Random Review: 2013 Panini Prominence

Christ Thompson autograph

Tavares King autograph, Rodney Smith numbered to 199.

I bought this box $29.99. I could only find it on Amazon for more than that but not much more. Regardless of the names, every card in these boxes are quality. The base are thick. Opening the product, you can feel how premium it is. If only the rookie class turned out better. Interestingly, despite the named I pulled being nothing special, every player who autographed my cards played in the 2017 season.

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Random Review: 2014 Leaf Cut Signature Edition Blaster Box

This week’s Random Review is a 1 card blaster box of 2014 Leaf Cut Signature Edition. About 5 to 7 years ago, I used to live by a WalMart that would stock the cut signature boxes, or should I say, consistently had a stock of them. I loved them, for a little more than a blaster box, I got a premium hit regardless of a slabbed autograph. That is something that a small time collector never gets. I got this in December from Blowout $19.12. The chance for an Ozzy Osbourne autograph lured me in.

Not a premium autograph because his autographs surprisingly are cheap, but one that I am ecstatic to get nonetheless. Talk about undervalued. A Best Picture and Best Director winner.

Random Review: 2017 Panini Day Pack

Now this is an interesting purchase. I bought a few things from Blowout Cards in December and did not purposely buy this. When I was looking in November, probably at the Black Friday deals, I added this pack to my cart but did not purchase it. Come December, it was still in my cart because I did not clear my browser history. When I made said purchase, all I looked at was if the total was off. Blowout Cards charges crazy shipping prices so a $3 addition was an easy oversight. I got this for $3.11 I believe, but they are currently on sale for $4.95. Let’s dive in:

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Hmmm, a Ben Simmons rookie numbered to 50 and more importantly a C.J. McCollum numbered to 50. 20180314_111114.jpg

Just kidding, I know what I have. What a great pull from something I paid so little for. Since I broke the USA box and pulled the Kris Bryant autograph, I have sense pulled a Judge rookie valued over $10 and this. Not too bad. I do need to flip this card as my car needs new tires so if anyone is interested, message me on Twitter – no trades.

 

Random Review: 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Football Blaster Box

A 1 autographed card per box product and only that card. I bought this from Blowout Cards in December for a shade over $5. Right now you can find these boxes in the $8 to $16 price range.

It was interesting to see Michael Floyd and Trent Richardson cards on the box as selling points.

A Courtney Upshaw autograph. He was an early 2nd round pick so this would have been a decent card at the time. It’s still not a bad card in my book, even with 1 currently being on sale for a buck.

If you come across a box under $10, it is worth a shot. Andrew Luck, Kirk Cousins, Case Keenum, and Nick Foles are in this set. Press Pass is also not a bad card company and I wonder how much of the value from the card is depressed because of the Press Pass name on it.

Random Review: Absolute Basketball 2016/17

It was broken up into 4 mini packs/boxes.

How many limited Diamond Stone cards have a pulled? It feels like the card Gods have directed those cards to packs that I open.

The Thon Maker auto saved this box from having a dollar bin relic in every pack. I know that you never know with rookie based products but I was hoping for better. Individual cards for this product are amongst my favorite cards so I was hoping for a bunch of cards for my personal collection. I am in the boat of collectors that hate balls in cards so I was hoping for a decent ‘Tools of the Trade’ relic. You can’t win them all, and I have had good boxes recently. If you have $60 to $75 to burn then you might like this rip. If it was in the $50 range then I could see myself recommending this product.

Random Review: The Seeker

Currently for sale on BlowoutCards for a whole $12.99. I think that I may have bought it for cheaper than that. I don’t know anything about the movie but I love a cheap fun box. Even if you don’t know any of the actors, there is always potential for a huge boom years down the line. Look no further than Meghan Markle being a throwaway autograph in the Fringe set and now being a $500 card. Now she is an extreme example but you get the point.

I was able to put together 2 full sets from this box. Take note other companies: Inkworks did this right.

Frances Conroy autograph. She has been in everything. I didn’t recognize her from the picture on the card but when I googled her, it was one of those: ‘oh her, cool’ moments. If anything, she might be the autograph that I want. She played Barney’s mother in ‘How I Met Your Mother.’ Take a look at her IMDB page, she has quite the impressive resume.

As for movie prop cards, I feel those are underrated. Every non-collector that I show prop cards to loves them. Considering most movies are on a tight budget, why not try to make money on things that will be trashed anyway? I come from a Hollywood family and I have seen my family throw away things that people will kill for. Heck I would do a lot for a prop from a movie like ‘Pulp Fiction’ or ‘Major League.’

Decent insert cards.

Overall, this box hit the mark. It made me interested in the movie. I had fun opening it. While I didn’t encounter any surplus value from the cards, I got what I wanted out of it. It did what these boxes should do. It is a nice fun break. I am not sure of this hit ratio on these boxes but even if it offers just one, it is worth the price.