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 … and this is Hour 8.
The box: 2014-15 Panini Court Kings basketball retail box
The cost: Click here
What’s inside this one? Keep reading …
Cards per pack: 15 (all cards in gallery below)
Cards in this box: 15
Base set completion: 10 of 50 (20 percent)
Remarkable Rookies (base cards) — Zach LaVine, Aaron Gordon, Jarnell Stokes, C.J. Wilcox, Jordan Adams, Dante Exum, P.J. Hairston, Kyle Anderson, Nikola Mirotic, Markel Brown
Insert/short-print cards: 3
Rookie Royalty (1) – Kevin Love
Remarkable Rookies Sapphire parallel (2) – Gary Harris, Cleanthony Early (/499)
Remarkable Rookies Signatures (1) – Cory Jefferson
Remarkable Rookies Memorabilia (1) – Jarnell Stokes
What’s Buzz-worthy: This retail release within the Court Kings canon is one that focuses on nothing but rookies and that’s where its successes or failures are held. (Good rookies are a plus. Bad rookies are bummers.) Among the players found here are Julius Randle, Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jusuf Nurkic, Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart, Zach LaVine, Jabari Parker, Jordan Clarkson and Dante Exum. There are autos and memorabilia for many of those players — and more — in this one, which is a colorful and energetic release that’s actually very simple. That also helps make this an appealing rip to build a master set now given its lower prices than when released. It’s a simple rip but one that could pay off well if you land the right guy. If you didn’t dig in when it was released, it might be worth a look now if you’re an interested NBA collector.
Product Grade: A-
Box Grade: B
Fun Grade: B
What’s next? Be back at the top of the next hour …
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