Limited engagement…

In the aforementioned box from Panini was a little 2011 Limited Football love.

I have no experience with Limited, in any sport, so this was a brand new experience. Limited occupies an interesting little place in the wax world. It’s a once pack per box deal, not as high end as stuff like National Treasure, but much higher scale than Prestige for instance. Limited does seem to have a loyal fan base and this yearโ€™s release should keep them happy.

A box will run around $100, a roll of the dice for sure and not for the faint of heart or wallet.

You get two base cards.
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Not too bad. The cards look better in person, not as dark as they look in the scan. I like them. Bonus points since Panini uses different picture on the backs of the cards. Base are numbered to 499. Pretty low run for base, dare i say a limited run. Speaking of numbers check this.
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Nicks card is 88/499. 88 is his jersey number, ebay 1/1!!!

You also get one Phenom/rookie.
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These are also numbered to 499. This set has mainly lesser draft picks and non-skill position guys. Cool enough.

You also get one Legend card, and this one is sweet.
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The black and silver of the raiders looks great in black and white. This card has class, I am a huge fan. Also numbered to 499.

I got the one prescribed insert.
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On first look it seemed dull, but it’s growing on me. It seems familiar, it reminds me of another design but i can’t place it. Not bad but probably my least favorite of the box.

You are promised at least one relic and I do pretty well.
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I have pulled a mess of Kyle R cards this year, I hope he turns out. The card itself is cool. I like the candid and the action shot. Nice balance. Numbered to 99.

I also pulled an auto version of the same set.
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AJ Green, pretty sweet. This is the lowest print run of the box, just 25. AJ is a stud so this is a cool get.

I sure hope AJ turns out to be a star because I got this as well.
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A duel relic of AJ and Mark Ingram. This could turn out to be a pretty nice card. It is numbered to 100. It may be my favorite looking card of the box. I like the blue.

As I said this is a roll of the dice. This yearโ€™s monster rookie class means you have a nice shot at a good name.

-K-

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5 responses to “Limited engagement…

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–plain white jersey swatches do NOT belong in $100+ products. Panini isn’t the only one guilty of this, but they sure could help buck this idiotic trend.

  2. Love the Bo Jackson Legend card. I would love to see more memorabilia/auto cards of his included in releases. With Panini jumping to baseball with Contenders, they could even do a dual promo in both their football and baseball boxes of his items. I would love to see some baby blue Royals jerseys chopped up on to cards of his.

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