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After last year’s return to anything “Baseball” by Donruss (even if it was only college and high school players on their way to the majors), everyone was waiting for the release of 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition with dollar signs in their eyes…AND BOY WERE THEY RIGHT!
This stuff is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!
Master cases are set up with 20 boxes and each box contains 20 packs of 6 cards. If you’re quick to jump on this one, you’ll be able to find it in master case format, but if it sells out like last year, you’ll be had pressed to come across even the direct 6 box cases. DID I SAY YOU BETTER HURRY UP!!???!!
In each box, you’ll be finding a combination of at least 4 autographs or game-used memorabilia cards and at least 5 inserts or parallel cards. The base set is made up of 100 cards, so if you’re just looking to pick up a few sets for yourself, you’ll be able to find them pretty cheap on eBay a little after Christmas time. But if you’re set on completing this BAD BOY MASTER SET, get ready for a challenge, as this one is DEEP and full of SWEET cards that everyone is going to want in their collection. I’m not just talking about the 100 autographed rookies numbered to 1499 or 200 “turn of the century” rookie autographs numbered out of 999, I’m talking about some CRAAAZY depth!
For instance, there are SEVEN levels of die-cut parallels! For each of the levels of die-cut parallels, there are 200 different cards. The “Aspirations” level is numbered out of 150 or less, the “Status” level is numbered out of 75 or less, the “Gold Status” level is numbered out of 25 or less, the “Aspirations Signature” level features autographs and is numbered out of 100 or less, the “Red Status Signature” level features autographs and is numbered out of 50 or less, the “Gold Status Singnature” level features autographs and is numbered out of 25 or less and the “Black Status Signature” level features autpgraphs and is numbered out of 5 or less!
Then we have the highly popular “School Colors” subset. The base subset features 50 different cards highlighting the college or highschool that prominent draft picks attended and is numbered out of 1500. The three parallels to the “School Colors” subset are Materials, Materials Prime and Autographs. There are 50 cards in each of the “School Colors” parallel sets and the speacial features differ in each. “School Colors Materials” cards are numbered out of 100 or less and contain a piece of authentic memorabilia. The “School Colors Materials Prime” cards are numbered out of 25 or less and contain “Prime” pieces of memorabilia. The “School Colors Autograph” cards are numbered out of 100 or less and feature signatures.
Next we have the famous “Throwback Threads” subset. This set contains 25 different cards and there are four different levels. The “base” level is numbered out of 500 or less, the “Throwback Threads Autographs” are awesome cards that feature a game-used piece of memorabila and an autograph and they are numbered out of 100 or less, the “Throwback Threads Prime” cards have only pieces of the best memorabilia on them and are numbered out of 25 or less and the MOTHER of this subset is the “Throwback Threads Prime Autographs” subset. This subset is one that many people will buy this product to chase and contains PRIME pieces of game-used memorabilia with autographs and they are numbered out of 10 or less!
For all you collegiate sports fans, Donruss has ABSOLUTELY LOADED Elite Extra Edition with supreme value in the form of an EPIC “College Ties” subset. Although this subset only has 35 different cards, it is one of the key points of this product. There are three parallel levels and and three Autograph/memorabilia levels that make up the “College Ties” cards, which feature college star players paired with either another player or a coach from the same college. The base parallel levels are “College Ties Green” (numbered to 1500 or less) , “College Ties Gold” (numbered to 100 or less) and “College Ties Red” (numbered to 50 or less) . The next three parts of the “College Ties” subset are going to be ROCK SOLID SELLERS for quite some time! “College Ties Autographs” are numbered to 50 or less, “College Ties Jerseys” are numbered to 500 or less, and “College Ties Prime Jerseys” are numbered to 25 or less.
Potentially the greatest inclusion in 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition this year are the 65 different “Collegiate Patches” . These cards are numbered to 250 or less and contain large pieces of memorabilia with an embroidered collegiate logo AND an autograph from a college legend. YOU ABSOLUTELY CAN NOT BEAT THAT IF YOU ARE A COLLEGE COLLECTOR!!!
OVERALL, this is set to be one of the best releases of the year and should prove to be a GREAT money maker for all of you prospecting for the 2009 Baseball season!