Now that National Treasures has been out for a few days, we are already starting to see some of the bigger hits in the product starting to pop up. Obviously, with four logos and multiple ridiculous patches per player in the set, in addition to extreme veteran content, this product is definitely shaping up to be the best offering ever put forth by National Treasures during its run.
Here are the biggest hits posted so far:
I cant say enough times that the Colossal design or the NFL gear design should have been the RPA design for the big rookies. I think both of these designs turned out better than they ever have, and I also think that they are complemented by a lot of the veteran content as well. I have already picked up more cards this year than in the previous six years combined, and also busted a box for the first time ever.
There are not many things I dislike about the set, as Panini is finally taking the right steps to make the cards look visually appealing. Rather than using a base design that looks like they forgot to put the stickers and swatches on, as they have in previous years, they adjusted the design as they went from swatch, auto, auto jersey, and others. The results are nothing short of beautiful – even with the continued use of sticker autos for the veterans.
Similarly, there arent five million subsets of crappy jersey cards that no one ever wants any more, which leaves a lot less bloat to the checklist. That’s not saying there are some ridiculous inclusions on the enormous list of players, but lets face it, there could be a lot more. With the addition of the booklet patch autos, most likely my favorite rookie cards of the set, there is a lot to love when opening a box. There are sure some cards that should be cut up, burned and disposed over a large body of water, but there arent as many this year.
Although its obvious that a 600 dollar price tag is steep for what you eventually end up with, this is the best it has been.