View Full Version : SCF Official review: 2010 Panini Plates And Patches

02-15-2011, 02:37 PM
First and foremost, I'd like to thank our sponsors at Panini for providing us with this box.


1 pack per box
8 cards per pack plus 1 encased card
Current Retail Price (online): 114.99 - 134.99

Product Description

Eight cards per pack/box featuring
- One Autographed Prime Memorabilia Rookie Card
- Two Additional Autographs #'d to 999 or less
- One other Autograph or Memorabilia
- Two Commons
- One Parallel
- One Insert

- Five or more of the following:
*NFL Shield, NFL Shield Signature,Brand Logo, Brand Logo Signature, Gridiron Cut, Jumbo Prime Signature, Printing Plate, Printing Plate Signature, Plates & Patches Signature Plates & Patches
- Look for Signatures of the following players:
*Tim Tebow, Tony Romo, Sam Bradford, Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning, C.J. Spiller, Brett Favre, Ryan Mathews, Dez Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Clausen, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Adrian Peterson
- A guaranteed cut signature per case

- Autographed Prime Memorabilia Rookie Cards seq #'d to 699 or less featuring:
*Sam Bradford
*C.J. Spiller
*Ryan Matthews
*Jahvid Best
*Jimmy Clausen
*Dez Bryant
*Tim Tebow

- Look for limited edition Nameplate, Brand Logo, Laundry Tag & NFL Shield Versions
- Also watch for limited edition Plates & Patches versions
- Look for Gridiron Cuts featuring Ernie Davis, Bob Waterfield, Bobby Layne, Doak Walker, Dutch Clark, George Halas, Otto Graham, Red Grange, Sammy Baugh, Sid Luckman, Walter Payton and more...
- Watch for Autographed Prime Memorabilia cards featuring Nameplates, Brand Logos, Laundry Tags, NFL Shield and Plates & Patches of :
*Aaron Rodgers
*Brett Favre
*Adrian Peterson
*Drew Brees
*Peyton Manning
*Philip Rivers
*Tom Brady

- Also look for Printing Plates, Autographed Printing Plates, Prime Memorabilia Printing Plates and Autographed Prime Memorabilia Printing Plates



Base /499 (2): Jonathan Stewart, Nate Washington
Silver Parallel /100 (1): Braylon Edwards
Gold Parallel /50 (1): Matt Cassel
Honors /299 (1): Devin Hester


Encased Toby Gerhart Jersey/Auto /699


Garrett Graham Auto /449


Taylor Mays Rookie Auto Redemption


Honors Jay Cutler Jersey /299



Base - 4/5
Design - 4.5/5
Fun - 5/5
Value - 3.5/5
Rebuy - 4/5

Total - 21/25 (84%)

Panini introduces a new product with Plates And Patches. The main set contains 235 cards. That is spliced with 100 veteran base, 100 autographed rookies and 35 encased RPS Rookie Signatures (relics are from the NFL Rookie Photo Shoot). The parallels of the base and rookies are called Infinity and break down over three colors, silver, gold and platinum.

Plates And Patches can be misleading when opening a box. On the surface, you may feel you are going to get one or the other (perhaps both) in the box. But it is not the case, nor should it be. When you open a box, the first card you see is encased. It gives the feel of a box topper or a bonus. Then you open the mini box to open your pack.

The base cards feature the player off-set to the right on a vertical design. To the left of the photo is the player's position, team and team logo (as well as a rookie designation if needed). The design was well-thought out and is catchy as well as eye appealing. Then the real fun begins as each box contains 2 autographs and 1 relic (not counting the encased card). By cutting out the unnecessary wrapping and keeping it simplistic, you will find enjoyment in each box. However, it does lose value with 100 rookie auto subjects in the main set. But that's not enough to deter many from picking up multiple boxes even with a somewhat steep price.

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, visit them at www.paniniamerica.net.