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2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
01-02-2013, 07:10 PM
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2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
Went to the LCS to make a few trades and somehow walked out with a box of Contenders. Now the owner told me they had been pretty lucky so far and someone had just pulled a Brow rookie auto out of there yesterday so it was a really hot case. Guess I missed out on that.

Hits:
Rookie Remembrance: Iverson, Vince Carter, Jason Kidd, Tyreke Evans
Legendary Contenders: Elvin Hayes, Doug Collins, Hal Greer
Statistical Contenders: Mike Conley, Roy Hibbert
Playoff Contenders: Kobe Bryant, Tom Heinsohn, John Stockton

Rookie Autos:
Tyshawn Taylor, Jordan Hamilton, and Bernard James
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Redemption: David Lee Substantial Signatures
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Rookie Die Cuts: Lillard and Jeremy Lamb
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The Lillard will probably go into the PC but everything else FT/FS. I have not redeemed the Lee yet but might tomorrow.

Guess it could have been worse but was hoping for a better auto.

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01-02-2013, 08:58 PM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
Not a terrible break. Those ROY cards are sweet and at least you hit the Lillard.

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01-02-2013, 09:29 PM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
Yeah the Lillard actually saved the whole box. Not sure any of the inserts will carry any value but I guess it could have been way worse.

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01-03-2013, 05:22 AM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
I am pretty down on this product to be honest. I wasn't planning on touching it but I had some cash in the register at the LCS so I figured I was half way there monetarily so I just grabbed a box. With that being said, I love the look of the ROY Contenders. THey remind me of some of the Crown Royale inserts from 2-3 yrs ago.

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01-03-2013, 04:15 PM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
Marchand - Yeah I will not be buying another box. Not particularly fond of how the cards look and most of the breaks I have seen have low level rookie autos coming out of it. I do like the die cuts but that's not enough to make me chase them. The more I think about it the more I realize that most bball products I have seen so far have been below average. I did enjoy the Threads box I ripped earlier but that's about it.

I am not sure what else is coming out this year but hopefully something a little better than this one.

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01-03-2013, 05:21 PM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
For this year I liked Threads and loved Prizm. FOr Threads I really liked the wood autos. For Prizm I am a little biased. I like the product because I hit the Kobe /25 auto and I hit one of the Kobe Anthology auto relics /8. Hoops was boring(it usually is), Certified just had too many parallels and very condition-sensitive cards, and Limited I haven't touched. I wish Topps would still release Finest for basketball. THat would be a fun open.

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01-03-2013, 05:51 PM
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Nice david lee redemption

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01-04-2013, 03:29 AM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
I love the look of the prizm cards I just had a bad break. I think they will do well to replace old topps chrome cards as they look way better. I also loved the wood autos for Threads, but pulling a Harrison Barnes auto surely helped sway my opinion on that product. Obviously this is a gamble any way you slice it but this product was just a big let down to me.

All I have to do now is decide on what to save up for to buy in the future. Feel like we should be taking advantage of the double loaded rookies.

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01-04-2013, 05:21 AM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
That was my thought. It is made easier with the sets that have non-auto rookies in it...Hoops, Prestige, Certified and Prizm. Threads and Contenders is auto rooks. As a set collector I like the non-auto rookies. For someone who has no children and tends to have extra time on his hands the auto rookies are good too...but with a product like Threads it wasn't worth buying more wax to work on the set, especially since I had terrible luck with the Signage cards(Zach Randolph Redemption twice and Dolph Freaking Schayes).

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01-04-2013, 05:18 PM
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RE: 2012-13 Panini Contenders Box Break
(01-04-2013 05:21 AM)JMarchand1981 Wrote:  That was my thought. It is made easier with the sets that have non-auto rookies in it...Hoops, Prestige, Certified and Prizm. Threads and Contenders is auto rooks. As a set collector I like the non-auto rookies. For someone who has no children and tends to have extra time on his hands the auto rookies are good too...but with a product like Threads it wasn't worth buying more wax to work on the set, especially since I had terrible luck with the Signage cards(Zach Randolph Redemption twice and Dolph Freaking Schayes).

Yeah, but at least he could walk into a restaurant and be like, "Do you know who I am? I'm Dolph Freaking Schayes!"

Also, ndevoy, nice breaks!

I'd appreciate a look for the Lillard Contenders if it's FT. I do have a spare Prizm RC I'd be happy to trade for it. Let me know, thanks! RJ
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