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(09-24-2012 08:41 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: I had my suspicions about this product after another member busted a hobby box.
Well, they had retail at my LWM tonight, so I grabbed a blaster and two rack packs.
I always bust the rack packs first, so I'll get to those first.
In two rack packs, I received ... two rookies. Total.
One was Terrence Jones (12-13 rookie) and one was ... Lavoy Allen (11-12 rookie).
No hits, no inserts, nothing.
On to the blaster ... one rookie per pack, meaning since there are two rookie classes you have half as good a chance as you normally do to get a good player.
The best card in the entire bust ... Derrick Williams, Timberwolves (I'm actually a fan of his, so this kind of saved the bust for me.)
Weird note: I got rookies of Fab Melo and the aforementioned Jones in action shots in their new uniforms, but guys like Meyers Leonard and Quincy Acy in their draft suits, i.e., just like Hoops.
If they got some guys in their new unis (photo shoot), why couldn't they get the rest of the guys?
The inserts are nice-looking, I got Marcus Thornton and Ricky Rubio.
Anyway, I think I'm done with this product. The base cards are nice, but the rookies are too far of a stretch, pull-wise vs. value-wise, for me to go crazy on them.
I did get triplicates of like Pau Gasol, Marcin Gortat and Corey Maggette, though — awesome!
(09-24-2012 10:44 PM)buckunteer Wrote: Prestige blasters are notoriously bad...I won't even touch them when those 40% off stickers come out haha. Sorry about the luck!
(09-24-2012 10:49 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: It's OK, kind of what I expected. The rookie thing bothers me the most.
C'mon, Panini! You HAVE to realize that taking advantage of last year's BS is ... well ... more BS.
I would have greatly appreciated it if they stepped up and put two rookies (one per class) per pack — that would be their way of playing to a strength (i.e., double the rookie cards!) versus gouging us twice on last year's BS.
Oh well, I'll wait for the next release and see how that goes.
(09-25-2012 06:44 AM)crimedawg47 Wrote: Your comment about two rookie classes making it tougher to get a good rookie makes no sense. Two rookie classes equals two sets of the good and the bad, so same odds as one rookie class.
(09-25-2012 01:34 AM)taffster74 Wrote: If they had put 1 rc per class per pack, that would then devalue the cards and everyone will be complaining that the cards a so cheap. Plus, you admittedly bought retail - since when has retail had the best colation?
(09-25-2012 09:19 AM)hitmancollectibles Wrote: +1, there are two number one picks, and several other guys from each class worth having, so twice as many good ones + twice as hard to pull = same odds of getting one of note?
(09-24-2012 08:41 PM)rjcj2017 Wrote: On to the blaster ... one rookie per pack, meaning since there are two rookie classes you have half as good a chance as you normally do to get a good player.
(09-25-2012 10:47 AM)crimedawg47 Wrote: Here is your exact comment we are both talking about...where do you say anything about wanting to pull Anthony Davis?????