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First Look: 2010 Classics Football by Tracy Hackler

It boggles the mind just a bit to realize that Classics Football turns 10 years old this summer.

It seems like just yesterday that the product was first unveiled packing a somewhat-revolutionary, history-spanning checklist that incorporated the hottest rookies, the top current stars and the greatest players of all time all in one product. Today, that something old/something new recipe is standard issue in the trading card game.

The 10th edition of Classics is slated to hit stores in late July with four memorabilia or autograph hits (at least one autograph guaranteed), four Rookie Cards (numbered to 999 or less), two Legends (numbered to 999) and six additional insert or parallel cards per box.

The Classic Cuts cut-autograph insert set is numbered to 100 or less and has a checklist that includes Sid Luckman, Walter Payton, Paul “Bear” Bryant and George Halas. There’s also an autograph insert honoring the newest class of Hall of Fame inductees, including dual-signed versions from Emmitt Smith and Jerry Rice.

For strictly personal reasons I give high marks to the product’s Classic Quads Jersey Prime promo image (a Denver Broncos gem featuring Ed McCaffrey, Rod Smith, Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe). Props, too, to the designer who created the aesthetic for Super Bowl Pigskins, an insert that incorporates game-used Super Bowl footballs.

Enjoy this first-look gallery and stay tuned to Beckett.com for more information on this product.

Tracy Hackler is the editorial director for Beckett Media. Have a comment or question? Send an e-mail to him at thackler@beckett.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.


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stickers and more cut autos!! just what the hobby needs!!

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