Do you like Buzz Breaks? Today’s your day then as we launch 12 in 12 — a series of a dozen breaks of past wax boxes and wax packs in a dozen hours. We’ll post one every hour on the hour all day long today … this is Hour 1.
The box: 2008 Press Pass Elvis By The Numbers (gravity box)
The cost now: Click here (on sale!)
The cost then: $96
What’s inside this box? Keep reading …
Packs per box: 48
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 237
Base set completion: 80 of 80 (100 percent)
Inserts: 54 (see most in gallery below)
Canvas Creation parallel (48) – 45 different with three duplicates (all Elvis Presley)
Petruccio Exhibit (4) – All Elvis
Wertheimer Army Years Acetate (1) – Elvis’ departure
Portrait Series (1) – Elvis (/2,099)
Master Pieces Silver Edition (1) – Elvis’ Smoking Jacket (/299)
What’s Buzz-worthy: Buzz picked this one up as a gift for an Elvis fan as part of a March sale over on the mothership and it delivered pretty well for less than 65 cents a pack. These boxes come in a sealed case-like outer box with security tape so as long as you get one like that you should be assured of either an autograph or a memorabilia card. Why? They combine to fall one in every 36 packs — so there’s actually a shot at getting two. The memorabilia cards feature pieces of his clothing, while autographs are celebs with ties to The King or former band members. Among the 10 who signed for Press Pass are Nancy Sinatra, Yvonne Craig, Darlene Tompkins, D.J. Fontana and James Burton while cut autographs of Col. Tom Parker and Presley himself were placed into the product. Collation here was relatively consistent with the box coming up just one card short of a second set and a good chunk of the one-per-pack Canvas Creation parallel set. The base set is made up of cards with several different looks (this collector thought they were inserts in some cases) but they all fall into a theme of helping tell Presley’s story … by the numbers. If you want to own a piece of Elvis memorabilia that you pulled from a pack, this is a safe way to go. If you’re a fan, then you probably have this — but, if not, you can land a box for a fraction of its original price.
Product Grade: B+
Box Grade: A
Fun Grade: B+
What’s next? Be back in an hour …
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