Thursday, January 17, 2013

2012 Panini Prime Signatures Football Box Break Recap And Review

I was rather critical of 2011 Panini Prime Signatures Football last year.  The majority of my criticism was levied on the checklist of hits where it appeared the likelihood of pulling a big hit was lower than usual.  To Panini’s credit, the 2012 release of Prime Signatures Football takes bold moves towards a more evenhanded product.  As a small example, there are twice as many chances to pull a Tom Brady autograph this year.  There are new hit cards like dual signed Greatest Combo Signatures, Rookie Extreme Prime Materials Jumbo featuring on-card autographs with a jumbo prime swatch numbered to 99 or less and NFL Shield versions numbered to 1 and Pen Pals Autographs features Dual, Triple, Quad, Hexa and Octo versions.  With a great rookie class and the product returning at the same price point, 2012 Panini Prime Signatures just might be the comeback product of the year and one that I can get behind.

Prime Signatures Football falls into our premium cards category.  Each box contains 4 cards with 1 Autograph card per box.

Here are the cards from our box.

Monday, January 14, 2013

2012 Panini Black Football Box Break Recap And Review

Black has been the signal that Panini is putting out some specialty cards with Black boxes and Black Friday cards being sought out by collectors.  Now we have a set accessible to all collectors with 2012 Panini Black Football cards.  As with other cards that are black edge-to-edge, issues with chipping and noticeable edge wear are always a concern.  While Panini Black is not immune, from the box we opened, these issues seem to be at a minimum, which leaves you with some gorgeous cards and some great potential pulls.  With all cards being numbered to 349 or less, it seems these cards should at least retain their value if not increase over time.

Panini Black Football fits into our premium cards category.  Each box contains1 - 12 card pack with Five Autographs or Memorabilia cards with at least three autos.

Here are all of the cards we pulled.