Panini Phoenix has finally arrived. Each year I look forward to seeing what new sets are going to be released and when I saw the name Phoenix on the list in July – I was immediately intrigued.
Panini released a teaser gallery that included some really nice looking base and insert cards, as well as some great looking unique patch autos. While looking over the checklist the Retired Signatures Set caught my eye as there were some great Hall of Fame names – this product has me excited.
We busted open two boxes to see if we like it, let’s take a look.
- 12 Packs per Box
- 5 Cards per Pack
- 16 Base Cards
- 3 Base Rookie Cards
- 24 Non-Numbered Parallel Cards
- 2 Non-Numbered Rookie Parallel Cards
- 1 Numbered Parallel Card
- 2 Numbered Rookie Parallel Cards
- 4 Base Inserts
- 5 Numbered Inserts
- 1 Memorabilia Card
- 2 Autograph Memorabilia Cards
- 60 Cards Total
- Cost per Card – $1.858
AVERAGE COST PER BOX AT THE TIME OF WRITING 11/12/16: $111.49
- $110.00 · Steel City Collectibles
- $110.95 · Dacardworld
- $110.00 · Blowout Cards
- $115.00 · Local card shop
- $93.85 Estimated Resale Value *
- B- Trade Value Grade **
- B+ Set Collector Grade ***
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY?
This set has an awesome looking base set – as always we love the shine but there’s also a lot of detail in the design, which I personally love. There’s also a great variety of inserts that are really nice and well-designed.
I love the fact that 2 hits are autographed with a jersey piece or ball – this really adds to the value of the box. I would love to collect the entire base set, it would make for a really cool collection. Unfortunately, you really don’t get many base cards per box – we averaged only 16 in each box. So, for anyone looking to complete the set it’s going to take some work, but I think it would be well worth it.
My recommendation is to definitely buy a box and try it out – this is a great product.
Watch the video below or check out the photos below that, to see how we did in our first box.
Insert Parallel Cards
* Estimated Resale Value is based on a set value for each type of card and can vary greatly between boxes based on the players and variations acquired. The value is determined based on an average box.
** Trade Value is based on the amount of possible desired cards within the box. The more cards that can be used as trade bait with other collectors increases the trade grade.
*** Set Collector Grade is based on the desirability of base cards, inserts and parallel cards.