The annual rookie edition is on the shelves, with exactly what you expect, plus a secret or twelve.
When it comes to.. um.. all of BBM's sets, there's a specific formula at play. New year, new players, same formula. They tweak some stuff here or there, but there aren't many surprises.
Rookie Edition really takes that to the extreme. You'll see what I mean.
Many of the base cards can be found in various parallels. There's no set rule per team for this, though it's always the first several draft picks for any given team.
First Round Pick players have a photo variation, called a "Secret" version, which just seems to be a different pose with the same basic card style. I think it's quite unimaginative and a missed opportunity (again, prior action photos would be great here, or perhaps some other type of photo could be arranged).
First Round Pick players have parallels in the following tiers:
- Silver Foil Signature #/100
- Gold Foil Signature #/50
- Silver Foilboard #/25
- Red Foil Signature #/10
- Sky Blue Foil Signature #1/1
Several of the other players also have the silver signature and gold signature parallels.
Cards #1-114 are regular base cards.
BBM went with the tried-and-true pair of inserts for Rookie Edition, too:
Moving on to the autographs, BBM didn't post any preview images on their website or Facebook. (All the images above are my scans.) Since I don't have any autos myself, let's see what's on the interwebs...
It seems there is a Special First Round Draft Autographs set, with the 12 First Round Draft Pick players, numbered to 30 copies each.
Finally, BBM announced Rookie Signatures autographs for all 114 players. These are 1/1 autographs on those special paperboard cards, and are available via exchange cards found in packs.