Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Box Breaks: 1 Box of 15-16 Gala

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I had wanted to try a box of Gala for a while now, but the price was just always way too high and you know what Panini products it's reallllly tough to get value. I had  $10 coupon from Dave and Adams Cardworld and boxes of Gala were $99.99 there, so I figured I take a chance, use my coupon and bust one of these for 90 bucks. I believe the initial pricing on these was $ took a drastic reduction in price to get me to try this. Boy am I GLAD I did!! Here's the results

Chandler Parsons (#47/99)

Coming Attractions Jersey
Kelly Oubre Jr. (#30/60)

Main Attraction Jersey Purple
Manute Bol (#02/40)

Gala Signatures Purple
Tom Chambers (#2/40)

Red Carpet Signatures
KOBE BRYANT (#09/30)

Overall Thoughts: first KOBE AUTO PULL AND IT'S AN ON CARD BEAUTY!! So with Gala the big draw to this set is the super rare base rookie cards numbered to only 8 copies. If you hit one of those of the big rookies (KAT, Porzingis, Booker, Russell etc) it's MONEY. That's one of the reasons I wanted to try a box..just for that offshoot never know! The cards themselves are beautiful. I really love the look of the base set (you only get 1 base card a box) and although the players weren't the greatest outside of the Kobe, there are still very nice looking cards. Love the fact too that all autograph cards are on card. That's a huge deal to me. So I'm not going to lie, the way I opened these cards kinda worked out great, because the Kobe was the last card I Saw, however the first 4 card were VERY underwhelming to say the least, lol. Thankfully there was the Kobe and it totally saved the break! It's a gamble, but if you want a high end product at a decent price, I'd take a shot at this, even at $100, with Panini, you're always going to risk the shot of getting shut out but if you hit, you can hit BIG with Gala! Here's the pics!

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Top 5 Pulls of 2016
#1-2015-16 Gala Red Carpet Signatures Kobe Bryant (#9/30)
#2- 2016 Topps Tribute Superfractor Autograph Alex Gordon (#1/1)  
#3- 2015-16 Panini Prizms Rookie Signatures Silver Prizms Kristaps Porzingis (#25/25)
    #4-15/16 Prestige Prestigious Premieres Signatures Karl Anthony Towns (#101/299)
#5-2016 Topps Strata Signatures Ken Griffey Jr. Redemption


  1. I like that Manute Bol relic card. He's one of my PC guys. The Kobe definitely makes the break, even though I'm about as far away from being a Kobe fan as you can get.

    1. Yeah, I actually don't mind the Bol hit at all, I'd rather have a game used memorabilia card of a retired player than some photo shoot worn card of a 2nd round rookie any day of the week!