Canada’s Largest Online Sports Card Store brings Collectors the First Serial-numbered Rookie Cards of the 2006 Football Season

July 01, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports News
Mississauga, ON July 1, 2006 – Headlining what potentially could be the strongest rookie class in years, are college football stars Reggie Bush, Vince Young and Matt Leinart. Licking their lips on the sidelines are football mad sports card collectors, hungry for the Rookie Cards of these future football superstars. The wait is over, as Grizzly Sports Cards (, the Largest Canadian Online Sports Card Store announces the launch of 2006 Donruss Elite football, featuring the first fully licensed serial-numbered rookie cards of the 2006 NFL Football campaign.

Due to their rareness and long-term value, collectors always hotly pursue serial numbered rookie cards. Included in 2006 Donruss Elite are 125 Rookie Cards, each numbered to 599. Elite will also contain the first game-used material cards of rookies Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush in the “College Ties” insert set. To create these cards for its 2006 Elite series, Donruss purchased the actual game-worn jerseys of the only two Heisman winners to ever play on the same field together after winning the award.

Another highlight of Donruss Elite is the Throwback Threads subset. These game worn jersey swatch cards feature heralded NFL stars of the past and rare throwback autographed jersey cards. Football’s Upper Class are included in the Elite Series Gold insert set, which are printed on double rainbow film board and serial numbered to 1000. The ultra rare Elite Series Jersey Prime set is made from prime game used/worn jersey swatches serial numbered to 99 or less.

Due to the demand and the company’s subsequent sellout of their first 2006 football set (Prestige), Donruss moved up the release date of Elite football. Along with Elite, collectors can find 2006 Donruss Prestige football at Grizzly Sports Cards, which boasts over 800 different factory sealed wax boxes.

“Much like the past hockey season, 2006 will be the Year of the Rookie for NFL Football Cards,” believes Martin Richards, Grizzly Sports Cards Director of Purchasing. “Smart collectors will try to get their hands on serial numbered rookies, jerseys and autographs because they present great future value potential.”

2006 Donruss Elite contains 20 packs per box and 5 cards per pack.

About Grizzly Sports Cards

Grizzly Sports Cards carries one of the widest selections of factory sealed sports card boxes available on the Internet. Collectors can find rare as well as new boxes of hockey, baseball, basketball, football and golf cards. Along with 2006 Donruss Elite and Prestige Football, Grizzly Sports Cards also carries 2006 Fleer Ultra and Topps Draft Picks as well as factory sealed Football wax boxes dating back to 1986. For more information on Donruss Elite visit: