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(02-23-2012 06:15 AM)quavis Wrote: Uhh.. I understand about being upset about no rookies. I was also bummed. Then I looked at the auto checlist, and its not that bad. Since it is a very cheap product, I was surprised there are good chances at not getting complete scrubs. If you are only buying boxes to get big hits, good luck with that. There is Rose, Durant, Rovinson, Wall, Lin, Kobe, Paul and a ton of other great players forthe autos. Not too bad if you ask me. I have two boxes preordered. One from DA and one from Blowout. There is a release of the Hoops retail soon by the way.
(02-23-2012 08:36 AM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: Well, I think Panini kind of shot themselves in the foot. Rookie cards don't have to be, and haven't always been, a picture of the player with a backdrop behind them. If they have pictures of Chris Paul with the Clippers, Lin with the Knicks, then I'm sure they could have gotten in game shots of the rookies as well (well, permitting that some of the actually played any games at that point). That's the ONLY thing I could think it would be right now, just that they didn't know when some of the rookies would get a chance to play some games. However, if production started two weeks after the season started (I think it started sooner, could be wrong) then they would have had time to grab SOME of the rookies. But, either way, it's not a big concern to me.
(02-23-2012 09:11 AM)taffster74 Wrote: The NBA photshoots are different from the card company photoshoots. Essentially, everyone has to do a photo for the NBA, with card companies it comes down to organising a time for the team/players and the company photographer/s - even then, some players will say no or "I'm too busy right now, we'll do it some other time". You have to think about this from a business perspective. I agree it would be nice if everything could work the way we fan's want it to, but unfortunately we live in a real world and we often face disappointment when our dreams don't pan out.
(02-23-2012 10:02 AM)taffster74 Wrote: Also, I have a feeling that when the rookie redemption's a released, they'll be for game-worn cards. As to the auto's.... for some reason, Panini has all signing sessions for on-card occur in their dallas offices. I suppose this is to ensure authenticity of the auto. That might also be why there's no rookies in the earlier stuff - they do the photoshoots at their dallas office and then they can guarantee that the materials are at least event-worn.
(02-24-2012 12:06 PM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: Eh, I don't care if he's a former Piston. I only care if they are in a Pistons uniform.