Sunday, March 20, 2016

Retail Review #196 (10/11 Panini Pinnacle)

It's been a little while since I've opened up 10/11 Pinnacle, but it's not like this is a foreign product to me. I've gotten man blasters of this as they seem to be plentiful and cheap. Plentiful and cheap may not sound like a good combination, but it is when the product pretty much guarantees a hit in it!

Price - 

Packs - 8
10/11 Pinnacle Packs

There really isn't much more to say about Pinnacle, as I've written quite a bit about it already. The only thing that surprises me is that it is so easy to find still. Panini must have made a TON of it... well... either that or I'm the only one in the entire world still buying it (which could actually be the case).

Pinnacle is such a no-brainer to buy for me because of the price and hit combination. Rarely do you find a product that comes with a hit each time to buy it. The most common hits are jerseys, but I'm sure autographs and patches can also be found.

Let's open up this bad boy and see what comes out of it:

Review -
Yet another satisfying break with Pinnacle! There is just so much to like about it. From the great photography on the base cards to the amazing looking Nufex cards, Pinnacle is a brand that is under appreciated in my book. It's sad to me knowing that collectors aren't into the Nufex parallel cards. These foil cards are so great looking! There aren't very many foil cards that even come to the high standard that these have in terms of their aesthetic pleasure.

In terms of the overall break, this blaster provided me with an Ice Breaker rookie card, parallels, inserts, and a very good jersey hit. This blaster box was a definite winner.

Here were the top cards from this blaster:

Top 3 Cards

#3 - Linus Omark Card No. 222
The third spot in the top three was kind of a difficult choice because none of the cards really stood too much over the others. I ended up choosing this rookie card because Omark once had some nice potential to be a star player. Unfortunately, he didn't pan out that way.

#2 - Curtis McElhinney Card No. 1
I'm pretty sure I've pulled this card before, but it's been a while since I've seen it. The reason this card is here is not because of McElhinney. This card is here because it looks so awesome. The black Nufex effect looks really, really sweet.

#1 - Jarome Iginla Card No. JI
It's almost a given that the hit in the box will be a jersey card. That's fine. But like I did today, there is a chance to pull some good players out. Iggy is a great player that has had a long career. This card is also very well designed which adds to the appeal of it.

Overall Value -
I think I got my money's worth with this blaster of Pinnacle. I really enjoyed opening it, and it gave me some nice cards to keep. I especially like the Iginla card. Not only is it a card of a very respectable player, the actual card looks really great because of a well thought out design.

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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