Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football NFL Trading Cards Box Break Recap and Review

Are you ready for some Football? Play on the Gridron resumes tonight!!!! So let’s dive into a box break of 2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football.

We classify R&S as trading cards. You can find them at retail outlets and your local card shop.   Hobby Boxes come with 24 – 8 card packs.

Lets take a look at some of the cards we pulled from our box.
 Adrian Peterson Base, front and back

All twenty four rookies we pulled from the box

 Longevity parallels of Cameron Jordan and DeSean Jackson #/249

Longevity Holofoil of Steven Jackson #/99

Longevity Gold of Casey Matthews #/49

Rookie Revolution of Jamie Harper

Gold Rookie Revolution of Kyle Rudolph #/500

 Studio Rookies of Greg Little, front and back

 Dual Studio Rookies of Ryan Mallet and Shane Vereen #/500

The Hits.
 Rookie Revolution Prime Swatch of Von Miller #/50

 Statistical Standouts Swatch of Mike Wallace, #/299

 Rookie Auto of Ricky Stanzi #/299

Rookie Auto of Shane Vereen #/299

Overall Look
Rookies & Stars is always a favorite for set builders and this year’s cards are a slight upgrade in design, a little less busy making them feel a little more upscale.  LOVE that the Studio Rookies have a second photo on the back of the card that features... the player's back. 

Quality and Variety of Players and Subsets.
150 star players, 100 rookies.  Certainly a tight checklist for set building. The Longevity parallels look great.  Insert cards are nice.

Do the hits hold up?
Pulling two rookie autos on team logo patches was great.  

Will you want to collect them all? 
Out of our hobby box, we were three cards shy of a complete set of the stars, but that can easily be resolved with some quick trades.  As with most products, the Rookies are the tough chase.  Even at one a pack, you still have 75% of the set to go after.  But you will want to complete the whole set. 

4 out of 5

2011 Panini Rookies & Stars Football is a solid base set with some nice hits to boot.

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