Friday, May 24, 2019

Box Break: 2018 Elite Extra Edition - The Parallels

A couple of months ago, I bought a couple boxes of 2018 Elite Extra Edition. I was (and still am) on the hunt for a specific player that was featured in the product, but more on that later. 

When I got back into collecting, I stayed pretty far away from Panini. I'm not a fan of the logoless cards. However, some products feature players in either their college threads or Team USA uniforms. I can get down with that. I opened a box of 2016 Elite Extra Edition a couple years ago and enjoyed it. Let's see if this year is similar.

PS - There are a ton of parallels, so I'm not necessarily going to have commentary on all (or any) cards.

Greyson Jenista, Tie Dye Die-Cut #'d 8/10
Luis Encarnacion, Blue Aspirations #'d /99
Diego Cartaya, Blue Aspirations #'d /99
Jose Cosma, Red Status Die-Cut #'d /99
Cal Raleigh, Red Status Die-Cut #'d /99
Keiderson Pavon, Orange Aspirations #'d/100
Tristian Pompey, Orange Aspirations #'d/100 
Carlos Cortes, Red Aspirations #'d/150
Keibert Ruiz, Red Aspirations #'d/150
Brewer Hicklen, Red Aspirations #'d/150
Not too shabby. Lot's of color. I'm a big fan of the sparkly die-cut cards. Also, a couple of the kids featured on the international block look like they can't be more than 12 or 13 years old.

I'll be back early next week with the hits portion of the break.

How do you feel about EEE?


  1. Overall, I like it every year, even though it's hard to keep up with. Did you pull any Yanks base?

  2. I'm not the biggest fan, because of the logo thing. But I will say this... I keep a special box with EEE and Bowman types of products... just in case one of these guys eventually hits it big.

  3. i don't mind Panini but generally avoid Elite. These are wildly colorful though!

  4. Eh, I've only broken about 25 cases so far... lol