Monday, November 8, 2010
2010 Panini Crown Royale Football - Sponsored by Panini
Man when I opened the box from Panini and saw 3 boxes in there I was stoked. I was diggin on the Die Cut Rookies when Tracy Hackler posted them on the Panini blog and now I had the chance to pull one. These run $80 or so a box and look for me to bust a box for Shane in the next few days. The configuration on these is 4 packs 5 cards with a hit per pack. My view of the configuration overall is a little mixed
Base Cards: I like the base cards. Yes I have heard the criticism that they look like bicycles or whatever. Yes these cards are different but I like different. These are a hold over from the Pacific days. I remember walking into the comic card store in Clarksburg WV and seeing these at $8 or $10 a pack and just scoffing. Some dude was busting them like mad. Anyway, these are available in Basketball, Football and Hockey. I could see myself building the set of these. Note the blue top, this is a parallel and I got one in the entire box.
Inserts: I hate these inserts for the most part. They aren't needed, they feel cheap, and basically I would rather have a couple more base cards per pack than the inserts. The only one I like is the All Pro only because there is a theme to them that I can identify with and isn't just made up for the heck of it.
The inserts would be fine if they were autod thought.
Ray Lewis is a big star but this card has filler written all over it. I would rather the box have 3 packs with 2 autos and either 1 additional auto, jersey auto, patch, jersey or jumbo jersey rather than two plain jerseys to get the hit count.
I am ok with this plain jersey and here's why. It has a true theme, All Pro. Again, its not made up for the sake of making something up.
The Autos: You get 2 autos per box. First up Jahvid Best. Awesome...except the sticker.
RPS Rookie Die Cuts Signature Materials Demaryius Thomas /50
3 out of 5 Joes recommend this product at $80, 4 out of 5 Joes recommend this product at $60 and 5 out of 5 Joes think the inserts gotta go and want more base cards.