2011 Prime Signatures Football Box Break & Review

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2011 Prime Signatures features some nice looking cards.  The best looking cards within this product would have to be the on-card signatures.  The hard-signed signatures look great with the color photographs that blend into the all white background.  These are some of the better looking cards Panini has released, right up there with the silhouette signed patches found in Crown Royale.   I wish all of the cards would have been hard-signed though.  Many of them feature stickers.  Every card is made with thick stock.  I love thick base cards.

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Boxes are currently selling for $53.00.

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With only one pack per box containing an autograph, its a quick thrill type of product.  I pulled the following:

Auto

  • Alex Green Prime Signatures Rookie Platinum Auto #’ed/25
Parallel
  • Pierre Thomas Prime Proof Blue #’ed/49
Base
  • Brett Favre #22 #’ed/499
  • Jerod Mayo #87 #’ed/499

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Overall, I give 2011 Prime Signatures Football 3.5 Pipino Knights out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  The set is very nicely designed, but the sticker autographs are what truly kill it.  You can’t beat the price though – $53.00.  I’m sure we’ve all spent more and received less.

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Card of the Day: Mariano Rivera 2011 Playoff Prime Cuts Century Auto

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Card of the Day: Warren Sapp 2011 Panini Prime Signatures Auto

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2011 Panini Prime Cuts Baseball Preview

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I’ve opened two boxes of Prime Cuts in the past.  One contained a Garrett Anderson autographed jersey #’ed/16, and the other had a Wade Boggs jersey/bat/jersey relic #’ed/5.

Panini’s 2011 Prime Cuts looks to be one of their better looking baseball products.  Each box will contain (5) cards – (2) autographs, (2) relics, plus (1) additional autograph or relic.  I like high-end products like this, and from what we’ve seen so far Panini hasn’t filled it up with foil covered inserts.  I would love to see some premium cards made of historical artifacts found in the the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  I’d like to see the same done for historical events in baseball history as well.  OBAK covers a lot of subject areas like this, but Panini has the money to make some really nice premium cards.

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Panini Teams-Up With The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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Panini announced today that they have reached a multi-year deal with the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.  This means Panini can make cards of the inductees, make use of Hall of Fame logos, artifacts, and induction ceremony pictures within their line of baseball card products.  Collectors will see Panini’s first use of this new agreement in 2011 Prime Cuts Baseball due out in March.

Panini is trying to create good baseball products without an MLB license.  They aren’t sitting back and dealing with the fact they have no license.  Making an agreement with the MLBPA and the National Baseball Hall of Fame definitely helps, and is much better than nothing.  I still think they could take a lesson from Leaf.  Then again, everyone could learn a lesson from Leaf.

I think it would interesting to see Panini make cards featuring various artifacts found in the Hall of Fame.  On the back could be a quick history of the artifact.  I don’t see this turning into an entire product, not unless they sell it as a set in the Hall of Fame gift shop.  I could easily see it as an insert set though.  There are lots of collectors that have never been to the Hall of Fame to see all those great relics.  Making cards like this could really bring the Hall of Fame to them. That’s just my idea.  Feel free to use it.

Prime Triple Relic Contest Winner Announced

Congrats to Dustin Abernathy on being the lucky winner of the Jernigan/Brown/Pettis 2011 Topps Prime Triple Relic Combo #’ed/388.  Once Dustin Abernathy sends me his mailing address, I will ship this card ASAP.

Thanks.

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Prime Triple Relic Contest! – NOW CLOSED

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This week’s contest will be for a Jerrel Jernigan / Vincent Brown / Austin Pettis 2011 Topps Prime Triple Combo Relic #’ed/388.  Thanks to CheapCardSupplies.com for supplying this box.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, November 4, 2011 @ 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 Topps Prime Box Break & Review

CheapCardSupplies.com sent over this box of 2011 Topps Prime for Sports Card Info to break and review.  Enjoy!

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Much like last year, Topps Prime has a clean cut look to it.  It contains a lot of great photography, but I would like to see more on-card autographs within this product.  I like high-quality base cards that are printed on thick card stock.  I’ve always thought Prime has had some of the best booklet designs too.

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Boxes are currently selling for $98.00.

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Each box should contain (1) autograph, (1) autograph relic, plus an additional (2) relic cards.  This box contained the following:

Autographed Relic

  • Austin Pettis Level VI Quad Jersey Auto #’ed/25
Autograph
  • Leonard Hankerson Auto #’ed/270 – this card has a crease on the back
Relics
  • Jerrel Jernigan/Vincent Brown/Austin Pettis Triple Combo Relic #’ed/388
  • Delone Carter Prime Rookie Jumbo Relic #’ed/50
Serial #’ed Rookies
  • Jacquizz Rodgers RC #’ed/930
  • Marcell Dareus RC #’ed/930
  • Stevan Ridley RC #’ed/930
  • Titus Young RC #’ed/930
  • Jeremy Kerley RC #’ed/399
  • Cam Newton RC #’ed/499
  • Kyle Rudolph RC #’ed/599
  • Von Miller RC #’ed/599
  • Ricky Stanzi RC #’ed/699
  • Leonard Hankerson RC #’ed/699
Other Stuff
  • Bilal Powell Prime Rookies
  • Delone Carter Prime Rookies
  • Mikel Leshoure Prime Rookies
  • Austin Pettis Prime Rookies
  • Brian Urlacher Prime Veterans
  • Santana Moss Prime Veterans
  • A.J. Green/Julio Jones Dual Combo
  • Blaine Gabbert/Jake Locker/Ryan Mallet/Andy Dalton Quad Combo
  • Adrian Peterson/Percy Harvin/Christian Ponder/Kyle Rudolph Quad Combo
  • Christian Ponder/Andy Dalton/Colin Kaepernick Triple Combo
  • Michael Crabtree Green
  • Shonn Greene Green
  • Joe Flacco Green
  • DeSean Jackson Green
  • Anquan Boldin Green
  • Vincent Jackson Green
  • Mike Wallace Green
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Overall, I give 2011 Topps Prime 3.5 footballs out of 5 (1=poor & 5=perfect).  Topps drastically improved this product’s packaging when compared to last year.  I highly recommend this product for collectors who are looking to purchase nice base cards of their favorite player.  You gotta love that thick card stock.

Card of the Day: Peter Cullen Optimus Prime 2009 Topps Transformers Auto

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Beanie Contest! – NOW CLOSED

Time for another contest.  This time the winner will receive a Beanie Wells 2011 Prestige – Prestigious Pros 1-Color Prime Jersey #’ed/50.  Good luck!!!

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Contest Details:

  • This contest will end Friday, June 3, 2011 @ 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
  • Once the contest is over, I will need the winner’s mailing address so I can ship them this card for FREE!!!