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02-21-2012, 08:15 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2012 Press Pass Essential Elvis
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Press Pass for providing us with this box.
1 pack per box
7 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): 59.99 - 69.99
Essential Elvis is the most upscale Elvis trading card set that Press Pass has released. The striking 35-card base set honors The King of Rock 'n Roll on the 35th anniversary of his passing and looks at the most memorable achievements in the life of Elvis.Essential Elvis will include the first autograph cards ever of the legendary MARY TYLER MOORE! There will be at least 2-3 MTM autographs per case! Other Elvis co-star guest signers include Barbara Eden & Nancy Sinatra!
THREE HITS PER BOX including at least one autograph
Each 6-card box will contain an Elvis-worn relic card PLUS one celebrity autograph, or Elvis cut signature card!
- Relics -
Essential Materials -- relic cards featuring the most expansive lineup ever of Elvis-worn clothing. Nine different items for 2012!
- Featuring several new Elvis-worn memorabilia items including an Elvis-worn Sun Studios jacket.
- Four different levels of single piece relic cards to collect, including 3 sequentially #'d!
"King Size" over-sized pieces!
3 #'d levels
"The first dual, triple & quad Relic cards of The King!"
- Six different multi-piece versions to collect--each sequentially numbered.
- Each multi-piece version #'d to 3 different levels /foil colors: gold, blue, melting foil
- Seq. #ing levels vary by version ranging from 5-10-35 to 5-25-299
- Autographs -
Essential Signatures -- authentic autograph cards of Elvis' Co-Stars & Band Members.
- Most comprehensive list to date -- vast majority from new signers!
- Four levels: silver, gold, blue & red
- High value "Artist Proof" autograph cards from Alfred Wertheimer & George Kalinsky; #'d to 99 or less.
Historic Cuts -- Elvis Cut Signatures!
- Single signed cuts from Elvis plus a dual cut with his father, Vernon Presley.
Just Added - Elvis Cut Signature + Relic !
- Sketch Cards -
Essential Sketches -- Hand-drawn sketch cards from renowned artist, Joe Petruccio.
Each sketch card numbered to 20 or less! 4-5 different variations!
- High value sketch cards -- 2010 Elvis sketch cards regularly sell in the $100 -$200 range!
7 cards per pack including one holofoil base parallel
At least one of the following "BIG HITS" per case:
Relic #'d to 5 or less, Quad, Cut, King Size #'d to 10 or less, 1 of 1 base card, Wertheimer or Kalinsky
Artist's Proof #'d to 50 or less.
WHAT WE PULLED
Base - 3/35
Holo Parallel (1)
Essential Materials Elvis Presley Shirt
Essential Signatures Pat Priest Auto
Essential Signatures Platinum Pat Priest Auto /50
Base - 3/5
Design - 5/5
Fun - 3/5
Value - 2/5
Rebuy - 2/5
Total - 15/25 (60%)
Great design (foil cards really stand out)
Duplicate autograph subject in boxes
Some of the autograph subjects leave you saying "Who?"
1 pack product with unnumbered base
In expanding their market, Press Pass has produced numerous sets over the last couple of years featuring pop culture icons such as Elvis Presley, KISS and Michael Jackson. Essential Elvis looks like it is a high-end product with a low-end price. The big issue is the Elvis generation currently has grandchildren and some great-grandchildren. Like the Beatles, Elvis will stand the test of time. However, most of the people with disposable income to invest in this product probably never saw Elvis when he was alive. Couple that with a list of additional celebrity subjects that most people do not associate as noteworthy and you have a product that will not garner the popularity Press Pass may be hoping for. Even the inclusion of Mary Tyler Moore's first autographs in a trading card product cannot save it.
Hand Print your name, address, and e-mail on a 3x5 index card and mail in a #10 envelope (standard sized PWE) to -
NPN Essential Elvis
9115 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28269
Limit 1 request per household
Postmarked by 4/25/12
Received by 5/2/12
Canada Skills Question: 50 + (2 x 4) - 10 = ?
Once again, I'd like to thank our wonderful sponsors at Press Pass for giving us the opportunity to open an review this release. For more information on all their products, visit them today at www.presspassinc.com.
02-23-2012, 09:47 PM #2
Those are all nice cards, not sure about doubles in the autos even if one is #ed. I bought one of those for my wife. The quad card is sweet!
Last edited by mikeyallencoy; 02-23-2012 at 10:19 PM.