Yesterday my wife took our children to Taco Bell and came home with a surprise. A pack of Panini Hoops cards. It was a little silver package with 5 cards. Here is a looksy.
Man I wish Rubbio and Love weren’t all busted up this season.
The cards are just like the regular Hoops cards witha few slight differences.
Most obvious is the rounded corners. I like the look and I am sure the thought was these cards are mainly going to be handled by kids so the rounding would help mitigate wear and tear.
The numbering is different. I would asume the set is much smaller than the regular Hoops set. The highest card number in my little stack was 113.
Also the rookies in Hoops were draft night photos, this appears to be a rookie photo shoot shot. This card has a Rated Rookie logo, rookies in regular Hoops didn’t.
It’s hard finding any real info about these so i went straight to the source and emailed Tracy Hackler. I will share what he says when I hear back from him.
Pretty cool all around.
Reminds me of the old UD McDonalds cards from back in the day and of course the Dennys Grand Slam hologram cards!
I think we may have Taco Bell for dinner tonight.