Saturday, June 8, 2019

Box Break: 1 Box of 2018-19 Noir Basketball FOTL

I swore I was going to pass on this, as I already have two regular boxes of Noir coming in, but..I'm weeeeeeak and gave in and bought a FOTL version. The bonus here is a metal framed card numbered to 9. Unlike most FOTL products where the exclusive replaces as card, the exclusive here is an ADDITIONAL card, which is much better to me. This stuff is damn pricey ($500 a box) but I've actually tried Noir every year since I've been collecting. I've done pretty could as every year as yielded something awesome (Giannis Auto in 16, Kobe Patch/Auto in 17, and Giannis Spotlight Auto in 18). Let's see if I made a mistake and should've trusted my gut or if I made a great decision.

Base Cards

Association Edition
Buddy Hield (#26/85)
Josh Okogie RC (#1/85)

Icon Edition

Kemba Walker (#68/85)

Two Shot Rookie Jerseys

Zhaire Smith/Landry Shamet (#21/99)

New Wave Jerseys

DeAndre Ayton (#61/99)

Dish Night Prime Patch

Kyle Lowry (#6/10)

Shadow Sigs
Jordan Bell (#88/99)

Rookie Autographs
Allonzo Trier (#36/99)

Reigning Nights Holo Gold

Rashard Lewis (#8/10)

Auto Noir Color
LaMarcus Aldridge Redemption

Gold Metal Frame Exclusive

Mikal Bridges (#8/9)

Overall Thoughts: And just like that...this break DESTROYS any kind of goodwill I had from last weekend. This was straight up GARBAGE and a candidate for absolute worst break of the year. This was SUPER terrible..nothing worth a crap. I shudder to think what my REGULAR boxes of this stuff will look like. Total disappointment


Top 5 Pulls of 2019
#1 2018-19 Optic Basketball Signature Series Gold Trae Young (#1/10)
#2 2018-19 Optic Basketball Lebron James Purple Stars FOTL Exclusive Parallel (#5/13)
#3 2018-19 Prizm Basketball Robert Williams III Black Gold Prizm RC (#3/5)
#4 2019 Bowman Mega Box Autographs Wander Franco
#5 2018 Prizm White Sparkle Saquon Barkley RC


  1. Wowza. Sure hope the other two boxes make up for this box.

  2. Tough pull. Not bad looking cards but I know that doesn't lessen the sting on box that expensive.