Box Busters preview: 2009 Donruss Americana

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We’ve got our hands on early boxes of 2009 Donruss Americana for an episode of Box Busters later today and one thing is already for certain — the packaging choice by Panini America just might be the coolest ever.

Each four-pack box is approximately the size of an older multi-disc CD case with each pack in a cardboard CD sleeve.

Oh, and the cards ain’t that bad, either, as there is a slightly smaller checklist and what seems like a larger variety of insert cards. (See more on the set here and here.)

Here are two cards we found in a pair of boxes …


Look for the video here later today. Meanwhile, Americana arrives on June 3.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at

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