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The box: 2014 Panini Golden Age trading cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com (hobby box)
Packs per box: 6
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 48
Base set completion: 38 of 150 (25 percent)
Notables on base cards – Jimi Hendrix, Martin Luther King Jr., Josh Gibson, Ernie Banks, Farrah Fawcett, Joe Jackson
Insert cards: 10
Star Stamps (1) – John L. Sullivan, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Joe Frazier
Headlines (1) – Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Mini Croft’s Swiss Milk Cocoa Back (1) – Frank “Home Run” Baker
Mini Mono Green Back (1) – C.W. Post
Mini Mono Blue Back (2) – Kennesaw Mountain Landis, Tony Dow
Mini Hindu Red Back (2) – Kid Gleason, Jackie Gleason
Mini Hindu Brown Back (2) – Haystacks Calhoun, Mickey Rivers
Legends of Music (1) – Willie Nelson
What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz found this blaster box at the discounted price of $11.99 at a retail chain and opted to revisit the multi-sport and non-sport brand from Panini America knowing that, at worst, a musician memorabilia would be inside. (It was.) … This brand is definitely an eclectic one and the third edition of one known for quality autographs from the sports world and beyond as well as minis and inserts that celebrate history from the Golden Age of America. Panini has not released a Golden Age product since this one, but it’s a bargain brand that’s worth a look on the hobby box side. (Buzz thinks the 2013 edition is perhaps the best if you’re comparing checklists.) … The hobby boxes of this brand include one autograph and one memorabilia card, though some boxes will include more. … The musician memorabilia cards in this one are retail-only cards and it’s a lineup that includes Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Liberace, Hank Williams and Joey Ramone. A few of those are still strong sellers at above the typical box price simply because they are not all that plentiful. … Some autographs also have been found in these blasters as well.
Product Grade: B
Box Grade: B
Fun Grade: B
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