Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2013 Crown Royale football retail box (Hour 12)

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 our finale for today.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2013 Crown Royale football (retail)
The cost: Click here

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 5
Cards per pack: 4
Cards in this box: 21
Base set completion: 
10 of 100 (10 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards (10) – Matt Ryan, Rob Gronkowski, J.J. Watt, Malcom Floyd, DeMarco Murray, Antonio Gates, Victor Cruz, T.Y. Hilton, Wes Welker, DeMaryius Thomas

Rookie Cards (short-prints) pulled (4) – Josh Boyce, Rodney Smith, Luke Willson, Theo Riddick

Inserts: 5 (all cards from box in gallery below)
Panini’s Choice (2) – Le’Veon Bell, Keenan Allen
Panini’s Choice Gold (1) – Tyler Wilson (/25)
Bronze Holo parallel (1) – Jamar Taylor (/299)
Red parallel (1) – Kiko Alonso (/99)

Autographs/Memorabilia: 2
Rookie Silhouettes (1) – 
Landry Jones (/299)
Bronze Holo Signatures (1) – Dee Milliner (/99)

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break here, these are very small boxes, so 2013 Panini Crown Royale retail all about landing some names in only four chances. With the NFL and rookies that’s not always easy with some having a short hobby shelf-life, but there is potential to be found here in what is essentially a small hobby box. You’re guaranteed a pair of hits and all cards in this one are different than the hobby version. (Here, for example, the base cards are bronze foil instead of silver.) … Among the rookies of note are Le’Veon Bell, DeAndre Hopkins, Tyler Eifert, Geno Smith, Eddie Lacy, Keenan Allen, Tavon Austin, C.J. Anderson and plenty of guys who could be bargains with some upcoming luck on the field. … Part of the fun also comes in the surprises of a small break — and what you might land if you get lucky. … If you’re a fan of diecuts and foil this should be a fun one. (Buzz isn’t, generally but this was fun.) … Parallels include Bronze Holo, Red, Red Holo, Platinum Holo and Black for base and rookies. For memorabilia cards there are prime parallels to be found, too. … Also in the mix are dual and triple memorabilia cards. … The simple but unique Panini’s Choice inserts can also be found in gold — and that’s a rarity that helped this box’s grade, though the player wasn’t one of the big ones. … Ultimately, it all just comes down to landing those top names. That’s a lot easier at its price now than when it carried a $39.99 suggested retail price at retail.

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

What do you want to see next time during 12 in 12? Tell us in the comments or on Twitter. We’ll mix in more full boxes and newer stuff if we see that you like it. If you made it this far, thanks for checking out The Buzz all day.

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