Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rand-dumb Thoughts on the Pani-Russ Deal.

So Panini is about to buy-out and takeover Donruss. I guess I have to write something, huh? Alright. Here it goes...

Unlike basketball, I still believe that baseball is a sport that can support more than one licensee -- albeit 34 product releases is still about a dozen too many. With the MLB/PA contracts set to expire at the end of this year, will Pani-Russ outbid Upper Deck for yet another license?

And if Pani-Russ does get a baseball license, then what? I know I'm in the minority when I say this, but I was happy to see Donruss go at the end of '05. I may be jumping the gun here, but I hope Pani-Russ gets a license. But with that said, I hope it's the Donruss of the mid-to-late-90s and not the Donruss-Playoff of the early-00s.

If only to satisfy the 10-year-old in me, I hope Pani-Russ brings back the stickers.

1 comment:

halloffamehawk said...

I don't collect any other DLP set, but 2005 Absolute and the Tools of the Trade subset are incomparable. I obviously don't know how Panini will run things, but up until 2005, Donruss wax boxes offered more value for your $$ than Topps or UD.

word verification: adual

actual words!! amazing.