Sunday, January 31, 2016

Retail Review #189 (10/11 Panini Certified)


I've said it before, but it is still true... Panini Certified is one of the best retail products that you can buy. The high quality combined with getting a guaranteed hit is great - especially at the price you can find it at now. I love opening these and I'm excited to bust into this blaster today!


Price - 
$12.95

Packs - 3
10/11 Certified Packs

These blaster boxes have dropped in price dramatically since they came out. They began as thirty dollar blasters and then went down to about half that over the years. This blaster was even lower than that! For the price, this is one of the best deals out there.

2010/11 was probably my favorite collecting season ever. I was buying a lot of hockey cards and it seemed like everyone else was too. There was just so much excitement about hockey. I guess that's why I like buying and opening products that came out during that time period, because it reminds me of that great time.

I'll go ahead and open this blaster and see what comes out of it:


Review -
Here's a pretty typical blaster break of Certified. With only three packs the experience is over pretty quickly, but I'm satisfied with what came out. I even got a little lucky and got a card that is of my favorite team.

The base cards are great looking. It's just too bad the Heatley card was damaged so much. It's just a base card, but it always sucks when cards come out in bad condition straight out of the pack.

Here's the top three cards from this blaster:

Top 3 Cards


#3 - Matt Duchene Card No. 38
I picked Duchene as my third card out of the top three because the year before he was a pretty hot rookie to get a hold of. I remember trying to get his SPA rookie for the longest time and then giving in and getting it on eBay.


#2 - Antoine Vermette Card No. 45
Vermette gets the two spot because of the limited number on the card. Mirror Red cards are numbered to 250 each and a have a special red foil and shine to the cards.


#1 - Patrick Marleau Card No. PM
It was great to get this Patrick Marleau card even if it was just a jersey. This is a card I am definitely putting into my personal collection of Sharks cards. It's always great to get a hit from your team.

Overall Value -
There wasn't an autograph or low numbered patch, but hitting the Marleau was very nice for me. I hope that I can continue to find these blasters for a long time more as I really do enjoy opening them up. I suggest you try some as well if you haven't yet. They are a great deal at the moment!

Let me know what you thought of my 10/11 Certified blaster box down in the comments below. Have you ever gotten anything good from one of these? I'd love to know!

Overall Value Score:
7.5/10

Every Sunday look out for another exciting installment of Retail Review!

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