Monday, June 8, 2009

First Look: 2009 Playoff Absolute Football

Here we have the first huge preview of 2009, a favorite of mine, Absolute Memorabilia football. The problem I have with this set, now, is that it has not changed since 2007. The cards look practically dead on as the ones last year. See, normally, I would be pretty excited with this set, but the cards are so similar, its almost like its an updated checklist to last year's cards. Now, I know that DLP has gone through some major overhauls since becoming Donini, but at least put some effort into it. Jesus.

The cards that did receive some new designs are just polygonic traffic jams on ridiculously busy cards. Everything is tough to focus on, and you can bet that Donini is going to feel some heat after their products flop miserably with no new effort.

As if to rub salt in this wound, they are CONTINUING the use of event used footballs. Wonderful, glad to see that they havent heard the cries of the many people out there. Even UD stopped using the footballs in their SPX product. Save it for retail, not a 120 per box product. Gross. I may buy some singles from this product, but the overall presentation has left an awful taste in my mouth.


1 comment:

  1. Gotta say though, if that Manning has a prime piece from his All-Pro, Colts and Tennessee College Uniforms, I would love to have it in my collection. Never seen a card like that. That said, the TOTT subset is the best in that product every year.