Panini Prizm Redemption, I.Pead

WOW!  Two redemptions in less than a month and it’s a decent auto of a decent player.  Isaiah Pead, I.Pead. With a name like that he’s lucky that he’s fast and incredibly athletic.  I can only imagine how difficult elementary school could have been.

12 PP Isaiah Pead Auto 33:250 F

This card, as you can tell was from last years Prizm set.  I picked up a box of this from Dave and Adam’s and really loved the design and layout of the cards…plus they have a great feel to them.  This completes the hits from that box that I opened up 315 days ago.  Better late than never, I guess.

12 PP Isaiah Pead Auto 33:250 B

I have two more redemptions that are in the hands of Panini.  I’m going to give it another week or so and give them a call to see if I can get a Redskin replacement for the two outstanding redemptions.  I will keep you kids posted.  Until then, good luck to you and enjoy collecting!

Box Break: 2012 Panini Prizm

Prizm has had a huge impact on the hobby this year starting with the basketball version, to football and now to baseball.  I picked up the football box a while ago and am just now getting around to reviewing it.  Spoiler alert, i really liked what i saw.

My favorite part of the box is that the cover image of RG3 was removable and created a nice box topper, top box-er of sorts.

12 PP Robert Griffin III Box Cover

Card Design – 5 of 5

The cards for this set are awesome.  Panini did a great job of bringing in the shininess that we like and adding in some texture as well.  The cards have a feel of something from the future and the future is really cool…and shiny.  Everything pops in the card and has a great thickness with the card stock used.

12 PP Andrew Luck Rookie

Photography – 5 of 5

Each image appears to jump out of the card.  The players blend in and out of the border of the card and each picture has a bit of a 3D affect to them.  Again, there is minimal processing and a very high image quality.  The best part for me is the slight recess that traces the border of the player putting the focus on their intensity and emotion.

12 PP Jarius Wright Rookie

Hits – 3 of 5

The hits for me were terrible, but hey, the base cards are great and I don’t think you buy this brand for the hits.  You buy them for the quality of card along with the strong visual and textural quality of each card.  There were a couple of nice inserts in the box that offered a wide variety of players from Page to Peyton.

12 PP Peyton Manning Brilliance Alan Page Dec Dom

The Luke Kuechly auto is really cool and he seems to be one of the next great linebackers in the NFL.

12 PP Luke Kuechly Rookie Auto 201:299

There was a redemption

12 PP Isaiah Pead Auto Redemption

and there was a parallel die cut

12 PP Stephen Hill Rookie Red

Review

This is a great product and something i will be picking up next year.  I’m not a fan of the baseball version since i can’t get over the lack of logos or photoshopped hats and jerseys.  The quantity and quality of cards was great and i was able to get some of the base Redskins cards in my box.

12 PP Fred Davis Pierre Garcon 12 PP Brian Orakpo London Fletcher