2013 Press Pass Football Box Break & Review

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The design is very basic (almost too basic), and the cards have a lot of room for autographs.  The best aspect about Press Pass’s current football products are the on-card autographs and interesting inscriptions they have the players write.  Other than that its just another airbrushed out non-logo filled set.  I miss the good old days when Press Pass could use college logos.  They also use to have some nice inserts as well.  I always enjoyed the Kick-Off inserts from their ’98 set.

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Boxes are currently selling for $95.00.

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Hobby boxes contain 30 packs, and the base set consists of only 50 cards.  While opening this box, I pulled many duplicates.  Every box should contain (6) autographs.

I pulled the following:


  • Jarvis Jones Blue Ink #’ed/99
  • Dee Milliner Blue Ink #’ed/199
  • Cordarrelle Patterson Blue Ink #’ed/99
  • Collin Klein Blue Ink #’ed/199
  • Andre Ellington Blue Ink Playmakers #’ed/99
  • Tyler Eifert Blue Ink


  • Markus Wheaton Reflectors #’ed/299
  • EJ Manuel Reflectors #’ed/299
  • Denard Robinson Reflectors #’ed/100

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Overall, I give 2013 Press Pass Football 2.5 helmets out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.  If your going to produce an unlicensed product, you need to approach the project with a unique perspective in mind, like Leaf does.  You can’t just remove the logos and expect collectors to act the same.  The 2013 rookie class is nowhere near as good as the 2012 one.  This is a good product to hold you over until Panini, Topps, and Upper Deck release their stuff.  I don’t think Press Pass would continue to make their unlicensed football products if collectors weren’t purchasing it.  There must be a certain amount of collectors that still like it.  Cards like this usually peak in price when they are initially released, level off after a while, and then tank when the other companies bring out their products.

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