Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Panini The Beach Boys hobby box (Hour 2)

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 2.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Panini The Beach Boys trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 24
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 194
Base set completion: 
119 of 120 (99 percent)
Duplicates: 22

Insert cards: 51 (all in gallery below)
Gold Albums (1) – 
The Beach Boys In Concert
On the Record (3) –
The Beach Boys In Concert, M.I.U., Beach Boys Concert
Etchings (3) – 
Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Bruce Johnston
Sounds of Summer (4) – 
California Girls, Don’t Worry Baby, Sloop John B, God Only Knows
Honors (6) – 
In My Room, God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, Good Vibrations (different), Sounds of Summer, I Get Around
Honors Surfer Foil (6) – 
Pet Sounds (2), Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Best Historical Album, National Anthem at Dodger Stadium 
In Their Own Words (4) – 
Mike Love, Mike Love (different), David Marks, Bruce Johnston
In Their Own Words Surfer Foil (3) – 
Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Mike Love
Top 10 Hits (6) –
Dance Dance Dance, Surfin’ U.S.A., When I Grow Up, Wouldn’t it be Nice, I Get Around, Be True to Your School
Top 10 Hits Surfer Foil (3) – 
God Only Knows, Rock and Roll Music, California Girls
Artist Proof (1) – 
Base card parallel (/99)
Surfer Foil (11) – 
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. 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. 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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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