Talk About Confusing A Collector

2008 Playoff Prestige football cards have been out for awhile now and I think there is something really confusing about it, especially for new collectors.  This year’s Playoff Prestige contains jersey and patch cards of players that were rookies last year, not this year.  The funny thing is that Donruss/Playoff put the word “Rookie” on the front of the cards this year, even though they aren’t rookie cards.  Here is what I am talking about:

See what I’m talking about?  This could really confuse a collector because it isn’t a real rookie card.  In addition to these cards not being official rookie cards, they are serial numbered to 100.  Usually cards with patches like this aren’t numbered that high, but for some reason these are.  I think the cards look nice, but designs like this can really confuse collectors.  Right now on eBay you will see sellers trying to pass them off as rookie cards.  This could be happening because they really think they are rookies and don’t know any better, or they could just be trying to get more of the buyer’s attention.  This is just a word of warning to those people new to the hobby.  If you are looking to buy a rookie card of a player, make sure you find out when they were a rookie.  If you don’t, you could be taken advantage of. 

One Response

  1. Yeah…that is god awful.

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