I'll save hobby box for future posts but today I went ahead and ripped the Gridiron Legends packs as well as the bonus Black Friday packs.
First lets look at the two hobby packs of 2011 Topps Gridiron Legends:
Here are some of the notable non-rookie base cards I pulled from both packs. Campbell was the only legend that I pulled.
These are the rookies from both packs with Locker being the obvious big name of the bunch.
Here are the two parallels I pulled. These are the blue versions and they are not serial numbered.
Each pack contained one of these Gridiron Legacies inserts.
So I got unlucky with these two packs but I had fun ripping them. Now onto the Black Friday packs:
Each of these little packs contained only two cards. One card in each pack was a "base" card and these can be seen above. That Sidney Crosby card is the first hockey card I have ever held in my hand in my whole life.
I guess these can be considered the "inserts" of the Black Friday packs. That Josh Hamilton might be a preview to Panini's upcoming baseball release. The Aldon Smith card is numbered to /999. These packs were a great idea by Panini to give collectors a reason to visit their local card shops on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.
But, no cards for the personal collections from this rip so it deserves a:
Keep an eye out as I will be ripping into that hobby box of Panini Threads in the near future.