Routing-Table Reveal: 2011 Donruss Elite Throwback Threads Booklet Cards

April 19, 2011

Donruss Elite’s fabled Throwback Threads insert has enjoyed a hobby hall-of-fame career since bursting onto the scene in 2000, enchanting collectors with elegant unions of football’s greatest players — along with their legendary game-worn memorabilia and autographs — on one card.

In fact, some of the most poignant two-player pairings in the history of sports cards have called a Throwback Threads checklist home. But when 2011 Donruss Elite Football releases in June, it will deliver a history-making breed of Throwback Threads the likes of which collectors have never seen.

In a bold, new chapter for the franchise, Throwback Threads will be produced this year in booklet-card format for the first time ever. It’s a groundbreaking enhancement for Panini America, and one packing a significance that is not lost on those closest to its development.

“There’s not an insert set in the entire sports card universe more perfectly suited for the booklet card than Throwback Threads,” says Ben Ecklar, Panini America Director of Product Development. “It’s a perfect marriage that will usher in a new era for Donruss Elite and further establish Throwback Threads as one of the greatest insert sets of all time.”

For 2011, the base Throwback Threads booklets will be numbered to 99 or less and will be paralleled by Prime (numbered to 25 or less), Autograph (numbered to 25 or less) and Prime Autograph (numbered to 10 or less) versions.

While the following Routing Table reveal doesn’t quite do justice to the finished bound product, it will give you an idea of the prominent pairings slated for Throwback Threads’ 12th installment — and a feel for the insert’s classic design.

Start your collecting countdown clock . . . now: