|04-20-2012, 02:55 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2011
2011 Prime Cuts 1-box break + review. Still bleeding!
As you've seen with other breaks, there are only going to be a few that are even considered decent. This....is not one of them. Not sure what I'm doing with them yet.
Base - David Freese (59/99)
Game-Used Bat Century Parallel - Alex Rodriguez (04/49)
Icons Dual Jersey - Phil Niekro (one dark blue, one light blue; 09/25)
Prospect Sticker Auto - Matt Barnes (blue ink; 270/299)
Draft Pick On-Card Auto - Dylan Bundy (blue ink; 189/249)
Prospect Sticker Auto Parallel - Granden Goetzman (blue ink; 10/25)
So....yeah. I was well aware of what I was getting myself into, as I had pre-ordered the back in early March. After release, I knew the average case provided quite a few prospect autos, but I didn't think every f'n card in my box would be a prospect auto. The Bundy is decent, but that's all that I can say about the quality of the quantity. Getting a 6th card when the box says five isn't always a positive.
The tiny slivers of jersey and bat are rather pathetic. I kind of like the design; I don't mind the "Professional Baseball Player/Club" statements on the front - I think it's kind of a throwback to how players and teams were referenced many decades ago. But, I wish I received more than one "insert" type. The Niekro card isn't even prime, but low-numbered (which makes little difference). The ARod is "Century" but numbered to 49 - that makes no sense whatsoever.
But, as with a few other comments I've read, Panini has lost this customer also. It has nothing to do with return - it's based upon what was on the sell sheet versus the prospect-laden box I received. The sell sheet made no mention of prospects and the checklist wasn't added until well after pre-order. But, I do believe part of that is my fault, however, I had thought this product would go up before release.
Die-hard for the Reds, Rangers and Nolan Ryan. Currently building the 1998 Donruss Significant Signatures set (only need the NNO Koufax card now!!!), and looking for any Farewell To Riverfront cards.
|04-20-2012, 03:14 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: North East Ohio/ Pittsburgh Area
I am sorry that you had to buy a box to realize Panini sucks, but at least now you can boycott them like the rest of us!!! They are terrible!