Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2012 Panini Cooperstown Extra Innings baseball box (Hour 11)

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 11.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2012 Panini Cooperstown Extra Innings baseball cards
The cost: 
$40 (packs here when available)

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 14
Cards per pack: 5
Cards in this box: 70
Red set completion: 
30 of 200 (15 percent)
Duplicates: 0
Blue set completion: 
40 of 200 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables (both sets; gallery below) – Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, Connie Mack, Nolan Ryan, Rod Carew, Roberto Clemente, Rogers Hornsby, Ryne Sandberg, Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski, Whitey Ford, Christy Mathewson, Paul Molitor, Mike Schmidt, Mel Ott, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Bob Feller, Satchel Paige, Tom Seaver

Autographs/Memorabilia: None

What’s Buzz-worthy: Why is the box here so not-flashy? Because these were released a bonus to dealers who ordered 2012 Panini Cooperstown to help sell boxes or to give to buyers who weren’t happy with some of the product’s changes when it finally arrived. Every card here is a serial-numbered parallel of the base set with Blue (/499), Red (/399), Green (1/1) and autographs (one in 47 packs) the only possibilities in packs. This box was a basic one with no ink or 1/1s  — that didn’t help this one feel like a bargain — but it’s not a bad rip if you want to try and build the 200-card set for fun. The stock here is sturdy and the printing is crisp and clean so there were no concerns here. It’s not the flashiest kind of wax to rip, but I’d perhaps do another if it was in front of me. (For sure if it they’re cheaper.)

Product Grade: B
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: B

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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