More than 80 draft picks from the 2007 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft, along with several other top picks from recent drafts, highlight the checklist of 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition - which officially goes live today. This is the first baseball product Donruss has produce since 2005.
The product includes autographs from more than 100 players and celebrities, including 29 players from the 2007 first round and 23 from the supplemental first round. In addition to the dearth of talent from the '07 draft, some other top prospects are also in the set including the first overall pick of the 2006 draft, Luke Hochevar and Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
"We reached beyond the first round and supplemental round of 2007 to add who we felt were important autographs - the players collectors would want to pursue," says Donruss Senior Brand Manager Ben Ecklar. "These are players already making significant contributions at the minor league level, and some who are the verge of breaking out in the early developmental stages of their careers."
More good news for collectors: Donruss confirms that '07 Elite Extra Edition will include "hot boxes" where collectors will pull more than the four-hits-per-box-on-average that regular boxes yield.
The program will having 92 Commons and 50 Autographed Rookie Cards Serial-Numbered to 999 or less. Highlights include 68 Colligate Patches, cards featuring a signed piece of embroidered college logo, Serial-Numbered to 250 or less.
Donruss Elite Extra Edition officially goes live today, December 21st. Each five card pack will have a SRP of $5.00.