2010-11 Classics by Panini attempts to capitalize on its strong brand name by delivering a strong mix of veterans, rookies and retired players in the product configuration and checklist. This formula is something the company is very familiar and comfortable with as they replicate it on a fairly consistent basis. Forty rookies (numbered to 699) and forty legends (numbered to 999) accompany one hundred veterans to comprise a one hundred and eighty card base set. The rookies are all autographed and Panini deserves credit for delivering collectors an autograph component that is hard signed, a seemingly lost concept in this, the auto-label era.
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