Saturday, August 6, 2016

REVIEW:Cryptozoic Big Bang Theory Seasons 6&7 (GIVEAWAY)

One of the most iconic comedies on TV today with catchphrases like Bazinga, makes it's return to cardboard to capture seasons 6&7.

Like with all Cryptozoic products, there doesn't seem to be a disappointing point and all of these come with a surprise or two.

Read on to see my thoughts on this latest product release.


In every box of Cryptozoic Big Bang Theory Seasons 6&7, there are 24 Packs Per Box with 5 Cards Per Pack. You should be able to find 2 hits per box (most box breaks I have seen, including mine have had at least 3), one ON-CARD AUTOGRAPH and one wardrobe/prop card. Boxes are currently running roughly $75 per.

The base set consists of classic moments from Seasons 6&7 and the bast set has 72 cards in which a box should give you the set. The photography is full color and the cards are high in gloss.

One of my favorite cards from the base set is card number 1 showcasing the whole gang having fun.
 
Just like with other products, the base set and inserts have Silver Foil Board parallels that fall 1:4 packs

 
Now time to take a look at the other insert offerings. You should be able to complete each set in a box break.
 
These are Portraits that fall 1:4 pack. I think the design is really cool.
 
Artist Series which is a fun way to capture the characters in artists renditions fall 1:4 packs. There are def some fun images in this set. This one was my favorite.

Up next, wouldn't be a Cryptozoic release without a puzzle to put together. Fun artist design and fall 1:4 packs

 
The puzzle together....

 
Another fun parallel to pull are these Cryptomium that fall 1:48 packs. Can you imagine if they added a rainbow refractor look to these....wow.

 
Now onto my hits. Never a bad thing to get a bonus HIT in a box.

Up first, wardrobe of Leonard. Two-color as well.

 
And the next one, Penny....Penny....Penny.. wardrobe. Not going to complain here as this isn't a sight for sore eyes at all (don't tell my wife I said that ;) )

 
There are also, Dual Wardrobe cards (1:96 packs), Triple Wardrobe card (Limited and Numbered to 25), and Quad Wardrobe card (Limited and Numbered to 25)
 
And rounding out my hits, an on-card auto of Pasha D. Lychnikoff who played one of the astronauts when Howard went to space. Of course we all remember Howard's nickname, "Fruit Loops" that the astronauts teased him with thanks to Howard's mother.
 
There are also two different autograph designs. Doesn't seem to be much difference in value wise or rarity.
 
Here are a list of signers for the product including the legendary Bob Newhart.

Bob Newhart as Arthur Jeffries
Laurie Metcalf as Mary Cooper
Pasha D. Lychnikoff as Dimitri Rezinov
Ryan Cartwright as Cole
Ian Scott Rudolph as Captain Sweatpants
Brian Posehn as Bert
Brian Thomas Smith as Zack Johnson
Matt Battaglia as Officer Reynolds
Laura Spencer as Emily Sweeney
Josh Peck as Jesse
Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
Margo Harshman as Alex Jensen
Kate Miccuci as Lucy
Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
Melissa Rauch as Bernadette Rostenkowski
 
You can also find rare autographed wardrobe cards of, 
  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
  • Melissa Raush as Bernadette Rostenkowski
  • Simon Helberg as Howard Wolowitz
Other offerings not found in my box are, Printing Plates fall 1:192 packs, Sketch cards that fall 1:576 packs and a card I really want, a jigsaw puzzle prop card featuring a piece of a puzzle that Penny was putting together on an episode. Cryptozoic is very clever when it comes to adding fun prop cards.
 
You can find the checklist, HERE if you are interested.
 
Overall, a fun break and having that added extra hit adds more value to the break. It's a bit disappointing not to find four of the top stars of the show not sign for these seasons, but they replaced them with a couple of good ones. Does it even out, will be tough.

But, there is still plenty to find in this product and the shows popularity will help with anything you pull if you are in it just to sell. The price point is okay for a product promising two hits and instead you land three and I have even seen four a few times.

I think you combine a complete base set, all three insert sets, around 6 parallels and 2-3 hits in a box and you have some value in every box. To me, another Cryptozoic winner but you guys may think otherwise.
 
Contest time!
 
Okay, how I like to run these is dependent on how the entries are. It can be anything from an autograph giveaway to some inserts. There could be one winner, there could be up to three with one winner taking home the autograph. We have to reach 30 entries to unlock three winners however. But, I know we can do it.

So go spread the word!!
 
Now onto the small writing and how to enter.
  1. MUST be a U.S. resident to enter. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere. Sorry about this as I appreciate all readers.
  2. Cards will be shipped PWE
  3. Random winners will be chosen after 7 randoms
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR PROS AND CONS OF THE PRODUCT.
  5. Sport Card Collectors or it's owner (person who runs the blog), WILL NOT be held responsible for lost, stolen or damaged mail. Sorry had to add this in since someone tried to scam me once about this.
  6. Contest starts today, ends on August 11th 2016. Winners will be announced in a separate post on Sunday August 12th 2016.
  7. Earn extra entries by sharing this on your blogs or RTing it on Twitter. Make sure to comment with your links of doing so or I cannot count it.
  8. Please make sure to thank Cryptozoic for their generosity in sending this box to review and host a giveaway. Give them a follow on all social media sites please. Also while you are at it, check out their website HERE as well for your non-sport trading card needs!

18 comments:

  1. Pros: Cards of a hilariously nerdy show.
    Cons: It should be an entire box of just Sheldon.

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  2. Pros I love this set i want some boxes of my own.

    Cons I can't find any boxes in my local area.
    @JGfan24ever

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  3. OZ needs some penny in his life!!!

    Love the different styles of cards in these.
    Con - always seem to spend my $s on sports cards lol

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  4. Nice. I really like Melissa Rauch. I watch the show, but not sure I'm big enough fan to pony up the dough for a box of cards from it.

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  5. Pretty nice indeed. Pros: I like the show, the cards look nice (especially the inserts). Cons: I don't know what good having a few cards from a specific series in the middle of the run would do me...I'd feel like I need to backtrack and buy all the boxes from the earlier series as well.

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  6. Pros: Really like that Cryptomium insert and anything Kaley Cuoco is awesome.
    Cons: No main cast member Autos? (Penny, Leonard, Sheldon)
    Thanks to Cryptozoic From @Bmoney888

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  7. Pro - Nice pics. Cool relics and inserts. Bob Newhart auto come on thats just awesome.

    Cons - Niche market. Should of had more stars autos.

    @Astrosfan78. Retweeted.

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  8. I've seen some very cool relics from this product. They can be very unique. The only potential problem is the lack of major cast members signing for the product.

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  9. Pros: Love this show and on card autos.
    Con: Missing the key stars autos.

    https://twitter.com/scoochnew/status/762294935919865856

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  10. Pro - insert designs and puzzle pieces look awesome.
    Con - not enough autos for the big stars

    https://twitter.com/cubsfan_4/status/762308415255302144

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  11. Pro: great show with cool cards.
    Con: no cards of Howard's mom.

    @easttxcards retweeted on Twitter.

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  12. Pro: great show with cool cards.
    Con: no cards of Howard's mom.

    @easttxcards retweeted on Twitter.

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  13. Love this set!
    Pro: Great inserts, some really good names on the auto list, seen a lot of loaded boxes
    Cons: Could have used some more of the big name signers

    https://twitter.com/Zeldafanatic15/status/762445771551629312

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  14. Pro: I love the show so would be an awesome box to bust.

    Con: Having a set with each season could be a bit tough to keep up with.

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  15. Pros: excellent quality cards and big autos
    Cons: not any for sale locally

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  16. PROS : LOVE THE CARDS AND THE SHOW! CON: HAVEN'T FOUND ANY YET. :(

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  17. Thanks for the contest!

    Pro: Improving quality of the insert sets (Friendship Algorithm!)
    Con: The size of the base set. 72 is too small.

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  18. @fitchjr1

    Pro: Great show, cool to get main cast members as well as guest star autos

    Con: Small base set makes buying multiple boxes repetitive,even tho youd want to buy more due to the cool range of autos

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