Saturday, June 30, 2018

REVIEW:2018 Classics Football+GIVEAWAY!!!!

When Panini first revived the Classics brand, I was so excited. Then I opened a box. Not so much. The following year they released it again, I was hesitant, but still tried some. It was much improved from the previous year. So when this years product came out I was hopeful.

I had only heard great things about this years product and I tend to agree with those that were fans. This is by far the best Classics ever.

Why do I feel this way, well, your gonna have to read on and check the break out.

Every box of 2018 Classics football comes with 14 packs of 10 cards per pack. There are 2 hits per box promising to be one autograph and one memorabilia card. There are also 4 chrome parallels with one promised to be numbered. Boxes currently run under $80 which is a great deal.

The base cards are player focused on photos, but have some full color photography. there is minimal border leaving for more photo and it has a throwback pennant design for the team name. The card in general has a throwback feel.

There are 300 cards in the base set to collect. 100 veterans, 100 legends and 100 rookies.

Here are the Legends. Big name finds up and down the 100 card checklist.

And the rookies. Here are the best from my box. I still NEED SAQUON!!! If you have one or an extra, please PWE it my way!

As with any product, you gotta expect the parallels. I pulled Timeless Tribute ones in gold /99 Tyrod and Orange /25  Toliver. There is also Blue /10 and Black 1/1 not found in my box.

Then came the numbered parallels which you can't tell what you have til you flip them around.  There is Red Back /299 (Wims and Hilton), Blue Back /175, Blank Back /50 (Henry), Green Back /40, No Name /10, and Full Name /5.

Speaking of the card backs. They are a ton of fun by the way. I was going to mention this with the base but didn't take a photo of it. So I will here with the card backs in view. There are stats, a fun write up and a tid bit or trivia involved. Kind of like the old days.

Up next we take a look at the optichromed cards that have 90 in the set. They are a thing of beauty! I can see Panini taking this to a set of it's own before they are done. And hey look who I found..they Saqoun guy :D

Each box also comes with a numbered parallel from the optichrome. I didn't find a bad one at all in this break with Mr.Fournette! I want to chase the Barkley rainbow. Have one? Let me know and let's trade!

Overall parallels for the optichrome,
PARALLEL CARDS: Red Back /175, Blank Back /35, No Name /5, and Full Name 1/1.
TIMELESS TRIBUTES PARALLELS: Gold /65, Orange /15, Blue /5, and Black 1/1.

Let's take a gander now at the inserts shall we? They all have a throwback feel to them and parallels of Gold /99, Blue /10, and Black 1/1.

Classic Clashes takes star players who battled each other on the gridiron many times.

Composers. The QB's of the NFL that play beautiful music when they are on the field. Need to find me the Eli!

Full throttle. Top players in the game that give it their all.

High Praise. Top players in the game and their top stats.

Team Eras. Teammates that "hand the torch" to an equal player at the same position on the team they formally played on

Stickers. Just like the good old days. I want the Giants one.

 Instant Classics. Love this card as this game was an instant classic for sure.

And now we move onto the hits!

My first one was a relic of Von Miller.

And my autograph was a Significant Signatures blue /10 of Delanie Walker.

Overall parallels for these autographs are,
  • Gold /49 
  • Orange /25 
  • Blue /10 
  • Black 1/1.
Other hits not found in mine but could be in yours include,
  • Optichrome Premium Edition Significant Signatures
  • Award Winning Autographs
  • Classic Combos Signatures
  • Canton Collection Swatches
  • Classic Combos Materials
  • Saturday Swatches
  • Buyback Autographs
See the overall checklist for the product, HERE.
OVERALL:There wasn't anything with Classics I could complain about. I liked the base set, the inserts and especially the chrome cards. The box price is fairly decent with getting one autograph and one relic per box. I have seen only good breaks from the product so far as well which is very promising.

I do wished we didn't have so many early on college based rookies as I think this set could have been even better if we saw the new class in their NFL uni's.

To win this card above with some bonus cards, please read and follow the instructions
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  2. Guess how many views this post will get
  3. Person who is closest to the number will win
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  6. Time on shipping prizes varies as we all have busy lives and can only get to things when we can. But you will get your prize. 
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  9. Contest starts today and will end on July 7th 2018. Winner will be announced shortly after.
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  1. 124 views

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  3. I like the base design.. nice retro feel. I'll guess 184. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for the contest!! Classics is definitely one of my favorites of the year. The addition of the chrome cards wland stickers is awesome!! I also like the amount of serial numbered cards you can get.

    I will say 297 views.

  5. That's a nice looking product, I love the card fronts, very retro, like a set from the early 80s. The Fournette is nice but man, that Walker auto! I'll throw my hat in the ring and guess 260 page views.

    Thanks for the contest!

  6. 768 views. Classics is a fun option for set builders!

  7. Thanks for the contest SCC and to Tracy at Panini for the box. 316 views. Classics is a huge staple in the football release calendar annually, I enjoy the balance between veteran and rookie content.

  8. I've never seen these cards for sale, but I've thought about buying some on DaCard World. I like the design. As for the guess, I'll got with 392.

  9. I'll guess 260. I'm thinking about building this set this year. I've bought a couple of packs too that I will need to post.

  10. You're so lucky, I have been dying (yes, literally!) to open up some of this year's product, it hasn't worked out too well so far though. I'll guess 190 views.

    Thanks to everyone for the contest.

  11. 2016 Classics still remains my favorite. Although the backs from this year I really do like.
    I'll guess 300 views

  12. Thanks to you and Panini for the cards and contest! Going with 333 views.

  13. Love that Von Miller relic! 267 views?

  14. Loving that Eli. I'm going to say 515.

  15. Love that Walker! I am a huge fan of this set! My guess is 255 views. Thanks!

  16. Really loving the updates on classics this year with the addition of chrome and the stickers as well. Big fan! But thanks for the contest and I'll guess 466!

  17. Awesome, love Delanie Walker. So underrated. I've been pondering collecting a page of him for awhile now. So I will guess 534 page views. Thanks for the contest!

  18. 315 views. Great review. The product looks great this year. Thank you for the contest.

  19. These cards are sharp!!! 614 views

  20. Thanks to everyone! I'll guess 249 views. I like the look of the cards. If I still collected modern football sets, this would be one I would chase down for sure.

  21. Great product. If I ever decided to bust a box of current football, this would probably be the box. 369

  22. Love the Classics. I bought a box and pulled a Fourgette auto /10. My guess is 420 views.

  23. I'm in for 277 views! Didn't see any Ravens in your box hmmmmm lol

  24. 200 views. Thanks! I really liked Classics this year as well.

  25. My guess 334 views.

  26. Great review. Awesome product. I think 222 views. Thank you and Panini.

  27. 413...thanks
    Marc H.

  28. Beautiful cards! 390 views, thanks!