I have always been a big fan of SP Authentic, as the on card autograph patches have made their name as one of the best rookie cards for any rookie any year. The design is always simple and classic, with few exceptions, and it will forever remain one of my fondest brands that has ever been created. This year, with the continued absence of an NFL license, Upper Deck has continued to produce high quality and visually appealing cards that collectors will love.
It officially goes live on the street tomorrow – but we are getting our first cards up on eBay:
I absolutely LOVE the rookie patch auto design this year, which is so vastly improved over 2011, that it is practically a different set all together. This hearkens back to the original simplicity the brand has always represented, and I will no doubt be picking some up tomorrow when it comes into my local shop. The main drawback to this product will be the lack of Rookie Sensation Andrew Luck (still a Press Pass exclusive), but the checklist already states there will be a trade card similar to previous products from earlier in the year.