Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Unfinished Cup:1996 Topps Turf Warriors

I have my coffee in hand and I am ready again for the third day in a row for a new post on Cards Over Coffee. I know my long break will be coming soon from blogging, so I am taking advantage of having some extra time this week to do a few posts.

Today, I am showing off another set I have been chasing hard since 1996 and have been adding more to of recent.

1996 Topps Turf Warriors fell 1:18 to 1:36 packs depending on what level of pack you buy. The cards feature an NFL Superstar and has a felt turf feel on the front of the card.

Remember when inserts had creativity?

*takes a sip wishing cards from today were as great as they were in 1996*

I opened a ton of 1996 Topps football, but didn't have a lot of luck in pulling these personally. I think I only pulled one which was Steve Young. Since then however, I have been wanting to build the set but it has taken a lot of patience. Some of these cards were a bit steep so I had to wait for some to be cheaper and nobody ever has these for trade.
Barry Sanders was one of those I had to wait on. Most were listed $20+ so when one went up for auction and I landed for less than $6, I called it a win.

Back of the card.

I went on a run with adding some of the top players after this Barry from the set such as Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, Marshall Faulk and Curtis Martin to name a few.

Here are my remaining needs,

If any of you have any of these, please comment below or hit me up at

Below, comment your thoughts on these inserts and what your favorite insert from 1996 was.

Thanks for reading and have a great Wednesday.

*takes a sip*

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


  1. 90's inserts and parallels were so innovative. I think card companies set the bar so high, we'll never see an era like that again. There might be a cool insert here or a cool parallel there, but back then it seemed like every other product released had something to ooh or ahh at.

    Best of luck with your set build. I just looked at the checklist... and I'd like to add the Favre, White, and Sanders to my collection.

    1. Thanks! Those are players I am missing still myself

  2. Those look really good. I checked my collection and am sorry to say I can't help your efforts because I have none. I still have coffee!


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