Back to the Future – 2014 Panini Prizm Hobby Box (Favre!!!)

IMG_8612.JPGMy excuse for including this post in my “90’s” football card blog is one very simple (if oft misspelled) word: Favre! I’m always thrilled to see my favorite 90’s player pop up in modern sets, and 2014 Panini Prizm is a great example. Favre was accompanied in this box by Terrell Davis, Steve Young, Shannon Sharpe, Michael Irvin, Ronnie Lott; this could easily have been a pack from 15-20 years ago! (Coincidentally, the Browns even had a rookie QB wearing #2 and getting a lot of hype back in 1999… Haha!)

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This product is also big on two of my favorite things in football cards – die cuts and refractors! I’m a huge fan of die cut cards, and 2014 Prizm really satisfied that desire for creative cardboard shaping.

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Something else that struck me opening this box is that refractor (or “prizm”) technology has come a long way since the 1990’s Topps Finest and Chrome days. This one box contained six different prizm designs!

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Oh, and just for good measure, my hits from the box. The points card paired with any decent hit in this product has become something of a running joke in case breaks I have watched. Still, the McCarron is #’d 05/50, and AJ has a pretty cool looking signature!

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Overall, I’m a huge fan of this product. Only two hits per box is not spectacular these days, but the product more than makes up for it in pure fun factor. Die cuts, tons of parallels and a checklist full of notable throwback players serve to bring some great 90’s nostalgia to 2014 Prizm.

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