Saturday, March 24, 2018

REVIEW:2017 Panini Select Football

Select football has changed a lot since I collected it in the 90's. Back then it was simple cardboard, now it's been chromed up and prizmd and packed full of autographs, shiny parallels and wacky memorabilia cards.

I have enjoyed this product in the past and know it can come with some really nice hits. Out of all of the Panini breaks I have done recently, I saved the best for last.

Let's check it out.

In each box of 2017 Panini Select football, you will find 12 packs with 5 cards per pack. There will be three hits which include 2 autographs and 1 memorabilia card. You will also find 14 parallels with 5 of those being numbered. Boxes are currently running $149.

The base set is a tricky one being triple tiered. Concourse the Jay Ajai is 30 cards per box while the Premier Level of Hopkins fall 10 per box and the Field Level of Cam Newton fall 1:6 packs or four per box. This is a bit fun and challenging to collect it all.

The overall level base set includes players from the past, present and future.

Here is an example of the level design difference in rookies. I pulled both of these Hunt versions.

There are plenty of parallels to find in the product. Each level has their own. Crazy, crazy!!!

Concourse parallels you can find, Tri-Color /199, Blue /149, Maroon /99, Orange /49, Tie-Dye /25, Pink /10, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.
Premier Level Parallels: Silver, Tri-Color /149, Light Blue Die-Cut /99, Purple Die-Cut /75, Neon Green Die-Cut /49, Tie-Dye Die-Cut /25, Gold Die-Cut /10, Green Die-Cut /5, Pink Die-Cut /4, and Black Die-Cut 1/1.
Field Level parallels: Silver, Tri-Color /99, Copper /75, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, Pink 1/1, and Black 1/1.


Peppers in the tougher tier for silver

Mitch Trib and Derek Carr.

Tri Color:

Another Jones this time Maroon /99

Bryant Orange /49

Rodgers copper /75

Wilson Purple die cut /75

Now onto the hits!

Rookie Signature autograph swatch of Kenny G again. He seems to be a common find in 2017. These have parallels of Purple /49 (below), Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.

Jumbo swatch rookie signatures. Pretty nice pull of Mcaffrey here and is my first auto find of his. These have parallels as well, Copper /49, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.

However, despite how nice this card is, look at the swatch that doesn't fill in the square. I asked Panini CSM about it and they said there is nothing they can do. Said they could try and restretch it to fit but I figure why bother. Especially since they said it's so small of an area they didn't see any devalue on the card.

And the final hit of the box, sick, sick patch numbered 2/5 of Carlos Hyde! These have parallels of Gold /10, Green /5, Black Laundry Nike Swoosh 1/1, Black NFL Player's Logo 1/1, and Black NFL Shield 1/1
Other hits in here but not in my box include,
  • 2018 XRC Prizm Redemptions
  • 2018 XRC Mystery Autograph Prizm Redemption 
  • Signatures Prizm Set
  • Rookie Signatures Prizm 
  • Signature Memorabilia Prizm
  • Rookie Signature Memorabilia Prizm
  • Jumbo Rookie Swatch Prizm
  • Prime Selections Prizm Prime Signatures
  • Select Swatches
  • Award Winning Autographs Continuation.
OVERALL: I loved this break. I enjoyed the designs, appeal and memorabilia in the product. I felt there was also a lot of value in this box break vs others I have done. Of course I have always felt that products that are chromed have the best value whether it's retail or hobby.

Once again, I always put this in my reviews, but remember not all boxes are created equal. Mine was a fairly decent break but it doesn't mean they all will be. There is always that risk factor when breaking hobby boxes. If you don't want to take such a risk, that's when box breakers come in handy. Go jump in on a break of it instead.

You can find the checklist for 2017 Select Football, HERE.

Most of the hits, if not all, from this break will be given away for #SCC6YR celebration. Please, please tell Panini America and Tracy Hackler thanks for the shot at these cards. Without their support with these reviews giveaways wouldn't be possible. Check them out at Panini America website and all social media sites.