Archive for July, 2007

Donruss Signs Adrian Peterson to Endorsement Deal

Auto Date Monday, July 2nd, 2007

Peterson-Donruss-Classics-Rookie Minnesota Vikings rookie running back Adrian Peterson, who was the 7th selection in the 2007 NFL Draft, has signed an endorsement deal with Donruss/Playoff.

Donruss/Playoff will use Adrian Peterson’s images on packaging throughout the year and will include his autograph in all their football products.

“Adrian Peterson had an outstanding career at Oklahoma and should be one of the most exciting rookies this season,” said Donruss Playoff Marketing Director Scott Prusha. “He is an electrifying performer that will shine on the NFL stage. We are excited to have him aboard and look forward to working with him throughout the year.”

It is not clear if this will prevent Topps and Upper Deck from including autograph and memorabilia cards of Adrian Peterson in their 2007 NFL card products, but there is no mention of it being an exclusive deal.

[tags]Adrian Peterson, Donruss/Playoff[/tags]

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Sport Kings Making a Comeback

Auto Date Sunday, July 1st, 2007

base_clemente The original Sport Kings series was released by Goudey Gum Company in 1933 and 1934 and contain a wide array of sports figures from that era including Johnny Weissmuller, Red Grange and Babe Ruth.  It has been one of the most popular sets in the history of sports cards.

Coming in October, Sport Kings is making a comeback with the release of the 48-card Series A.  Some of the highlights of the set include Magic Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Evel Knievel, Stan Musial and more.

The release will be one of the most limited products ever according to Sport Kings LP.  Each pack will contain seven cards; three base cards in traditional card size, one base card in the original Sport Kings size, one Autograph Card inserts and two additional Autograph or Memorabilia Inserts.

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Preliminary Checklist & Images:

1 Aikman, Troy Football
2 Andretti, Mario Motor Sports
3 Beamon, Bob Track
4 Bird, Larry Basketball
5 Brodeur, Martin Hockey
6 To Be Determined Baseball
7 Clemente, Roberto Baseball
8 Dorsett, Tony Football
9 Ferrigno, Lou Weightlifting
10 Carter, Don Bowling
11 Hamm, Mia Soccer
12 Heiden, Eric Speed Skating
13 Hellmuth, Phil Poker
14 Hogan, Hulk Wrestling
15 Holmes, Larry Boxing
16 Johnson, Magic Basketball
17 Kiraly, Karch Volleyball
18 Knievel, Evel Daredevil
19 Lemieux, Mario Hockey
20 Leonard, Sugar Ray Boxing
21 Louganis, Greg Diving
22 Mansell, Nigel Motor Sports
23 Marciano, Rocky Boxing
24 Mattingly, Don Baseball
25 Musial, Stan Baseball
26 Richard, Maurice Hockey
27 Robinson, Jackie Baseball
28 To Be Determined Baseball
29 Roy, Patrick Hockey
30 Russell, Bill Basketball
31 Ryan, Nolan Baseball
32 To Be Determined Hockey
33 Schmidt, Milt Hockey
34 Seaver, Tom Baseball
35 Secretariat Horse Racing
36 Shoemaker, Willie Horse Racing
37 Spitz, Mark Swimming
38 To Be Determined Football
39 Stewart, Payne Golf
40 To Be Determined Skiing
41 Thomas, Thurman Football
42 Waltrip, Darrell Motor Sports
43 White, Reggie Football
44 Wilkins, Dominique Basketball
45 Williams, Ted Baseball
46 Wooden, John Basketball
47 Yastrzemski, Carl Baseball
48 Young, Steve Football

[tags]Sport Kings, Goudey[/tags]

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