Break by: CHillyDoggy

Picked up a box and four loose packs of 07-08 SP Rookie Edition on Monday, and here are the three hits that I got as well as a look at the other cards’ design.

Product Description:

14 Packs per box, 8 Cards per pack
Average price per box, $68-$80

Find at least 42 rookie cards and two autograph cards per box on average. With three rookie cards per pack, this is your best chance to grab all the rookies from the highly touted 2007-08 NBA Draft class. Look for rookie cards in classic and unique SP designs from 94/95 SP, 96/97 SP, 97/98 SP and 1998 SP with special autograph versions!!!

Please be advised that SP Rookie Edition NBA will have two “A” level signatures per 20-box case on average! Those “A” level sigs will come from the following list of NBA superstars:

Michael Jordan
Kobe Bryant
LeBron James
Magic Johnson
Kevin Durant
Larry Bird

Product Breakdown:

Autograph Cards (combine for two per box on average)
o Rookie Design Auto
o 1996-97 SP Design Auto
o 1997-98 SP Design Auto
o 1994-95 SP Design Auto
o 1998 SP Veteran/Legend Design Auto

Regular Cards and Rookies:
o Base Set – 60 Cards
o Rookies – (3:1)
o 1996-97 SP Design – (1:1)
o 1997-98 SP Design – (1:12)
o 1994-95 SP Design – (1:12)
o 1998 SP Veteran/Legend Design – (1:12)
Overall Break:
Base – 60/60(100% complete)
Rookies -  43/45 (96% complete)
Missing/Needed – 2
Dupes – 12
Parallels – 6, three 96-97 Style RC Extras and three harder to find parallels from other years SP designs


Kevin Durant 96-97 Style RC Auto
Jeff Green RC Auto (came from the four loose packs)
Javaris Crittenton RC Auto


Base, RC & 96-97 Style RC Designs:

Final Ratings (Out of 5): 

Base Set – 4.5
Fun – 5
Overall Design – 4.5
Value – 5
Rebuy – 5
Final Grade – 24/25 (96%)

Really like the look of these cards. The base set is sort of like a less expensive UD Black type of card and the new RC design is sharp too. A box appears to have a complete base set (1-60), most of the RCs (61-105) and most of the 96-97 style RCs (106-120) as well making it a fairly economical set to put together. You also get three parallel RCs from designs from other SP years. Would guess they would be hard to put together as a set. For the $75 I spent, this was an excellent product, even if there had been no Kevin Durant auto.