Your’re not going to believe it!!! I just opened a Panini product that spit out (6) on-card autographs, no white boxes, and no redemptions. I had no idea that was possible. It was like witnessing a real life Christmas miracle right in front of my eyes.
This design reminds me of Pro Set cards from the late 80′s early 90′s. That’s the first thing that went through my head. Its not overly designed or covered in foil. There are also a lot of great old photos.
Social Signatures include the signer’s “Twitter handle”. I enjoy seeing these types of things thrown onto cards. Twitter lets you follow your favorite athletes, teams, and organizations so you can keep up on all their latest news. Panini uses it a lot to when it comes to company news and customer service. So does Topps.
Boxes are currently selling for $180.00.
The Classics brand hasn’t always been associated with high-end products. Its usually set within the mid-level range. Every box has (6) packs with an autograph inside each pack.
I pulled the following:
- Cliff Ronning
- Brian Mullen
- Norm Ullman
- Ed Van Impe
- Geoff Sanderson
- Chris Chelios The Originals #’ed/100
- Scott Niedermayer #46
- Jeremy Roenick #60
- Mike Richter #56
- Andy Bathgate #51
- Ray Bourque #25
- Dale Hawerchuk #70
Overall, I give 2012-2013 Classics Signatures 4 ice cubes out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect). Its a bit expensive and just like most products you probably won’t get close to $180.00 worth of cards, but Panini did a great job designing this set. I couldn’t tell you the last time I opened a Panini product and pulled (6) on-card autographs without the dreaded white box and/or finding a redemption. If you don’t have the cash for a box, go for some singles. They look nice and are cheap. I sure wouldn’t mind seeing a football version perhaps at a lower price.