Last year I had actually collected less football cards than in previous years, but I did get a few code cards throughout the year. In all I got only 7 code cards and was able to unlock three cards. Compare that to the baseball product where I unlocked over 30 codes, but only unlocked one card. Today I got my NFL cards in the mail from Topps. The cards have a clear protective film that you could remove, but I just kept mine on. I really do like the cards!