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.
Tags:Donruss, Football, Playoff-Absolute-Memorabilia
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
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:
|Adrian Peterson (R)
|Brandon Jackson (RRO)
These cards will be on sale from Monday 9/10/07 until Thursday 9/13/07 1:00 PM ET
Tags:Adrian-Peterson, eTopps, Football
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.
Tags:Company News, Donruss, Football, Promotion
Monday, August 13th, 2007
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 www.DallasCowboys.com
Tags:Dallas-Cowboys, Donruss, Football, Promotion
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]
Tags:Donruss, Football, Michael-Vick, Upper-Deck
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]
Tags:Baseball, Football, Ultimate-Collection, Upper-Deck
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.
Tags:Donruss/Playoff, Football, Promotion
Friday, July 6th, 2007
||122 – George Blanda
||171 – DeShawn Wynn
||178 – Sidney Rice
||251 – H.B. Blades (Autograph)
||242 – Danny Ware Timeless Tributes (#’d 100)
|Jersey / Memorabilia Cards:
||SS-1 – A.J. Hawk Saturday Stars (#’d 250)
||M-9 – Laurence Maroney VIP Membership (#’d 250)
||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)
One autograph of a minor rookie, and two jersey cards of 2nd year players make this break pretty mediocre.
No rookie stars.
Tags:Box Breaks, Donruss-Classics, Football
Monday, July 2nd, 2007
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]
Tags:Adrian-Peterson, Company News, Donruss/Playoff, Football
Tuesday, June 12th, 2007
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]
Tags:Donruss-Playoff, Football, Promotion, Rookie-and-Stars
Friday, June 8th, 2007
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.
TOPPS NFL ROOKIE PREMIERE AUTOGRAPHS CHECKLIST
[tags]Topps, NFL Rookie Premiere, Autographs[/tags]
Tags:Autographs, Football, NFL-Rookie-Premiere, Topps
Monday, May 21st, 2007
The annual event where the top rookies from the NFL draft participate in photo shoots and sign autographs for trading card companies Donruss Playoff, Topps and Upper Deck took place over the weekend in Los Angeles.
This is the 12th year that the top rookies are brought together for autographs, photos, a Madden Tournament, hobby shop appearance and more.
The 35 rookies and alternates that where scheduled to attend were:
- Gaines Adams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- John Beck, Miami Dolphins
- Lorenzo Booker, Miami Dolphins
- Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
- Michael Bush, Oakland Raiders
- Craig Davis, SanDiego Chargers
- Trent Edwards, Buffalo Bills
- Yamon Figurs, Baltimore Ravens
- Ted Ginn Jr., Miami Dolphins
- Anthony Gonzalez, Indianapolis Colts
- Chris Henry, Tennessee Titans
- Johnnie Lee Higgins, Oakland Raiders
- Jason Hill, San Francisco 49ers
- Tony Hunt, Philadephia Eagles
- Kenny Irons, Cinncinnati Bengals
- Brandon Jackson, Green Bay Packers
- Dwayne Jarrett, Carolina Panthers
- Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
- Kevin Kolb, Philadelphia Eagles
- LaRon Landry, Washington Redskins
- Brian Leonard, St. Louis Rams
- Marshawn Lynch, Buffalo Bills
- Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
- Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings
- Antonio Pittman, New Orleans Saints
- Brady Quinn, Cleveland Browns
- Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
- JaMarcus Russell, Oakland Raiders
- Joe Thomas, Cleveland Browns
- Steve Smith, New York Giants
- Troy Smith, Baltimore Ravens
- Drew Stanton, Detroit Lions
- Paul Williams, Tennessee Titans
- Patrick Willis, San Francisco 49ers
- Garrett Wolfe, Chicago Bears
According to Beckett, Craig Davis and LaRon Landry were no-shows at the event.
Upper Deck will be releasing a 30 card set later in the year that will feature the players from this event.
[tags]Upper Deck, Topps, Donruss Playoff, Rookie Premiere[/tags]
Tags:Donruss-Playoff, Football, Rookie-Premiere, Topps, Upper-Deck