Sunday, October 26, 2014

Retail Review #124 (13/14 Titanium Tin)

This is my second ever 13/14 Titanium tin and I'm pretty excited to open it. Last time I was able to get a very short printed card. There were no hits in that tin, but I really did enjoy busting it open. Hopefully this tin will be even better - though I doubt I'll get a card with a print-run of 10 or less like last time!

Price - 

Packs - 1
13/14 Cellophane Pack

I've been told that these tins retail for about $20. That's not a bad price for this thing I think. I would prefer to buy this over a blaster of Black Diamond or Artifacts any day of the week. I love the fact that there are short prints and hits available to find in here. Titanium is a mid-range brand hobby-wise, but it's definitely got some higher-end feel at the retail level.

The tin should yield me an oversized card as well as a couple of non-base cards if things go similarly to the way they did last time. The large cards are neat, but I always have a problem with how to store them... they are not convenient at all.

Alright, let's get into this tin:

Review -
What a surprising tin! This was a good break in that it exceeded my expectations. No, I didn't get a card with a lower print run than last time, but I did get an extra non-base cards... and it turned out to be a hit! I just love getting hits out of retail products - there's just an extra thrill when they come out of these types of products.

My oversized card was of Preds rookie Filip Forsberg. It came out in very nice condition. I'll just have to figure out a way to keep it like that. Forsberg is a relatively good player to get out of the bonus oversized pack.

Let's check out the best three cards of this break:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Jason Akeson Card No. 168
I can't say I know Akeson, but it's always great to get a serial numbered card out of retail. The numbering on it is relatively low at 299 which is also pretty sweet.

#2 - Morgan Rielly Card No. 248
I've definitely heard of Morgan Rielly before as Leafs rookies get more attention than others. This particular card is cool because of its red background. It is a big contrast from the other cards in the tin.

#1 - Jonathan Marchessault Card No. TR-JAM
This card came out of the tin backwards. I thought I was done with non-base cards until I turned this card over. I love seeing ink! Sure, this is not a big name player, but I am still very happy pulling this card.

Overall Value -
These Titanium tins are great little breaks! Titanium doesn't hit the low end... instead it can actually give serious collectors some satisfaction. If you see some Titanium tins out at the store I'd pick them up. I'm sure they won't last too much longer!

Let me know what you thought of my break in the comment section below. Have you ever pulled anything good out of one of these? I'd love to hear about it.

Overall Value Score:

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1 comment:

  1. You probably already know but you can get top loaders for those oversized cards for about a buck. That forsberg rookie is a nice one to have as he is RED HOT this year.

    Also nice job on the ruby Reily rookie.