2017 Black Friday Boxes #2: 2013 Panini Golden Age
As I'm sure you were able to discern from the title, today's box will be of the 2013 variety (top right of the picture). Since I have yet to complete the base set, there will actually be a few of those shown this time. And like yesterday's box, the mini's are being left out, but since the 2013 edition had quite a few inserts, it should help make up for that (from a viewing standpoint).
Of all the three years worth of Golden Age box toppers, the 2013 Exhibit cards are by far my favorite. Even though Harry Truman isn't one of the most sought after, I still think it's pretty nifty, and I needed it, so that was a good thing.
Before opening this box, I needed 18 base cards...
... and I managed...
... to get...
... nine! It seems like I should have been able to get a few more needs than that, but that is kind of the way these boxes went.
Now we're getting to my favorite Golden Age insert set, the playing cards. I love both of these photo's so much that can't even come with the right words to describe it. And both were set needs too!
Both of these were duplicates.
Didn't need either of these either.
War Admiral was a set need, Frank Chance... not so much.
The Tip Top Bread inserts are pretty fun too, and thankfully I didn't already have Curly here.
The Musial is a duplicate.
Before this box, I only had two of the nine Three Stooges cards, and wouldn't cha know it, I had to go and get one of those two.
Had both of these already.
I have always been impressed with the colors on the Delong Gum inserts, even though they're flat, they still seem to pop, especially in person. Mel and Curly were both set needs.
Now we're getting to what I consider to be the best "hit" of the box. When she passed away in 1937 (at just 26 years of age), Jean Harlow was not only one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, but also the biggest box office draw among the other starlets of the time. I have seen Hell's Angels more times than I can remember, so for me, this particular relic is considered a pretty good get.
The good news is that I defied the odds and got two autographs, instead of the promised one per box. The bad news is... I already have both of them. It's kind of funny that the only other box of 2013 that I opened a couple of years ago had multiple autos has well (three to be exact), and one of them just happened to be a David Pollock too. Panini's really great about fulfilling expired redemptions, so I'm not worried as to whether I will get it or not, especially since I know Carl Eller did get around to signing for them, as I wouldn't have been able to get one off COMC a while back if he hadn't.
Overall, this box wasn't too bad, I just wish I would have been able to get more that I needed. The 2014 box is up next, so until then...