Cheap Wax Wednesday Box Breaks: 2015 Panini Americana

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I know, I know. I told you that football breaks would start this week. Change of plans. I have had this box sitting around for quite a while and thought it would make sense to sandwich an entertainment product between the two sports seasons. So, here we are. 

2015 Panini Americana features a 73-card base checklist. It is full of actors, musicians, athletes, comedians, and pretty much anyone else who could fall under the pop culture umbrella. Considering that this product is now eight-years old, it will be interesting to see who is still relevant. This product also features a bevy of inserts, which include autograph and memorabilia cards. Almost everyone featured in the base checklist has an autographed card in this product. There are some big entertainment names including Al Pacino, Biz Markie, Coolio, Hulk Hogan, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Bradley Cooper, and James Earl Jones, to name a handful!

2015 Panini Americana Box Break

Cards per pack: 5
Packs per box: 10
Price paid: $23

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Disclaimer: I bought this box back in 2017. These boxes have pretty well dried up at this point, and are tough to find without paying much more these days.

Pack 1:

Coolio, Alexis Knapp, Nick Cannon, Biz Markie Certified Silver Singles & Chantal Sutherland-Kruse Winner’s Circle

Pack 2:

Paula Abdul, Shannon Elizabeth, James Earl Jones Blue Foil, Coolio Certified Silver Albums & Ava Gardner On The Tube

Pack 3:

Cody Simpson, Hulk Hogan, Tiffani Theissen Blue Foil, Ginger Rogers/Jimmy Stewart Screen Legends & Tony Orlando Autograph

Pack 4:

Eva Marie, Jaleel White, Audrina Patridge, Vanilla Ice Certified Silver Albums & Kelly Rowland Blue Foil

Pack 5:

Kevin Hart, Josie Davis, Danica McKellar Blue Foil, Mickey Rooney/Jimmy Stewart Screen Legends & MC Lyte Autograph

Pack 6:

Rutina Wesley, Tony Sirico, Steven Bauer, Ian Ziering Blue Foil, Joe Manganiello On The Tube & Ava Gardner On The Tube Memorabilia (125/499)

Pack 7:

Slade Smiley, Laura Prepon, Martin Short Blue Foil, Alan Ladd Screen Legends & Danica McKellar Freeze Frame

Pack 8:

Sylvester Stallone, MC Lyte, Emily Meade, DJ Kool Certified Silver Singles & Mike Smith/Todd Pletcher Winner’s Circle Combos

Pack 9:

DJ Jazzy Jeff, Alexa Penavega, Gary Owen, Kelly Rowland On The Tube & Eliza Dushku Blue Foil

Pack 10:

Al Pacino, Vince Neil, Katrina Bowden Blue Foil, Jayne Mansfield Screen Legends & Rutina Wesley Autograph

I am not really sure what to think as this is definitely not something that is up my alley. There were a fair amount of celebrities in here that I had never heard of, but maybe I am just too far out of my element with this one. The potential for big-name autographs is absolutely there in this product, I just didn’t happen to find them in this box.

Next week, back to sports.

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Want more installments of Shane Salmonson’s Cheap Wax Wednesday? Check out his other breaks in the archives.

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1 comment

  1. Willsee 22 November, 2023 at 02:57

    Are you missing a few digits on the price paid?
    The box you opened was a hobby box. Those still sell for HUNDREDS of dollars. A 24 pa k retail box can be found for under $100 (with 1 hit)…but $23 is a STEAL unheard-of deal for the retail box.
    I get the idea of a cheap break post, but a few hundred $ isn’t cheap to most people and it’s definitely not $23.

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