I had high expectations for this product. Those expectations were met and exceeded in the first of many boxes of this product I am opening. I have a 10 box half case that I pre-ordered coming in a couple of days, as I decided to put my money where my mouth is.
Our box of this product was one that seems to be a pretty normal from the breaks I am seeing all over the internet. It was a box that did not contain any rare parallels or the big headliners but yet still managed to put in plenty of pop. We hit 6 autographs, and here are scans of all of them.
The on card autographs are as nice as I had hoped they would be, and it seems as if there is a difference in the finish of the card. It’s as if the sticker based autographs have a last layer of gloss that the on card autographs do not have. This was probably done to prevent bubbling, and it seems to have worked. Bubbling was a huge prospective issue with foil board, and Donruss found a way around it.
I can’t comment on some of the subsets such as the Collegiate Patches or the Private Signings, as none of them were in this box. Cards like that you have to get in hand before you can really say much about it. But I can vouch for the quality of the autographs, and at least in the on card versions they are top notch.
The secondary market has already started reacting favorably to these cards. An Aroldis Chapman took a $120 buy it now, and other auction prices are up. With the scaled back production this year and the shorter print runs on every single prospect of note demand should be able to consistently out run supply.
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