Many of you have probably realized that I don't open many boxes. Well, I got to pick out my own birthday cards this year and decided to treat myself to a hobby box. Like I already posted, I got a box of 2011 Prime Cuts with some packs of 2013 Gypsy Queen. I've already posted the Gypsy Queen, so now its time for Prime Cuts.
If you are familiar with 2011 Prime Cuts, you will know that that there are 5 cards per pack with at least 2 autographs. However, there are usually 3 autos and most of them are prospects. Two out of five boxes have three prospect autos while three out of five have two prospect autos and a veteran or hall of famer auto.
The way Panini packaged the product, you can tell right away if you've got a box with all prospect autos. These boxes have a a base card on top. Granted there are some nice relic cards in this product, three prospect autos are never a good sign.
So now on to my break. Being a higher end product I go with the slide reveal approach, and I see a relic card on the top! This means only 2 prospects. The relic is a Matt Kemp bat peice. The next card is a relic too, but I will skip over it for now because quiet frankly I would take a relic over a crappy prospect auto any day.
My two prospect autos were Michael Kelly and Chad Comer. Blah. Although, they were both short printed out of 99 instead of the usual 299.
At this point I have looked at the second relic, but I'm going to skip it again, and I'm sure you'll see why. That leaves the veteran or hall of fame auto. Crap. Its a redemtion.
I'm already excited becuse it is a notable nicknames auto. That means it is an on card auto inscribed with the players nickname, and the checklist is pretty strong. Well, its triple crown winner and MVP Miguel Cabrera. I would have been thrilled with just this, but it isn't even the best card in the pack.
Remember that memorabilia card I skipped earlier? Well yeah,
Satchel Paige game worn two color patch numbered 6/10. This is amazing! I did a little research on Beckett and found that Satchel Paige only appears on 22 patch cards. Thats pretty rare. Safe to say that this is my best box break since 2010 when I pulled my Mystery Cut out of 2009 SP Legendary Cuts.