Is it really possible to have too much of a good thing? When it comes to 2012 Panini Golden Age Trading Cards that might be true. Individually the cards found in this set are fun and have a great design, but with the jumps in years and subject matter, it makes this a somewhat disjointed group of cards when looked on as a whole. I’m also bit of a stickler when it comes to the continuity of title and theme and while the “Golden Age” for the sports and entertainment included are pretty close, there is somewhat of a stretch beyond he accepted definitions. As one example the Golden Age of Television is generally thought of as the transition of popular radio performers to TV like Burns and Allen or Jack Benny and ground-breaking shows like I Love Lucy and The Twilight Zone, from it’s inception to about the late 1950’s or the very early 1960’s. While I love their inclusion in this set, Giligan’s Island and The Brady Bunch didn’t really start until the mid to late 1960’s, certainly past the era that would be considered TV’s Golden Age. So while a little disjointed, there is no denying the appeal of these cards, its just that it makes set building a little muddled.
Golden Age falls under our classification of trading cards. Hobby Boxes contain 24 – 6 card packs with 1 Autograph and 1 Memorabilia card per box.
Here are some of the cards we pulled from our hobby box.