Sunday, March 5, 2017

REVIEW:2016 Plates And Patches Football Box 1

One of my most anticipated products since hearing about it's return to the gridiron was Plates and Patches. Mostly because of it's new format and actually putting a focus on the name of the product, Plates and Patches. Makes sense doesn't it?

I have two boxes to showcase with today's breaking down the details review style and tomorrow's basically a hit display. So let's see how box one went. READ ON!

In every box of 2016 Plates and Patches football football, you will find 5 cards. Three of those cards will be hits and the other two will be one base card and one base card parallel. Each Box contains One On-Card Autograph or Rookie Patch Auto, One Prime Memorabilia Card, and One Printing Plate for less than $100. It's a little gamble, but you are getting one 1/1 per box. How many boxes can you say that about???

The base set looks nice and are numbered to 99 with rookies and legends being numbered to 79 so those are even tougher to find. The checklist is 200 cards deep built of vets, rookies and legends. So there is a lot to chase with only one base card per pack to find.

Probably not a set collectors type of product.

As I stated above, there are base cards parallels. These include Blue /50, Green /25, Red /10, and Gold 1/1. This is a nice Green of Tony Dorsett /25.

Now it's time to show off the hits!

My first pull is a ROOKIE PATCH AUTOGRAPH of Hunter Henry. There are 42 cards in this to chase including all of the top rookies from the 2016 class including Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott, Carson Wentz, Jared Goff, Derrick Henry, Paxton Lynch.. There are parallels to find of Blue (#/50 or #/25), Green (#/25 or #/10), Red (#/10 or #/5), and Gold 1/1.

My next pull is pretty slick, a trio of patches /50 of WR's from the 2016 class. Wished it had been Shepard, but these are all names we could be hearing in the future.
And my last pull, the 1/1 plate, is of Bo Jackson. This plate is from Gala football. It seems plates in the product cover a variety of different Panini products from 2016. I don't find this a problem however as it's probably the only way you can put a plate in every box of this product. Can't ever go wrong with a 1/1 plate.


Overall, not huge big-name pulls other than the plate, but I feel there is enough packed into this product worth warranting a bust. I know I was left felt wanting more. Especially with all of the hits I didn't find in my box such as the Canton Calligraphy that has a deep Hall Of Fame checklist of tremendous stars. 

But, I will let you see another break of the product tomorrow so you can get a good feeling about it for yourself. I don't believe you will be disappointed but I guess it depends on what your likes are. I know mine can be found in here because it's all about the patches and plates.

By the way, make sure you thank Panini America for this review box and check out their site for products like this one and others. Also thank Tracy Hackler and give him a Twitter follow too!Stay tuned for some of these cards in an upcoming Panini America giveaway to celebrate #SCC5year


  1. I'm happy they brought back plates and Patches, thanks to Tracy for the box. I know Bo & Hunter Henry supercollectors if those are available. Nice break and review!