Donruss/Playoff Redemption ALERT!

I’m sure that you have heard that Donruss/Playoff has started their new online redemption format this year.  What I didn’t know was that they changed the way their redemption cards look.  Before, Donruss/Playoff redemption cards looked like this:

Now they look like this:

I am bringing this to your attention because if someone doesn’t know that they changed the design, it can be easy to view the new cards as filler cards that collectors usually throw out.  When opening new packs of Donruss/Playoff cards, be sure to look at the front and the back of the white cards in the middle.  You don’t want to throw out one of your hits.

There is nothing quite like great card design

After taking a look at some of the cards that have been pulled from this year’s Donruss Classics football product I just have one thing to say, “Great card design”.  Every year I am so impressed with what Donruss/Playoff does with this specific brand of cards.  Browsing through eBay I came across one of the coolest cards from this product, which would be the Timeless Treasures memorabilia cards.  One that stands out to be the most is the Knute Rockne Timeless Tributes authentic worn coat card #’ed/250.  This is one of Rockne’s first memorabilia cards to hit the market.  The design of this card is perfect.  It has a great photograph of Rockne from many years ago, superb insert name, and a nice size piece of coat inserted into the card.  Another bonus about this card other than its design is that its very affordable.  One sold last night on eBay for only $34.00.  I don’t think this is too bad for one of the best football coaches of all time.  Plus, I think it would be awesome to own something that old.  Rockne was born in 1888 and died in 1931 in a plane crash.  Along with collecting Phillies and Dolphins cards, I also have a collection of memorabilia cards of players from long ago like Jim Thorpe, Doak Walker, Yale Lary, Sid Luckman, and Clyde “Bulldog” Turner.  I soon hope to add one of these Rockne cards to my collection.


American Culture Influencing Baseball Card Design

Have you ever noticed how American culture sometimes carries over into the design of a baseball card?  Lets take 1955 Bowman baseball cards for example.  Look at any card from that set.  Do you see anything?  The cards are designed to look like a television.  Why do you think they did this?  I think they used this design because back in the 1950’s having a television was a new thing.  Now, if we fast forward a few decades you can see this happening again.  Does anyone remember those baseball cards that came on CD-ROM’s back in the mid to late 90’s?  I wonder why they did that?  Probably because during that time period computers we really starting to take off and everyone was getting connected to the internet.  How about the Topp’s 1991 Desert Shield set?  Because of Desert Storm Topps made a special set of cards for soldiers.  This set looks just like the regular Topps set except it has a special logo in the corner.  I wonder how future events in our country will change the way baseball cards or any sports cards look?  I guess time will only tell.