Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Country Music cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2014 Panini Country Music cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
20 of 100 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notables – Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Trick Pony, Jamie Lynn Spears, Gretchen Wilson, Montgomery Gentry, Kimberly Perry

Insert cards: 8 (see all in gallery below)
Silver base parallel (1) – Sara Evans (/49)
Award Winners (1) – Jana Kramer
Award Winners Red (1) – Ronnie Milsap (/99)
Backstage Pass (1) – Tracy Lawrence
Fresh Faces (1) – Dustin Lynch
Instrumental (1) – Troy Gentry
Top of the Charts (1) – Gretchen Wilson
Top of the Charts Blue (1) – 
Colt Ford (/199)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Silhouettes (1) – 
Scotty McCreery (/199)
Signatures Bronze (2) – 
Mark Chestnutt (/263), Lindsay Ell (/339)
Musician Materials Bronze (1) – Mike Eli (/499)

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break here, this release is a landmark one for the genre of country music in the “hits” era of the hobby. There have been other sets for the genre — but not with ink and memorabilia. Hobby boxes have four packs with a hit in each, which makes the chase for some bigger names on autographs, including Miranda Lambert, who continues to sell very, very well on eBay, a bit easier. Or at least faster. Typical boxes are two autos and two memorabilia cards — and some of those are dirt cheap — but there are names such as Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Tracy Lawrence, Kimberly Perry, Sara Evans, Terri Clark and Wynona Judd that can make it worth a rip. In some cases, you can get as many as three autos — and that’s a plus now that you can sometimes land a whole box for less than the original price of a pack. The secondary market can be stronger than you think for this as these performers simply don’t have any other certified autographs in nearly all situations — even an American Idol winner like Scotty McCreery. The biggest highlight to this collector are the Silhouette autos and this box included one.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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