Buzz 12 in 12: Busting a 2017 Historic Autograph Fame & Photo signed 8×10 box (Hour 4)

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 today … this is Hour 4.

12in12-logo-smallerThe box: 2017 Historic Autograph Fame & Photo Signed 8×10
The cost:

What’s inside this one? Keep reading …

Packs per box: 1
Autographed photos per box: 1

Autographs: 1
Signed photo (1) – 
Steven Bauer (Scarface photo alongside Al Pacino with PSA/DNA authentication)

What’s Buzz-worthy: The visuals above re-create my experience of opening this pack … which initially looked as it might deliver a pricey Al Pacino as Tony Montana signed photo from an iconic role. (The first four frames …. oh, oh, oh, oh! And then … oh, the other guy.)  Instead, it delivered a break-even signed photo for his co-star Steven Bauer as Manny Ribera. (Break-even isn’t that bad, actually, in this case as other copies of this exact photo are as much as $45 on eBay.) There were a dozen Bauer autos put into this product (full list here) out of 1,440 photos in the 120-case run. In many cases, what a photo looks like is as important as who’s on it — and in this case it’s a plus. (It’d be a much bigger plus if signed by both — but that’s about $300-400.) While I’m not a big Scarface fan, these are an attractive option for celebrity ink signers at the present box prices. (It’s under $40 for now.) There are some big, big names in this product that are not bad at all if you can land them for $40, though there are some signers with as many as 25 copies who you might not know. This photo comes with both a PSA sticker and cert with Bauer’s name on the back of the photo — a standard approach for products like this type — and the image is cleanly printed unlike what I’ve seen in some instances for products like this one. All in all, I’d probably try one of these again at is present price.

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

What’s next? Be back in an hour …

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