On another note, you may have noticed that I haven't gotten review boxes from Panini in a while. They were none to happy with my speaking out against their price fixing anti consumer shenanigans. That's what I get I suppose.
One more thing. Kudos to Beckett for calling a spade a spade. Let's be honest. Evolution is a piece of dung. THey are cheap, flimsy and just dumb. Oh yeah, they aren't cards neither. I do expect Panini's to be much better. They are autod and don't look like a piece of crap toy you would get at the dollar store. First, Beckett got a review box of 2011 Upper Deck, that surprise surprise happened to have an evolution in it. These are not 1 per case. I have heard of 1:3-4 cases. Dude. Anyway, the way they are packed out is the mylar looking pack is essentially taped to the bottom of the box. If you look at the Beckett video, you can see that they started taking the packs out of the box and then quickly closed the lid as to try and shield the evolution from the camera. Additionally, the Beckett guys are card guys. You better believe that they were examining that box to see if they could tell. They knew it was in there. For Upper Deck to say that they sent them a random box is just too hard to swallow.
Anyway, the evolution was DOA so there is a second part to the video where Beckett charged the thing and then gave their opinion of the thing. They thought it was a steaming pile to the chest too, but said it more nicely than that. Funny thing is that @scoobycub on twitter, an UD employee, was pissed. There was quite the Twitter exchange. BTW, if you are looking to follow daily comments on the industry, I strongly recommend you join the twitter and follow us basement dwellers. I think UD was a little surprised, as was I, that they got an honest response. God forbid
Funny thing about evolution is that Chris Carlin Yammers on and on about value and how much they sell for. He was citing initial sales on ebay and should pay more attention to recent sales. Enjoy that $28 for the Patrick Willis.
And on a final note. Press Pass emailed me on Twitter, there is a private message feature, and asked me why I don't like their cards.
Here's What I said:
That is all.