Thursday, December 24, 2015

2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball Case

Sport:  Basketball
Product:  2013-14 Panini Intrigue Basketball Case
Break Date:  December 18, 2015
Hit Breakdown:   Two autographs and two jersey cards
Summary:  Anyone who follows what I post with any regularity (and let's face it - that should be all of y'all, because I'm awesome) knows I love Intrigue. So, with some gift cards, checks, and other random $$ built up, I pulled the trigger on a first case ever, so why not Intrigue?

So, with ten boxes in hand, I got to crackin'. I'm not going to go box by box, because that would take forever. Overall, I'd say the jury is still out.

Reason for that? I was shorted two hits - two autos at that. The copy on the box says it's four hits – four autographs or memorabilia – per box. It doesn't say "on average" or any other vague loophole-esque language. I've opened a ton of this product, and it's always two autos and two jersey cards. So, to be shorted one hit in a case is bad, but two? And two autos? Not really cool. I've already contacted the company via email and voicemail, but it being the holidays, I'm not shocked I haven't heard back.

But, the cards I DID get? Fairly happy.

The highlights:

Giannis rookie auto - killer card with a full name sig, not the abbreviated one he's using now
Winning Ink Luc Longley - a beaut, for sure. On-card auto. 
Red White & Blue David Robinson - my favorite card of the break. Short-printed to /25 and on-card. Stunner for sure.
Slam Ink Ron Harper - I don't need this for my set, and it's a redemption, but if it ever gets made and it's a Bulls uni, a winner.
Autographed Jerseys Tony Parker - per usual, TP can't keep his sig on the sticker, but it's /25 and he's a future Hall of Famer
Autographed Jerseys Mitch Richmond - Same insert set, and he's already a future Hall of Famer
Hall Dwellers Dominique Wilkins - 'Nique signs a lot so I assume this redemption will get made, it's got a jersey swatch, and it's /15

Jersey Cards
OJ Mayo First Flight Unis - only because I need it for my set
Top Flight Unis Kobe - The Mamba. 'Nuff said.
Top Flight Unis Prime Channing Frye - great patch on a /25 card
Fearless Foursomes PrimeCarmelo, Amar'e Stoudemire, Felton, and Bargnani with some nice patches
Intriguing Pairs Kevin Durant & Blake Griffin - Two big names. It's a neat card
Terrific Trios Kyrie Irving / John Wall / Tyreke Evans - nice card with three great guards, numbered to /199

Misc. Cards
'14 Draft X-change Julius Randle
'14 Draft X-change Zach LaVine
Intriguing Players Die Cuts Gold /10 Kyrie Irving
Base Gold /10 Randy Foye
Base Gold /10 Manu Ginobili

Grade for the product:  A-
Grade for the break:  B (but TBD)


Box 1
Impact Rookie Autographs:  Giannis Antetokounmpo /149
Immortalized Autographs:  Dana Barros /99
Terrific Trios:  Deron Williams / Chris Paul / Raymond Felton /199
Intriguing Pairs:  Carmelo Anthony / J.R. Smith /99
'14 Draft X-change:  Bruno Caboclo (#20)
Intriguing Players:  LeBron James, Damian Lillard, John Wall 
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  LeBron James, Dwight Howard
Base:  Marcin Gortat, Eric Bledsoe

Box 2
Winning Ink:  Luc Longley /49
Autographed Jerseys:  Fat Lever /149
Fearless Foursomes:  Anthony Bennett / Otto Porter / Victor Oladipo / Cody Zeller /199
Top Flight Unis:  Reggie Jackson /99
'14 Draft X-change:  Zach LaVine (#13)
Intriguing Players:  Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Dirk Nowitzki, Derrick Rose
Base:  Shawn Marion, Thaddeus Young

Box 3
Autographed Jerseys:  Darrell Griffith /149
Immortalized Autographs:  Spencer Haywood /99
Top Flight Unis Prime:  Channing Frye /25
First Flight Unis:  O.J. Mayo /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Noah Vonleh (#9)
Intriguing Players:  James Harden, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis 
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Damian Lillard, Dwyane Wade
Base:  Brooke Lopez, Greivis Vasquez

Box 4
Red White & Blue Autographs:  David Robinson /25
Autographed Jerseys:  Ron Harper /149
Base Gold /10:  Randy Foye
Top Flight Unis:  Andrew Bynum /199
Intriguing Pairs:  Shane Larkin / Ricky Ledo /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Julius Randle (#7)
Intriguing Players:  Russell Westbrook, Tim Duncan, Derrick Rose
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Derrick Rose, Tony Parker
Base:  Gerald Wallace

Box 5 (missing a hit - autograph)
Intriguing Players Die Cuts Gold /10:  Kyrie Irving
Autographed Jerseys:  Mitch Richmond /75
Fearless Foursomes Prime:  Carmelo Anthony / Amar'e Stoudemire / Raymond Felton / Andrea Bargnani /20
First Flight Unis:  Dwight Howard /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Dante Exum (#5)
Intriguing Players:  Paul George, Dwyane Wade
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Paul Pierce, Stephen Curry
Base:  Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard

Box 6
Slam Ink:  Ron Harper /49 (Redemption)
Dual Jersey Autographs:  Jayson Williams /99
Intriguing Pairs:  Ben McLemore / Archie Goodwin /199
Top Flight Unis:  Kenneth Faried /49
'14 Draft X-change:  Tyler Ennis (#18)
Intriguing Players:  Chris Paul, Paul George, Dwyane Wade
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Tim Duncan, James Harden
Base:  Anthony Davis, Kevin Martin

Box 7
Autographed Jerseys:  Tony Parker /25
Dual Jersey Autographs:  Dee Brown /99
Top Flight Unis:  Kobe Bryant /199
First Flight Unis:  Andrei Kirilenko /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Doug McDermott (#11)
Intriguing Players:  Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Tim Duncan, James Harden
Base:  Gerald Green, Damian Lillard

Box 8 (missing a hit - autograph)
Impact Rookie Autographs:  Allen Crabbe /149
Intriguing Pairs:  Blake Griffin / J.J. Redick /169
Intriguing Pairs:  Kevin Durant / Blake Griffin /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Clint Capela (#25)
Intriguing Players:  Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Tony Parker, Russell Westbrook
Base:  Al Horford, Tim Duncan

Box 9
Red White & Blue Autographs:  Charlie Scott /99
Impact Rookie Autographs:  Glen Rice Jr. /149
Terrific Trios:  Kyrie Irving / John Wall / Tyreke Evans /199
Intriguing Pairs:  Alex Len / Nerlens Noel /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Rodney Hood (#23)
Intriguing Players:  LeBron James, Damian Lillard, John Wall
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  LeBron James, Dwight Howard
Base:  Marcin Gortat, Eric Bledsoe

Box 10

Hall Dwellers Jersey Autographs:  Dominique Wilkins /15
Dunk Co Autographs:  Larry Nance /99
Base Gold /10:  Manu Ginobili
First Flight Unis:  Andray Blatche /199
Intriguing Pairs:  Ben Mclemore / Jeff Withey /199
'14 Draft X-change:  Nik Stauskas (#8)
Intriguing Players:  Kyrie Irving, Carmelo Anthony, Tony Parker
Intriguing Players Die Cuts:  Derrick Rose, Tony Parker
Base:  Harrison Barnes

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