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2011 Topps UFC Title Shot offers hardcore MMA fans the chance to collect current champions as well as prospect potential future champions. Title Shot is a cardboard celebration of UFC champions past, present and future. Each $70-$90 hobby box delivers 12 packs and 4 hits.
2010-11 Classics is the basketball card equivalent of an above-average NBA 6th man. While it lacks the finishing touches and all-around game to crack the starting lineup, it does bring enough to the table to warrant plenty of playing time.
Like previous versions of Tribute, it will appeal to those with a big time collecting budget more so than the everyday collector. 2011 Tribute is nearly identical to last season’s with a slightly increased emphasis on legends and slightly revamped card design. The product as a whole is solid, delivering some legendary autographs, relics and autographed relics.
2011 Upper Deck Football marks the beginning of a new era in pre-draft football card offerings. It also marks the first base Upper Deck Football product since the 2009. The product’s rookie autographs also have a chance at doing something once thought impossible for a pre-draft product – retain value.
Simply put, this might be the best pre-draft, unlicensed football card offering I’ve ever opened. From thick chrome stock to crisp on-card autographs, 2011 Leaf Metal Draft is a game changing product that offers collectors the feel of a mid-season football card offering in April.
2010-11 Absolute Memorabilia is an above-average basketball card offering that features an interesting mix of rookies, relics, veterans, legends and autographs. If it’s relic you seek, then Absolute might be for you.
2010-11 Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey is the rare product that finds life outside the hits through an excellent mixture of card variety that includes rookies, parallels, inserts, die-cuts and acetates. The hits are nothing more than the gravy on the hearty meal that is Upper Deck Series 2 Hockey.
Heritage is an excellent product that delivers a mystery pack’s worth of immagination and intrigue. If it’s a vintage baseball card experience you seek, Heritage is worth a peak, as you will no doubt appreciate the authentic baseball card experience it offers.
If there was a such thing as an “inverse parallel” set, Topps Opening Day would be just that. This is one product that I’ve never much cared for or understood. It’s essentially base Topps, only the cards lack foil, have flimsy stock, lack value and it releases prior to its namesake.
With 2010 SP Authentic Football, it’s becoming clear that Upper Deck is successfully sailing through uncharted sports card waters. SP Authentic is as close to an authentic college football experience as the card world has ever seen.
2010-11 Crown Royale Hockey’s corny regal themes and card design offer collectors a refreshing departure from the cookie cutter cards of today. After a seven year absence from the ice, Crown feels right at home in the hockey card section.
If we were talking about a product that carried a box price of around $180, this would be an excellent product. Seeing as how the actual box price is between $275-$325, Tribute simply doesn’t deliver enough bang for your buck for a high-end product.
Sharp set design, short print madness, variations and the all-new 1/1 Golden Ticket collide to make the latest incarnation of Contenders the first must break product of the 2010 football card season. If you have any interest in football cards whatsoever, this product won’t disappoint.
2010 Upper Deck World of Sports features an intriguing checklist that includes a multitude of stars spanning the sports spectrum. Unfortunately, an idea is only as good as it’s execution and World of Sports is a poorly executed product.
2010-11 SPx Hockey returns with simpler card design and unlike past years, isn’t the first product of the year to deliver rookie autographs. Overall, it’s an above average offering that will appeal to hardcore SPx fans.
2010 Topps Supreme Football features a solid checklist, intriguing card design and the potential for high quality hits, but falls short when it comes to delivery – each $80-$90 box delivers a total of four cards, of which only one is a hit. I would recommend seeking singles over buying a box, but if you have an itch to rip, you could do far worse than Topps Supreme.
2010 Bowman Sterling loses you with craftsmanship, then buys you back with an insanely deep autograph checklist and overwhelming amount of hits per box. If you have the money and are a prospector, I would recommend giving a box of Sterling a shot, just be advised that it isn’t a perfect product, it just features the perfect checklist.