2 hobby boxes 2013 Panini USA Baseball Champions (plus 10 Panini National redemption packs)

Discussion in 'Show and Tell' started by NickM, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. I thought that after 4 boxes (2 I opened a couple months ago), I was still missing 2 base cards (107 and 124). Then I looked at Panini's online checklist and realized those numbers were never issued. I had a complete base set from my first 2 boxes. I haven't sorted everything else to see whether I have completed any more.

    It's 24 packs, 8 cards per pack - supposedly. Panini has a quality control problem with getting the right number of cards in a pack. In box 1, 4 packs had 7 cards and 4 packs had 9 cards. In box 2, 4 packs had 7 cards and 3 packs had 9 cards.

    Here are the inserts and hits:

    Box 1:
    3 PRIDE inserts
    2 Highlights inserts
    Isaak Gutierrez Diamond Kings #/399
    6 SPs (printed in a Certified style)
    Connor Heady Mirror Blue #/299
    Dom Nunez Mirror Red #/499
    Rod Dedeaux Legends Certified Die-Cut #/699
    Stephen Gonsalves auto #/299
    Michael Wacha Stars & Stripes auto #/709
    Tyler Anderson Stars & Stripes auto #/750
    Colton Plaia Game Gear bat
    Cavan Biggio Game Gear jersey
    David Berg Game Gear Prime jersey #/99 (1 color, may be from a patch)
    Johnny Field Game Gear Prime jersey #/99 (3 color patch - gray of jersey with black border and red patch interior)

    Box 2:
    3 PRIDE inserts
    2 Highlights inserts
    6 SPs (printed in a Certified style)
    Jordan Hankins Mirror Blue #/299
    Jordan Hankins Mirror Red #/499
    Ben Sheets Legends Certified Die-Cut #/699
    Rod Dedeaux Mirror Red Legends Certified Die-Cut #/299
    Tyler Naquin Stars & Stripes auto #/649
    Michael Wacha Stars & Stripes Red Ink auto #/25
    Sean Coyle Stars & Stripes Red Ink auto #/25
    Walker Weickel Game Gear jersey
    Michael Lorenzen Game Gear jersey
    Tom Murphy Game Gear jersey

    Nat'l redemption packs:
    pack 1: Matt Harvey base, 2013 Golden Age 2013 National Don Maynard 2/5
    pack 2: DeAndre Hopkins Gridiron Kings, Jonathan Toews Team Colors
    pack 3: Kevin Durant base, Carlton Fisk Diamond Kings
    pack 4 (a really thick pack): NHL Draft Day Materials Nail Yakupov draft day relic (probably a jersey he wore for pictures that day), Aaron Rodgers base
    pack 5: Marcus Lattimore RC #/499, Mike Trout base
    pack 6: Anthony Davis base, Brandon Marshall Team Colors
    pack 7: Jurickson Profar Diamond Kings, Starlin Castro Diamond Kings
    pack 8: Alex Ovechkin base, Brandon Saad Team Colors
    pack 9: Felix Hernandez Cracked Ice refractor Prizm, Dwyane Wade base
    pack 10: Byron Buxton Cracked Ice refractor base, Henrik Zetterberg base
     
  2. Mike

    MikeThrow Up The X! Staff Member

    Looks like a fun couple of boxes to open, there. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. franklinguy52

    franklinguy52Mr. Baseball Staff Member

    Very nice! The problem with the USA cards is that many of them may be worth a mint but it may be 4-5 years before it happens, but the Wacha red ink is SEET!