Monday, February 15, 2010

First Look: 2010 NCAA Sweet Spot Football

Ladies and Gentlemen, Sweet Spot football is BACK...

...well sort of.

Instead of another rehash of the existing and played out product, Sweet Spot looks to be coming back with a different face all together. Although I am not a college collector, this seems to be a pretty good swing for those collectors that are. Instead of boring products that usually are sold at the beginning of a card year before the rookie premiere, these are going to be some nice ones that could break up the monotony.

Per the info, there will be a format very similar to Sweet Spot baseball of the last few years, but there will be more of a focus on Rookies and college uni vet cards than exploring another boring year of how many weird parallels of 3rd string crap players they can fit into this set. I hate the beginning of the year because its all pre-NFL uniform stuff, but this should at least make it a little more bearable. Too bad they didnt use more of the baseball design, but this should be interesting to see how it turns out.

On another note, glad to see UD is still pumping out product previews despite the lawsuits.


  1. Meh. Super thick cards with the auto on plastic. I can't get excited about that. I'm in the Press Pass minority, I suppose. That may be because of what I collect though. *shrug* It *IS* nice to see them forging ahead, though.

  2. I love this. Great move to shift this to early in the calendar. UD Draft sucks and hopefully this will spell its demise.

    The autos are on-card (on-helmet) and including the vets will bring in the casual collector. They also classed it up by losing the mirror foil. Just hope they go easy on the parallels.

    It's similar to the idea I had for Topps and their TX set a while back. Take a flailing product and give it renewed purpose to take over the early season sets.

    I can already taste the Peyton Manning Tennessee helmet auto.