Sell or Hold: 2012 Russell Wilson Patch/Auto Rookie

Well ladies and gentlemen, it is time for a brand new game called “Sell or Hold”!

This episode will take a look at one of the hottest young quarterbacks in the National Football League and a card of epic proportions! Well not totally epic as there are definitely some higher end cards out there, but it is a card that I have in my possession. Okay, basically I’m looking for cheap advice. But if it goes over well maybe I’ll do a few more of these when I have a wee bit of time.

SO! The question is… SELL OR HOLD!

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The finer details of the card: 2012 Panini Super Bowl Black Box Russell Wilson 3 Color Patch/Autograph #d/15.

What do you think? Someone offered to buy it off of me around the time of the release of this card, but he wanted a little below what I thought was the asking value.¬† I also decided to hold onto it due to Wilson’s success and the possibility of a long Seahawks run in the playoffs. Do I wait again to see how the Seahawks fare in getting to a Super Bowl? Do I sell it ahead of time?

2012 Panini Prime Sigs and Super Bowl Black Boxes

In quite possibly one of the best online promotions ever run by a card company, Panini was offering a Super Bowl promotion where if you ordered any box over $60 in their online store, they would send you a special Super Bowl Black Box featuring a fantastic autograph checklist of former Super Bowl standouts and rookies from 2012. All cards were numbered to 25 or lower. All you had to do was purchase from them at the iCollectPanini store.

So I took the plunge. 2012 Panini Prime Signatures was one of the more underrated products of the season, probably due to the product pretty much not doing too well last year. This year was different, I knew that coming in not from the earlier box break, but even the preview showcased that. I bought two boxes at $60 each so I could get two Super Bowl Black Boxes.

But before we show you what we pulled in the Black Boxes…why not see our hits from Prime Signatures?

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 LaMichael James Auto/Patch! Only question is, why did he sign on the patch instead of on the card? One will never know.

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Hines Ward autograph! Two hits, two players who will have played in the Super Bowl, assuming LMJ gets in! Two boxes and I’m doing well. So on to those Super Bowl Black Boxes. Ready?

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Phil Simms #/25! Decent start. Not one of the names that I wanted, but a legend nonetheless. Lucky me, I went in for two so I got a second box.

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Fin. End. Right there. BAM! One of the best rookies of the season, patch autograph numbered to 15. Fantastico.

So yeah, definitely the best online promotion ever put forth by a card company. Good work Panini. Can we see something similar for the Stanley Cup Finals, please?