I’m trying to figure out if I like this set or not. I know I’m not liking the $74 price tag through Dave and Adam’s Cardworld. I do kind of like the idea behind the set though and it is a monster set, the base set is 400 cards. Seeing Bo Jackson in an Auburn uniform, Joe Montana in a Notre Dame outfit, and bevy of other athletes in every sport you can think of.
Of course this is a non-pro license set and as such there are going to be athletes in street clothes, college uniforms and high school uniforms. I think it’s kind of fun to see younger versions of retired athletes but this set is certainly not setting itself up for a second release. They are pretty much throwing all the eggs in the basket on this release and see how it turns out.
You might wonder what the purpose of this set is, and if I had to take a guess it’s to get autographs of their exclusive signings out. They have a lot of exclusives and not a lot of releases to shove them in. One might say they should have thought this out a bit better instead of signing athletes blindly to huge contracts to keep them away from Topps and Donini.
Anyhow enough of my opinions, make your own, here is the box:
Here are some of the preview cards:
Here is the product breakdown:
Regular Cards (400)
Athletes of the World Signatures
Sports Nation Dual, Triple and Quad Signatures
All Sport Apparel
Break Summary: (on average)
Get Two (2) Autographs in every box!
Including one (1) multi-signed card per case!
One (1) Memorabilia card per box!
Look for the autographed parallel
One (1) Clear Competitors PETG insert per box!
Autographs from sports’ biggest stars!
And many more!
Memorabilia worn by the biggest names in sports!
And many more!
6 cards per pack
20 packs per box
I’m curious what everyone thinks? I think for a one release wonder it might be pretty fun to collect, but overall for sustainability of a product line, I just don’t think is is more than a one year run. I guess we will see huh?