Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Box Break: 2019 Panini Phoenix Football
That's right. We're doing this.
My anonymous contact doesn't really gauge whether or not I'm a premium collector. Because, I'm really not. Game-used cards and autographs are nice and all, but I love a good base design, and I'm fine with good, low-seeded inserts and numbered cards. I'm not gonna go wild if I pull a relic/auto that isn't up to par.
Phoenix is definitely a more premium set. I don't recall having seen much Phoenix at my local Wal-Mart, though I haven't exactly been looking at the football displays. This is definitely a wilder, sleeker set, and...I mean, I'm not NOT gonna open it. Come on.
12 packs, 5 cards per. Average 3 hits (2 autos, 1 game-used), but this is only an average. Let's see what the deal is:
As you can see, the parallels are easy to get in this product, as I pulled a gold one of the Colts' Darius Leonard, #'d to 75. In terms of age, we're dealing with Alvin Kamara and DeAndre Hopkins, as well as the Bengals' Trayveon Williams, who hasn't gotten a great deal of playing time yet.
And Matt Stafford's red parallel is numbered to 299.
Antonio Brown as a Raider. A team he would never play for. Orange parallel, numbered to 99. This is such an odd mojo card to pull, because it's technically a zero-year card, and it's of a much-maligned NFL figure like Brown. It's just...odd.
Not a bad box of this. My hits were decent, the parallels are cool, and there's a lot of cool, fun ideas in this set, even though it's not exactly something I'd get with my own money. I enjoyed breaking it.
Again, if anybody wants any specific cards from these football breaks, as I don't really collect this sport thoroughly, let me know. I'm trying to do more trading, even if it makes me kinda anxious. This is a good start, though.
Tomorrow, or at least soon, you'll seen Part 1 of the second box, Panini Prism. It's...alright.