SCF Official Review: 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Panini for providing us with this box.
20 packs per box
5 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $99.99 - $109.99
(6) AUTOGRAPHS (on average)
Each 20-BOX CASE yields (4) HOT BOXES, with each HOT BOX containing an average of (10) AUTOGRAPHS!
EACH CASE will contain an average of (136) AUTOGRAPHS!
* NEW! Look for the FIRST ELITE EXTRA EDITION “BUILDING BLOCKS” DUAL, TRI and QUAD AUTOGRAPHS! Quad Autographs are #’d to just 10 copies each!
* NEW! BEST COMPARED TO - Insert comparing a 2011 Draft Pick with a current Major Leaguer whom he best compares to in style of play. There are also Autographed Versions, signed by the prospect, and #’d to just 25 each!
* NEW! TWO-SPORT STARS – Insert highlighting those Top Baseball Prospects who also excelled in other sports in high school and/or college. Autographed Versions are #’d to just 25!
* (150) PROSPECTS signing for the set!
* (50) ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHS including MORE THAN (30) FIRST-ROUNDERS!
* Among the (50) ON-CARD SIGNERS are:
- 2011 Golden Spikes Winner TREVOR BAUER, First-Overall Pick GERRIT COLE, DANNY HULTZEN, ANTHONY RENDON, BUBBA STARLING, 2011 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year DYLAN BUNDY, ARCHIE BRADLEY, MATTHEW PURKE, JACKIE BRADLEY JR., LEONYS MARTIN, & JOSH BELL - a top outfield prospect whom the Pittsburgh Pirates signed away from a University of Texas scholarship with an eye-popping $5 million bonus!
* Look for ASPIRATIONS SIGNATURE DIE-CUTS (#’d/100), BLUE STATUS SIGNATURE DIE-CUTS (#’d/50), EMERALD STATUS SIGNATURE DIE-CUTS (#’d/25), GOLD STATUS SIGNATURE DIE-CUTS (#’d/5) and BLACK STATUS SIGNATURE DIE-CUTS (#’d/1)!
* NON-AUTOGRAPHED VERSIONS of the PARALLEL DIE-CUTS are #’D NO HIGHER THAN 200 & AS LOW AS 10 per copy!
* NEW! FIRST PANINI APPEARANCE of MLBPA stars such as Josh Hamilton, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, Eric Hosmer and others!
* (175) CARD SET consists of (25) MLBPA STARS, as well as a (150) PLAYER PROSPECTS SUBSET – including (50) ON-CARD AUTOGRAPHED PROSPECTS!
WHAT WE PULLED
Base - 20/25 (80%)
Prospects - 61/190 (32.1%)
Aspirations /200 (2) - Starlin Castro, Jordan Akins
Status /100 (1) - Mike Walker
Building Blocks (6)
Elite Series (2)
Aspirations Dan Meadows Autograph /100
Franchise Futures Dwight Smith Jr. Autograph /675
Franchise Futures Chris Heston Autograph /865
Prospects Gerrit Cole Autograph /515
Prospects Francisco Lindor Autograph /557
Status Tony Zych Autograph /50
Base - 3.5/5
Design - 3.5/5
Fun - 3.5/5
Value - 4/5
Rebuy - 3.5/5
Total - 18/25 (72%)
At least 6 Autographs per box
Same basic design as previous years
Separate card numbering for veterans and prospects
Peculiar use of the "Rated Rookie" tag
NPN, Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball
5325 FAA Blvd Suite 100
Irving, TX 75061-3601
Postmark By - 3/7/12
Received By - 3/14/12
Limit 2 per household, sent separately
Open to all US/Canada residents except Quebec
Canada Skills: 707 + 304 / 152 x 518 - 651 = ?
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Panini for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all their products, visit them today at www.paniniamerica.net.