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10-04-2012, 02:00 PM #1
SCF Official Review: 2012 Panini Americana Heroes And Legends
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Panini for providing us with this box.
18 packs per box
10 cards per pack
Current Retail Price (online): $100.00 (MAPP) - $109.99
Dick Fosbury, creator of the "Fosbury Flop" brought home the gold medal in high jump at the 1968 Summer Games and revolutionized the sport in the process. Featuring signatures personally worn memorabilia, these cards are numbered to 99.
US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMMATES MATERIALS
Dual materials cards exclusively highlighting pairs of the elite athletes from the current US Women's Soccer Team. Each numbered to 99, this card features Goalkeeper Hope Solo and Forward Alex Morgan.
USA MEDALS GOLD
July 23, 1996, a badly-injured Kerri Strug must perform one more vault to guarantee Gold in the all-around for the American Gymnastics Team. Featuring a real piece of gold, this card is numbered to one.
ELITE SIGNATURES MILITARY
Limited to 99, this autographed card features Dr. Roscoe Brown, a Tuskegee Airmen who served as squadron commander during World War II. During the war, Captain Brown was one of fifteen pilots who shot down the advanced German Me-262 jet fighter.
HISTORICAL SIGNATURE MATERIALS
Celebrating his legacy as a United States General, these amazing cards will pair one of the stars from his uniform alongside a cut signature from Dwight D. Eisenhower. Four cards, numbered to four.
Launching on June 18, 1983, Challenger's second mission was a first for America - it carried a female astronaut. Numbered to 249, this autographed card celebrates Mission Specialist Sally Ride's groundbreaking trek.
WHAT WE PULLED
Base - 125/125 (100%)
Dupes - 41
Gold /299 (1) - Thomas Jefferson
Silver Proofs /50 (1) - Vance Brand
Military Elite (1)
Medal Of Honor (1)
Summer Olympics (3)
U.S. Women's Soccer (3)
Mark Spitz Autograph /352
Stephanie Cox Autograph /179
Hope Solo Relic /225
Base - 5/5
Design - 4.5/5
Fun - 2.5/5
Value - 3.5/5
Rebuy - 3/5
Total - 18.5/25 (74%)
Complete Base Set
Nice use of black and white for the base and color for the parallels
Good myriad of subjects
Honors the Tuskegee Airmen
One and done product
Not an exciting rip
Too high priced versus return
Americana may have run its course
NPN has already expired...
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 of their products, visit them today at www.paniniamerica.net.
All of the base and inserts are available for request. Please PM with the cards of interest to you. Cards are available for 30 days from the time this review is posted. As always, only VIPs can make requests for the first 48 hours.
11-15-2012, 10:21 PM #2
11-16-2012, 12:08 AM #3
I know at least one base card was pulled of her as the box yielded a complete base set.
11-16-2012, 10:22 PM #4
i'm not entirely sure if mal whitfield is left but i would love to add that card to my tuskegee airmen collection. is the military elite card available and if so, what would it take to land that card?Jason Hill 2007 RC autos = 79% (171/216)
* All autos /3 to regular issue autos *
11-16-2012, 10:31 PM #5
Cards are available for 30 days. After that, they are donated to various organizations. Unfortunately, these are all gone as I sent them off to a children's hospital earlier this month along with cards from other reviews.