Grade the Break - 2018 Panini Chronicles #2
We did another Chronicles break, this time we did Random teams. Though it delivered a lot of great hits, still lots of teams that were not represented well in this 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.
* 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)
* 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!
* If it's possible to have too many cards of one player, this is the set to say that about.
* Lower-end cards sprinkled in
FULL LIST OF SETS IN CHRONICLES
Rookies & Stars
The second Chronicles break delivered as much as the first. So many nice numbered cards, made it really exciting to open up each pack. We loaded up on key rookies like Ohtani, Albies, Acuna, and Devers. We had a couple of really nice autos. There was even an extra auto in this break...thanks Panini!
Our Best Card
Amed Rosario Season Ticket Cracked Ice Auto /24
A pleasant Surprise
Manny Machado Chronicles Printing Plate 1/1 (not available, I already asked haha)
Our Other Hits
Carlos Delgado Specta Purple Parallel Auto /10
Aaron Judge Classic Singles Relic /99
Chance Sisco Rookie Reserve Auto
Other hits include: Tomas Nido Panini, DJ Peters Panini, Anthony Sander Prestige Auto, Brandon Woodruff Prestige Auto
Some of the color and numbered Highlights
Some of the Rookie Lots that we got
Lots of Autos, Relics, and Low-Numbered Parallels! Lots to love about this product. As much as I love seeing Ohtani, Acuna, and Albies cards, I do think having so many packed in these sets takes away from it a bit. But with that said, the designs of some of these sets are really sharp. I think my favorites are Studio and Illusions. This break also felt like an A, but I am going to add the minus because as a breaker, I hate seeing teams get skunked. When sorting, there were about 5 teams that got 80% of the cards. Which is why I did random, hoping I could match up some teams to prevent this.
GRADE THE BREAK!
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 am doing my best to make sure you guys get something
Three break currently planned. A baseball mixer, Bowman High Tek, and NFL Origins. Check out whats coming up here.
Thanks for reading! - Aaron B