Friday, June 18, 2010

I went to the World Cup and a box break broke out...

At the last trade night at my lcs, one of the main reasons I went was to grab some more sticker packs of Panini's 2010 World Cup set. Aside from the 10 packs of those, I also grabbed a box of this...
Not stickers, actual cards. I wasn't going to do it... I had resisted it the last time I was there... but someone else bought a box and broke it right then and there. After seeing all those cards, I was hooked.

The details - 36 packs per box. 6 cards per pack. 4 base cards and 2 sp's. Now the sp's come in four different forms. The first is a shiny foilboard team logo found one per pack. The sixth card of the pack could be one of three varieties, all featuring star players. A shiny foilboard version, a glitzy, 3D relief style card, or a clear acetate card.

Unfortunately, my scanner does not do any of these cards justice. they are amazing looking cards.
Card #1 - The Header card
What it's all about....
one of the foilboard logo cards. There are 32 different ones of these....
The regular base cards, 100 of these...
Stadium cards... 10 different to choose from.
here is one of the shiny foilboard player cards....
and a clear acetate card, that really did not scan well.... it also happens to be that round headed boy.
and finally, the bumpy, foily, glitzy player cards. These are awesome in person, each card matching the player's team colours.
I'm really happy with the design and quality of the cards. What I am not happy with is collation. Absolutely horrible. How did I do out of one box?
Base Cards - 4 per pack - 71/100 with 70 duplicates. Yes. 70.
Foilboard team logos - one per pack - 21/32 with 5 duplicates.
Foilboard Player cards - one per 3 1/2 packs - 7/25 with 3 duplicates. How hard would it be to make all 10 different????
Acetate Player cards - one per 2 packs - 18/48 - NO duplicates. thank you
Glitzy metallically shiny bumpy player cards - 15/25 with NO duplicates.
I have to find someone to trade with.... it'll be impossible to put together by busting packs.
Final score - 4/5
Amazing cards, but Panini screwed the pooch by not having someone with at least a Grade 12 education write them a basic algorithm to give them proper collation.
OR
They did it on purpose. In which case they're douchebags.








7 comments:

BA Benny said...

I could use the stadium card if you have a double of it. I don't have any of these cards but I can throw in a couple of extra braves cards into the break cards I will be sending out to you.

Chuck's Used Cards said...

I'll take some of the duplicates off your hands - let me know what you want.

I trade generously with other sports cards, but have a bevy of soccer to swap.

Thanks for your review - excellent job.

cheers

MattR said...

these look cool! I've been following the cup (USA got robbed) the last few days. I wonder how much a box of these costs.

G_Moses said...

Holy crap. I didn't even know they make those. I wanted to do the stickers - but I'm going to try those instead.

Thanks for letting me know.

Casey said...

I want that Altidore card!

禎峰 said...

Many a little makes a mickle...................................................................

zibbe1 said...

That´s Panini alright, they are known to have many duplicates both with the trading cards & the stickers.
I´ve been collecting the stickers since I was ten ,I have to give away the dupes to friends to get rid of them. btw, great blog you have & great posts. Best wishes/ Robert,Sweden