That is until you realize that this product just seems like a hodge-podge with almost no rhyme or reason to what you see. You realize that there is no continuity to the product but instead seems like random inserts tossed in to a pack with a couple having sticker autographs stuck on along with a $100 price tag. The product will hit shelves this Wednesday so I guess we will find out quickly how collectors feel about the release.
The base set is broken down in to a couple of vintage-looking cards and then you will also pull a number of inserts:
3 Autograph cards
4 Bread for Energy
3 Bread for Health
1 Bread for Life
4 Changing Times
2 Raining 3s
Admittedly when I first saw the product I was stoked, and to a point I still am very interested, but the $100 price tag seems like a stretch for the product which is loaded with sticker autographs of such superstars like Lawrence Funderburke, LaBradford Smith and Scooter McCray. (Sarcasm sign here). Go ahead, look them up I can wait.
Oh, did I mention that Panini is not inserting any 2011 or 2012 NBA rookies in to their product? The only way to get a rookie card from either year is to pull a redemption card from select products. The promotion is called Panini America’s Dual Rookie Redemption program and there will be randomly redemption cards of the top draft picks from the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA Draft.
Maybe if they dropped out the autographs and memorabilia cards (or left one “hit” per box) and set the price to $50 a box I would buy in to it but all that keeps popping in to my head is: