Before I start my review, here are many places you can find Panini America: Their official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook. If you don't follow them you should! They interact with you on Twitter, have contests on their blog and Facebook and the site is also fun to visit!
Now onto the review:
- 24 Packs Per Box, 8 Cards Per Pack
- Two Autographs and One Memorabilia Card Per Box
- Around $65 per box
Even though I am not a huge fan of borders, in a throwback product like this, they are ok. However, the RC logo on these could have been a bit bigger in my opinion. Maybe balance it out with the size of the Donruss logo.
|Press Proof parallels. One is a gold.|
|Stat Line Parallels|
|Who doesn't remember these? Donruss The Rookies returns...even with parallels!|
Sickest of the bunch....
With 50 plus of these in every box, yes it may seem overwhelming to some, but wait til you bust a box, I promise you will be more excited than overwhelmed.It's not like other baseball products that load up their boxes with what I call "filler inserts". These are truly worth finding.
My favorite inserts other than the Elite Turn Of The Century and Status parallels, are The Elite Series and Elite Dominators. Both cards have the cool refractor cracked iced appeal. They are something I can't take my eyes off from.
Other fun autographed finds in Donruss Series 2 is Passing The Torch, featuring a double-sided autographed card with a star player from today signature on one side and a star player from the pasts signature on the other. The other great autograph chase is Recollection Collection featuring buyback autographs from today and yesterday's players.
OVERALL THOUGHTS:LOVE IT! This was by far the most fun I have had this year in a break. All of the inserts were fun chases and I was excited to open the next pack to see what I could find. There is a lot of nostalgia going on in here as well.
The biggest thing for most collectors will be the great value you get in every box. You pay $65 for a ton of cards, at least 3 hits, possible rookie cards of Abreu and Tanaka, inserts that can be low and high numbered and just a good time busting. In this box alone I got three autos, a memorabilia card, two numbered Abreus including a low numbered one and lots more. If you are looking for something fun to open with a chance at something big, Donruss Series 2 is the way to go!