Years and years ago, the Pro-Bowl was cool. There were hard hitting blue collar guys who had a legitimate chance to make a name for themselves and some extra pay for their families. These days, with 100 million dollar contracts, the pro-bowl has become a complete and utter joke. So much so that Commissioner Roger Goddell has even hinted that they may get rid of the game all together. You know that when half of the invitees decline, its gotten VERY bad. Naturally, Panini used this joke of a game as a prime factor in National Treasures. Not with game used swatches, but event used.
Yes, you read that right, in National Treasures, we get event used swatches from a game that is the punch line for a ton of jokes this year. I cant think of a less desirable piece of material to include in cards. What is even the point?
This is just ridiculously stupid:
There gets to be a point where everyone needs to get smacked around so that they wake up a bit. This product is gaining speed on the secondary market, and yet almost every autograph outside of Pen Pals and RPAs are stickers? Collectors will pay 450+ dollars per box on THAT? I don’t get it. I could understand if the cards look amazing, well designed or even well thought out, but NT has more Cortland Finnegan and Santana Moss than ever. I am shocked to see people get excited over Dan Marino’s autograph on an ugly and irrelevantly related piece of white pleather.
The rumors around the card shops are that BO and DA have bought out the remaining print run for National Treasures, which is why a lot of the prices are where they are. Of course, the everyday joe collector has no clue that this is happening, so there is not much of an impact in collector desire. These types of undesirable cards are infesting the box breaks with huge price tags on them, and people are not very happy about it.
I know I would be quite pissed to pull an event used swatch from punter Mat McBriar , or even Carl Nicks in my $450 box of
Gridiron Gear I mean National Treasures.