Panini has another new product out this season, this one goes by 2012 Panini Prominence football. Prominence football is a product that goes by a similar formula like Limited or Gold Standard. Whether it’s replacing any of those, we don’t know.
At one pack per box and 8 cards per pack, you’re getting a quick hit of your cardboard crack. Every box will contain 5 base cards and 3 hits. There will be two autographs, with at least one being a rookie autograph, and one additional auto or memorabilia card.
There will be 5 different rookie card subsets, giving collectors 5 different rookie cards to chase after from the 35 rookies that appeared at the NFL Rookie Premiere. The autographs feature a couple different manufactured patch autographs, the team field autographs, team helmet autographs, and the autographed memorabilia cards.
But it’s not just all rookies. Illustrious Signatures features some of the best players to ever take the field and their famous autographs. Eminence Combo Signatures features some of the best dual threats of all time, I can only imagine and hope for some dual autographs that Panini has to come up for with this one. Black & Blue Materials featuring some of the hardest hitters in the game. And more…
This product is set to release on September 19, 2012, and you’ll find it for about $100 at your local shop.
For more information on this product check out the Cardboard Connection product information page.
Now I’ve been purchasing retail packs and blasters for a long time now. From back when I was little to even today, purchasing retail packs is the easy way to get your sports card fix when you just want to open some packs or work on a base set.
I’ve pulled numerous game used cards from blasters before. Most recently, I pulled a Cal Ripken Jr. bat card from Gypsy Queen. Some blasters even contain guaranteed game used cards now so that doesn’t make it too difficult. But I’ve never pulled an autograph from retail packs. Maybe it’s bad luck or everything I open seems to be pack searched.
But the other day I bought a rack pack of 2012 Topps Chrome on a whim. I like Chrome over the flagship set as it holds its value better, looks better, and the inserts are nicer. So I thought, let’s take a look and see what Chrome has to offer.
Then in one of my packs…
2012 Topps Chrome Ryan Lavarnway autograph. Not only is it my first autograph from retail, it’s the first time in a long time I’ve hit a Red Sox autograph that will go straight into my personal collection.
On a bonus note, Ryan Lavarnway used to play for the Manchester Silkworms in the New England Collegiate Baseball League. My brother also used to play for that team in the same league. I believe he played the year before Lavarnway though. Manchester, Connecticut, is right next to the towns that I used to live in growing up, so it’s nice seeing someone local, although he’s originally from California, make it to the big leagues and to the Red Sox.
It definitely makes it another reason why this should stay in my personal collection.
I know this is a long time coming, but I’ve finally been able to sit down and randomize everyone for the MojoBreak.com promotion contest. The names have been entered, they have been jumbled and randomized, and a winner has been spit out.
The winner of these magnificent cards is no other than Sports Card Collectors!
A big congratulations goes out to Sports Card Collectors who receives a Ryan Bryoles Prestige rookie autograph and an Andrew Luck rookie card.
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Well in case you haven’t heard, my computer decided to take a crap on me. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t continue to provide some posts for you guys. It just means my posts won’t be completely as normal as usual, but that’s okay.
Anyway, today I received another redemption from Panini, this time from 2011 Panini Prime Signatures in which I reviewed awhile ago. This redemption wasn’t in there very long, which is always nice from the trading card companies. But the guy who signed the card probably doesn’t have much else to do…
2011 Prime Signatures Nathan Enderle Autograph #/49. Nathan who? Really, I have no idea who this guy is. Apparently the back of the card says he is a 5th round draft pick from the Bears. Panini boasts that he is accurate with a quick release and pocket presence. He was also hand picked by Mike Martz too, I guess.
Why he was late in returning autographs, we will never know. I believe he was what…3rd string? And his autograph coming as the sole hit from a $60 box is kinda sad. I mean, at least he isn’t a lineman or something. But still, that product was quite the gamble. At least Panini has some improvements set for this year’s version of the product.
With 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter baseball released and some hot celebrity cards being pulled, like Kate Upton, it makes me ponder about the actual use of celebrities in sports card products.
For me, I know my opinion on the topic and stick with it. If you want celebrities in your products, they better be sports related. Having one set with a mix of celebrities is really as far as it goes before I want my head to explode. Allen & Ginter is it for me. However, having a related celebrity in other products isn’t terrible.
For instance, this Dan Patrick card is a great addition to the product because he is recognizable and directly relates to sports and the sport this card was inserted in, unlike Guy Fieri or boxers.
Dan Patrick not only was a great anchorman on SportsCenter, he is now a great radio host. Having his autograph would be an honor for any sports card collector or even fan and the card looks great.