Monday, August 22, 2016

REVIEW:2016 Prizm Racing (GREAT BREAK/GOLD FOUND!)

It's been awhile since we have seen a NASCAR product hit the market and the license stayed out in the open market for awhile til Panini scooped it up to add to their already deep checklist of licenses.

At first, I wasn't sure how I felt about the move. I was such a Press Pass fan when it came to NASCAR products that I almost didn't want anyone else to make the cards again. Press Pass offered creative designs, memorabilia options and had on-card autographs. It was going to be hard to beat.

Then Panini decided to come out with a Prizm release to open up their license with NASCAR. I thought it was a good move on their part, but after opening it, I thought the move was even more impressive.

Why, well you will just have to read on.
In each box of 2016 Panini Prizm Racing there are 20 packs with 4 cards per pack. There should also be One Autograph and Two Memorabilia Cards per box with boxes running roughly $70.

Each Box also contains the following:
  • 10 PRIZMS
  • 2 COLOR PRIZMS #'D TO 99 OR LESS
  • 2 WINNER'S CIRCLE
  • 1 WINNER'S CIRCLE PRIZM
  • 2 COMPETITORS
  • 1 COMPETITORS PRIZM
  • 3 ADDITIONAL INSERTS
So a lot of offerings in one box.

The base set is the typical set up for Prizm with design and features. The base set has key drivers, rookies and car shots.

There are 100 cards in the base set which you will need more than one box to complete it.

 
The base set also has base card Sp's. You would be best to visit Beckett to see the gallery to help you define the difference. The Sp's replace a base card in the set. This is card #43 which is supposed to be Josh Wise but it Mr. Petty instead.

There are 8 Sp's in all and the odds haven't been released.
Insert time! Well, parallel time. My favorite colorful shiny part!

You can find, Prizm, Red/White/Blue Prizm, Green Flag Prizm /149, Blue Flag Prizm /99, Camo Prizm /95 or less, Red Flag Prizm /75, Rainbow Prizm /24, Gold Prizm /10, White Flag Prizm /5, Black Prizm /3, and Checkered Flag Prizm 1/1.
 
These are my base Prizms...

 
Red Flag Prizm /75:
 
 
Green Flag Prizm /149. Not bad of Dale Jr.
 
Now onto the rest of the inserts and of course, parallels. All of the inserts have the following parallels, Prizm, Gold Prizm /10, and Checkered Flag 1/1.
 
Qualifying Times. Nice design. Stewart is a Prizm.
 
Winners Circle...

 
But here is the actual winner, Gold Prizm /10 of Jimmy Johnson!!!! (which I hit in the first pack)


 
Competitors with a Logano Prizm.
And now onto my hits.

Race Used tires seem to be the main hit here and I pulled two. These as well have parallels of Green Flag Prizm /99, Blue Flag Prizm /49, Red Flag Prizm /25, and Checkered Flag Prizm 1/1.

Mine are just base ones.
 
Tony Stewart...
 
Matt Kenseth...

 
You can also find firesuit cards and parallels. Guess it wouldn't be a NASCAR product without those.

Now onto my autograph. These come in, surprise, parallels too. Red/White/Blue Prizm /99, Green Flag Prizm /99, Camo Prizm /93 or less, Blue Flag Prizm /75 or less, Red Flag Prizm /50, Rainbow Prizm /24, Gold Prizm /10, White Flag Prizm /5, Black Prizm /3, and Checkered Flag Prizm 1/1.
 
My Kenseth autograph pull is a Blue Flag Prizm /75


Overall, I am very impressed. Cards look great, fun parallels and on-spot themes throughout. Panini made the right choice to kick off their NASCAR license with Prizm and lured a lot of us in. I know I am not alone in feeling this way as I have seen many bloggers and others comment on this.

I think with 3 hits per box, parallels galore and some low numbered cards mixed in every box that you are getting a solid value for what you pay.

I am looking forward to seeing how the rest of the Panini lineup of NASCAR products go and if they can match the checkered flag winner it has in Prizm.

By the way, make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Some of the cards above may be featured in a future NASCAR contest so stay tuned!

2 comments:

  1. MATT KENSETH IS MY FAVORITE NASCAR DRIVER! COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT.

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  2. Nice stuff! I may have to check out a box of this!

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