Monday, March 18, 2019

Box Breaks: 4 Boxes of 2018-19 Optic Choice Basketball

Originally an Asia exclusive like it's Prizm counterpart, Panini ended up releasing some of this through their website. The format is pretty straightforward. You only get 6 cards per box. You get a Silver Holo, then 2 Choice Exclusive Rated Rookies, 1Autograph, 1 Choice 1 Red and 1 additional parallel which could be an additional Red, or a really hard to find Dragon, a Numbered to 8 Black Gold or a #1/1 Nebula. There are zero base cards so it's a pretty quick rip. It's basically a feast or famine product. People though bought a ton of this and it sold out before the end of the day. I decided to take a shot at 4 boxes. Originally $110 a box, I luckily was able to use a 20% promo code to lessen the sting. Here's what I got.

Silver Holo Allonzo Trier RC
Khyri Thomas RC
Damian Lillard
Stanley Johnson
Al Horford

Base Rated Rookies Choice
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander RC
Josh Okogie RC
Jarred Vanderbilt RC
Gary Trent Jr. RC
Allonzo Trier RC
Anfernee Simons RC
Devonte Graham RC
Melvin Frazier Jr. RC

Prizm Choice Red
Jalen Brunson RC (#79/88)
Hamidou Diallo RC (#56/88)
Elie Okobo RC (#2/88(
Marshon Brooks (#24/88)
Eric Gordon (#11/88)
JJ Redick (#27/88)

Dragon Parallel
Jeff Teague


JJ Redick (#1/1)

Rated Rookie Signatures Red
Anfernee Simons
Elie Okobo

Rated Rookies Signatures Black Gold
De'Anthony Melton

Signature Series Choice
Landry Shamet Redemption (like the 4th redemption I've pulled of his)

Of course it sucked. I pulled a #1/1, rare Dragon parallel and Black Gold Rookie Auto and none of them are worth a shit. Cards are nice, but I got destroyed as usual. Pics of cards



Top 5 Pulls of 2019
#1 2018-19 Optic Basketball Lebron James Purple Stars FOTL Exclusive Parallel (#5/13)
#2 2018-19 Optic Basketball Signature Series Gold Trae Young (#1/10)
#3 2018-19 Prizm Basketball Robert Williams III Black Gold Prizm RC (#3/5)
#4 2018 Select Sam Darnold FOTL Neon Orange Pulsar Prizm RC (#2/9)
#5 2018 Contenders Football Nick Chubb FOTL Red Zone Auto Parallel


  1. Sorry about this break. I opened up a box of basketball (I think 2015 Contenders) and didn't any of the players on my autographed cards.

    1. Yeah, I think part of the frustration is actually pulling GOOD parallels but just the absolute wrong players. It's a major letdown.