Sunday, April 1, 2012

2012 SAGE HIT High Series Football Box Break Recap And Review

2012 SAGE HIT High Series Football picks up where Low Series ended.  Together they form the complete 2012 SAGE HIT series.  Not much difference from High Series to Low Series in terms of card design and number of inserts.  So if you want an in depth review after reading this, use this link to get to our review of Low Series.

As in past years, the big differences in High Series as compared to Low Series is the number of hits per box with 9 autographs, which is 3 more than what is offered with Low Series, 3 less total packs than in Low Series and exclusive RG3, Robert Griffin III autograph cards.

For the purposes of review, we classify HIT High Series as trading cards.  Each box contains 27 – 5 card packs with the promise of 9 autographs per box.

Here are some of the cards we pulled.

Base Set
 Trent Richardson, front and back

 Darron Thomas, Dwayne Allen

 Justin Blackmon, Jarius Wright

Base Set Parallels - Silver
 Case Keenum, Chris Polk

 Daniel "Boom" Herron, Justin Blackmon

 Kendall Wright, Marvin McNutt

 Kirk Cousins, Kendall Wright

 Alshon Jeffery, Brock Osweiler, Daniel "Boom" Herron

 DeVier Posey, Ryan Tannehill, Trent Richardson

 Base Set Parallels - Gold
 Corvell Judie, Mike Willie

 Juron Criner

The Write Stuff Inserts
 Kendall Wright, front and back that offers handwriting analysis

 LaMichael James, Ryan Tannehill

 Nick Foles Gold Parallel

Artistry Inserts
 Brandon Weeden, Brock Osweiler, Case Keenum

 Daniel "Boom" Herron, Justin Blackmon, Marvin McNutt

 The Hits - Autographs
 Broderick Green Base Auto, G.J. Kinne Gold Auto #/250, Vontaze Burfict Gold Auto #/250

 Donnie Fletcher Base Auto, Ronnie Hillman Base Auto, Jarius Wright Gold Auto #/250

 Juron Criner Gold Auto #/250, Mark Ingram Sophomore Auto, Blaine Gabbert Sophomore Auto

Overall Look
As we mentioned before, this really is a step up in design for HIT Series with some of the best looking base and autograph cards we’ve seen from SAGE.  We really like the look of this year’s Artistry insert set.  The handwriting analysis on the backs of the Write Stuff cards adds another dimension of understanding about the players that you wont find any other place.

Quality and Variety of Players
This is a continuation of HIT's excellent checklist for prospecting.  The best of the best make it to the Write Stuff and Artistry inserts and the unannounced Sophomore Autos give you a chance to snag an autograph from the best of last year’s rookie class. 

Do the hits hold up?
As with all prospecting products, the proof of how the hits hold up comes down the road a bit.  How good your autos are will be determined not only by where these players are selected in the 2012 NFL draft, it will come from how these players do in their rookie season and beyond.  But with 9 autographs per box and some of the anticipated top draft choices signing, High series provides some of the best odds that you will pull a future great.

Will you want to collect them all?
Each box yields at least one base set but you will want to pick up the complete Artistry and Write Stuff insert sets too.

5 out of 5

2012 SAGE HIT High Series Football delivers a fantastic set of cards at a great price point that will keep rookie prospectors satisfied.

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