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Old 12-01-2012, 07:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Eight Box Rip of Prizm & Certified

Passing through Hong Kong, so decided to blow some money at Card Express. Just the hits:

2012-13 Panini Prizm (Box 1) -
Auto: Marquis Teague, Jonas Valanciunas
Prizm: Reggie Jackson, LeBron James, Donald Sloan

2012-13 Panini Prizm (Box 2) -
Auto: Fab Melo
Auto Prizm: Michael Finley (of 25)
Prizm: Al-Farouq Aminu, Avery Bradley, Chris Singleton

2012-13 Panini Prizm (Box 3) -
Auto: Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving Redemption, Fab Melo, Andrew Nicholson
Finalists Prizm: Bill Russell
Prizm: Chandler Parsons, Jared Sullinger, Jeff Taylor

2012-13 Panini Totally Certified (5 Boxes) - 34 hits
Rookie Roll Call: Justin Hamilton, Justin Harper, Tyler Honeycutt (x2), Kawhi Leonard Redemption, E'Twaun Moore, Mike Scott
Rookie Roll Call Red: Quincy Acy (of 199), Draymond Green (of 279), Kris Joseph (of 279), Marquis Teague (of 199)
Rookie Roll Call Blue: John Jenkins (of 129)
Totally Signatured Red: James Worthy (of 25)
Totally Signatures Gold: Danilo Gallinari (of 10), Detlef Schrempf (of 10)
Totally Red Materials: D.J. Augustin, Andrea Bargnani, Carlos Delfino, Patrick Ewing, Kirk Hinrich, Dwight Howard, Bobby Jackson, Al Jefferson (x2), Karl Malone
Totally Blue Materials (of 99): Al Jefferson, Luke Ridnour, Anderson Varejao
Totally Blue Materials Prime (of 25): Joel Anthony, Jeff Foster, Manu Ginobili
Totally Gold (of 25): Paul Millsap
Totally Gold Materials Prime: Dwight Howard (of 10)

Synopsis: Both products are pretty tough breaks but in their own way. The Prizm is a neat, little product that has a decent design, nice chrome-caliber technology and simple inserts. However with only two auto hits per box and the golds being very rare, you really need to pull a Kobe auto just to make your money back - very long odds. My two first boxes were kind of duds (although Finley has a few collectors out there). The last box - four autos including two No. 1 overalls - was a nice surprise. If only the autos were on card, I would keep them.

Totally Certified, on the other hand, has better possibilities of a big hit, but with longer odds. A lot of the lesser hits (like scrub rookie autos and un-numbered jerseys) have no sell value at all. I like that they made cards of some retired vets and scrub players (see: Bobby Jackson, Joel Anthony), but when these guys are your "big hits" you are going to feel disappointed. With only six packs a box, I didn't think the product was very fun either. I was trying to get a JJ base, but with only 12 base cards per box, they're pretty hard to get. Hope to buy one off eBay. Hope this information helps.
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Thanks for the write up. Great 3rd box of Prizm. I was debating even getting Totally Certified this year and passed because it didn't look like that good a value, especially for the price it is currently at. Maybe when it drops to $70-$80 a box I'll reconsider.
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LOL got my box from CE too, it was a big miss too.
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Synopsis: Both products are pretty tough breaks but in their own way. The Prizm is a neat, little product that has a decent design, nice chrome-caliber technology and simple inserts. However with only two auto hits per box and the golds being very rare, you really need to pull a Kobe auto just to make your money back - very long odds. My two first boxes were kind of duds (although Finley has a few collectors out there). The last box - four autos including two No. 1 overalls - was a nice surprise. If only the autos were on card, I would keep them.
Completely disagree. A lot of cards are selling in the $10-$50 range....stuff you wouldn't expect. Patient sellers will make a lot of money, even on average boxes.
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Patient sellers will make a lot of money.

I agree, I think these rookies will be very desirable as they're not easy pulls with a 300 card set, nice photos, great card technology and hopefully they grade well.
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I think you did great. That 3rd box could only have been better if there was a Kobe auto too. LOL I don't know if you will make your money back but from a collector standpoint a Worthy auto #'d 25 and a Dwight Prime patch #'d 10 is pretty sweet. Congrats!
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Kyrie and AD in the same box? Lord.. Nice job.
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Kyrie and AD in the same box? Lord.. Nice job.
^ What he said ^

Congrats!!
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yep i one of those finley collectors. definitely want to get a hold of that auto. sent pm.
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