Buzz Break: 2013 Panini The Beach Boys trading cards

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The box: 2013 Panini The Beach Boys
Where to buy: 

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 194
Base set completion: 
120 of 120 (100 percent)
Duplicates: 20

Insert cards: 52 (all in gallery below)
Gold Albums (1) – Shut Down Volume 2
On the Record (3) – Sunflower, Friends, Still Cruisin’
Etchings (3) – Brian Wilson, Dennis Wilson, Al Jardine
Sounds of Summer (4) – California Girls, Little Deuce Coupe, Don’t Worry Baby & Help Me, Rhonda
Sounds of Summer Surfer Foil (1) – Good Vibrations
Sounds of Summer Artist Proof (1) – California Girls (/99)
Honors (6) – 
In My Room, God Only Knows, Award of Merit, Good Vibrations, Pet Sounds, Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
Honors Surfer Foil (5) – 
God Only Knows, Award of Merit, Good Vibrations, Pet Sounds, Appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show
In Their Own Words (4) – 
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, David Marks, Bruce Johnston
In Their Own Words Surfer Foil (3) – Brian Wilson, Al Jardine, David Marks
Top 10 Hits (6) – 
The Man With All The Toys, California Girls, Little Saint Nick, Sloop John B, Kokomo & Fun, Fun, Fun
Top 10 Hits Surfer Foil (3) – 
God Only Knows, Rock and Roll Music, Little Saint Nick
Surfer Foil (12) – Base card parallels

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Concert Gear (2) – Brian Wilson, Al Jardine

What’s Buzz-worthy: Wouldn’t it be nice to own an autograph from some of The Beach Boys? It’s possible in these boxes. It’s also possible to land a pair of clothing cards from members, too, and that’s just what was found here along with a complete set and a serious chunk of inserts and parallels that keep the collecting challenge going for a few boxes. A simple Surfer Foil stamp is found for every base card and insert and that adds to a collecting challenge that includes a number of sets and some diecuts and etched cards that make this a well-designed complete package of collectable fun. Just like the Panini Country release, this music isn’t Buzz’s type but well-produced cardboard is. It also doesn’t hurt that the autographs (roughly two per case that I have seen) will pay for a good chunk of a case at current prices. The autograph checklist includes 25 cards and ink for Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnson and David Marks. All cards are limited to 65 or 70 copies. There are also 1/1 parallel autos along with a few inserts that weren’t found here — printing plates, button cards for the Concert Gear memorabilia cards and Artist Proof parallels across the board. All in all, this break (at its current price) gave me some good vibrations and I’m confident that fans of the band would have fun, fun, fun tearing into these boxes at any price. 

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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