Review of 2006 Press Pass Signature Edition Football Cards

2006 Press Pass Signature Edition Football Cards are a set made with the autograph collector in mind. The set also targets fans of college football as all of the players are featured in their college football uniforms. 2006 Press Pass Signature Edition Football Cards come in hobby boxes consisting of 12 packs. Each pack contains 5 cards. On average, every box of 2006 Press Pass Signature Edition Football Cards contains 8 Autographs and 4 Game Used Memorabilia Cards. One Autograph or Game Used Memorabilia Card is inserted in every pack.

The 2006 Press Pass Signature Edition Football base set consists of 40 cards featuring some of the top players who will be rookies in 2006 including Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, and Vince Young.

In addition to the Autographs or Game Used Memorabilia Card that is inserted in every pack, there is also a special insert set called Old School that is inserted one per pack. The Old School Insert Set is a 27 card set and is made with a retro design.

The Class of 2006 insert set is a 9 card set that is made on etched foil cards. These are inserted 1 in every 3 packs. There is an autographed parallel version of this insert set called Class of 2006 Autographs. The Class of 2006 Autographs are sequentially numbered to 200.

The Game Used Memorabilia Cards feature pieces of the college jerseys from some of the top players in the 2006 NFL Draft. The Game Used Memorabilia Cards are inserted 1 out of every 3 packs. There are 3 different parallel versions of the Jersey Cards. One version is the Premium Swatch Jersey Cards which are multi-color pieces of the player’s jersey. These are sequentially numbered to 25.

The reason that most collectors will purchase 2006 Press Pass Signature Edition Football Cards is to have their chance at owning some autographs of the top rookies for 2006.The autographs are inserted 2 out of every 3 packs and have several different parallel levels. The levels for the autographs are:
Bronze: features the player’s school logo
Silver: features the player’s uniform number – sequentially numbered to 200
Gold: features an X and O pattern – sequentially numbered to 100
Blue: features a second image of the player – sequentially numbered to 50

While 2006 Press Pass Signature Edition is a great opportunity to get your hands on some of the top autographs for the class of 2006 rookies, it is also a very expensive product. A 12 pack box sells for around $180-200. Before buying this product, check around for autographs of the players you like. It will probably be a lot cheaper to buy the autographs than to buy a box of this product hoping you get it.

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