Wednesday, March 13, 2019

REVIEW:2018 Select Football Box 1

Select football comes out again with another hot release and it's on my want lists because for the first time in 5 years Rodney Hampton has autographs back in products. I knew about the Panini Illusions ones but the Select caught me by surprise with 11 more to chase. 11. 11.

Anyways, got my hands on a couple of boxes to review and give some stuff away so let's see how the break went! Part 1.

In every box of 2018 Select football there are 12 packs of 5 cards each. Each box comes with three hits including autographs and memorabilia cards. There is also plenty of shiny color to chase as well. Boxes currently run just under $200.


Field Level


The base set is an odd one but a deep one for set collectors. There are 300 cards to collect and three levels of three different designs to do so in with rookies, stars and legends. You will find this breakdown per box, Concourse with 30 per box, Premier Level with 10 per box, and Field Level with only 2 per box.

With anything with a chromed surface, there will be parallels and there are plenty of them to find in Select.They are called Prizm parallels which is Panini's word for refractors. As you can tell, there are different levels of refractors with each level of base.

Here is an overall look at the parallels

Concourse Prizms
 Silver, Zebra SSP, Tri-Color /199, Blue /175, Maroon /99, White /75, Orange /49, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Neon Orange Pulsar FOTL /9, Green /5, and Black 1/1.

Premier Level Prizms
Silver, Tri-Color /199.
DIE-CUT PRIZM PARALLELS: Zebra SSP, Light Blue /99, Purple /75, Neon Green /49, Tie-Dye #/25, Gold /10, Neon Orange Pulsar FOTL /9, Green /5, and Black 1/1.
Field Level Prizms
Silver, Zebra SSP, Tri-Color /99, Copper /75, Red /49, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Neon Orange Pulsar FOTL /9, Green /5, and Black 1/1.

Here were the ones I found,



Tri Color

Tie Die /25

Maroon /99

Blue /175

Orange /49

Select is also has some inserts and most or all of those have the Prizm parallels too.

Those parallels include, Prizm, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.
Rookie Selections


Phenomenon. Gronk is a silver prizm

Snapshots both base and prizm

Now onto the hits. All look amazing with this chromed technology but when you pull the prizm parallels of them even more so. I didn't find a Rodney Hampton in my box, but still hit a pretty cool one.

All hits have parallels to. No surprises here.

Select Swatches. These have White /149. Copper /99, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.

Rookie Signatures. Not a bad one here. Nick came on strong last season filling in for Garrop. This is a Maroon parallel /75. These also have the following parallels, 

PRIZM PARALLELS: Maroon /75, Light Blue /49, Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.
DIE-CUT PRIZM PARALLELS: Tie-Dye /25, Gold /10, Green /5, and Black 1/1.

And the pretty card of the box, a Sammy Watkins /5 autograph patch card. Great layout and design.

Other hits not found in my box but could be in yours includes,
  • 2019 XRC Prizm Redemption
  • 2019 XRC Mystery Autograph Prizm Redemption
  • Signatures Prizm
  • Signatures Maroon Prizm
  • Rookie Signature Memorabilia Prizm
  • Signature Memorabilia Prizm
  • Signature Memorabilia Blue Prizm
  • Jumbo Rookie Signature Swatches Prizm
  • Prime Selections Prizm Signatures
  • Jumbo Rookie Swatch Prizm
  • Sparks Relic Prizm
OVERALL: Box cost is high, but there is a lot of potentially big time hits to find. I think if you want to gamble, gamble on this product. Great looking from base to parallels to hits. And I have seen some amazing patches being pulled. Not to mention, land a Rodney auto and trade it my way.

If you can't afford a full box, try buying a few packs to try or get into a box break. That will probably be the most affordable way to enjoy it.

I strongly recommend using Midwest Box Breaks for your breaking needs. They are always hitting the big pulls so if they are breaking this, you could put yourself in a good spot. They also SHIP ALL CARDS! Get what you pay for!

Please thank Panini America and Tracy Hackler for providing this box for me to review to giveaway some of the hits ON TWITTER!! Please follow them on all social media sites and visit their website for all your card needs, HERE.


  1. Those color parallels look excellent! Naturally I love the blue. The auto/patch was a very nice hit too.

    1. It's always so hard to capture the stunning look of these when I post this on here.

  2. Wow, that Barry Sanders is beautiful. I also like Quinton Nelson getting some love on an insert. Nice looking set.

  3. Just like the NBA version, pretty cards indeed, but you're paralleled to death. Thanks for the review and Panini for the cards!