Friday, July 8, 2011

2011 Panini Score Football NFL Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review

2011 Panini Score Football is an extensive collection of cards with a healthy sized checklist.  At $0.99 a pack, it’s hard to deny the appeal of these cards.

Score Football could easily be mistaken for fun cards because of their price point, but there is some real collecting to be done here so we classify this set as trading cards. You can find them at retail outlets and your local card shop.   Boxes come with 36 – 7 card packs.

Lets take a look at some of the cards we pulled from our box.

From the Base set

 Aaron Rodgers, front and back

Here are some other star players we pulled
Tom Brady, Adrian Peterson, Darrelle Revis, Ndamukong Suh
Dez Bryant, Sam Bradford, Antonio Gates, Adrian Foster

From the Rookie Cards

 Mark Ingram Rookie Card, front and back

Here are some more Rookies

Von Miller, Julio Jones
Jake Locker, A.J. Green

The base cards also come paralleled in Glossy but in the scans they look the same.  In personal, they are very nice.  Other parallels include the following

 Scorecard -  Ryan Mallet, Brandon Harris, Niles Paul and Tyron Smith

 Gold Zone - Ryan Mallett, Adrian Clayborn, Colin McCarthy, Martez Wilson

Red Zone - Greg Olsen, Justin Tuck

End Zone - Ryan Mathews

Here are cards from the insert sets

In The Zone

Millennium Men

 Hot Rookies

 Complete Players

 And our big hit for the box

Titus Young Rookie Card Autograph

Overall Look
Score Football has a classic, almost retro feel that is simple and solid.  These cards are attractive looking regardless of the price point. 

Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.
300 star players, 100 rookies.  This makes for a really nice checklist.   Insert cards work well.

Do the hits hold up?
If you can pull an autograph, yeah, there are some great hits to be had, but this is more about building the set at a reasonable price point.  Trying to find parallel variations of the rookie cards and ‘zone” cards are the real chase here. 

Will you want to collect them all? 
That really is the whole point of Score.   This is intended for people new to collecting and veteran set builders.  

4 out of 5

2011 Panini Score Football is a great group of cards geared towards set builders.

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