A few months ago Panini released Gold Standard Basket ball. A bold name for a pretty cool set. A few days ago Gold Standard Football hit the streets and the fine folks from Texas were nice enough to send me a box to share with ya’ll.
This is a higher end affairs, one pack per box and will run you around $175-$200. These seem to be selling for a good bit more than bball, I would imagine it is due to the strong rookie class in football. For the price you get 12 cards, three of which should be autos.
Is it just me or does it look like Amante is about to drop that ball.
They also have base rookies.
Same basic deal as the base with the little rookie tag. These are also numbered to 299. One nice touch is they appear to all have rookies in their unis. I haven’t seen any in combine gear like many sets.
They also have a set featuring the 50th anniversary logos of various teams. See 50 is the golden anniversary…get it.
These also have auto and relic versions including a really sweet Jared Allen I would love to track down someday.
I also got a Hall of Gold Relic. Near as I can tell this is a set of HOFers.
I will always remember Thurman Thomas for misplacing his helmet during the Super Bowl in Minny. An OK design but I think the Gold Leaf Rookies are a much nicer design.
This was the highest numbered card of the lot at 525, almost twice as high as the base, weird.
Nice looking cards but a big roll of the dice. There are so major hits to be found with gold cards and the like. With this years strong class you have a nice chance at pulling one of the bigger dogs.