2013 Press Pass Parks and Recreation Box Break & Review

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The 90-card base set covers various scenes from Seasons 1-4.  Each card in the base set is designed to look like a page from a comic book.  There are multiple images on every card separated by block panels.  When it comes to the autographs and relics Press Pass made good use of the color white which allows them to really pop.

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Boxes are currently selling for $63.00.

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Every box should contain at least (2) autographs and (1) relic.  I was surprised to see that other than the (1) foil parallel you get in each pack, there are no other inserts to look for.  With a strong autograph checklist, its safe to say the autographs are probably the real meat and potatoes of this product, especially the ones with inscriptions.  I like that Press Pass tells you which season and episode the relics come from.  They also picture the entire relic on the back of the card.  This use to be the practice with sports cards years ago, but it quickly died out.  You see this a lot more today with entertainment products.

I pulled the following:


  • Rob Lowe Blue Ink Auto
  • Parker Posey Blue Ink Auto


  • Amy Poehler 2-Color Dress from Season 2 Episode 16

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Overall, I give 2013 Press Pass Parks and Recreation 4 NBC peacocks out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Press Pass announced during the Industry Summit earlier this year that they planned to get into more entertainment properties.  Besides KISS and Elvis, Press Pass never really stepped away from the sports world.  There are a lot of television shows that have a strong following, but very little for its fans to collect.  I’d like to see Press Pass produce a set based on Seinfeld or Saturday Night Live if they decide to stick with NBC shows just for now.

One card I would keep my eye on, especially next year, would be the Chris Pratt autograph.  Pratt is scheduled to play Peter Quill/Star-Lord in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy due to be released in August 2014.  If that movie is a success and for some reason they don’t make a Guardians of the Galaxy product, this card could be on the rise.

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3 Responses

  1. Nice pull on the Rob Lowe auto! Now you just need a swanson!

  2. Love that show! I’d love one of those Ron Swanson autos.

  3. I pulled a Ron Swanson Red ink today… Does anyone know if that means they would be a little bit more rare?

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