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2012 Panini Prestige to Kick off NFL Trading Cards

 

The top rookies of the 2012 NFL season will make there NFL trading card official uniform debut June 20th when 2012 Panini Prestige gets released. The set looks fantastic and has a checklist that everyone will drool over. Im excited and cant wait for our two 12 box case breaks that we have coming up.

The first NFL  set that will feature RGIII, Andrew Luck, and Trent Richardson in there NFL Uniforms. Tons of on card autos here. Last years prestige fell at the mercy of the NFL lock out. This years with enough planning it seems to be on track for being a winner.

Key Features

  • -4 different sub sets of rookie driven on card signatures
    -Non Rookie Premiere signers including Morris Claiborne, Matt Kalil, Dre Kirkpatrick, Melvin Ingram, Mark Barron, David Wilson, Lamar Miller and more
    -Each 24 pack box will feature 4 hits. At least 2 autographs. 24 rookie cards
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2012 Tribute Highlights and Thoughts

The highly anticipated and allocated 2012 Topps Tribute has been released last friday. Last years success has left collectors yearning for this years high end set. Topps made a few changes but kept the concept of tribute basically the same. Encased hits! Topps saves money for you! No more do you have to run to your lcs and pick up the correct size ultra pro for your Tribute. The encased hits also have a seal on top. This may or may not add extra value to the cards down the line. A negative for those who like to finger jersey and or bat pieces. Im a fan of the encased hit. They added it in last minute. Im not sure if topps was afraid that the set was going to flop so they felt they needed to add more value or just wanted to be creative and different. Maybe product design opened alot of 2010 Plates and Patches Football? New to the product is the absence of jersey autos. Im not sure what direction they were going with this one. Each box promotes 3 mem pieces and 3 autos. Doing away with the mem autos made it easier for QC? Not sure but i was a fan of the jersey autos last year. Most cards are all on card autos so its pry easier to have them sign with out a jersey piece on the card. Topps did do an excellent job of keep redemptions to a minimum. The redemptions that are pulled in this set are guys that topps HAVE to have in this product. Hank Aaron, Eric hosmer, Matt Kemp, Yu Darvish, Ken Griffey JR, and a few more.

 

 

 

 

Early posts on forums had us worried about this product. I dont know if id say its better than last year but its close. The on card autos are awesome feature and the correlation of guys are great! Yes there are a few schlub autos but not every box can have a Aaron, or Mantle. We did 6 boxes on sunday and it was pretty solid. We had autos from: Hank Aaron, Eric Hosmer, Carl Yaz, Ernie Banks, Gary Carter, Ryan Howard, Ryan Braun, Starlin Castro, and more we had Mem Pieces from Mickey Mantle, Dave Winfield, Chipper Jones, Adrian Gonzales, and more. All in all very solid 6 boxes and i reccomend this product as a buy. The prices may shoot up to the 400 dollar a box range like last year

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2011 Elite is coming! This Friday

One way to be different amongst all the football products you put out is to release a baseball product. Wha? Panini makes a baseball product? Believe it or not they do. No its not football rookie premier guys in baseball uniforms. Donruss Elite Extra Edition is always a fun product. For 70-100 bucks you get at least 6 autographs per box break. They also have hot boxes that fall every 5th box that have 10 autos! If your like me and love prospects elite 2011 is your new addiction! I still buy the random 2010 box of elite when I'm at the distributor. The checklist for 2011 Elite Extra Edition is pretty stacked. I think this years rookie class is great: Starling, Bradley, Bauer, Jungman ...just to name a few. They are all in this product! What i like about elite is you can here about a hot prospect 2 years from now and look for their auto on ebay and its only in elite products so far. Panini gets a ton of prospects to sign. Like stocks some of them rise in value! We are doing a 10 box break on friday and we have some good teams left! Check the buy spots area to get some mojo! 70 autos!

Photos courtesy of panini's blog the knights lance Mojobreak Elite 10 box Break

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2011 Triple Threads Ridiculousness

Very similar to the Rob Dyrdek show was our 9 box case of triple threads football! It started off very slow with way too many niners. I loved it but for a group break you want to see some variety. Boxes one through four was very vanilla. The Ridiculousness started in box 5 with a triple auto

Yep that is first rounders triple mojo! Its spot 1-2-3 to be exact. Cam newton is obviously the big draw here but Miller is no schlub. I think hes locked up Defensive rookie of the year. So came box 6 as Dan took over. Dan has been killing on football lately. His hot streak continued as he started off with an Urlacher numbered to 3, then came a Tony Dorsett relic auto numbered to 50, and followed by a Earl Campbell relic auto numbered to 10. Just when we thought Dan had peaked (not litterally) he gets the most epic threads box we've seen this year. It had two BOOKS! We knew it once we took the packs out of the mini boxes. Super fatty packs! So book one was a Dan marino! Book two was one of the best non cut autos you can pull in the product! Picture Speaks for it self. Oklahoma fans rejoice!

Frickin sweet! We did the random live and the vikings won! Congrats Chuck!

 

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