First up, one pack of 2012 Panini Momentum... so basically you get a hit in each pack, so that's nice, but you also get only two base cards, so if you're a set collector this is not a product you want to buy packs of, just wait on the secondary market for singles...
Next up, two packs of 2012 Panini Crown Royale... I like this product mainly because of the die cut cards, I'm a fool for die cuts... This is another "hit-per-pack" product and would be an awesome set to put together given the funds...
Finally, we have Absolute Football 2012. This is a bit more expensive and also has a hit for each mini-box.
Four base cards per pack... nothing too exceptional about the base cards in my opinion... although they are on foil board type cardboard and at decent action shots... My first hit:
Not too shabby... played well in limited action this year and I believe he won the one start he had. Probably should have started that playoff game, but showed he's not just a strict back-up. Washington will probably be forced to trade him after next season unless RG3 continues to have knee problems, which is likely considering his style of play. This one is numbered out of /299.
ARIAN!!!!! Heck ya! I got me a nice looking Foster. Not so excited about the Tebow... has more hoopla been made about a lesser player???? So tired of it already... and my epically awesome hit from this pack:
Wow, what an awesome card! Great design and two great subjects. A major HOF'er and a guy who should eventually make his way in. We all know the Terrell Davis story, but he had a great career even if it was shortened by injuries. This beauty is numbered 41/50! Awesome!
Well, expect to see more football, just sayin' I'm getting a little tired of the Topps monopoly, and watching baseball sets just be regurgitations of the previous year, with less and less creativity. I love Gypsy Queen and all, but it should have been a one and done set. Not saying I won't buy any, but it was a product that should have hit the shelves and then been shelved for another 100 years... Anyways, they go back to the well a little too often and ruin products within a year or two (Allen and Ginter?!?!?). Ok, I am not going to rant on Topps right now.
This does show that Panini can make quality products with licensing. Just hope MLB gives them a chance in a year...
All the hits and non-Texan base are up for trade. Would be looking for Texans hits in return or Astros if need be!