Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2015 Panini Americana hobby box (Hour 8)

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 all day long … this is Hour 8.

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: 51
Base set completion: 
25 of 73 (34 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Notables on base cards – Kevin Hart, Jordana Brewster, Coolio, Paula Abdul, Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Shannon Elizabeth, Laura Prepon, Ali Larter, Hulk Hogan, Roger Moore, Vince Neil, Jaleel White, DJ Jazzy Jeff

Insert cards: 22 (all in gallery below with some base)
Blue parallel (8) – Shannon Elizabeth, MC Lyte, Kevin Hart, Jaleel White, Al Pacino, Sylvester Stallone, Alexa Penavega, DJ Jazzy Jeff
Screen Legends (2) – 
Alan Ladd, Jayne Mansfield
Screen Legends Co-Stars (2) 
Bela Lugosi & Ava Gardner, Lana Turner & Ginger Rogers
On The Tube Modern (2) – 
Corbin Bernsen, Katrina Bowden
On The Tube Vintage (1) – 
Lana Turner
Winner’s Circle (1) – 
Bob Baffert
Winner’s Circle Combos (1) – Calvin Borel & Todd Pletcher
Certified Silver Albums (2) – 
Common, Coolio
Certified Silver Singles (2) – 
Coolio, MC Lyte
Freeze Frame (1) – 
Audrina Patridge

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Americana Autographs (1) – Padma Lakshmi
Americana Autographs Blue (1) – 
Julie Gonzalo (/49)
Winner’s Circle Autographs (1) – 
Jerry Bailey
Triple Materials (1) – 
Joan Collins (/49)

What’s Buzz-worthy: Panini has had its Americana line on the bench since this release but at its present price, it’s one of those boxes where you can easily come out ahead with the right names. This box over-delivered with three autos instead of two autos and two mem, which probably helped — but this box wasn’t the greatest for my particular collecting wants from this one. There are some good autos in this product — Sylvester Stallone, Bradley Cooper, Al Pacino, James Earl Jones, Molly Ringwald, Kevin Hart, Eliza Dushku, Laura Prepon, Roger Moore, Paula Abdul and many more. As said in a past break of this one here, 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. … 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 — good luck finding hobby wax for a lot of the past Americana releases. 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:
Fun Grade: A

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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