Saturday, November 3, 2012

REVIEW: PANINI CERTIFIED FOOTBALL 2012

First off, I would like to say thanks to the WONDERFUL people at Panini America for providing us with this box to review. Here are many places you can find Panini America: official site, blog, Twitter, and Facebook.

We are going to start a new review process starting with this product. Just wanting to showcase the cards more in-depth is the aim here. Let us know your thoughts on our new set up for reviews.

Box Break Down:
  • 10 Packs Per Box, 5 Cards Per Pack
  • (4) Autographs or Memorabilia Cards Per Box
  • Boxes Run around $100 
Boxes should also come with three Mirror parallels, one Immortal, one New Generation Rookie Card and one additional insert or parallel. The 350-card Certified base set includes 150 current stars, 50 Immortals, 50 Immortals Materials, 65 New Generation RCs and 35 Freshman Fabric autograph memorabilia RCs numbered to 499 or less.
    Base Cards
    Base Card

    Back of base card
    Rookies (New Generation) and Legends (Immortals) both are numbered
    BASE CARDS: The base cards make sure that I will no longer need a mirror to do my hair in front of. They are as silver as can be. And very reflective. The team names have a unique cursive writing to them. You will be unable though to put together a base set. With only 50 cards in a box. However, it would be fun to and with the Rookies and Legends being numbered it would also make for a fun chase.

    Mirror Reds
    Back of Mirror reds numbered to 250
    Mirror Blue
    Back of Mirror Blue
    INSERTS: If you haven't been reading this blog...that means you don't know my love for shiny things. I have always been a huge fan of the Mirror parallels and now they improved upon them from previous years going back to the rainbow look roots. Great job Panini.



    AUTOGRAPHS: The autographs found in our box were both mirror autographs. The blue Hilton is numbered to 49. Most boxes we believe will land you at least one Freshman Fabric auto/jersey rookie card. But we can't say that for certain. But we love the design and reflectiveness that stand the autographs out.



    JERSEY/PATCH CARDS: Once again the base of certified is to make everything silver and reflective which is always been its roots and it works very well with this product. We got two nice rookie jersey cards including a incredible prime patch of Jeffery that is numbered to 49.

    OVERALL THOUGHTS: For around $100 I would be foolish not to tell you to give this product a try. 4 hits, 2 at least autos, a base card set like no other, plus like we noted you won't need a mirror anymore, Mirror parallels that glisten in your eyes,  and some chances to land some prime materials like we did we would kick ourselves not to recommend this product. Year in and year out Certified continues to be a rookie laden beautiful product.

    RATINGS:  Bloggers Note: Our ratings are based specifically on the blaster, box or packs we opened and do not express what the overall product could bring. Ratings based on a 1-5. 1 Being the lowest and 5 being the highest.
                    Packaging: 4
                    Base Design: 4
                    Insert Design: 4
                    Memorablila/Autographs: 4
                    Blaster, Hobby Box, or Pack Value: 4

    Monday, October 29, 2012

    SPORT CARD COLLECTORS PLAYER OF THE DAY CONTEST #7

    Product image for 2010 Playoff Contenders Football Hobby Box


    Pick The Winners Of These Games:

    Denver @ Cincy
    Chicago @ Tenn
    Miami @ Indy
    Carolina @ Wash
    Tampa Bay @ Oakland
    Pitt @ NYG
    Dallas @ ATL
    Philly @ New Orleans

    AS A TIE BREAKER..TAKE ONE PLAYER OFF FROM THE BOX AND TELL US HOW MANY TOUCHDOWNS THEY WILL HAVE WITHOUT GOING OVER

    TO BE EXCUSED OF ONE WRONG, POST A LINK OF THIS CONTEST ON FACEBOOK OR TWITTER. ONE LINK PER PERSON!!!! FOR EXAMPLE IF YOU POST A LINK AND YOU GET TWO WRONG WE WILL TAKE ONE AWAY AND YOU WILL ONLY HAVE ONE WRONG.

    YOUR ENTRIES ARE DUE BY SATURDAY NIGHT NOVEMBER 3rd.

    YOU ARE ENTERING TO WIN THIS:

    Look for random autos!

    Super Bowl Champs set!

    With 4-5 cards in lot including at least one rookie

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    Bloggers Note: ALL OF THE BOX PICTURES FEATURED WHEN CLICKED UPON LINK YOU TO A PLACE YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM. MAKES IT EASIER THAN HAVING TO SEARCH FOR THEM WHEN THE BOXES ARE IN FRONT OF YOU TO PURCHASE.

    PLEASE also MAKE SURE you click onto the link below to check out the Panini Player Of The Day website! A lot of fun stuff to be found there and WE and Panini will much appreciate it!!

    To double check the rules..follow this link: http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2012/09/sport-card-collectors-panini-nfl-player.html

    Winners will be announced on Tuesday November 6th

    *Contests are open to U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY! (sorry) 

    Sport Card Collectors Week 6 Winner Announced!

    Bloggers quick note: WE WANTED TO EXPLAIN A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE GOLDEN TICKETS. WE SEE SOME OF YOU ARE STILL A LITTLE CONFUSED ON IT. THE GOLDEN TICKETS HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DAILY CONTEST. THE DAILY CONTEST WERE THE PRIZES THAT WERE LISTED.  ORIGINALLY WHEN PUTTING TOGETHER THIS PROMO WE WERE JUST GOING TO DO WEEKLY CONTESTS AND THAT WAS ALL SET UP. THEN A LIGHTBULB WENT OFF AND WE DECIDED WE WOULD WANT TO AWARD EVEN MORE PRIZES OUT BUT HERE IS THE DAILY LINK AND ITS PRIZES:

    http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2012/09/sport-card-collectors-player-of-day_28.html


    THE WEEKLY CONTEST PRIZE PACKS AND THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WIN A PRIZE PACK WEEKLY BUT DID PARTICIPATE ON A WEEKLY BASIS WILL GET A PRIZE ENVELOPE AT THE END THAT COULD CONTAIN A TICKET. TWO GOLDEN TICKETS WERE HIDDEN IN THE WEEKLY PRIZE PACKS AND THREE AT THE END PRIZE PACKS. WE WANTED TO GIVE EVERYONE A FAIR SHOT AT ALL OF THE BIG PRIZES. WE CANNOT STRESS IT ENOUGH THAT WE HAVE NO IDEA WHERE THESE GOLDEN TICKETS ARE. WE HAD A FRIEND RANDOMLY INSERT THESE AND SEAL THEM.  ANY OF YOU COULD LAND ONE.FOR ONE OF THE FIVE BIG PRIZES LISTED BELOW IN THIS LINK. BUT YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WEEKLY CONTESTS TO HAVE A SHOT AT ONE.

    http://sportcardcollectors.blogspot.com/2012/09/sport-card-collectors-panini-nfl-player.html


    WE HOPE THIS CLEARED THINGS UP AND GOOD LUCK!

    With a shocker of a week for Cam Newton against the Bears it was not hard to pick a winner the person with the highest yards would win since everyone picked WAY under what Cam threw for.

    The winner of our Week 6 Player Of The Day contest is, despite not putting his comments about the promotion in the right spot is..... Jonathan Hoffman!   Congrats to him!!

    YOU HAVE WON THE FOLLOWING!!


    Look for randomly inserted autos!

    Look for 4-5 cards in this lot including at least 1 rookie!!

    Nice set with RG3
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    2012 Hall of Fame Class set
    Email us your address to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and we will get these out to you! Also, don't forget to look for a GOLDEN TICKET. Any package could have them cause we don't know where they are....So make sure you email us the code on the GOLDEN TICKET if you find it and tell no one if you have. Keeps the suspense of the contest going!

    Also, don't forget everyone if you enter this weekly contest EVERY week you still have a chance at the GOLDEN TICKET. As we award EVERYONE who participates weekly a prize at the end that could contain a GOLDEN TICKET. We will exclude week 1, but if you participate from here on out EVERY week you will get a prize at the end!

    ALSO!! AS A BONUS SURPRISE, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR PRIZES (Please do!) AND EMAIL IT TO US, WE WILL MAIL YOU A PRIZE ENVELOPE THAT COULD GIVE YOU ANOTHER SHOT AT A GOLDEN TICKET. THE PRIZE ENVELOPE COULD CONTAIN, A ROOKIE CARD, A INSERT OR TWO, A AUTOGRAPH OR JERSEY CARD, OR POSSIBLY A GOLDEN TICKET! IT IS ALL RANDOM SINCE THE PRIZES ARE PREPACKAGED! 

    WE WILL ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THIS POST TO SHOW PANINI A HAPPY FAN! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!! 

    Winner Of The Sport Card Collectors Week 5 Part 1

    What an amazing last day of voting...we pulled in 36 votes from email, DM's, Twitter, PM on our Facebook page and on here. It was crazy to keep up with and we tallied the votes twice. Almost thought we would have to use our one allotted vote to break up a tie between the Bears. But, the one vote broke it up and luckily we were not put into a tough spot. (update we just found 3 more votes on our Facebook wall for the Bears Family..sorry for that but now its updated) Thanks to all of our participants. The pictures were great and we found this to be one of the most fun contests we had run. If we were to ever do this again though, we would fix the way votes were being placed. So look out...another contest like this could come up again!

    Here are the winners and prizes they will be receiving for our Player Of The Day contest Week 5 Part 1 the "Halloween Edition". Thanks to those who participated and congrats to our winners!

    1st Place: Amy Solorio (Bear Family) with 56 votes


    Peyton Manning set

    1 pack of 2012 Player Of The Day cards...Look for randomly inserted autographs!!
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    Set of Cards from the Hall Of Fame Class  

    2nd Place: Jamie B (Twin Bears) with 52 votes
    A Player Of The Day envelope containing either a rookie, insert(s), auto, jersey or possibly a GOLDEN TICKET!!
    3rd Place: mrblu1976 (Star Gazer)
    A Panini Card lot of Cards

    Email us your address (except Jamie and mrblu we still have your packages to mail with the address on them) to sportcardcollectors@hotmail.com and we will get these out to you! Also, don't forget to look for a GOLDEN TICKET. Any package could have them cause we don't know where they are....So make sure you email us the code on the GOLDEN TICKET if you find it and tell no one if you have. Keeps the suspense of the contest going!

    Also, don't forget everyone if you enter this weekly contest EVERY week you still have a chance at the GOLDEN TICKET. As we award EVERYONE who participates weekly a prize at the end that could contain a GOLDEN TICKET. We will exclude week 1, but if you participate from here on out EVERY week you will get a prize at the end!

    ALSO!! AS A BONUS SURPRISE FOR THE FIRST PLACE FINISHER ONLY, IF THE FIRST PLACE WINNER (Amy) IS WILLING TO TAKE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF WITH YOUR PRIZES (Please do!) AND EMAIL IT TO US, WE WILL MAIL YOU A PRIZE ENVELOPE THAT COULD GIVE YOU ANOTHER SHOT AT A GOLDEN TICKET. THE PRIZE ENVELOPE COULD CONTAIN, A ROOKIE CARD, A INSERT OR TWO, A AUTOGRAPH OR JERSEY CARD, OR POSSIBLY A GOLDEN TICKET! IT IS ALL RANDOM SINCE THE PRIZES ARE PREPACKAGED! 

    WE WILL ADD YOUR PHOTO TO THIS POST TO SHOW PANINI A HAPPY FAN! THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR HELP!!


    Amy showing off her winnings!