For my choice I picked 2014 Panini Classics. This set was well over $100 a box at release, but has been plummeting the last few months. This set makes a great group break choice as it hits many key aspects we look for in a box. First, you get four guaranteed hits which is nice considering one reason we do the box breaks is to accumulate trade bait. Another key is the checklist. This was a key factor for me was many pre-war players are represented including many in relic form. Just last week I showcased this triple relic. The last reason this is such a good set is that it is made by Panini and I like to torture Kevin with Panini products.
In cased you missed it Brian showcased his portion of the box this morning.
As a whole the box was mediocre at best. Probably the coolest aspect of the box break was pulling a Twin for Brian. Here are the highlights of my box....
This insert is a little weird, but any card of Big Poison is a good thing.
Ugh, this card did not want to scan. Numbered parallels fall about 2 a box and that is what we got. Herman finished his career as a Pirate, but is remembered as a Cub.
Now this is where Classics sets itself apart from most sets. The amount of retired players is staggering. You have to love that Honus Wagner card.
I actually want to open another box of this, but not sure if I'll make Brian and Kevin do it again. Either way it is very much a value buy now, so if it interests you the price is right. I believe at the time I ordered this in October it was around $65-70 on Steel City.
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