Sunday, January 4, 2015

Retail Review #134 (13/14 Panini Titanium Tin)

My last tin of Titanium treated me pretty well, so I'm pretty excited to give this one a try today. These tins offer a short and sweet breaking experience. The tin concept isn't anything new to collecting, but opening a tin rather than a cardboard box does have some increased appeal. 

Price - 

Packs - 1
13/14 Cellophane Pack

These tins come with one over-sized card as well as a cellophane pack. Over-sized cards seem to be a popular thing to put inside retail products as that's where they are found mostly. The one hobby product I can think of right away that has an over-sized card is basketball's Court Kings. They come one-per-box and collectors have a chance at pulling an autographed version. Over-sized cards are fun, but they present storage challenges. The card is so big that finding a good place to keep it can be difficult.

The Titanium cards come wrapped in clear cellophane. I've always found it strange when cards come this way - I much prefer the standard non-see-through pack. It makes me wonder why products like this come in this type of packaging. These cellophane packs are not limited to just these Titanium cards. The Absolute brand in other sports uses cellophane as well.

Well, let's just see what comes out of this particular tin:

Review -
I thought this tin turned out pretty well! I was able to pull out two numbered cards as well as a jersey hit. And the over-sized card was of a pretty good player... so overall this tin was solid. Actually, the base cards were good as well. I got Crosby, Malkin, and the Sharks' Joe Thornton. In terms of overall value, this tin delivered a sweet amount of content.

Here were my three favorite cards from this break:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Sami Vatanen Card No. 156
Serial numbered rookie cards are always cool to get. Titanium is known for their rookie cards... and the hobby version prices are through the roof, but these retail versions are great collectibles as well.

#2 - Kari Lehtonen Card No. GG-KL
Last time I pulled an autographed card, but this jersey hit is also nice. Game Gear cards should be foil or chrome in my opinion, but other than that it was a great card to find in my retail tin!

#1 - Vladimir Tarasenko Card No. J-7
You know I'm not a huge fan of over-sized cards, but getting one of a nice rookie like Vladimir Tarasenko can never be a bad thing!

Overall Value -
For the price I paid for this tin I feel that the value was there. Getting two numbered cards and a hit as well as a good over-sized card was worth it. At this point, I think I've opened more solid tins than underwhelming ones. I would like to get some ore Titanium tins and see what they have to offer. So far they have been very good to me!

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.

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  1. Nice review. Great oversized card for sure, probably the best one available not counting big mac.