Friday, May 26, 2017

REVIEW:Cryptozoic's Flash Season 2+GIVEAWAY!

If you liked the Flash that Cryptozoic brought in its Season 1 release of their trading card product for Flash, you shouldn't be for Season 2 either.

Picking up where Season 1 release ended, Barry in Season 2 now takes on metahumans with the help of S.T.A.R. Labs

So let's get to breakin!


Every box of Cryptozoic's The Flash Season 2 comes with 24 packs and 5 cards per pack. You should get one on-card autograph and one wardrobe card per box. Boxes are will run about $85.
Base cards are high gloss, top notch designed and capture key episode moments from Season 2. I think the design fits the theme of the show to a T.
There are 72 cards in the base set in which a box should provide you a set.

These are rainbow foil parallels I pulled. I don't see any details on odds on these but with 8 pulled, I assume 1:3. I really like these a lot and would make for a fun set chase. It adds a bit more flash to Flash.

Scarlet Speedster Deco Foil falls 1:8 packs. I only found 2 in my box however.

Not only do the base cards have parallels, but find them for the inserts as well in both rainbow foil and Scarlet Speedster Deco Foil.



Now onto the inserts. I really liked the bold cinematic images they captured along with the crisp designs and high gloss. They truly look great.

Metas fall 1:3 packs that consists of 9 cards. I completed the set and had a bonus card in my break.



Locations fall 1:3 packs and also have 9 cards in the set. I failed to complete this one falling just one short.



Quotable Cisco fall 1:3 packs and once again consists of 9 cards in the set. I completed this one as well.



Now flashing forward to the hits!

My first is of Wally West that is a piece of his wardrobe. It appears from this pic it's of his shirt.

And my on-card autograph. Should I mention it again that the product is all on-card?!! Yes!

Allison Paige as Eliza Harmon. Nice find in this box!
 
The overall list of Autograph Signers for Season 2 is:
Amanda Pays as Dr. Tina McGee
Andy Mientus as Hartley Rathaway
David Sobolov as Gorilla Grodd
Liam McIntyre as Mark Mardon / Weather Wizard
Logan Williams as Young Barry
Malese Jow as Linda Park
Michelle Harrison as Nora Allen
Patrick Sabongui as Captain David Singh
Peyton List as Lisa Snart
Victor Garber as Dr. Martin Stein
Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart
Adam Stafford as Geomancer
Adam Copeland as Al Rothstein
Allison Paige as Eliza Harmon
Shantel VanSanten as Patty Spivot
Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick
Rick Cosnett as Eddie Thawne
Marco Grazzini as Joey Monteleone
Katie Cassidy as Black Siren
Violett Beane as Jesse Wells
Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak
Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk
John Wesley Shipp as Henry Allen / Jay Garrick
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash
Other hits not found in my break are, Dual Wardrobe Relics, Triple Wardrobe Relics and Printing Plates galore!

UPDATED INFO:I forgot to add this in the first time, but you can also find STR PWR cards. These were first found in Gotham Trading Cards season 2. The STR PWR cards are a new printing technology that Cryptozoic is calling "cast and cure technology" to add eye-catching prism/holographic effects to the cards. From what I see they look spectacular. However, not easy finds and come with a few parallels. Red versions are inserted 1:144 packs while Silver are 1:288 packs. There are even 2 more rarer versions in Gold that are numbered to 25 and Black that are numbered 1/1.

Overall, a pretty solid break in my opinion especially with the nice autograph pull. With a base set, some insert sets, parallels, some surprises and 2 hits it seems well worth the price if you like the show and if you compare it to some sports products that offer less for this price.
Season 2 is a tad higher in price than Season 1. However, singles go for a lot especially in the autograph department so even still if you want to get your hands onto some of these, I suggest a box break vs eBay buying singles.
To see even more images and info on the product, visit Cryptozoic HERE.

Now onto the giveaway!
I AM GIVING AWAY THE AUTOGRAPH, THE WARDROBE CARD AND ALL PARALLELS!!! ONE PERSON WILL BE SCORING BIG TIME!!!
  1. ***VERY IMPORTANT***MUST BE A U.S. RESIDENT to enter or have a shipping address in the U.S. Shipping costs have gone haywire and I can't afford to ship everywhere.This is always hard to do as I appreciate all readers but I hope you all understand non-U.S. readers.
  2. Random winner will be chosen after 7 randoms
  3. Card may be shipped PWE. I like to forewarn on this.
  4. LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER FROM SEASON 2
  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 June 2nd 2017. Winner will be announced in a separate post on June 3rd 2017.
  7. 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!
Good luck and thanks for reading and entering! 
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

41 comments:

  1. My favorite character is the Flash because he is fast.

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  2. I love Cisco because he is just the right amount of corny.. I love the show period though. Thanks again

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  3. I'm a Cisco fan! Love his humor. Specific to Season 2 though, I liked Zoom. Very cool of Cryptozoic to provide you with a box for this contest! they put out some great cards!

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  4. Cisco will probably always be my favorote. He gets the best dialog.

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  5. Victor Garber (Martin Stein) is my favorite actor.

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  6. Patty & Iris. Barry has it pretty good.

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  7. I just started Season 2 the other day, because I watch them on Netflix and had to watch the Arrow first.
    From what I've seen I really like Patty Spivot... she's got spunk!
    Cryptozoic seems to do a nice job with the cards and it was nice of them to send you a box to break. I really like the fact the wardrobe card matches the fabric swatch with the picture on the card. That's a pet peeve of mine with baseball cards.

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  8. Patty spivet. Love Shannels character in the show.

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  9. Thanks to you and to Cryptozoic for the contest...specifically for Season 2, I'm going with John Wesley Shipp as Jay Garrick/The Flash, mainly because the man who played The Flash in the 1990's got to play The Flash again.

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  10. I love Cisco. He adds the right amount of humor to the show.

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  11. Thanks to Cryptozoic for sending the box to review. My favorite has to be The Flash "aka" Barry Allen. I love any Superhero with the name Barry

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    1. Shoot! I forgot to give my Twitter Username when i commented above. @funtocollect

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  12. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Great review and thanks Cryptozoic. The set looks great, and already seen some nice hits. My favorite character is Captain Cold, I'm a big Wenstworth Miller fan.

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  13. Thanks to Cryptozoic for the box and SCC for the contest. Cisco is my favorite character from the show.

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  14. Gotta go with "Sears-Jay", since comic Jay has always been my favorite Flash - when the truth about him was revealed, I think I was as devastated as Caitlyn!!

    The breakdown sounds the same as season one, I bought a box from my favorite comic shop, and I think I was only missing one Location card...

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  15. Cisco. Cool name and love his humor

    Megan Hassel

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  16. My favorite is the whole cast. You can't just pick on be favorite from this awesome show.
    @JGfan24ever

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  17. I like the villains actually haha. Great cast of them.

    RobertoGuest03

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  18. I like Snart, but Thawne and Barry are close seconds.

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  19. My favorite character is Barry/ the Flash, loved how they introduced him in The Green Arrow and then on to his own adventures. The Time travel gets a bit hectic.

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  20. Cisco is always will be my favorite! But for a season 2 exclusive character that would be Patty Spivot. Wish she could have stuck around.

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  21. My favorite character from season 2 was probably zoom or jesse wells.

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  22. Caitlin Snow or to be more correct Killer Frost.

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  23. Gorilla Grodd has always been my favorite from the comics and other cinematic works. Thanks for the chance to win - it's appreciated.

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  24. Thanks Cryptozoic for the awesome products. I like Killer Frost the best. Thank you

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  25. Favorite character is Earth-2 Harrison Wells

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  26. I love Caitlin and killer frost the best and how she don't know who she is

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  27. Killer Frost! She's hot lol
    Jacob222

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  28. Cisco is my favorite. I love his sass. Donna @akashathedamned

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  29. My favorite character is Zoom !

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  30. I would have to say Cisco is my favorite!

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  31. Cisco is my favorite. Love the quotes!

    Ashleigh P

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  32. Probably Atom Smasher. As a big WWE fan, and a huge Edge fan, it was nice to see Adam Copeland on the show, however brief.

    Seth Ward - @Double_O_Slevin

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  34. My favorite is Jay Garrick!! Love the old school Flash helmet

    Twitter @rob0822

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  35. My favorite is Cisco. Thankd for the chance!!

    Twitter @PaulEnder1

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