Tuesday, June 21, 2016

REVIEW:2015-2016 Panini Revolution (BIG BOOM)

The 90's are back! Well, at least some of it.

When Panini first announced the return of Revolution, a Pacific brand back in the day, I didn't know what to think. But, after opening this box, I felt a trip back to memory lane and it made me feel all warm inside. Even though Panini never really made a reference between the two sets, those of us who collected in that era and know the product will simply remember the similarities.

Read on to see the rest of my thoughts.

In every box of 2015-2016 Revolution basketball, you will find 8 Packs Per Box with 5 Cards Per Pack. Each box also comes with 7 Parallels, 4 Rookies, and 3 Inserts. No guaranteed hits. It's also been said that 98% of the autographs will be included in the product and that ALL of the autographs in the product are ON-CARD AUTOS! Boxes will run you depending on where you by from $50-$60

Find at least one autograph per inner case.
The base set is simply as I remember it in the 90's, a sparkly masterpiece. There are 150 cards in the base set featuring 100 veterans and 50 rookies. All cards feature vivid foil patterns that parallel out to different levels of rarity. Stay tuned for the parallel version talk after the jump.

Here are the rookies I pulled. Nobody big...right now anyways.

You can look for one Cosmic, Sunburst or Futura parallel  per box, all of which are sequentially numbered to 100 or less. Stay tuned for the big boom on that.

I will do my best to explain the parallels, but you are better off going HERE on Panini's blog to see them all. They all have just one tiny difference that is easiest to see on their scans on the link.

Here is a Nova and Infinite parallel both falling at 1:6 packs. Nova is on the left.

More infinite parallels...

More Nova....

Cosmic numbered to 100 pull.

And the huge boom, Futura numbered to 25 of MVP Steph Curry. Man it's a beauty of a card.

My other insert pulls. All of which fit the theme of the overall product.

This one if pretty cool. It's a die cut.
And my box wasn't lucky enough to pull an autograph from. But, you know what? That doesn't bother me. I think the price is reasonable, the cards look nice, and it's built like a 90's product. It's built from the base cards up. The autographs are tougher pulls, but it also adds value to them.

So I guess it depends on what you are looking for in a product. If you are looking for a big pull or per hit box product, well, you may want to look elsewhere. Even though some nice pulls are waiting here. If you are looking for a fun product that will take you down memory lane, well, this if for you.

Small risk, possible good return here. The parallels once figured out, are worth more than you think and even base cards of good players have book value of $1 or more which hasn't happened since the 90's.

Thoughts on this product are appreciated!


  1. Well, it's cool that they remained more or less true to the Pacific madness.

  2. I like it! Quality base cards, parallels and inserts without bogging down the product with "hits" that will likely hold no value.

  3. I like them a lot BUT the parallels should have the name of the parallel printed on the card front,they are too similar otherwise. Norman Powell was starting for the Raptors deep into the playoffs on a team that beat the eventual champions more than once. Probably won't be a superstar but he should have a good career, especially for a second round pick. I only have one card from this set, the Joe Young RC.

  4. Is the Stockton available? Email me tntcardsstg at Gmail if you are interested in trading.

  5. Is the Stockton available? Email me tntcardsstg at Gmail if you are interested in trading.

  6. I like this release. The Stockton insert is sweet.

  7. Great post. I'm not a shiny card guy so I while I'd pick up a pack for the heck of it that would probably be it. Again great post and great pull. Thanks.