Wednesday, September 26, 2018

REVIEW:2018 Panini Absolute Memorabilia Football

Absolute Memorabilia football has been one of my favorites for years and for once for me anyways, it's all about the memorabilia.

You can't find many products that use different forms of relics like this product does. Patches, Gloves, Football, logo shields, you name it, this stuff has it.

How did my break go of it? Well, let's check it out shall we?

In every box of 2018 Panini Absolute Memorabilia football is 3 packs with 5 cards per pack. Boxes will have three autographs and two memorabilia cards per box and boxes are currently running roughly $140 per box.

A hobby box should break like this,
  • 1 Rookie Premiere Material Auto and 2 Additional Autographs
  • 2 Memorabilia Cards
  • 1 Insert
  • 2 Parallels
  • 6 Base Cards and 1 Rookie Card
The base set looks like inserts from Prestige a few years ago. Player in the front and a full foil background. The team name is on the side and player name off in the left hand corner. Players are in their new uniforms as well.

The base set is 150 cards deep. There are 100 veterans

And 50 rookies.Most of these rookies are the lesser name ones. The key rookies in the product finish up the next part of the set with the RPS'  which there are 39 of. We will check these out later on.

Parallels are in here too! Spectrum is there name, adding some shine is their game. This Tom Brady is a red spectrum /100.

This Ryan Izzo is a green /25. The rookie symbol in the background tells us that.

Other parallels to find include, Blue, Gold, Orange #/65,Purple #/5, and Printing Plates 1/1.

One insert per pack landed me this Covering Ground of Kareem Hunt. Finally! An insert that reminds me of one from the 90's!

Other inserts, that all look great, to find are,
  • 1-2 Punch Set
  • Introductions Set (I so want the Saquon from this set!!!)
  • Late Game Heroics
  • Revolutionaries
Memorabilia cards as I said take center-stage here. Even though there are some basic ones to find as well like this Heroes Keenan Allen.

But then you can find some wicked cool ones like this Tools Of The Trade Kenyan Drake. Just look at it!!

The autographs can come impressive with the memorabilia or can be found all on their own.

Signature Standouts

Iconic Ink which has a checklist of interesting lesser known players that don't sign much and others who are literally iconic like Tom Brady. I spy Pepper Johnson and Ottis Anderson I want on that checklist. Even though pulling Tom Brady, Steve Young, Marshall Faulk and other guys on my autograph want list would have been awesome as well. But, I got Bert Jones. Not even sure who he is but he has a nice signature.

My final pull was a decent one with my RPS in Derrius Guice. If he hadn't gotten hurt, who knows, he could have been rookie of the year.

There are tons of other great hits that I didn't find in my box but you could!!
  • Rookie Premiere Material Autos Quad
  • Rookie Premiere Material Autos Five
  • Boss Hoggs Autographs
  • Franchise Honors Autographs
  • Iconic Ink Duals
  • Iconic Ink Trios
  • Iconic Ink Quads
  • Rookie Force Signatures
  • Signature Standouts
  • Tools of the Trade Double Auto Relics
  • Tools of the Trade Triple Auto Relics
  • Absolute Rookie Prime Jerseys
  • Canton Absolutes Relics
  • Cleat Combos Relics
  • Head to Toe Relics
  • Jumbo Cleats
  • Jumbo NFL Shields
  • Newcomers Relics
  • Panoramic Prime
  • Panoramic Patches
  • Rookie Dual Memorabilia
  • Rookie Force Relics
OVERALL: My break wasn't too bad but still not the best. But, it left me wanting more for some reason. It's gotta be the potential hits I could have pulled that has me wanting more. I mean other than that amazing Drake card that may have told me I wanted more as well.

There are tons of great hits waiting to be found in here. If you can't afford a hobby box, at least go get yourself in on a box break. You may find yourself addicted or landing a huge hit.

Please take a minute out to thank Tracy Hackler and Panini America for providing this box to review. By providing this box to review, this insures some of the cards above will end up in your hands when I run my NFL promo coming up soon! Please follow Panini on all social media sites and Tracy Hackler on Twitter. You can check out Panini's official website, HERE