2011 SP Authentic Football

2011 SP Authentic Football


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Upper Deck is pushing this year's NFL rookie crop in 2011 SP Authentic Football despite the fact they do not carry an NFL license. The set, which depicts players in their college threads, is a split of new and old designs. In particular, collectors can expect the 1998 SP Future Watch design on half of the base set. The SPx brand returns, this time as an insert. Two SPx packs will be found in every 12-box case with each SPx pack promising a Rookie Auto Jersey card. 2011 SP Authentic Football boxes have three hits including one SP Rookie Auto Patch and one USA Football Autograph or Future Swatch memorabilia card.

Product Configuration: 24 packs per box, five cards per pack
Price Point: Mid-End Football Card
Target Audience: NFL Football Fans, College Football Fans, Rookie Card Collectors, Autograph Collectors, USA Collectors, Fan of Mainstay Upper Deck Football Products

Box Break

  • One SP Rookie Auto Patch card
  • One USA Football Autograph or Future Swatch Memorabilia card
  • One Additional Autograph
  • 120 Total Cards

Product Highlights:

  • 200 card base set (100 regular cards, 100 1998 SP Future Watch cards).
  • 2011 SP Authentic Football autograph short prints.
  • Base set parallels: Autographs (1:30), Gold Autographs (/15), Silver Parallel (/1).
  • 1998 SP Future Watch cards include both past and present stars in their college uniforms on the retro design. Parallels: Autographs (varied numbering), Spectrum Autographs (/1).
  • SPx brand returns with four packs coming in each case. Each SPx pack has a Rookie Auto Jersey (/99 or less). SPx base cards numbered to 175.
  • SPx Rookie Auto Jersey parallels (/15).
  • One SP Rookie Auto Patch inserted in each box (Tier 1: /699, Tier 2: /299)
  • SP Signature Threads Auto Jersey cards (/99 or less) inserted one per case.
  • Upper Deck introduces USA Football national team cards (1:4). These include one autograph (1:96) or Future Swatch memorabilia card (1:32) per box.
  • Sign of the Times autographs include up to four signatures per card.

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Ryan is a former member of The Cardboard Connection Writing Staff.   His collecting origins began with winter bike rides to the corner store, tossing a couple of quarters onto the counter and peddling home with a couple packs of O-Pee-Chee hockey in his pocket. Today, he continues to build sets, go after inserts with cool technologies, chase Montreal Expos and finish off his John Jaha master collection.

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  1. Ryan,
    Any idea on the print run of Cam newton’s on-card autograph of Sp Aunthentic(card#94)….TY

  2. Jeff (ID 37343) Hi Jeff – I just checked the checklist and it doesn’t give any print run info for those. The Golds are numbered to 15.

  3. Thanks again Ryan..I was lucky to pull one…I saw that one ended on ebay for $679.00….

  4. case break autos : newton, 2 ponders, mallett ,daniel thomas, 2 ryan williams, murry, and alot more. some serial # to 5 and 25. well worth price. should make my money back and get to keep a few nice ones.

  5. I recently scooped up a 2011 SP Authentic Future Watch Cam Newton Auto 3/5. It Looks like it is gold. Can someone tell me if Future Watch has a gold set?


  6. Nice! It sounds like a Gold parallel. I just did a quick scan and while most look like they’re numbered /35, I did notice one that was /5.

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