Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 Panini Score Football NFL Trading Cards Box Break Recap And Review

With the evolution of sports cards moving towards bigger and bigger hits, the dedicated set builder can often be overlooked.  So when a card set of 300 base cards, 100 rookie cards with a wide variety of inserts is released that is offered at $0.99 a pack, set builders should take note.  2012 Panini Score Football delivers this and more

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 in a variety of configurations, but complete boxes come with 36 – 7 card packs.

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

Base Set
Larry Fitzgerald, front and back 
 Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson Jr.
 Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, Maurice Jones-Drew 
 Josh Freeman, Vernon Davis, C.J. Spiller
 Stevan Ridley, Matt Ryan, Steve Smith
 Brian Urlacher, Eli Manning, Marshawn Lynch

 Robert Griffin III RG3, front and back, Morris Claiborne
 A.J. Jenkins, Justin Blackmon, Coby Fleener
 Mohamed Sanu, Ryan Tannehill, Brandon Weeden
 Vick Ballard, Russell Wilson, Alfred Morris

 Complete Players
Ray Rice, Jared Allen 
 Terrll Suggs, Matt Forte

Hot Rookies
 Nick Toon, Ronnie Hillman, Trent Richardson
 Michael Floyd, Brock Osweiler, A.J. Jenkins 

 In The Zone
 Mike Tolbert, Arian Foster
 Cam Newton, Greg Jennings, Calvin Johnson Jr.
 Adrian Peterson, Larry Fitzgerald, Dez Bryant

Numbers Game
 Ray Rice, Rob Gronkowski
 D'Qwell Jackson, Calvin Johnson Jr. 
 Tom Brady, Jared Allen

Score Reprints
Haywood Jeffries


 Pierre Thomas, Ray Rice
 Cameron Wake, C.J. Spiller

Glossy Base
 Von Miller, Brent Celek, Andre Johnson

Glossy Complete Players
 Von Miller, LeSean McCoy

Glossy Hot Rookies
 Ryan Tannehill, Ryan Broyles

 Dontari Poe Rookie Auto

Overall Look
Score Football still has that simple, solid look, but it has been slightly refashioned to add more appeal. The inserts look really good too.

Quality and Variety of Players.
300 veteran players and 100 rookies makes for a really nice checklist.   Insert cards also offer some great players.

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.

Will you want to collect them all? 
That really is the whole point of Score.   This set works for a wide range of collectors from those new to collecting to veteran set builders.  

 4 1/2 out of 5

2012 Panini Score Football look great while providing set builders an inexpensive way to construct a full set.

1 comment:

  1. I'll never buy a box, unless it's unbelievably cheap. But I must say, I really like the simple base card design. The full helmet logo is a nice touch. Kudos to Panini.