Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Back to the Challenge!

It's been quite a while since I've chosen a random card to get and actually pulled the trigger. This was first up in lists of all cards about to be sold when I pulled up Ebay. I actually want to expand my search to other sports so I thought it sort of odd that the first card that popped up was a football card from 2014 since I've purchased several boxes and singles of 2014 football.

I will review this card having it in hand and I must say it's the nicest base card I've ever seen and that includes all the high end that's been released so far. Scans truly don't show how cool this card is. The black background, the gold foil and the acetate background is super cool. Additionally there is a printed shadow that looks really awesome and gives the card some depth. The card is extremely thick and was obviously produced in layers. I have to give Panini an A+ for the base card design, I'm not so sure about the other cards in the set though. The large NFL logo and team logo cards don't make much sense to me. If the price point were better I'd probably go and pick up a box but as it stands right now I think singles are the better way to go.