Saturday, August 10, 2019
Two Blasters Full (?) of 2019 Panini Leather & Lumber
As a veteran retail plunderer, I'm interested to see which new products pop up on my radar at the local Target. Some new crossover releases, like Stadium Club and Chronicles, have worked as retail releases. Some, like Topps Fire, have not.
And now we have Leather and Lumber, an old Donruss/Playoff product that Panini have dusted off and repackaged for a logo-less generation. There are TEN CARDS PER BOX, and this is a 20 dollar product. So...steep price for this set, but I had to indulge anyway.
Let's see what these two blasters got us:
Each box yields a hit, hence the price, and...
At least Stephen Piscotty is a slightly better person to get a hit of, though...again, white-ass swatches take away from it, even it it's numbered to 349. You have so many other fun colors for A's jerseys- use one of those!
[Also...this card is too thick to fit in my relics/hits binder. If I didn't have social anxiety, especially about trading, I'd say 'who wants it', but...idk if anybody even does]
So...overall, not a bad set, but a little fundamentally flawed, especially in its retail release. 10 cards for 20 bucks is not a great release model, and advertising a hit only to get a white-swatch of a C-lister is not worth the card-per-dollar ratio. Inserts are well designed, and there are some of the usual inspired touches from a Panini release, but...I'm not entirely sold.