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NFL Players Announces Plans for Rookie Premiere

Auto Date Thursday, May 15th, 2008

NFL-Players-Association The top players from the 2008 NFL rookie class will be in Los Angeles starting May 15 for the annual Reebok NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere presented by EA Sports.

This event allows the three licensed trading card companies, Upper Deck, Donruss Playoff and Topps to photograph rookies and collect autographs for future card releases.

The schedule for the event is as follows:

May 15: Autograph Session at Beverly Hills Baseball Card Shop with DeSean Jackson and Kevin O’Connell

May 16: Youth Football Clinics and EA Sports Rookie Madden Bowl

May 17: Upper Deck and Donruss photo shoots

May 18: Topps photo shoots

The rookies scheduled to attend are:

Donnie Avery – St. Louis, WR
Earl Bennett – Chicago, WR
John David Booty – Minnesota, QB
Brian Brohm – Green Bay, QB
Andre Caldwell – Cincinnati, WR
Jamaal Charles – Kansas City, RB
Glenn Dorsey – Kansas City, DT
Early Doucet III – Arizona, WR
Harry Douglas – Atlanta, WR
Joe Flacco – Baltimore, QB
Matt Forté – Chicago, RB
James Hardy – Buffalo, WR
Chad Henne – Miami, QB
DeSean Jackson – Philadelphia, WR
Dexter Jackson – Tampa Bay, WR
Chris Johnson – Tennessee, RB
Felix Jones – Dallas, RB
Dustin Keller – New York Jets, TE
Malcolm Kelly – Washington, WR
Jake Long – Miami, T
Mario Manningham – New York Giants, WR
Darren McFadden – Oakland, RB
Rashard Mendenhall – Pittsburgh, RB
Jordy Nelson, Green Bay, WR
Kevin O’Connell – New England, QB
Ray Rice – Baltimore, RB
Eddie Royal – Denver, WR
Matt Ryan – Atlanta, QB
Jerome Simpson – Cincinnati, WR
Steve Slaton – Houston, RB
Kevin Smith – Detroit, RB
Jonathan Stewart – Carolina, RB
Limas Sweed – Pittsburgh, WR
Devin Thomas – Washington, WR

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Unannounced Autograph Insert in Playoff Absolute

Auto Date Monday, September 17th, 2007

Donruss has confirmed the existence of an unlisted autograph in 2007 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia football.

The cards feature autographed embossed logos of rookies from this year’s draft. The rookies signed the logos during the NFL Rookie Premier. There are two versions, a base foil card with a signature, standard swatch and serial-numbered out of 25 and a holographic version featuring a signature, prime swatch and serial-numbered out of 10.

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2007 eTopps Football Debuts

Auto Date Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

AdrianPeterson-eTopps-Rookie Topps has launched the 2007 eTopps Football product line. On Monday, they made available 5 cards for this year’s set. The highlight from these first five is rookie Adrian Peterson who had over 100 yards rushing in his debut and a 60 yard receiving touchdown.

The cards released on Monday are as follows:


Print Run


Adrian Peterson (R)



Ben Roethlisberger


Peyton Manning 849 $8.00
Randy Moss 749 $7.50
Brandon Jackson (RRO) 749 $8.00

These cards will be on sale from Monday 9/10/07 until Thursday 9/13/07 1:00 PM ET

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Donruss to Offer Trip, Card Set in London

Auto Date Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Donruss is offering one lucky collector the chance to attend the first NFL regular season game in London on October 28. The game will be played between the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.

The grand prize includes two game tickets, hotel and airfare. Ten runner-ups will receive an autographed mini-helmet from NFL rookies. 20 second place winners will receive a 2007 Score football factory set.

Collectors can enter by sending in an entry card found exclusively in 2007 Score Football at Walmart or a 3 1/2″ x 5″ piece of paper mailed to NFL “Game In London, England” Sweepstake, 2300 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington, TX 76011-6333.

Donruss will be distributing a special six card set during the game. The set will include Eli Manning, Steve Smith, Jeremy Shockey, Jason Taylor, Ted Ginn Jr. and Ronnie Brown.

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Donruss Produces Set for Dallas Cowboys Kids Club

Auto Date Monday, August 13th, 2007

f_KidsClub_WARE Donruss has announced that they are producing a special 6-card set for members of the Dallas Cowboys Kids Fan Club. The players featured in the set will be Tony Romo, Terry Glenn, Jason Witten, DeMarcus Ware, Roy Williams and Terence Newman.

Every child that registers will receive the following Cowboys collector items:

  • Personalized welcome letter from Jerry Jones
  • Rowdy Rookies exclusive Donruss football cards
  • Autographed 8 x 10 by Rowdy (The Official Mascot of the Dallas Cowboys)
  • 8 x 10 Official membership certificate
  • Drawstring bag with the Rowdy Rookies logo
  • Rowdy Rookies coloring book
  • Rowdy Rookies sticker set
  • Die-cut Rowdy Rookies logo sticker
  • Logo button with Rowdy Rookies logo
  • Rowdy logo fridge magnet
  • Personalized wallet-size membership card
  • Access to the Kids Club website featuring games, downloads and Football 101 for kids
  • Two free tickets to a Dallas Desperados home game

For more information, visit

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Michael Vick Cards Pulled From Future Release

Auto Date Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Upper Deck and Donruss have decided to pull Michael Vick cards from all future releases that have not been printed yet.  Upper Deck also pulled all UD Authenticated memorabilia items from its website.

[tags]Michael Vick, Donruss, Upper Deck[/tags]

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Upper Deck Revamps Ultimate Collection Line

Auto Date Tuesday, July 17th, 2007

Upper Deck has announced that the upcoming Ultimate Collection Baseball and Football brands will have three times more game used and autograph cards than in prior years.

Each pack will now contain one autograph and two game used cards per pack.  Each pack has a suggested retail price of $100.  Every box will have at least one patch card numbered to 50 or less.

Ultimate Collection Baseball is set to arrive in October and will include signed rookie cards of such hot rookies as Tim Lincecum, Hunter Pence, Kei Igawa and Akinori Iwamura.

2007 Ultimate Collection Football will be available in November.

[tags]Upper Deck, Ultimate Collection[/tags]

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Donruss and Pepsi to Issue Promo Cards

Auto Date Tuesday, July 10th, 2007

Donruss Playoff has teamed up with Pepsi to release a limited edition trading card set at the annual National Sports Collectors Convention.  The National will be held in Cleveland, Ohio from August 1st through the 5th.

Attendees will have to bring a special Pepsi coupon to exchange the the set.  The coupons are available at participating grocers through July 31st.  No purchase is necessary.

The six-card set includes Brady Quinn, Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson, Dwayne Jarrett, Tony Romo and Torry Holt.

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[tags]Donruss/Playoff, Promotion[/tags]

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Box Break: 2007 Donruss Classics Football

Auto Date Friday, July 6th, 2007
Veterans (1-100): 81/100
Legends (101-150): 1
  122 – George Blanda
Rookies (151-250): 3
  171 – DeShawn Wynn
  178 – Sidney Rice
  251 – H.B. Blades (Autograph)
Parallels: 1
  242 – Danny Ware Timeless Tributes (#’d 100)
Jersey / Memorabilia Cards: 2
  SS-1 – A.J. Hawk Saturday Stars (#’d 250)
  M-9 – Laurence Maroney VIP Membership (#’d 250)
Insert Cards: 6
  CS-13 – Thurman Thomas Classic Singles (#’d 1000)
  CS-17 – Deacon Jones Classic Singles (#’d 1000)
  M-2 – Leon Washington Membership (#’d 1000)
  MNH-25 Marc Bulger Monday Night Heroes (#’d 250)
  SB-7 – T.J. Houshmandzadeh Sunday’s Best (#’d 1000)
  SS-19 – Roger Staubach Saturday Stars (#’d 1000)
Rating: C-
One autograph of a minor rookie, and two jersey cards of 2nd year players make this break pretty mediocre.
No rookie stars.


[tags]Donruss Classics[/tags]

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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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2006 Leaf R & S Target Promotion Winners Announced

Auto Date Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

PeytonManningKickoffClassic Donruss Playoff recently announced the two grand prize winners of the the 2006 Leaf Rookies and Stars “Kickoff Classic” Promotion.  The Target exclusive promotion sends the two winners to the opening day game of their choice.

The promotion featured a 10-card set that was inserted in Target blaster boxes with the “Kickoff Classic” logo.  The players in the set included Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Shaun Alexander, LaDainian Tomlinson, Cadillac Williams and Ronnie Brown.

The two winners were Richard Wood of Conroe, Texas and Wanda June of Springfield Missouri.

[tags]Donruss Playoff, Rookie and Stars, Promotion[/tags]

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Topps Offers Sneak Peak at Rookie Premiere Autographs

Auto Date Friday, June 8th, 2007

Jamarcus_Rusell_Rookie_Premiere_Autograph The NFL Rookie Premiere event was recently held in Los Angeles.  Thirty-four of the top rookies from this years NFL Draft gathered for photoshoots, autograph sessions and more.

 NFL Rookie Premiere autographs will be included in the upcoming Topps Football which is scheduled for release in July.

Each card will feature a Hologram Authentication sticker.  There will be a red ink version which is limited to 10 copies.  Dual and Quad autograph cards are also available and will be limited to five copies.


RPA-JR JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
RPA-CJ Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
RPA-AP Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
RPA-TG Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
RPA-ML Marshawn Lynch Buffalo Bills RB
RPA-BQ Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
RPA-DB Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs WR
RPA-RM Robert Meachem New Orleans Saints WR
RPA-YF Yamon Figurs Baltimore Ravens WR
RPA-GO Greg Olsen Chicago Bears TE
RPA-AG Anthony Gonzalez Indianapolis Colts WR
RPA-KK Kevin Kolb Philadelphia Eagles QB
RPA-JB John Beck Miami Dolphins QB
RPA-DS Drew Stanton Detroit Lions QB
RPA-SR Sidney Rice Minnesota Vikings WR
RPA-DJ Dwayne Jarrett Carolina Panthers WR
RPA-KI Kenny Irons Cincinnati Bengals RB
RPA-CH Chris Henry Tennessee Titans RB
RPA-SS Steve Smith New York Giants WR
RPA-BL Brian Leonard St. Louis Rams RB
RPA-BJ Brandon Jackson Green Bay Packers RB
RPA-LB Lorenzo Booker Miami Dolphins RB
RPA-JH Jason Hill San Francisco 49ers WR
RPA-PW Paul Williams Tennessee Titans WR
RPA-TH Tony Hunt Philadelphia Eagles RB
RPA-TE Trent Edwards Buffalo Bills QB
RPA-GW Garrett Wolfe Chicago Bears RB
RPA-JLH Johnnie Lee Higgins Oakland Raiders WR
RPA-JT Joe Thomas Cleveland Browns OT
RPA-GA Gaines Adams Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE
RPA-PWI Patrick Willis San Francisco 49ers LB
RPA-TS Troy Smith Baltimore Ravens QB
RPA-MB Michael Bush Oakland Raiders RB
RPA-API Antonio Pittman New Orleans Saints RB


RPDA-RQ JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
  Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
RPDA-PJ Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
  Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
RPDA-RJ JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
  Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
RPDA-JS Dwayne Jarrett Carolina Panthers WR
  Steve Smith New York Giants WR
RPDA-PL Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
  Marshawn Lynch Buffalo Bills RB


RPQA-RQSB JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
Drew Stanton Detroit Lions QB
John Beck Miami Dolphins QB
RPQA-RQPJ JaMarcus Russell Oakland Raiders QB
Brady Quinn Cleveland Browns QB
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
RPQA-SGGP Troy Smith Baltimore Ravens QB
Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
Anthony Gonzalez Indianapolis Colts WR
Antonio Pittman New Orleans Saints RB
RPQA-JGLP Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
Marshawn Lynch Buffalo Bills RB
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings RB
RPQA-JGBM Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions WR
Ted Ginn Jr. Miami Dolphins WR
Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs WR
Robert Meachem New Orleans Saints WR

[tags]Topps, NFL Rookie Premiere, Autographs[/tags]

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