Sunday, January 9, 2011
2010 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball - Sponsored by Panini
This is a tin that was sent to me by Panini. You get 3 autos/memo per tin. MSRP is $100 ish I think. Let's get started.
The Tin: I like the tin. It would be really cool if Panini did some auto tin version. I think there are 4 different tins to collect
The Base Cards: Meh, I would like these better if Panini put these on 79 pt stock or something like that. They just seem like normal base and in a product that costs this much, that extra thick touch would really make a difference.
Westbrook is 12/25 and Rudy Gay is /399
Jason Richardson 44/99 - Bleh, literally a $2 jersey card.
Glen Rice43/99 - I actually like this card. Ive always thought the home/away combo makes for a collectible card. Too bad it is yet another $2 jersey card.....maybe.
The Auto: Big Hit here: John Wall /299 Auto.
Conclusion: 1 Joe out of 5 in his right mind would buy this product. The other one is just looking for the thrill. Now, having said that there are some excellent hits to be had but I can't recommend a product where you get 2 $2 jersey cards and I happen to get the one rookie auto that would pay for the tin. Even though I pulled a John Wall, I just can't recommend this product at $65 plus ship on ebay $75-$92 at major internet sites, especially when there are so many better Basketball products out there. I would rather go a box of National Treasures than a tin or two of Timeless At $40 - $50 this is a good risk like Panini Hall of Fame, but you can take such a bath on it. What say you?