Product: 2013 Panini Rookies & Stars hobby box
Break Date: September 6, 2013
Breakdown: Four hits with two guaranteed autos
Summary: It's a good looking product with real good value. Two guaranteed autos and four overall hits are solid output at the box's price point (between $80 and $100 depending on the source). Considering that the box will also include parallels and inserts (including the desirable Crusade set), it's a really good buy.
This box in particular was filled with good hits. The Tavon Austin auto/jersey is probably the hit of the box, but the Gragg auto /25 is a nice hit as well. The parallels that came out were solid as well - the Lacy rookie /49 may turn out to be a great card if he develops into the pro he's projected to be, and the Brady parallel /32 is a good looking card as well. We didn't pull an Crusade parallels, but the base Crusade Cordarrelle Patterson is a hot card.
Overall, this was a really good box.
Grade for the product: A
Grade for the specific break: A+
What we pulled:
Longevity: Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Mathews, Sam Montgomery (RC), Dee Milliner (RC)
Touchdown Club: Andrew Luck, Jimmy Graham
Game Plan: Josh Freeman, Colin Kaepernick
NFL Nation: Arian Foster, Alfred Morris
Statistical Standouts: Russell Wilson, JJ Watt
Crusade: Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Hunter
Longevity Gold: Eddie Lacy #34/49
Team Logo Holofoil: Tom Brady #20/32
Rookie Jersey: Leveon Bell #199/299, Vance McDonald #167/299
Rookie Autographs Longevity Platinum: Chris Gragg #25/25
Rookie Jersey Autograph: Tavon Austin #257/299