BOX BREAK DOWN:
- 24 Packs Per Box, 12 Cards Per Pack
- Autographs and Jersey cards despite what's stated on most sites fall 1:36 packs so don't be fooled!
This years is a big set with 440 cards including 110 rookies and 100 Top 100 along with the base cards.
Each pack of Score comes with 2-3 rookies, 1-2 inserts and the rest base. You get quite a few cards in a box but probably not enough for a set. It may take a few boxes.
My favorite designed insert is the Hot Rookie one.I like the layout and bold color on the card. This is a set I am thinking about chasing cause it will be HOT looking in my collection!
Also in this years Score for inserts are parallels to the base cards. Above you see the SCORECARD parallel (Vernon Davis) that's not numbered but does have a rainbow foil on the players name and the word writing across the top. Other parallels not shown in my box break include Showcase (#’d to 99), Gold Zone (#’d to 50), Artist’s Proof (#’d to 35), Red Zone (#’d to 20), End Zone (#’d to six), Gem Masters (#’d to only one).
AUTOGRAPHED CARDS: N/A
MEMORABILIA CARDS: N/A
OVERALL THOUGHTS: Why did Panini have to change something that was so good in 2013? Last years Score football was amazing! I know they were celebrating it's anniversary but boxes were loaded with fun and had great configuration. They did jumbo packs and every pack had a ton of inserts (a lot of them had color and were numbered including low numbered ones as I pulled two /5), great action-shot packed base cards and every pack was like digging for buried treasure! It also had 3 hits per box and prices of a box were decent and stayed under $80. Flash forward to this years, no hits guaranteed, no numbered parallels per box guaranteed, less action photography and a break that doesn't seem that exciting. I didn't even hit key rookies in this box like Bridgewater and Manziel. This by far was a HUGE letdown from last years product. I really hope that 2015 goes back to what last years brought or at least with one guaranteed hit.
Don't take my review the wrong way however, as I am not at all turning you away from Score completely. It is still the first NFL release of the year and still has a lot to offer just at a tougher rate. I would however recommend not buying the 24 pk boxes like I did. Go buy a blaster box. That has a guaranteed hit per box and seems to have much more to offer than these boxes. (I will show you what I mean now that I have bought one)