Sports Card News, Reviews, and Box Breaks

2007 Exquisite Football Analysis

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Exquisite Football is the Mac-Daddy of all football products. At around $500 for a box of 6 cards its also one of the priciest products out there. So what do you get for your money? Here’s what 2007 Exquisite Football has to offer:

Card #1: Base Card

Card #2: Rookie Signature

Card #3: Rookie Signature Patch

Card #4: Maximum Jersey

Card #5: Patch Card

Card #6: Random Autographed Card

The order may be different in each box but you are guaranteed to get 1 card from each slot.
Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty of each card slot.

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Why must you be so ugly?

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

This card should be awesome, but instead its just ugly…

Brian Leonard Exquisite 1 of 1
Brian Leonard 2007 Exquisite Rare Materials Signatures 1/1

I collect high-end Brian Leonard Cards, but there is no way I would pay anything near the $549.99 BIN price for this card. The NFL Shield Patch and Laundry Tag are squished into the smallest possible window and the picture of Leonard makes him look like a some sort of chicken-legged dwarf.

Needless to say, I’m not a fan of the card design for this set. Seems like a waste of an NFL Shield to me.

I Call BS!!!! Beckett Exquisite Football Box Break

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Check out Beckett’s 2007 Exquisite Football Box Break. They bust two boxes and pull basically the two nicest cards in the entire checklist.

2007 UD Exquisite Football Break from Beckett Media LP on Vimeo.

I understand that UD wants to create buzz and show off their cooler cards, but is it really necessary to make it so blatant?? For those keeping track at home thats three 1 of 1’s, a quad patch auto, and a dual cut signature in two boxes…

Now Topps is also guilty of sending loaded boxes to Beckett to open on their box breaks. A while back they busted 2007 Topps Sterling Baseball and pulled a Joe Dimaggio Cut Auto.

Leave some hits for the collectors!!!!

Exquisite Box Breaks!

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

2007 Exquisite Football is hot off the presses. In case you didn’t know, Exquisite Football is like the Rolls Royce of football products. Since I can’t afford to buy a box myself, I figured the least I could do is compile a list of the breaks on youtube so you can see what it’s all about. If you see a card you like, check the eBay links. They might be up for sale right now.

chri5784 - 1, 2
chri5784’s eBay Auctions

meng5 - 1

speedlegg - 1
speedlegg’s eBay Auctions

swjedi2000 - 1, 2, 3
swjedi2000’s eBay Auctions

rookiesandpros - 1, 2

maggettefan - 1, 2, 3, 4
maggettefan’s eBay Auctions

Mainlyrookies - 1, 2
Mainlyrookies’ eBay Auctions

bigvick1077 - 1, 2
bigvick1077’s eBay Auctions

marcelbilak - 1, 2
marcelbilak’s eBay Auctions

Updated 3/18/08:

WhacksPacks - 1


jandjsportscard - 1, 2

How OJ passed his time in the joint

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

I thought this OJ Simspon Auto was HILARIOUS:

OJ Simpson Auto Front
OJ Simpson Auto Back

I cannot imagine anyone sitting in prison signing autographs while on trial for murder….

Thanks to aceecards for sharing this card. If you have a chunk of time check out his collection on this post at Trading Card Central. He has some really nice cards from all sports, and some great stories to go along with them.

Weekend Pickup: Brian Leonard Patch 1/1

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

This came in over the weekend. Really nice Patch 1/1 from 2007 National Treasures Football and a great addition for my Brian Leonard Collection. I went to Rutgers at the same time as him, so I’m always on the lookout for any of his cool looking cards.

Brian Leonard National Treasures Patch

Some of the 1/1 Rookie Jumbo Patches have really nice pieces. If you collect any of the guys from the 2007 rookie class, keep an eye out for them. Here’s the few really awesome ones that I’ve seen:

Dwayne Jarrett National Treasures PatchKenny Irons National Treasures Patch Chris Henry National Treasures Patch