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Card Gallery: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition autographed inserts by Chris Olds

This year’s Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball card set is slated to arrive in shops around the country very, very soon and here are a few more images of cards that will be found in packs.

Some of these cards made by Panini America carry a very distinct vintage feel with sepia-toned photos, unlike most of the full-color foilboard-loaded product, though these cards also are printed on the fingerprint-unfriendly stock.

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Box Busters: 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards by Chris Olds

Join Beckett Baseball‘s Chris Olds and Brian Fleischer as they rip into boxes of not-even-out-yet 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition baseball cards in this latest episode of Box Busters, a box break so big it couldn’t be contained in just one video.

What will they find inside?

Watch and find out … Part 1 is above and Part 2 is after the jump.

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Collegiate Licensing Company official clarifies contract details by Chris Olds

A Collegiate Licensing Company official has clarified the details of the company’s deal with Upper Deck in the wake of Panini America‘s announcement of a CLC-approved baseball card set arriving in September.

Panini unveiled plans for its 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition set on Friday, which seemed to fly against the previously announced CLC exclusive signed with Upper Deck last year.

Despite the deal, the Panini set is fully authorized by the CLC.

Why?

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Panini to make CLC-approved Elite Extra Edition baseball set by Chris Olds

Panini announced on Friday that it will return to the baseball card market with 2010 Donruss Elite Extra Edition, a fully licensed release approved by the Collegiate Licensing Company.

The set will include 200 players, 100 of those autographed, with each hobby box including six autographs when it arrives in September.

Each 20-box case will include four Hot Boxes, which will include 10 autographs.

We’ll have more on this product when it becomes available.

Upper Deck had signed an exclusive with the CLC earlier this year, but it appears that deal has been modified with the announcement of this product.