Without question, one of the most popular releases each football year is Prizm Football. Collectors of all ages eagerly await its arrival. The base rookie cards are in demand and there is plenty of parallel/insert/autograph content to keep folks interested throughout a break.
Prizm has always been one of my personal favorite products since its inception and it’s one of the true highlights for me each sports card season.
We were excited when the 2022 edition finally dropped about a week ago. We got enough of a supply that we decided to rip a box just to see what might be inside. (fingers crossed).
While box prices are a little hefty for a lot of collectors’ budgets, you do get a fairly meaty twelve cards per pack and twelve packs per box, which makes for a nice card filled break.
It didn’t take long for the first of our two promised autographs to show up and we were very surprised to see a beautiful Marcus Allen silver Prizm autograph in our first pack.
The longtime Raider RB great isn’t an autograph we see very often in modern packs, so that was a really nice pull right off the bat.
We also netted a sharp looking Marquez Valdes-Scantling orange Prizm right behind the Allen card, making for a pretty strong first pack.
The NFL legends kept flowing in pack two as we found a Purple Power Prizm of all time great Steelers LB Jack Lambert, numbered to 49. This was knocked farther off center than a running back trying to get through the Steel Curtain. Obviously, the complex shiny cards don’t always photograph well.
Each pack closes out with two rookie cards, so you can see the first one you get just by opening the pack but it’s always fun to see who’s hiding in the back of that pack.
Pack three yielded a very cool green Hyper Prizm Garrett Wilson rookie parallel numbered to 175. The lime green of the card really pops with the green of his Jets uniform. The NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year had an outstanding rookie season.
In pack three we found a Breece Hall New Recruits silver, a colorful JIm Kelly card and a nice Romeo Doubs base rookie card.
The next pack offered a beautiful Blue Ice Jameson Williams rookie card /99.
The Detroit Lions rookie RB had a very promising first year on the field. That pack also yielded a RC of Kansas City Chiefs running back Isaiah Pacheco. Pacheco showed a ton of promise and hasn’t had a ton of cards on the market to this point, so there’s that. A nice RB heavy rip.
Pack five and six were the first packs that didn’t yield anything noteworthy but that’s OK after our nice start to the box.
Our next pack picked up right where the heat left off as we pulled a Purple Power Prizm Doubs rookie parallel numbered to 49.
The next pack yielded a red Ray Lewis and a nice Hype Prizm parallel of Atlanta Falcons TE Kyle Pitts.
In the next to last pack, we found our second autograph that of Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich in a Red Wave parallel numbered to 49 copies.
The final pack in the box had a nice Kenneth Walker III base RC.
The Seattle Seahawks running back had a phenomenal first season and, if fully healthy, would have been a real ROY candidate. This young RB has a bright future ahead of him.
That wraps up our running back loaded hobby box of 2022 Prizm Football hobby. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
I don’t like to always make it about the money because we did get a really nice legend autograph that you don’t see often. Our second autograph was a skill position rookie who showed flashes this year and we got a decent parallel rookie crop. Unfortunately, we didn’t hit any of the big quarterbacks. Prizm, as always, was fun to rip, but at its current price tag of $650 plus, you have to hit pretty big to make any type of financial gain.
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