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 Fort̩ РChicago, 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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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

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Donruss To Release Celebrity Set

Auto Date Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Donruss announced at The National that they will be releasing Donruss Studio Americana in November.

Former WWE diva and Dancin’ with the Stars finalist, Stacy Keibler, was on hand to sign promo cards at the Donruss booth.  Donruss also handed out promo cards of Mickey Rooney, Debbie Reynolds, Cedric the Entertainer and Wayne Newton.  Other names will be released throughout the next few months before the November release.


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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.

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Donruss Signs Vince Young As Spokesman

Auto Date Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

Donruss has signed 2006 Rookie of the Year Vince Young of the Tennesse Titans to appear on Donruss packaging and advertising.  He will first apear on 2007 Playoff Prestige Football which is scheduled to ship within the next week.  He will also be signing cards for all 2007 Donruss releases.

He joins an impressive list of Topps spokesmen Barry Sanders, Dan Marino, Kurt Warner, Michael Vick and Tom Brady.

Reggie bush appeared on all Donruss advertising and packaging in 2006.

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Football Product of the Year: Playoff National Treasures

Auto Date Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

First year product Playoff National Treasures has been chosen by the readers of Beckett Football as the 2006 Football Product of the Year. 

“For years Donruss Playoff has done a phenomenal job delivering rare retired player memorabilia cards to the hobby, but what we saw in Playoff National Treasures blew us away,” says Beckett Football editor David Lee. “With memorabilia and/or autographs from just about every vintage player that matters, National Treasures is the most comprehensive retired player product ever produced, and it shows with the awards it claimed. Congratulations to Donruss Playoff on a well-deserved Readers’ Choice Product of the Year Award.”

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Donruss to Produce Set for Arena League Desperados

Auto Date Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Donruss has announced that they will be teaming up with the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League to produce an 8 card set that will be available at Desperado home games.

One card will be available at each of the 8 home games to the first 5,000 attendees at the American Airlines Center.

The first card, picutred, will be of Clint Dolezel who is the starting quarterback.

Some of the other cards to be distributed include:

  • March 10th – Clint Dolezel
  • March 31st – Will Pettis
  • April 5th – Colston Weatherington
  • April 16th – Devin Wyman
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    Donruss Rumor?

    Auto Date Sunday, December 31st, 2006

    There was a rumor floating around that the NFL Players Association or NFL was not going to renew Donruss’ license to product football trading cards in 2007 and beyond.  Now various posting around the ‘net post to Donruss being renewed for 2007 and possibly through 2009.

    It would have been a major shame if Donruss was forced out of the football card business.  Their products seem to provide the best value to pack busters.  Their Playoff Contenders set is anually one of the most popular.



    Tony Romo Card in Playoff Contenders

    Auto Date Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

    Tony Romo has been absent from most 2006 football sets.  The only cards he has had up to this point were in the 2006 Topps Total Set.  In that set he appears on a card with former Dallas QB Drew Henson.

    His 2003 Playoff Contenders Autographed Rookie Card has been soaring in recent weeks.

    Romo will appear by himself for the first time in 2006 in the Playoff Contenders set that will be issued by Donruss Playoff.

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    Donruss & Pop Warner Team Up

    Auto Date Monday, December 4th, 2006

    Earlier this year, Donruss and Pop Warner announced an exclusive relationship.  This week Pop Warner is holding their “Super Bowl” at Disney in Orlando, FL.

    Donruss will distribute thousands of packs and samples to the kids.  Donruss will distribute over 2,000 Pop Warner Super Bowl sets during the final games on Friday and Saturday.  The packs contain six players who played Pop Warner ball.  These six cards which look like the 2006 Donruss Classics football design will be Matt Leinart, Reggie Bush, Donovan McNabb, Larry Fitzgerald, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marcus Allen.

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