13-14 Panini Crusade BK Images

Panini posted a blog about the upcoming 2013-14 Panini Crusade BK.  They showed a bunch of card images.  You can see the entire blog HERE.

I must say that this still feels like two different products in one to me.  The actually Crusade cards look awesome and feel like a really cool set.  However, all the other stuff just looks boring and nothing like “Crusade” to me.  Why can’t we just have a product that is all Crusade?  Have all the cards in the set be on prizm technology.  Get rid of all the memorabilia cards and just make it 1-2 autographs per box for around $50-$60.  How would that not work?

Instead we get a set that has some really cool elements and then some stuff that just doesn’t fit in.  You tell me, which card below looks better?

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I think that’s a pretty easy choice.  The card on the right looks awesome.  They do a great job with these Crusade cards.  Take a look:

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Those cards look fantastic.  And they would look even better if some of them were autographed.  Instead these are the autographs:

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Some on-card, some on stickers.  I’m fine with that.  But these cards just don’t feel like Crusade to me.  Crusade was also about the prizm or chrome cards.  It was never about foil or normal cards.  I just don’t get it.  I still like this product because I really do love the Crusade.  I just wish it was all real Crusade.

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