Remember when I poked fun at this card design?Saying how we should be glad that Topps card designs weren't nearly as bad as 1990 Donruss baseball?
Seems like Donruss got offended and released a similar design for their 2016 NFL product,only this time with a little flair!
The base cards are much like that of 90's Donruss design with the confetti like specks ,only now they pretty much surround the entire card.The card borders reflect the team colors and the foil used for the players position and team affiliation really make the cards pop.Like most cards today,they have that glossy finish and also smell great out of the wrapper :)
Base rc's look the same only with the rc logo.
I'm not sure what's so different about the Press Proof cards besides the fact that they scream Press Proof across the bottom of the card.I don't see any serial numbers or print run on them.
These are my favorite. Donruss decided to go with the 87 styled borders for their Rated Rookie's only this time you get footballs instead of baseballs on the left and right hand sides of the card. Also,It seems all RR's in this set have the same ,silver/gray border.I think they look pretty awesome.
Again,these are identical to the RR's above only with Press Proof written across the bottom.
I'm not big on baseball card inserts that feature anything but a baseball player on them,but I can get behind this.This Is football so I'm not gonna get a card of some scrawny 90 year old lady throwing out a first pitch.The borders are gold foil .
I always like the way Panini sneaks veteran stars and hall of flamers onto their base card design.It seems like 1992 again when you pull a Barry Sanders card that doesn't give any telltale signs of It being a commemorative card.
Yeah,I'll continue to pick up 16 Donruss on the strength of the Elliott and Prescott rookie cards .But something tells me I'll be more than happy with the collateral damage .