Sunday, June 4, 2017

Retail Review #259 (10/11 Panini Certified)


A perennial favorite of mine, I always love opening up Panini Certified. The cards look great, especially this year's version, and you are guaranteed a hit. Aside from the hit, a Mirror Red or Mirror Blue serial numbered card usually shows up to the party as well. Hopefully something awesome will come out of this old blaster box.


Price - 
$12.95

Packs - 3
10/11 Certified Packs

It's always exciting to rip open a blaster of Certified. I love the current price on them too. For about the price of a pack, you get a hit! The hits are usually jersey cards, but the occasional autograph will come out. Patches are also a possibility. These cards pretty much parallel the hobby versions, so buying this product is really on-par with what you could find at a specialty card shop.

Enough waiting, I'll just crack this guy open and check out the cards inside:


Review -
OMG WTF!!! This blaster has been tampered with!!! As I was opening it up I checked the wrapper to see if the Panini wrap was on it. It was not. Sometimes this doesn't mean it is bad as I have had some blasters without wrap on it... but in this case it was bad... so very bad. This blaster box had ZERO hits or serial numbered cards. It was full of base. In fact, one of the packs only had 4 cards in it. What a travesty! This has happened to me before... with Certified! It was not this year's version of Certified but it was Certified nonetheless. Oh this is something that really pisses me off! NO TOP THREE THIS WEEK. This box is JUNK.


Overall Value -
Getting a box that has been tampered with is a terrible feeling. It really sucks. Let this video be a lesson to really check the products before you purchase them. Not only with retail, but with hobby as well. This blaster has not soured me to Certified, but it is pretty disappointing to have this happen. I hope it doesn't ever happen to you!

Overall Value Score:
-10/10

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

1 comment:

  1. Ugh... that's rough. Sorrry to see this happen. How would've you have been able to check the blaster before you purchased it from DA Card World? You would assume that the retailer would check that the blaster hadn't been tampered with before selling / shipping it out. I'm interested to see how they resolve this situation.

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