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(06-02-2012 12:35 AM)jpleazme805 Wrote: Strange.. the OPG for Past & Present is realeased..
Check out the 2011-12 RC redemption prices.... Interesting.. all are the same price, except card # XRCA.
on top of that.. all sellers that have a redemption posted for sell... has "irving?" listed in the header. I think this is misleading if card XRCA is actually irving & the others are some unpopular or average rookie. I would assume XRCA would be Irving though..
(06-02-2012 12:34 PM)kstjst Wrote: I don't understand why it would have been so hard to put 2011 rookies in the 2011-12 products. Doesn't panini have the exclusive contract with the NBA? And if so, they wouldn't have to sign the rookies to individual contracts. As soon as the draft was announced and a few of the major rookies signed contracts with their respective teams, panini would have been able to get at least their cards into all their sets, which...HELLO...didnt distribute until the regular season ended anyway!
They seem to forget that the cards DON'T have to be autographed to become a popular collectible. Proof of that are the Jonathan Quick rookie cards in hockey. He's the hot goal tender right now, who's Ultimate and SP Authentic Rookies are selling for upwards of $100 even though they are not autographed.
I just think that Panini doesn't take this part of their business seriously enough to get the job done.