2012 Crown Royale Football Box Break & Review

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Crown Royale is one of the most overly designed products out on the market.  Each card seems to be going in about a million different directions.  I don’t mind the die-cut design, in fact I prefer it, but there is just too much going on.

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The silhouette cards this year don’t look as nice as the ones from 2011.  They feature white boxes and some of them have sticker autographs.

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The 2011 silhouette cards don’t have an encased autographed.  I believe these look a lot better.

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I’m all for anything die-cut.  When I first saw these I thought someone had taken a bite out of it.

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Boxes are currently selling for $100.00.

“Hit” Quality: Photobucket

Inside each box you should find at least (4) “hits”.

I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  • Russell Wilson Rookie Silhouette Redemption

Autos

  • Rishard Matthews Rookie Auto #’ed/245
  • Brandon Bolden Rookie Auto #’ed/99

Relic

  • Dwayne Bowe Crowing Glory 3-Color Patch #’ed/49

Rookies

  • Brandon Bolden #’ed/49
  • James Hanna #’ed/99
  • Whitney Mercilus #’ed/149
  • Jeff Fuller #’ed/399
  • Chris Rainey #’ed/399
  • Chris Rainey #167

Majestic Motion

  • Marques Colston #20

Field Force

  • Elvis Dumervil #11

NFL Regime

  • Eli Manning #24

Pivotal Players

  • Greg Little #3

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Overall, I give 2012 Crown Royale Football a very generous 3 crowns out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  My main beef I have with it is the overly complicated design.  The silhouette cards were designed much better last year.  The Crown Royale brand was a major part of Pacific when they produced cards.  Pacific made a lot of popular inserts back in the 90’s.  I’d like to see Panini use the Crown Royale brand as a launching pad to bring some of those inserts back.

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2 Responses

  1. Hey, do you mind if you make the Kaepernick a contest? Thanks!!!

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