Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic 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: 2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Collection
The cost:

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 61 (60 past packs, one pack of new Eclectic hits and bonus cards)
Cards per pack: varies by year (mixed)

Notables on base cards – Carmen Electra, Kara Monaco, Angela Fong, Maria Kanellis, Candace Kita, Sara Jean Underwood, Spencer Scott, Katie Lohmann, Brooke Burke, Brande Roderick, Gena Lee Nolin, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt, Kendra Wilkinson, Lisa Dergan, Jessica Canseco, Amber Smith, Nikki Ziering, Katie Lohmann, Claudia Jordan, Kitana Baker, Jennifer Walcott, Victoria Fuller, Destiny Davis, Julie Strain, Tiffany Selby

Inserts/promo cards: 18 (all inserts and hits in gallery below)
1992 BenchWarmer Bonus Cards (5) – Traci Bingham, Andrea Wenzel, Shana Sechler, Lora Peterson, The Triple Threat (Brooke Burke, April Gauthier and Peterson)
2014 BenchWarmer Eclectic Carmen Electra (1) – Carmen Electra
2005 BenchWarmer Jumbo (1) – Victoria Fuller
2005 BenchWarmer Classic Pinups (1) – Jamie Sheffield
2002 BenchWarmer Chromium (2) – The Costello Twins, Shauna Sand
2006 BenchWarmer World Cup NSCC promo (1) – Flo Jalin
2012 BenchWarmer Pop Art Con promo (1) – Mary Riley
2013 BenchWarmer All-American (2) – Melissa Durocher, Jessica Burciaga
2013 BenchWarmer Boot Camp (4) – Lexi Sims, Cassandra Lynn, Brandie Moses, Brandy Grace

Autographs/Memorabilia: 17
Eclectic Collection Swatch (1) – Torrie Wilson
Green Eclectic Autographs (1) – Flo Jalin (/10)
Eclectic Autographs (3) –
Candace Kita, Lisa Ligon, Scarlett Heegan
2003 BenchWarmer Kiss Card (1) – Shamron Moore
2011 Signature Series Autographs (1) –
Bambi Lashell
2012 Signature Series Autographs (2) – Brittany Martin, Jessica Burciaga
2013 Signature Series Autographs (2) – Katie Lohmann, Marissa Ivana
2005 Signature Series Gold Foil Autographs (1) – Candi Kita (/150)
2008 Signature Series Autographs (1) – Cindy Margolis
2005 BenchWarmer Autographs (1) – Jenny Oliver
2012 BenchWarmer Happy Holiday Autographs Blue (1) – Tishara Cousino
2014 BenchWarmer Happy Father’s Day Autographs (1) – Paige Peterson
2014 BenchWarmer St. Patrick’s Day Autographs (1) – Tiffany Toth

What’s Buzz-worthy: These boxes are essentially a repack of 60 past packs along with a pack of new cards made specifically for this release — and that volume of stuff makes this an affordable go-to where it’s appeared here a few times. There are some names of note in TV, movies and other aspects of pop culture that can be found here and ultimately Buzz busted these for the hits. Why? There’s plenty to rip and plenty of hits. This one included 17 hits (autos, memorabilia or Kiss Cards) and other boxes recently ripped have included between 12 and 15 hits per while these are only supposed to guarantee eight as part of the “new stuff.” As said in a past break of this one, BenchWarmer has been around since the early 1990s and the explosion of autographs since then has really helped collectors find ink from names from around the pop culture world. You’ll also find base cards of names from TV shows, movies and more here atop those who have stuck to merely modeling. These boxes include a number of early packs that don’t pack a lot of hits and showcase how times have changed fashion-wise, but the rest of the packs include enough variety that things can add up fast. It’s a fun rip as you never know what — or who — those past packs might include. This one included a memorabilia card of former WWE star Torrie Wilson and ink from model (and former Austin Powers FemBot among many credits) Cindy Margolis along with several others with TV and modeling credits. The number of big names in this box isn’t as big as other boxes, but some sales might surprise from these boxes, which is a good thing generally speaking given the box price.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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