Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (Hour 6)

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 6.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2015 Panini Americana trading cards (hobby box)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 10
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 52
Base set completion: 
33 of 73 (45 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Al Pacino, Jordana Brewster, Kevin Hart, Sylvester Stallone, Laura Prepon, Ali Larter, Roger Moore, Joan Collins, Vince Neil, Coolio, Paula Abdul, Hulk Hogan, Aly Raisman, Darryl McDaniels, D.J. Jazzy Jeff, LaToya Jackson

Insert cards: 15 (all in gallery below with some base cards)
Blue parallel (2) – Rose McGowan, Laura Dern
Screen Legends (2) – 
Ginger Rogers, Jane Russell
Screen Legends Co-Stars (2) 
Dorothy Lamour & Jimmy Stewart, Robert Mitchum & Jane Russell
On The Tube Modern (2) – 
Eva Marie, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
On The Tube Vintage (1) – 
Lillian Gish
Winner’s Circle (1) – 
Jerry Bailey & Calvin Borel
Certified Silver Albums (2) – 
Common, Paula Abdul
Certified Silver Singles (2) – 
Biz Markie, DJ Kool
Freeze Frame (1) – 
Chris Jericho

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Americana Autographs (1) – Brooke Hogan
Americana Autographs Blue (1) – 
Jaleel White (/49)
On the Tube (1) – 
Common (/299)
Silver Screen Double Materials (1) – 
Ingrid Bergman (/299)

What’s Buzz-worthy: This most-recent Americana release wasn’t a smooth arrival with what was arguably a suggested retail price ($100 or more) that just didn’t work for what’s typically found inside. Now that this box is a more-affordable rip, it’s a run one even if you don’t land top names. There are some good autos in this one — Sylvester Stallone, Bradley Cooper, Al Pacino, James Earl Jones, Molly Ringwald, Kevin Hart, Eliza Dushku, Laura Prepon, Roger Moore, Paula Abdul and many more — and you get two per box. There are many autos that will pay for a box if you land them and then there are the autos that this box included. Since I didn’t have either one, I wasn’t bummed — but I don’t think I’d want more than one. (Though the “Urkel” prices on COMC.com were encouraging.)  These boxes seem relatively plentiful right now and are cheap — but they also could be quietly selling well because of those autos found inside. The eBay prices for the autos are modest, too, but that’s likely because there’s wax still to be found. Once the boxes dry up, these could yield even sweeter results. All in all, this is a fun and cheap rip with big potential to help you build an interesting autograph collection.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
 B
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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