Preview Gallery: 2009 Donruss Classics School Colors


Donruss Classics arrives next week with three autographs or memorabilia cards in each 18-pack box.

One of the inserts in the product is School Colors, a set loaded with on-card autographs that features players in their — you guessed it — school colors. The standard cards will be found three per hobby box.

The autographs were signed at the NFL PLAYERS Rookie Premiere in Los Angeles and the one-of-a-kind card above, which features Kenny Britt‘s autograph — as well as an inscription and a Doritos dust fingerprint — is unlike any of the others you’ll find in packs of Classics.

We’re not sure whether there have been any other player-inscribed and Doritos-enhanced football cards, but we’re figuring it’s just an anomaly. (We’re certainly hoping it doesn’t start a trend.)

We’re not sure what Panini America will be doing with that extra-special (and perhaps tasty) autograph — one we’re now dubbing The Doritos Football Card. Stay tuned — it may not have been put into packs.

Instead, the cards will look a lot like the ones below. Click for a closer look.

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

One Comment

  1. Posted June 23, 2009 at 9:29 pm | Permalink

    My God these cards look ugly.

    I wouldn’t mind that Dorito card though.

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