Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TriStar Produces A Turd That Can Not Be Shined Up

There are badly designed sets and then there are sets that are hideously designed. TriStar has created the later with the upcoming franken-cuts disaster 2014 TriStar Signa Cuts Football Draft Choice Edition set for an early May release. Each box will run $60 and contains 1 cut signature card.
TriStar apparently is trying to cash in on the 2014 NFL Draft class and they seem to have rushed in to this haphazardly and without a plan. The designs look like someone with a rudimentary understanding of MS Paint had full design control and someone with a pair of kid-friendly left handed scissors was in charge of procuring the cut signatures.
Because they used different cuts the design is not uniform, there are cuts from photographs, 3x5 cards, programs, in-person signatures and from other cards. You gotta love the use of the 2012 Fleer Retro Rookie Sensations Russell Wilson cut signature. The only way to make a non-NFL sticker autographed card better is to cut it in half and toss it in a framed card.

The only saving grace for the product is the randomly inserted Draft Tickets which can be exchanged for full sized items (autographed footballs and framed 8x10 photos) autographed items.


  1. Wow, those do look like a cardboard seizure.

  2. Wow. This product is NOT for me. If I pulled that Jordan/Pele... I'm not sure if I'd be happy or upset. I guess I'd throw it up on eBay and hope somebody would open up their wallets... but that dual cut signature card is HIDEOUS.

  3. At least they used "puke" colors of greens and oranges. UGH. $60 per pack? For one lousy literally lousy card? I wouldn't pay 60cents. The couldn't even pay me any amount to take it. Unfortunately there must be "fans" of this type of stuff that will buy it up.

  4. My eyes....My eyes.....they're burning! I don't know which is worse.....these cards or opening a case of 1991 fleer baseball.

    1. I'd take a million cases of '91 Fleer Baseball over even just 1/2 of one of these things. Hey then I'd have a few million sets. :)

    2. Those fleer cards will be selling like the 2014 Collectors edge set.