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Grade the Break - 2018 Panini Chronicles

September 6, 2018

Panini Chronicles is back for 2018, and people really liked the product. It contains cards from 15 different Panini sets. It's really cool getting such a wide variety of cards in one box. Some of the sets include Phoenix, Illusions, Score, Select, Spectra, and Studio are just some. There is a base Chronicles set as well. You will also find stuff from Donruss, Optic, and Prizm. This product has come along way from the debut in 2017. These boxes features 3 autos and 1 relic per box. The Chronicles boxes also feature a lot of numbered cards to watch out for. 

 

PROS

* Assortment of subsets (full list below)

* Top Rookies: Tons of Ohtani! Andujar, Albies, Acuna, Robles, and more!

* Inserts and Numbered Parallels

* Some of the subsets are very sharp looking cards (Illusions, Spectra, Phoenix)

 

CONS

* Non-Licensed Cards

* Team Distribution was WAY off. 5 Teams rec'd no cards! 3 of the top teams rec'd a lot of cards!

* Lower-end cards sprinkled in

 

FULL LIST OF SETS IN CHRONICLES

  • Classics

  • Contenders

  • Cornerstones

  • Crusade

  • Illusions

  • Limited

  • Optic

  • Phoenix

  • Prestige

  • Prizm

  • Revolution

  • Rookies & Stars

  • Score

  • Select

  • Spectra

  • Status

  • Studio

I usually enjoy ripping Panini products, despite the lack of logos. They make a nice product and the cards are always fun to open. The Chronicles break was no different! It was really fun opening these and being surprised by the cards that we see coming from other sets. Really fun layout, and I wish there was more like this (though I understand it would defeat the purpose). Plus what always makes a good break, getting good cards! Which we did! Take a look at the highlights:

 

Our Best Card

Rhys Hoskins Spectra Auto Relic

 

 

Our Other Hits

Shohei Ohtani Reserve Materials Relic 25/25 - Made a case for best hit, but that Hoskins is sweet!

Chance Sisco Spectra Auto Relic 2/5 - Look at that PATCH!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other hits include: Freddy Peralta Chronicles Auto, Jose Osuna Select Auto, Mitch Garver Phoenix Auto, Anthony Santander Prestige Auto, Cam Gallagher Select Auto

 

Some of the color and numbered Highlights

Some other numbered highlights included Arenado Crusade Purple, Rosario #'d Spectra RC, Robles Prestige

 

There was a ton of Ohtani in these two boxes, I should have taken a pic of all of them, but it slipped my mind. Including the Relic, I believe there was 7 Ohtanis pulled. All different. A different story from when we opened all that Stadium Club and got 1 insert! 

 

 

GRADE THE BREAK!

A

So much fun to break this Chronicles product! Really good to see all the different sets, especially hitting nice stuff. I love seeing the rookies in the different set. Plus the color and numbering makes each pack exciting. I am definitely open to breaking more of this. Please keep a look out!

 

Thanks to everyone that joined the break - hope everyone had fun seeing Chronicles. I apologize to the folks who took teams that got no cards. I will be touch base with them soon about making sure they get some cards of out of the deal!

 

More breaks are scheduled including Stadium Club, Fire PYT, and Fire Random. We also had our first NFL break last night. There is another one posted as well. Unparalleled 2018. That Grade the Break will be posted tomorrow! Check out whats coming up here.  

 

Thanks for reading! - Aaron B

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