Did it pass the grade? Read on!
Each box should break down to the following:
- 5 AUTOGRAPHS
- 16 GAME DAY TICKETS
- 8 SCHOOL COLORS
- 8 OLD SCHOOL COLORS
- 4 RUSH WEEK
- 4 PASSING GRADES
- 4 CLASS REUNION
- 4 COLLEGIATE CONNECTIONS
The base card design is a carbon copy of the design of the 2014 Contenders. I wasn't really a fan of that but at least it was a nice looking one. The base set showcases veterans in their college colors.
There are 100 total base cards in the product.
Back of the card
Yes, I put a question around these as I can't tell you if they are an insert or a base set of their own. Game Day tickets are where you find rookies at in the product and where I found top rookies like Gurley, Winston and Mariota to name a few. There are 100 in this set as well. Some may consider these an insert set, to me, it's an all rookie base set.
I do like the design on these as well and the touch of rainbow foil does just enough on them.
Back of the card:
I didn't pull one single parallel in my box but did pull plenty of inserts. Most are from the Contenders lineup. Most had a touch of foil like the Game Day tickets. I think just that little touch of rainbow color takes an ordinary card into something more special.
These next two are probably my favorite designed of the group.
MEMORABILIA CARDS: N/A but not needed in this product.
The design is the same as 2014, the only difference are the players and the use of college logos. I didn't hit it too big in my break, but, yet it's still too early to make any judgement on any of these players quite yet. You just never know. That's the fun of collecting a product like Contenders as they are the most sought after auto rookie cards on the market.
I must note also that this product has a strong autographed checklist of players already in the NFL as well.
My favorite autograph of the box. I am expecting BIG things from this guy!
Ooooops. What I meant to say above in inserts is that I didn't get any insert parallels, but I did get this one autograph of a Bowl Ticket. I must note that Mr. Smith has a beautiful signature.
I can't ever go against Contenders or bet against them. I didn't do very well in this box, but I have seen other strong boxes. It's still a fun bust as you hope to pull a top rookie or pro autograph and with 6 in a box and a deep checklist of players from all over, it's still worth the risk for the price.