Baseball collectors, rejoice. One of the most heavily anticipated prospecting goldmines of the season is coming. At long last, Panini America officials on Friday afternoon released the first extended details of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, the autograph-heavy prospect blockbuster due out December 21.
Baseball collectors, rejoice. One of the most heavily anticipated prospecting gold mines of the season is coming.
At long last, Panini America officials on Friday afternoon released the first extended details of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Baseball, the autograph-heavy prospect blockbuster due out December 21, just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Each 20-pack box of 2011 Donruss Elite Extra Edition will include six autographs from a checklist that includes 150 total signers (see checklist below), while four Hot Boxes per 20-box case will yield an average of 10 autographs. That means each case will deliver an average of 136 prospect autographs.
We’ll let that set in for a minute before continuing . . .
Other highlights of the product include:
- The brand new Building Blocks Dual, Triple and Quad Autographs inserts, with Quads numbered to just 10
- The Best Compared To insert compares a 2011 Draft Pick to a current big leaguer with autographed versions signed by the prospect numbered to just 25
- The Two-Sport Stars insert highlights top baseball prospects who also excelled in other sports at the high school or college level
- The product’s base set includes 25 MLBPA stars and a 150-player Prospects subset
- 50 on-card autograph signers including more than 30 first-rounders
- Look for Aspirations Signature Die-Cuts (#’d to 100), Blue Status Signature Die-Cuts (#’d to 50), Emerald Status Signature Die-Cuts (#’d to 25), Gold Status Signature Die-Cuts (#’d to 5) and Black Status Signature Die-Cuts (#’d to 1)
- Non-autographed versions of the parallel die-cuts are numbered to no higher than 200 and to as low as 10 per copy
Stay tuned to The Knight’s Lance for additional updates on 2011 Elite Extra Edition Baseball and stay tuned after the following preview gallery for the complete prospect autograph checklist.
Franchise Futures Prospects Autographs
Dante Bichette Jr.
James Baldwin III
Dwight Smith Jr.
On-Card Prospects Autographs
Jackie Bradley Jr.