Well one of my favorite products came out on wednesday. Refer to the prior blog post. National Treasures takes me back to when i was a young kid and i counted down the days to Christmas and my Birthday. This year it delivered. It has the whole hobby a buzz right now. Look at forums. I go to blowout cards quite frequently to see the latest boxes being opened. The RPA's this year were absolutely redonkulicious (is that a word?). They chose and left the best multi colored jersey pieces for this product. We've pulled Five of them so far. Todman, Alex Green, Ryan Williams, Kendall Hunter and a Titus Young redemption. Tracy Hackler from Panini joined our live break on wednesday and watched live on blogtv. We got two 1/1's in the same case! We got a filthy Mikel Leshoure NFL Gear Auto 1/1 Laundry tag, and 1/1 Mike Vick Parallel. The checklist on 2011 National Treasures Football is amazing and has something for everyone. For Niner fans (the best in the nfl lol) we got a nice cut auto of the legendary Joe perry
Yesterday we had a fun filled morning with two group breaks. We had two different case breaks of 2011 Topps Museum and a five box break of 2011 Panini Playbook. Topps museum completely made all of us forget about Topps Marquee. Two products in a row now Topps has delivered. Topps Museum brought multi colors to baseball in a big way. The jersey pieces in some of the cards are absolutely disgusting. They put some of the best football products to shame. What they did that i also liked was the jumbo bat pieces. Im not a huge fan of bat pieces in a product normally because they are tiny. Museum brought some coaster size bat pieces. Some players may even become beer coasters after ahwile. We unfortunately didnt get to see a museum bordered card because the one we got was a redemption. Andrew Mccutcheun was apparently to busy to sign the museum collection this year. We did get some amazing hits though. We got a Ty Cobb numbered to /25 quad bat pieces and a disgusting Sandy Koufax 2 color jersey card. One of the chasers of the set and a possible 500$+ card. Congrats to Ian on the Koufax shown below
One thing that was interesting was Panini releasing 2011 Playbook Football 2 days after National Treasures. Ive never seen a company release two competing products that close to each other. 2011 Panini Playbook is the last Football release of this years rookie class. Suprisingly i think its a amazing product. Its unfortunately not sharing the limelight well with Treasures as its getting crushed. The format is very similar to the latest 2011-2012 Nba Preferred. All killer and no filler is the theme here. Playbook is innovative right from the box as its a smaller lazer disc style looking box. The product offers a book card in every box! The rookie book cards are amazing. We pulled two one of ones from five boxes. Thats a mojo break.