Card of the Day: Harrison Barnes 12-13 Panini Preferred Crown Royale Rookie Silhouettes Patch Auto

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Card of the Day: Danny Wuerffel 1997 Donruss Preferred #111

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A Preferred Grizzlies Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to ElectricFriar on being the lucky winner of the Xavier Henry 11-12 Preferred Crown Royale Auto/Jersey #’ed/99.  Once ElectricFriar sends me their mailing address I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

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A Preferred Grizzlies Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Xavier Henry 11-12 Panini Preferred Crown Royale silhouette jersey/auto #’ed/99.  I think Panini did an excellent job with the look of these cards.  You would think by covering up the jersey piece a little would hurt the overall design, but collectors seem to really enjoy these.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 8:00 p.m. EST
  • To enter, please leave a comment in this post
  • You can enter once per day
  • The winner will be selected at random
  • Please provide a valid e-mail address when entering
  • The winner will receive an e-mail when the contest is over
  • The winner has one week to send me their contact information or the contest will be held again
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!

2011-2012 Panini Preferred Basketball Box Break & Review

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Panini Preferred is one hell of a nice looking basketball product.  Tons of on-card autographs, the silhouette relic/autographs are absolutely amazing, and the card stock Panini used is quite thick as it should be for a product of this caliber.  The only little design flaw I see is that they used white boxes again for where the athlete signed their signature.  I love white backgrounds for autographs.  In fact that is the color I would prefer to see in the background of an autograph.  But sometimes the white box can stand out when placed in the middle of a colorful card.  I like when the white background is worked into the design of the actual card and not just slapped in the middle.

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Boxes are currently selling for $200.00.  Panini Preferred is definitely a high-end product not priced for everyone.

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Panini Preferred boxes remind of those boxes Pizza Hut personal pan pizzas come in.  For a box that only contains (4) cards its quite large.  Every box has (3) autographs and (1) booklet card.  I pulled the following:

Auto/Relic

  •  Xavier Henry Crown Royale silhouette Jersey/Auto #’ed/99
Autos
  • Jordan Crawford Crown Royale Auto #’ed/99
  • Mark Price Crown Royale Panini’s Choice Award Blue Auto #’ed/50
Booklet Relic
  • Carmelo Anthony/Dwight Howard/Joe Johnson/LeBron James/Manu Ginobili/Pau Gasol/Tony Parker/Yao Ming – 8 multi-color patch booklet #’ed/10
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Overall, I give 2011-2012 Panini Preferred 4.5 basketballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Its one of their better basketball products they’ve released.  Its not the cheapest either, but quick and fun to open.  No base cards!  All autographs and relics!

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Flashback Product of the Week: 1997 Donruss Preferred Football

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1997 Donruss Preferred football had an interesting idea behind it.  At the time this product came out, collectors went crazy trying to find the Precious Metals inserts.  These inserts contained an actual amount of silver, gold, or platinum.  Each box contained 24 smaller tins with 5 cards per tin.  Many of the smaller tins were short printed and are hard to find, even to this day.  Even though collectors like the idea of the Precious Metals cards, this product only stuck around for a few years.  I remember seeing these tins at some of the first cards shows I attended.  They were some high-end stuff at the time.