Donruss Produces Dallas Desperados AFL Trading Cards
February 20, 2008

Arlington, February 20, 2008 - For the second year in a row, the Donruss Trading Card Company will be teaming up with the Arena Football League's Dallas Desperados to produce a limited edition trading card set for the upcoming 2008 season. Produced under the Donruss name, the 12-card set will be available only to those attending the Desperados' eight home games this season. Two player cards will be distributed at each home game to fans entering the American Airlines Center. The Desperados' open the season at home on March 7th versus the Columbus Destroyers.

"We're very excited to be working again with the Desperados on this promotion," said Donruss Marketing Director Scott Prusha. "Our cards were very well received last year and we're very excited to be getting trading cards into the hands of potential new consumers in this unique way."

Joining in on the fun will be Pepsi and Parkland. The cards feature the official Pepsi logo on the card front, as well as the Parkland Community Health Plan logo on the back. Donruss and Pepsi have worked close together in the past, most recently on a state-wide NFL trading card promotion in Cleveland surrounding the National Sports Collectors Convention.

Featuring current Desperados players, the cards contain the following players:

  • Donruss Desperados - #1 Clint Dolezel, QB (Al Lucas Hero Team, Second Team All-Arena)
  • Donruss Desperados - #2 Colston "Cee" Weatherington, OL/DL (First Team All-Arena)
  • Donruss Desperados - #3 Jermaine Jones, DB (Second Team All-Arena)
  • Donruss Desperados - #4 Rickie Simpkins, OL/DL
  • Donruss Desperados - #5 Bobby Keyes, DB (All-Rookie Team)
  • Donruss Desperados - #6 Josh White, FB/LB (Second Team All-Arena)
  • Donruss Desperados - #7 Andrae Thurman, WR (All-Ironman Team, First Team All-Arena)
  • Donruss Desperados - #8 Duke Pettijohn, FB/LB L
  • Donruss Desperados - #9 Marcus Nash, WR
  • Donruss Desperados - #10 Jeff Chase, OL/DL
  • Donruss Desperados - #11 Terrance Dotsy, OL/D
  • Donruss Desperados - #12 Will Pettis, WR/DB (U.S. Army Strong Ironman of the Year, All-Ironman Team)

Dallas Desperados' home games are as follows:

  • March 7th versus the Columbus Destroyers
  • March 17th versus the Colorado Crush
  • April 5th versus the Cleveland Gladiators
  • April 12th versus the New Orleans VooDoo
  • May 10th versus the Grand Rapids Rampage
  • May 17th versus the Arizona Rattlers
  • June 7th versus the Philadelphia Soul
  • June 14th versus the New York Dragons

Donruss Playoff is a leading manufacturer of sports trading cards under the Donruss, Playoff, Leaf, and Score brands. As the second oldest trading card company, Donruss has established a well-deserved reputation in the realm of sports collectibles. Donruss is known for pioneering the rookie card phenomenon and manufacturing the finest, high-end trading cards available at any price.