New Paint Features Cardinals Red 'Home' Uniform
Friday, December 14, 2007

Following the season-ending shoulder injury to Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart, McFarlane Toys adapted our Exclusive lineup for 2008. The Leinart exclusive was originally scheduled for release in January 2008, and will be shifted later in the year to coincide with his return and the kickoff to the 2008 football season.

In his place, we will be releasing an Anquan Boldin Exclusive figure. Boldin was previously available only as a surprise figure in 2005's NFL 12 lineup. We're re-painting that Boldin figure into the Cardinals' red home uniform, and putting it together in our new modular packaging. Boldin will be available in limited quantities at all three of our stores (Glendale and Tempe, Ariz., and online) in mid- to late-January 2008.

Anquan Boldin was the Arizona Cardinals' 54th selection of the 2003 NFL Draft. He took over from there, catching 101 passes to earn Offensive Rookie of the Year - becoming the only rookie on the 2004 Pro Bowl roster. He is one of only three players to gain 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie season and became the fastest player in league history to reach 300 receptions. Boldin's speed, power and resilience - coupled with sure hands and undeniably competitive drive - make him a factor on every down in every game.

The Anquan Boldin exclusive is our first Sports Picks figure to feature the NFL's new "captain's patch." Here's your first look at the new Boldin figure: