With all the madness of 2011 Limited product delays i think Panini has silenced me. They got it right! I’d like to think the reason this product took so long is they chiseled it out of rock. Meaning all the heads and wigs at Panini got together and said ” lets put out a product that isnt watered down that collectors will like!”….hmm what a concept! Its hard to not get pissed or angry at every watered down product that comes out thats like the last one but “slightly” different. What panini did here is give you three quality hits. Quality over quantity. Yeah you can push out a product that gives you 6 hits for 90 bucks. You will wind up with Akeem Ayers, Julian Thomas, and a whole lot of Todman autos. This is not what limited is. They focused on Football as whole. Not just rookies. This product in 5 boxes we pulled : Jerry rice patch, Dan fouts patch, Julio Jones auto patch, Matt schaub auto and more. Thats more vets and legends that i see in most of the past products cases!
SET DESIGN BASE/INSERTS 8 STARS
Nothing mind blowing here but you will get the following in each box: 1 vet, 1 Legend, and 1 Rookie. There also numbered to 499 or less! Dont know what kind of value that means but its nice to see a diverse base set. Its a step in the right direction for Panini and there collectability with base sets.
AUTOS 9 STARS
The rookie phenom set is very nice! They definitely hit the mark with on card 4 color patch autos of this years rookie premiere guys. They took what was decent in certified and absolute and stepped it up a notch. Sticker autos are still present but we got two in 6 boxes and one was a Matt Schaub /50 and the other was Roy Helu /199 so for sticker autos those arent bad. Im sure there is 6th 7th round guys on the checklist that we avoided.
MEM PIECES 10 STARS
You know this is what got me excited about this product. While busting our 5 boxes there was a ton of color! Very diverse list of mem piece subjects. Panini is bringing mem pieces back! I can see a Justin Timberlake like song being made to the tune of that. Just kidding no one likes JT….i mean JT who? Seriously though i didnt think i was going to dig the basic square in the middle jersey design…But for some reason Panini really hit the mark with it this time around. They absolutely made me throw up in my mouth with it on Timeless Treasures. They made me go 6 to midnight with it in this product. The rookie jumbo patches are absolutely beastly!
VALUE 8 STARS
For 3 hits your getting a real decent value here. More than likely only one auto but the color you get notches up the collectability here. I can see you getting 30 -40% on average of your investment back. Get a big Newton, Rodgers, or Rice the skys the limit!
UNIQUENESS 8 STARS
The Uniqueness lies within the diverse checklist. I havent seen it done so eloquently as they did it with this product