Buzz Break: 2014 Panini Country Music cards (hobby box)

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The box: 2014 Panini Country Music cards (hobby box)
Where to buy:

Packs per box:
Cards per pack: 8
Cards in this box: 32
Base set completion: 
20 of 100 (20 percent)
Duplicates: 0

Base cards of notables – Sara Evans, Florida Georgia Line, Ronnie Milsap, Jana Kramer, Randy Owen

Insert cards: 8 (see all in gallery below)
Blue base parallel (1) – Barry Knox (/199)
Award Winners (1) – Gretchen Wilson
Backstage Pass (1) – Brantley Gilbert
Fresh Faces (1) – Chris Thompson
Fresh Faces Red (1) – Dustin Lynch (/99)
Fresh Faces Blue (1) – James Young (/199)
Instrumental (1) – Teddy Gentry
Top of the Charts (1) – The Band Perry

Autographs/Memorabilia: 4
Quad Signatures (1) – 
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band — Bob Carpenter, Jeff Hanna, Jimmie Fadden, John McEuen (/49)
Signatures Bronze (1) – 
Jennifer Nettles (/344)
Signatures Blue (1) – Chris Thompson (/199)
Musician Materials Bronze (1) – Joe Diffie (/399)

What’s Buzz-worthy: As said in a previous break here, this release is a landmark one for the genre of country music in the “hits” era of the hobby. There have been other sets for the genre — but not with ink and memorabilia. Hobby boxes have four packs with a hit in each, which makes the chase for some bigger names on autographs, including Miranda Lambert, who sells very well on eBay, a bit easier. Typical boxes have two autos and two memorabilia cards — and some of those are dirt cheap — but there are names such as Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Kimberly Perry, Sara Evans, Terri Clark and Wynona Judd that can make it worth a rip. (Many of the names here have no other autographs, too.) In this case we landed six autos — four autos on one card — and a third auto card to put the cherry on top — at a price of less than one pack back when it arrived. Landing a quad auto isn’t an easy pull — it’s my first in many boxes ripped — so it’s a fun find. The Silhouettes cards are still my No. 1 hit, though.

Product Grade: A
Box Grade:
Fun Grade: A

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