Monday, March 11, 2019

REVIEW:2018 Contenders Optic Football Box 2

A couple of days ago I broke my first box of 2018 Contenders Optic and I was pretty impressed. The question I had, will the second box be even better, blow my mind or be a dud. Well, only one way to tell, check out my review of Box 2.

In each box of 2018 Contenders Optic, You will find one pack with 6 cards in it. Each box comes with two autographs and one that is signed on-card. Boxes currently run $135 per.


The base set is chromed up versions of the base for Contenders.  There are 90 star player cards to seek for the base set, along with 10 Rookie Base Card Contenders for a total of 100 cards. The cards are much thicker than regular Contenders. About the thickness of a filler card.

As with anything chromed, there are parallels to seek as well for both the base and the rookie base. I pulled a red /199 of Antonio Callaway in this break. There is also, Blue /99, Orange /49, Gold /10, Gold Vinyl 1/1, and Printing Plates 1/1. I think these would build one impressive rainbow.

There are roughly 6 insert sets to chase in Optic Contenders. All inserts are numbered to 175 with the following parallels, Purple /99, Orange /49, Blue /25, Gold /10, and Gold Vinyl 1/1.

X and O's insert is the one I found in my box.

Now onto my hits. One was a promised on-card autograph while the other was a sticker. However, they didn't put in an on-card autograph in this box. Two sticker autos.

First autograph was of D.J. Reed who I have never heard of honestly. But, sometimes prospecting guys like this pays off.

My second autograph was this red /199 of Mike Gesicki who had some shining moments in 2018 for the Dolphins. It is a weird autograph however as it looks like he wrote it out. Other parallels for these include, Purple /99, Orange /49, Blue /25, Gold /10, Gold Vinyl 1/1,and Printing Plates 1/1.

Other hits not found in my box includes,
  • Rookie Ticket RPS Autographs
  • All-Time Contenders Autographs
  • Contenders Tribute Autographs
  • Franchise Honors Autographs
  • Player of the Year Contenders Autographs
  • Super Bowl Signatures
  • Veteran Ticket Autographs
  • 2017 Contenders Optic RPS Rookie Ticket Autograph
OVERALL THOUGHTS: I really liked this product look. I have always been a fan of Contenders and this just amped up my love of the product. I do worry about dud boxes like this one turned out to be and $135 for only 6 cards can be a big gamble. But, once again, isn't every product a gamble honestly.

Another thing that would have been nice for a product like this, all on card autographs. At least the main guys are on card but I didn't find one in this box.

I think for a product like this it's best to stick with a box break and 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 comment:

  1. I'm a big fan of Contenders as well. Not the greatest pull but still fun.

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