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.
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If you hate 2010-11 O-Pee-Chee Hockey, than you may as well hate Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe and Bobby Orr as well, as this is one of those products that even if you don’t like, you have to respect
The 2010 Donruss Rated Rookie Box Set is essentially a blaster box on steroids. The 100 card box set delivers plenty of big name rookies like Bradford, Tebow and Bryant in addition to a refreshing amount of lesser known rookies. Each $20 box set delivers a 100-card Rated Rookie set and 1 autographed Rated Rookie.
2010-11 Donruss Basketball is refreshing departure from the overload of pre-1960′s vintage products thrown at collectors over the past decade. Donruss instead goes with 1984 Donruss Baseball’s card design, which makes for a nostalgic trip to the decade of Deloreans, Guns N’ Roses, Member’s Only Jackets, Bo Jackson and Quantum Leap.
Bowman Platinum feels like a rushed product should, thrown together with very little continuity and craftsmanship. I’m all for prospecting products, but with the Bowman Trilogy (Bowman, Bowman Chrome, Bowman Draft) and products like Topps USA Baseball and Donruss Elite Extra Edition currently available, I see very little need for this product.
The hobby version of the 2010 Topps USA Baseball box set offers prospectors a refreshring departure from your everyday baseball card offering. Each box delivers a 65-card base set and 10-hits featuring a who’s who of the upcoming 2011 MLB Draft.
The latest rendition of Bowman Sterling takes a few steps backward in card design from 2009, but as a whole Sterling is an intriguing product due to it’s brilliant base set composition and 19-hits per box. Bowman Sterling is the one Topps football product I always feel is a few adjustments away from football card immortality, unfortunately that dream will have to wait until 2011.
2010 Topps Magic is one of the year’s best and most refreshing products. If you’ve grown tired of opening products with 2-4 hits and a stack of meaningless base cards, I highly suggest you give Magic a try, it does an excellent job of making every card both meaningful and collectible.
2010 Triple Threads Football is a really, really good product that falls a few shortcomings shy of being great. Per usual, the card themes are excellent and the is checklist extremely intriguing. If you’ve enjoyed Triple Threads Football in year’s past, there’s no reason you shouldn’t enjoy the 2010 version. To those who have never bought a box before, I would say that collectors of past legends and current stars would enjoy the product far more than 2010 rookie class collectors
Bowman Draft finishes the 2010 Bowman baseball trilogy in style by delivering a deep checklist highlighted by Manny Machado, Drew Pomeranz, Steve Strasburg, Delino DeShields’ son and a slew of additional rookie and prospect baseballers. If you enjoyed 2010 Bowman episodes I and II (Bowman, Bowman Chrome), this Draft’s for you.
2010 Topps Unrivaled is “unrivaled” when it comes to worst football card products of 2010. The sets numbering and decent relic selection isn’t enough to overcome the poor quality of the product as a whole. This is without a doubt the worst Topps product in some time.
The introduction of the Upper Deck Ice Premieres rookie card to this year’s Black Diamond takes the product to a whole new level in 2010-11. For the most part, the rest of the product remains the same as year’s past outside of a few subtle improvements to the set’s card design.
Topps Sterling is the sweeping tale of the game of baseball told trough cardboard. If you fancy yourself a baseball historian, this is a product you will definitely want to check out if you can afford the steep box price of around $200-$220. Sterling is a baseball fans’ baseball card product.
Donruss’ return to hockey is a triumphant success that offers collectors a substantial amount of cold as ice cards per $60-$70 hobby box. The Rated Rookie won’t beat a Young Gun, but the product as a whole is much deeper than Upper Deck Series One.
2010 Topps Prime is step in a fresh, new direction for Topps. With a few tweaks, Prime could evolve into the perfect compliment to Topps’ chrome based products. Each hobby box delivers 10-packs and 4-hits for less than $100.
2010 Certified Football is a solid football card offering that delivers 4-hits and doesn’t overload collectors with a stack of meaningless base cards. Certified won’t “wow” you, but at the same time it won’t leave you with a terrible case of buyer’s remorse.
The imagination of Threads is absolutely infectious and although the product does have it’s bad moments, those are alleviated by the introduction of on-wood rookie autos, which are destined for hobby stardom. If you enjoy products that take cards in a fresh direction, I would definitely recommend breaking a box or two.
2010-11 Rookies & Stars is a solid basketball card offering that gives collectors a chance to grab the latest rookie autographs of big names like John Wall, Evan Turner, Derrick Favors and Wesley Johnson. For all intensive purposes, this is last year’s Rookies & Stars with updated rosters.