RB 14 20 70%
**Prominent Figures WR 10 20 50%
Finest Salute 3 3 100%
Team Finest Blue /1500 10 10 100%
Team Finest Red /500 10 10 100%
Team Finest Gold /250 9 10 90%
Team Finest Blue Ref /150 4 10 40%
Team Finest Red Ref /50 2 10 20%
Team Finest Gold Ref /25 1 10 10%
Pre-Production Promos 6 6 100%
Super Bowl Promo 12 12 100%
Super Bowl Ref Promo 2 12 17%
Pro Bowl Promo 12 12 100%
Pro Bowl Ref Promo 0 12 0%
Pro Bowl Jumbo Promo 10 10 100%
Pro Bowl Jumbo Ref Promo 10 10 100%