2012 Press Pass FanFare Football Box Break & Review

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2012 Press Pass FanFare is a new football brand for this year.  Press Pass started the FanFare brand last year with FanFare Racing, and it looks as if they decided to give a football version a shot.

Before opening the box, the very first thing I noticed was the QR code placed on the back.  You know what I’m talking about.  Those square things you can scan with a smartphone and then it will display more information about that product.  When you scan the QR code on a box of 2012 FanFare Football, an autograph checklist will popup.  I think this is a great addition to the overall box design.

As for the cards, if you like any of the Leaf Metal football products, I think you will like 2012 FanFare Football.  I actually think this is Press Pass’s way of responding to the success Leaf has had with their unlicensed college football sets.  Most of the cards are actually printed on chrome stock, and not that foil look-a-like stuff Press Pass has used in the past to give cards a chrome effect.  Press Pass still did this with some of the inserts though.  No college logos is still a real downer.  If Upper Deck were to ever go under, I’d like to see Leaf and Press Pass share a collegiate license.

Price:  Photobucket

Boxes are currently selling for around $93.00.

“Hit” Quality:  Photobucket

Boxes only contain one pack.  This is a real quick thrill football product.  Each pack contains five autographed cards.  I pulled the following:


  • Mohamed Sanu Auto
  • Case Keenum Auto #’ed/199
  • Dan Herron Auto #’ed/199
  • Kendall Wright Auto #’ed/99
  • Quinton Coples Next Level Ink Auto #’ed/25
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Overall, I give 2012 Press Pass FanFare Football 3.5 helmets out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I think its a great answer to Leaf’s line of non-licensed college football products.  The chrome design is the best I’ve ever seen from Press Pass, and I like that they placed a QR code on the back of the box.  I’d like to see more QR codes used within the hobby.  Wouldn’t it be cool to put QR codes on cards?  You could have a code that when scanned plays a video highlight from that player’s career.  There are all kinds of things you could use QR codes for when it comes to trading cards.


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