Rockies Prime Cuts Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest is for a Troy Tulowitzki 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts Jersey #’ed/99.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, December 14, 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!!!

2012 Playoff Prime Cuts Baseball Box Break & Review

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Upon opening my box and viewing other cards online, all I can say is that the design is quite simple.  A large portion of the autographs are on-card, but that opens up the opportunity for a lot of redemptions especially when it comes to Panini.  When it comes to high-end products I believe having logos and team names make all the difference too.

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Boxes are currently selling for around $150.00 – I think they’re drastically overpriced.

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Inside each box you’ll only find two cards.  No base, inserts, or funky parallels.  It gets straight to the “hits”.

I pulled the following:

Auto

  • Tony Perez Significant Signatures Auto Redemption #’ed/25 – I redeemed this just to see how long it takes to arrive.  Perez has other autographs within Prime Cuts that aren’t redemptions.  I guess he didn’t stick around for these.  It probably has to do with being an on-card signature.

Relic

  • Troy Tulowitzki Jersey #’ed/99

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Overall, I give 2012 Playoff Prime Cuts Baseball 3 Pipino Knights out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Just like with ’12 Signature Series Baseball, its the price that gets to me the most.  Based on what I pulled, its just way too expensive.  My favorite part of this product are the relics of older players that you don’t see that much – Burleigh Grimes, Lefty Williams, Miller Huggins, and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson.

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Prime Patriots Contest Winner Announced

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Congrats to Kevin on being the lucky winner of the Jabar Gaffney 2012 Prime Signatures Silver Auto #’ed/49.  Once Kevin sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.  Thanks!

Prime Patriots Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Jabar Gaffney 2012 Prime Signatures Silver Auto #’ed/49.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 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!!!

2012 Prime Signatures Football Box Break & Review

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Panini has Prime Signatures down to a science.  It has to be their nicest looking product.  Thick white card stock, lots of on-card signatures, and they decided to throw in relics this year.  Nothing within this product is overly designed.  I wish more Panini products looked like Prime Signatures.  Simple is almost always better.  I also noticed that Panini made the serial numbers much smaller for 2012.  That was a good move because last year I thought they stood out a little too much.

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Boxes are currently selling for $60.00.  It has to be their cheapest football box.

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For $60.00 you get one pack containing an autograph.

I pulled the following:

Auto

  • Jabar Gaffney Prime Signatures Silver Auto #’ed/49

Parallel

  • Tamba Hali Prime Proof #’ed/49

Base

  • Matt Forte #’ed/499
  • Darrius Heyward-Bey #’ed/499

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Overall, I give 2012 Prime Signatures Football 4.5 helmets out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  If you’re a collector on a budget looking for a quick-thrill box to bust, this is it.  The on-card autographs are by far some of Panini’s best.  Decent price, nice card design, and a guaranteed autograph.

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Card of the Day: Reggie Bush 2011 Prime Signatures Platinum Auto

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2011 Panini Prime Signatures Football Box Break

Auto

  • Kyle Rudolph on-card RC Auto #’ed/249

Parallel

  • Bo Jackson Prime Proof #’ed/49

Base

  • Darren Woodson #’ed/499
  • Santonio Holmes #’ed/499

Really like the thick card stock and on-card signatures.  You can’t beat the price either.  This box only cost $45.00.  No, the autograph I pulled isn’t worth the price of the box.  But its still a decent price for a fast thrill.

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Less Is Truly More When It Comes To 2012 Prime Signatures

Hypothetically speaking, if Panini were a character from Batman’s world, I think they would make a good Two-Face.  Some of their products look like cookie cutter brands from year to year, but then they bring out a product like Prime Signatures which looks amazing.  Its almost like they have dual design team disorder.

The on-card autographs found in Prime Signatures are some of the nicest cards Panini has released, along with those silhouette autographed patches found in Crown Royale.  Less is truly more when it comes to Prime Signatures.  Just by looking at them, you can tell they aren’t overly designed.  They basically let the photo and signature do all the work.  I love the use of white when it comes to card design.  It doesn’t always have to be white either.  Sticking with mainly one color for the overall design can work well too.  Just watch out for those dreaded white boxes if the background isn’t all white.

The Rookie Extreme Prime Materials Jumbo cards contain the perfect sized patch along with an on-card signature.  Not every card will be hard signed.  There will be plenty of stickers, but at least the backgrounds are white and they won’t stick out like a sore thumb.  I’m hoping 2012 Prime Signatures is printed on thick card stock again.

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Kings Elite Die-Cut Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

This contest will be for a Bernie Nicholls 11-12 Elite Prime Numbers Die-Cut Jersey #’ed/475.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, May 25, 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!!!