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01-09-2011, 04:25 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2010/11 Panini Timeless Treasures Basketball
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Panini for providing us with this box.
1 pack per box
5 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $74.99-$89.99
BOX BREAK (On Average)
3 Autograph or Memorabilia Cards (at least one autograph) per tin
2 Commons/ Parallels #'d to 399 or less
CASE BREAK (On Average)
Find one or more of the following: Kobe Bryant Autograph, Shaquille O'Neal Autograph, John Wall Autograph and Cut Signature, Logoman, Logoman Signature, Laundry Tag Logoman, Laundry Tag Logoman Signature, Laundry Tag Team Logo, Laundry Tag Team Logo Signatures or Signatures of Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Bill Walton, John Stockton or Larry Bird
- 100 Commons #'d to 399
- 50 Rookies #'d to 399 or less
- Exclusive Autographs of Kobe Bryant, John Wall, Wesley Johnson, and Brandon Jennings!
- More than 300 1-of-1 cards!
- Rookie Year Materials Prime featuring game-worn Prime swatches from the league's elite players' rookie seasons, #'d to 10 or less!
- First-ever memorabilia card pairing game-used material of Lakers legends and Hall of Famers George Mikan and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, with Prime versions #'d to 5!
- Autographs of today's top players such as Derrick Rose, Amare Stoudemire, Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh and Tyreke Evans as well as newest HOFer Scottie Pippen and future HOFer Allen Iverson!
Key Selling Points
- Top Players -Kobe Bryant, Dirk Nowitzki, Pau Gasol, Chris Bosh, Deron Williams, Jason Kidd, Devin Harris, Andre lguodala, Ray Allen, Carlos Boozer, David Lee, Rajon Rondo, TJ Ford, Tony Parker, Nate Archibald, John Havlicek, Connie Hawkins, Dolph Schayes, Bill Russell, Bill Walton, Pat Riley, James Worthy, Allen Iverson, Magic Johnson, Carmelo Anthony, Larry Bird, John Stockton and Scottie Pippen
- Souvenir Cuts -Rare cut autographs of the game's most influential players and coaches.
- Rookie Year Materials -Featuring current stars with their rookie campaign jersey swatches and autographs.
- Hall of Fame Dual and Quad Materials -Combo memorabilia cards of premier players enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, each numbered to 50 or less.
Added Key Selling Points
- MVP Materials Laundry Tags and NBA Logoman Laundry Tag Parallels-each #'d 1/1
- Rookie Recruit Signatures -Short Printed Rookie Cards numbered as an extension to the base set and serial #'d to a max of 399
- Strong selection of "1 of 1's" -including Team Logo Laundry Tags, NBA Team Logo Laundry Tag Signatures, NBA Logoman Laundry Tags, NBA Logoman Laundry Tags Signatures, NBA Logoman and NBA Logoman Signatures. These "1 of 1's" will be featured as a base common parallel and within the following inserts; Material lnk, Rookie Year Materials, MVP Materials, NBA Apprentice Materials and Championship Season.
WHAT WE PULLED
Base /399 (2): Manu Ginobili, Andrea Bargnani
Rookie Recruits Paul George Auto /10
Material Ink Alvan Adams Jersey/Auto /99
NBA Apprentice Evan Turner/Luke Harangody/Ed Davis/Damion James Quad Patch /10
Base - 3/5
Design - 4/5
Fun - 4/5
Value - 4/5
Rebuy - 2/5
Total - 17/25 (68%)
Timeless Treasures is short, sweet and to the point. Instead of a box, each pack comes in its own separate tin. Each one yields two base cards numbered to 399 or parallels numbered to less. There are 100 veterans and 50 rookies.
Outside of the base cards, there are three autographs or relics in each tin. The pool of players covers the gamut of a who's who in the annals of basketball. From guys like George Mikan to John Wall, Timeless Treasures covers the history of basketball.
In general, I'm not a huge fan of products with 1 pack. Usually, it is because the price point takes it out of the hands of a lot of collectors. As for Timeless Treasures, the price is somewhat a redeeming quality. While the cards are amazing in quality of design and excitement, only getting 2 out of 150 base cards is not desirable to most (a discouraging fact of a lot of high-end products). Add to the fact that in the same price range, there are many other products that will contain the same amount of "hits" on top of a base set and inserts, it is very easy to steer clear of this one. Yes, I realize that "hit" potential is probably greater with Timeless Treasures, but for a lot of collectors, it is about a lot more than that when opening a product.
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Panini for giving us the opportunity to open and review this release. For more information on all their products, you can visit them at www.paniniamerica.net.
01-31-2011, 07:47 PM #2
Great Box!!! I want the quad patch with Davis!!! LOL!!!Hidden Content
#5 UNC Tarheels Basketball 20-3 (7-1) Tied 1st acc lead
2011 National Champions UNC Tarheels Mens Soccer!!!