I bought this tin of 2013-14 Panini Titanium Hockey at a local Target store a few months ago, then forgot I had it until now. What treasures lie within this tin?
28 Base Cards
Titanium strikes me as an “Anti-SP” as far as design goes. Both sets have achromatic backgrounds, but whereas SP uses a white backdrop, Titanium’s design utilizes a black-and-white backdrop. It is kind of an edgy look, as far as hockey cards go. It also makes the player’s uniform colors really stand out.
1 Rookie Card
1 Red Parallel
1 Jumbo Rookie Card
It’s like the regular card, but twice as big. Will the innovation ever end, Panini? (Actually, you all know how I really feel about big cards.)
What I like about 2013-14 Panini Titanium: The base card design looks good. One oversized “box-topper” card is always a fun inclusion in a product.
What I don’t like about 2013-14 Panini Titanium: You only get one “pack” inside the tin — well, actually two: a stack of 30 cards wrapped in clear cellophane, and the one oversized card in it’s own foil pack. I’d rather have seveal smaller packs, and thus increased chances for more rookie cards, hits and whatnot.
I’m basing this rating on the retail tin. Hobby boxes might yield far better results, but really this was not a fun product to break. One pack? One rookie card (OK, two if you count the jumbo Seth Jones card). Spending $20 on, say, Contenders blaster will net you two autographs, while spending $20 on a Prizm blaster will get you more rookie cards.Which makes me ask, what is the big draw for Titanium?