Schedule Release Date: Ship by February 24, 2012
Box Configuration: 3 cards per pack/box
3 Auto cards
The base card (Represented by the Ichiro card) has a pleasant design and the dual-auto base cards are functional. The set checklist is quite amazing and is made up of current and retired stars from around the sports world and includes: Ichiro, Pete Rose, Cal Ripken Jr., Mike Tyson, Nolan Ryan, Bill Russell, Mike Ditka and Alastar Overeem. Additionally there are cut-signatures of Babe Ruth, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron, Joe Namath and Sandy Koufax (possibly more).
In addition to the base set there are 6 subsets and all cards are #/50 or less with some parallels limited to 1/1. The subsets are:
Award Winners: Autographs of major award winners
Moments of Greatness: Autos from players who reached a career highlight
Remembering the Games: Autos from Olympians
Numeration: Autos limited to the players jersey number
Perennial All-Stars: Autos of athletes who made their specific sports All-Star game, the cards are limited to the number of All-Star games in which the athlete appeared.
Dual Signatures: This is the base autograph card but with dual autographs
I admit I do like the base design and the Remembering the Games subset, the Numeration subset reminds me of Fleer designs from the 90s.
Every card is an auto