Tuesday, January 15, 2013
2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition
Set Size: 100 cards in the short set, plus 75 autographed rookies
Design Notes: The cards use a lot of black in the background on these foilboard cards.White squares surround the player's photo; the player's name is at the bottom. Backs have a tinted headshot of the front photo, vitals, some statistics and a write-up.
Parallels and Similars: There are three die-cut parallels for the short set and additional parallels for the autographed cards.
Distribution: Cards were sold in 5-card packs, with 20 packs per box.
Thoughts: Elite Extra Edition is a prospecting set, and the design is pretty boring. The biggest name in the set is Buster Posey, and I'd like to have a Posey autograph, but it doesn't have to be from this set. I'd rather have a more attractive card.