2012 Press Pass Sports Town Edition Football Box Break & Review

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2012 Sports Town Edition Football is a new product brought to us by our friends at Press Pass.  It covers a large array of 2012 NFL rookies.  Its called Sports Town because in the background on every card you will see the skyline of the city in which that player’s team is from.  I guess that’s one way to go when you don’t have an NFL or college license.

The skylines don’t look that bad, but be warned there is a lot of foil on these cards.  This has to be the most non-licensed football product ever released.  No logos or team names.  They should have at least made the town’s name more visible.  Instead its hidden behind the foil signature area.  For god sake the product is called Sports Town.  Put the town’s name out there.

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Boxes are currently selling for $75.00.

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Its a quick thrill product.  Only one pack inside containing four autographs.  I pulled the following:


  • Michael Floyd Auto Redemption – anyone with a label maker could fake these redemptions.  Press Pass doesn’t do a lot with redemptions, but they should be online.
  • Brandon Thompson Auto #’ed/99
  • Whitney Mercilus Auto #’ed/50
  • Orson Charles Auto #’ed/125


On Press Pass’s website they picture this Michael Floyd autograph.  This is what should have been in Sports Card Info’s box.  Instead there was a redemption.  Why picture the actual card on your website and then release it as a redemption?  Judging by this picture they’re clearly ready.  Its probably just a mock-up.

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Overall, I give 2012 Press Pass Sports Town Edition Football 2 footballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The best thing this product has going for it are the on-card autographs.  You can’t make a non-licensed product as if it were a licensed one.  If your going to make a non-licensed product you need to approach it with a unique perspective.  Press Pass had a long run with college football products that started back in the 90’s.  One of the first autographs I pulled from a pack was of Brian Kelly which came from ’98 Press Pass Football.  I think Press Pass should stick to what they do best… racing.  Their racing products are amazing.  Drop football for now.


One Response

  1. I agree with 2 footballs

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