Game-used jerseys of several top picks from the 2007 MLB First Year Player Draft have been purchased by Donruss to be used for game-used memorabilia cards in 2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition.
Among the jerseys purchased directly from the players for the Throwback Threads insert set are the College World Series-worn jersey tops of Oregon State's Darwin Barney and Mitch Canham, who won back-to-back CWS titles in 2006 and 2007 with the Beavers. Canham's jersey is from the 2006 CWS while Barney's was worn during the 2007 CWS.
The jersey worn by pitcher Daniel Moskos of Clemson in the 2007 NCAA Super Regional, the University of Arkansas jersey worn by Nick Schmidt in the 2007 NCAA Fayetteville Regional and the Ole Miss jersey worn by shortstop Zack Cozart in the 2007 NCAA Super Regional are also part of the set. A game-used Texas jersey worn by former Longhorns centerfielder Drew Stubbs during the 2006 season and an Oklahoma State "throwback" jersey worn by Matt Mangini were also purchased from the players.
Throwback Threads is a 24-card set featuring a swatch of game-used material cut from a game-used jersey or - in the case of former Vanderbilt pitcher Casey Weathers - a game-worn cap. The majority of names on the checklist are baseball players but Brandi Chastain (Santa Clara soccer jersey), Amanda Beard (swimsuit), Clint Dolezel (Texas A&M Commerce football pants) and a few college coaching legends such as Steve Spurrier (South Carolina coaching shirt) and Georgia's Vince Dooley (Georgia coaching shirt), among others, are also included.
"Getting the exact jerseys worn in such high profile games as the College World Series and the NCAA regionals for some of these guys was important to us," says Donruss Marketing Manager Scott Prusha. "These jerseys, and the other game-used items in Throwback Threads, add another layer of uniqueness to Elite Extra Edition which is what we were striving for."
Jerseys worn by some top high school players - including Matt Dominguez of Chatsworth (Calif.) HS, Drew Cumberland of Pace HS in Milton, Fla., and 2006 Draft Pick Brett Anderson of Stillwater (Okla.) HS - have also been secured for Throwback Threads.
Throwback Threads will be numbered to 500 or less and an autographed version will be numbered to 100 or less. A Throwback Threads Prime insert - featuring a prime piece of material from the game-used item - will be numbered to 50 or less. An autographed version will be numbered to 50 or less.
Donruss Elite Extra Edition is fully licensed by the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) and includes autographs from 100 different athletes. The set is scheduled for a mid-December release. A complete checklist of the product will be released in early December.
2007 Elite Extra Edition Throwback Threads Checklist
TT-BC Brandi Chastain Santa Clara
TT-AB Amanda Beard Arizona
TT-DS Drew Stubbs Texas
TT-DC Drew Cumberland Pace HS
TT-CD Clint Dolezel Texas A&M Commerce
TT-ML Mat Latos Broward CC
TT-VD Vince Dooley Georgia
TT-BA Brett Anderson Stillwater HS
TT-CW Casey Weathers Vanderbilt
TT-DM Daniel Moskos Clemson
TT-DB Darwin Barney Oregon State
TT-KK Kellen Kulbacki James Madison
TT-MD Matt Dominguez Chatsworth HS
TT-MM Matt Mangini Oklahoma State
TT-MC Mitch Canham Oregon State
TT-WM Will Middlebrooks Liberty-Eylau HS
TT-MP Mike Powell Syracuse
TT-SS Steve Spurrier South Carolina
TT-DB Dale Brown LSU
TT-DH Don Haskins UTEP
TT-NS Nick Schmidt Arkansas
TT-ZC Zack Cozart Mississippi