Topps is jumping back into the football card market with a unique set focused exclusively on former Clemson star Trevor Lawrence, the player expected to be the No. 1 pick in the April 29 NFL Draft.
The 2021 Topps X Trevor Lawrence Football set is an exclusive collaboration sold by Topps' online shop, with part of the set designed by Lawrence's family.
The former Clemson star is expected to be the top pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars and is the first incoming NFL prospect to be featured in his own set of trading cards.
While Topps had previously issued player-curated sets for MLB, the Trevor Lawrence edition marks its first for football. It put complete sets priced at $75 on sale to the general public on Wednesday and sold out within two hours. The company plans to have more available next week.
Lawrence packs, which will be sold exclusively online, feature 25 cards and includes serial numbered autographs and parallel cards. The box set features 50 cards, including 30 dedicated to classic Topps designs of the past.
The remaining 20 cards showcase unique artwork by Lawrence's brother and sister-in-law, Chase and Brooke Lawrence, who used oil paintings and computer-generated designs to create images inspired by classic art from the psychedelic period of 1960s and ‘70s, as well as classic comic book and graphic novel illustrations. The sets include two different box designs called the “Rising Sun Edition” and the “Moon Beamer Edition.”
Topps published an exclusive video with Lawrence's family about the card designs.
“I really wanted to show that crazy, fun, energetic side of him that I don’t think a lot of the fans see,” Chase Lawrence said in the video.