My initial reaction after breaking a 10 Box Case of Panini Gold Standard is I like the High Quality of the product in regards to paper stock, game used jersey swatches, metal cards and the majority of on-card autographs. I also like little innovations like including 14kt Gold circles inside select insert cards.
I was disappointed however with what I found to be the overall value in my particular case. This included 8 redemption cards out of my 10 boxes which is a little too many for my taste as well as the collation of the product gave me duplicates of one of the Auto RC’s as well as two duplicates in the Metal cards which run about 1 a pack.
On the rookie side of the equation which are a big draw for this product running about two Auto Jersey cards per box I found this case to be severely lacking in higher end picks. As you can see 80% of my Auto RC cards were basically below the 20th pick even doubling up on #49 so any thoughts of me building a set went out the window missing so many key cards. Out of the first 20 players drafted last year I would need to purchase 17 of them.
|1||Shane Larkin ®||18|
|1||Andre Roberson ®||26|
|2||Glen Rice Jr||35|
I was also disappointed by my case hit. I have seen other breaks on-line now and my Dion Waiters Game Used patch numbered to 7 pales in comparison to the Bullion Inserts and higher end Game Used Patches that you have seen surfacing. When a collector spends this much money on a case I would hope a better “hit” would be in the pay-off.
I think the top card pulled out of this case would be the Durant Gold Record /20, but it is a big hole to crawl out of to recoup the funds used to purchase this case…and unfortunately I don’t think Durant 14kt will make much of a dent!
I will be listing the majority of cards pulled from this case on eBay over the next week and I will release a follow-up post so you can see if these “Dollars Made Cents” – giving a box by box analysis of cards pulled to funds recouped.
I do think this is a very high quality product with a lot of potential – but this case shows a very large hit or miss potential. Until next time – Happy Hunting!