Saturday, October 27, 2018

Box Breaks: 3 Boxes of 2018 FOTL Prizm Football

So this was the latest Football FOTL product and the anticipation for this product was crazy. With Regular Prizm boxes preselling anywhere from $170-$200 a lot of people were foaming at the mouth to pick this up (a lot of people mainly to flip) at it's suggested MSRP price of $120. True to form as with most FOTL products, it was an instant sellout. Again, I played it safe since I figured I'd only get one chance to order so I had better make it count and ordered 3 boxes. The FOTL exclusives in these is a Blue Shimmer Parallel numbered to 9 and a Blue Shimmer Auto Parallel numbered to 25. I'm not gonna lie though, from the box breaks I've seen of's been very underwhelming borderline brutal. There've been some nice boxes here and there, but I've seen a ton of below average boxes and yes..the dreaded PANINI POINTS were inserts in this product which is a HUGE downer. Anyways, it's not going to stop me from busting, but just tempering my expectations, since a ton of people truly believe Panini "loads" FOTL boxes (I don't believe that one bit). So here's what I got

Box 1
Notable Base RC's
Sony Michel
Lamar Jackson

Hall Of Fame
Terry Bradshaw
Brian Urlacher

Hall of Fame Tribute
Ray Lewis

Rookie Introduction
Dante Pettis

Silver Prizm
Randall Cobb

Hyper Prizm

Troy Fumagalli RC (#159/275)
Sam Bradford (#244/275)

Orange Die Cut
Josh Gordon (#26/249)
Jay Ajayi (#72/249)

Light Blue Die Cut

DeShaun Watson (#192/199)
Jimmy Garoppolo (#171/199)

Red Wave

Stefon Diggs (#45/149)

Blue Scope
Trey Quinn RC (#65/99)

Green Crystals
Christian Kirk RC (#73/75)

Blue Shimmer

Lamar Miller (#8/9)

Cedrick Wilson Jr.
Marcus Davenport

Blue Shimmer Autograph
Daurice Fountain (#24/25)

Box 2

Notable Base RC's
Nick Chubb
Calvin Ridley
Baker Mayfield (Top corner dinged because of course)

Stained Glass
Tom Brady

Cam Newton

Instant Impact
Rashaad Penny

Hall Of Fame
Warren Sapp

Silver Prizm
Ameer Abdullah

Hyper Prizm

Tyreek Hill (#251/275)
Robby Anderson (#65/275)
Rashaad Penny RC (#242/275)

Orange Die Cut
Josh Adams RC (#131/249)
Leonard Floyd (#248/249)

Light Blue Die Cut

Vontaze Burfict (#101/199)

Red Wave

Jordan Reed (#148/149)

Blue Scope
Derrick Nnadi (#72/99)

Michael Crabtree (#8/25)

Blue Shimmer

Earl Thomas (#5/9)

Blue Scope Autograph
Marcus Davenport (#12/99)

Green Crystals Autograph

Cedrick Wilson Jr. (#71/75)

Blue Shimmer Autograph
Mark Walton (#25/25)

Box 3
Notable Base RC's

Baker Mayfield (At least it's in good shape this time)
Sam Darnold
Saquon Barkley

Hall of Fame
Brian Dawkins
Marshall Faulk

Rookie Introductions
Courtland Sutton

Matt Ryan

Chris Hogan

Ryan Izzo RC (#250/275)
Jeremy Hill (#196/275)
Joe Mixon (#100/275)

Orange Die Cut
Bradley Chubb RC (#72/249)
Mike Williams (#163/249)

Blue Die Cut
Brandon Marshall (#111/199)
Sam Hubbard RC (#36/199)

Red Wave
Eric Weddle (#91/149)

Todd Gurley (#15/25)

Blue Shimmer

Arden Key RC (3/9)

Marcell Ateman

Blue Scope Autograph

Danny Etling (#95/99)

Blue Shimmer Autograph
John Kelly (#24/25)

Overall Thoughts: RANT TIIIIME. WHAT A FUCKING PATHETIC BREAK THIS WAS. JUST TOTALLY GROSS....why does Panini have to COMPLETELY fuck you over when it comes to bad boxes?? I don't expect every box or every other box to be a winner, but good lord, would it kill Panini to at least make some of the higher numbered parallels at least DECENT NAMES?! Like even mid tier rookies like Courtland Sutton/DJ Moore types? My god, the value is absolute dog shit for this and I got it at MSRP! The FOTL exclusive parallels..a shitty defensive end rookie for the Raiders, Lamar Miller and Earl Thomas (in other words WHO CARES). My FOTL "exclusive autos" are two backup running backs  and a WR that the Colts CUT IN PRESEASON. fucking awesome. Not only that but Panini was sooooo generous that out of two boxes I pull two autos each of Marcus Davenport and Cedrick Wilson Jr. Most of these fucking autographs are of practice squaders (Danny Etling..Marcell GTFO with this weak ass shit) Just sucks PERIOD. The cards..yeah they're great looking but who cares if all you pull is SCRUBS. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. Worst FOTL break hands down. I should've known better because this is the 4th year since I've been back that I've bought Prizm Football and I NEVER get anything worth more than like $5 bucks. Big time disappointed as I basically just threw $400 down the window (I live in Texas...I get hit with tax) and have shit to show for it. Beyond pissed. Do NOT buy this stuff at it's current prices..stick to singles. My god...just so irate.




Top 5 Pulls of 2018
#1 2017-18 National Treasures FOTL RPA Exclusive Lonzo Ball (#13/15)
#2 2017-18 National Treasures FOTL RPA Exclusive De'Aaron Fox (#3/15)
#3 2017-18 Immaculate Milestones Acetate Autograph Stephen Curry (#7/25)
#4 2018 Bowman Chrome Prospects Red Refractor Autograph Jeren Kendall (#2/5)
#5 2018 Topps Tier One Tier One Signatures Derek Jeter (#7/15)