ARLINGTON - Since Donruss announced the release of Celebrity Cuts, the industry has been on pins-and-needles anxiously awaiting details and information on the release. Who has signed? What new pieces of memorabilia has Donruss acquired? What creative insert will they come-up with that will be the next buzz? These are all questions the hobby has been asking as Donruss gets ready to release their second entertainment program in the past six months.
The wait is over and Donruss Celebrity Cuts will be live next week. Celebrity Cuts is the premium version of Donruss Americana, the monumental release that sold out the week it went on live.
Each pack of Celebrity Cuts has TWO Autograph or Memorabilia cards, three commons or parallels and one insert.
"We are extremely excited that the wait is over (for Celebrity Cuts)," said Donruss Brand Manager Ben Ecklar. "Nothing like this has ever been seen in the entertainment industry. The inserts Donruss has created over the years that have redefined the sports card industry will be making their debut here by some of the most recognizable Hollywood names in our history."
Donruss has confirmed several BIG names will be staring in the program including: George and Barbara Bush, Kathie Lee Gifford, Christina Applegate, Jerry Lewis, Mark Hamill and Quentin Tarantino. Returning for the sequel are Ashley Judd, Burt Reynolds, Buzz Aldrin, John Travolta, Ron Howard and Williams Shatner.
"We will announce a few other big names next week," adds Ecklar.
Program highlights include:
Every card will be individually numbered, with the 100 card base set serial-numbered to just 499.
Multi-swatch cards featuring die-cuts from Hollywood Legends such as:
Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Humphrey Bogart, Jackie Gleason, James Dean, Jimmy Stewart, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen and more.
Movie Stars Featuring signed parchments with inscriptions:
Ashley Judd, Burt Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Jerry Lewis, Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and more.
H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D and O-S-C-A-R signed letters by:
Burt Reynolds, Christina Applegate, Debbie Reynolds, Ernest Borgnine, Leonard Nimoy, Mickey Rooney, Ricardo Montalban, Ron Howard, William Shatner and more.
ReCollection Collection Cards:
Including original from the 1967 Leaf Star Trek set signed by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy (including dual signed versions) and Dallas, Dukes of Hazard and the Andy Griffith Show. Each ReCollection Collection card is serial numbered to 10 or less.
Multiple signed cards featuring dual, triple and quad signed cards:
Combine autographs from multiple celebrities on one card. The entire Bundy family from "Married with Children" as well as Star Wars stars Billy Dee Williams/Carrie Fisher/David Prowse/Mark Hamill and George Takei/Leonard Nimoy/Walter Koenig/Williams Shatner.
The Celebrity Cuts subset, after which this set is named, feature cut signatures of the stars of yesteryear. Autographs from Frank Sinatra, Jack Lemmon, Mary Pickford, Bette Davis, Vivein Leigh, Ginger Rogers, Joan Crawford, Loretta Yo ng and Gary Cooper. Combo Cuts containing two celebrity autographs such as George Burns/Gracie Allen, Charles Bronson/Yul Brynner and Bud Abbott/Lou Costello.
2008 Donruss Americana Celebrity Cuts officially releases April 25th and retails for $150.00 per collectors box. For more information Donruss Americana Celebrity Cuts (including case hits), visit: http://www.donruss.com/pis/preview.cfm?product_id=146&product_configuration_id=331.