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Old 11-16-2018, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default Letís give Certified some respect!

Saddled with an unfortunate release date one week before Prizm hits, and smack in the middle of the FOTL hype, Panini dropped a tweaked version of a previous mainstay, and streamlined it with other sports. For the same basic price of a box of Donruss and only slightly more than Hoops, you get a much nicer quality set with 2 autos and one relic card per box. The Rookie Roll Call autos are on-card, which is superior to the other releases save the rare Next Day Autos in Donruss. There are several tiers of numbered color parallels, all with refractor finishes. There are also very nice low #íd patch autos and the base cards feature action pics and great card backs. This one surprised me after opening a box.
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Old 11-16-2018, 09:22 PM   #2
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I like 2015-16 TC a lot. Those mirror refractors are really nice in hand.






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Old 11-16-2018, 10:01 PM   #3
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I think totally certified is different than certified. I could be wrong though.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:12 PM   #4
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I think totally certified is different than certified. I could be wrong though.
Right, I am talking about this yearís 2018-19 Certified. Thought that was obvious lol.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:15 PM   #5
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This years Certifide is an ugly set. I mean really ugly. The last two years were a bit underrated in my opinion. But this year? Bleck. And they got rid of the holo blue 1/1 which looked great. Such an easy pass this year.
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Old 11-16-2018, 10:35 PM   #6
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Well, there’s no accounting for taste I suppose. The masses feel that Prizm is something to behold, while I find it to be the tackiest, most overrated set we may have ever seen.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:05 PM   #7
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This years Certifide is an ugly set. I mean really ugly. The last two years were a bit underrated in my opinion. But this year? Bleck. And they got rid of the holo blue 1/1 which looked great. Such an easy pass this year.
I feel like this is the first time I disagree with you on a set.

When I first saw the mocks, I thought it was gonna be trash. But after seeing the first breaks here, I changed my mind. The design looks classy instead of cheap; the refractors has just enough "silver" in them to look good (kinda like Hoops). And the colors really pop out.

I can't wait for this to be on sale on Black Friday 2019. I feel like this is gonna be like last year's Status or 2016 Studio.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:11 PM   #8
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I feel like you may have to see these in person. I was surprised. Exactly what yiguiri2002 just said....the refractors and various colors really pop and look classy, not over the top. The kicker for me is the base card photography. Definitely the best this year, which isn’t saying much, but still....there are a lot of aesthetically pleasing cards.
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:14 PM   #9
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If someone can share better photos, please do...here’s just a random example-

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DEAARON-FOX...ss!04102!US!-1
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:25 PM   #10
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This years Certifide is an ugly set. I mean really ugly. The last two years were a bit underrated in my opinion. But this year? Bleck. And they got rid of the holo blue 1/1 which looked great. Such an easy pass this year.
To each his own. Outside of the certified potential autograph set (just kind of an awkward design), I love certified and canít believe how mice it looks. Even the jersey cards have a great design this year. I got a black 1/1 recently and am really excited to see it in person
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:27 PM   #11
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What is Certified?

Is it a new Prizm parallel? (lol)
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:16 AM   #12
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Such a nice card in hand

I too did not like the mock ups and pics but in hand is a different story. Kinda like how people were talking about Opulence (although in hand I still think itís ugly. To each their own!)


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Old 11-17-2018, 12:39 AM   #13
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I agree. Definitely not my favorite set, but I don't hate it either. I'm not grabbing much out of it besides a few rc's for my PC, but if prizm wasn't right around the corner I'd probably pick up more!
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Old 11-17-2018, 12:46 AM   #14
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Just picked this up for $35bo. I like the prices : )

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Just picked this up for $35bo. I like the prices : )

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This one's also incoming. Had to pay a little more for this one.

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Old 11-17-2018, 12:50 AM   #17
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Son of a hot mom.. Nice card
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Lol this one's incoming too. I didnt even realize I was a Certified fan.

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Old 11-17-2018, 02:27 AM   #20
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I think totally certified is different than certified. I could be wrong though.
It seems almost identical to me.


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The inserts are similar, but the base set is completely different.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:37 AM   #22
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15/16 Totally Certified was pretty good. 17/18 was awful.

TC (and certified now) has the same issue as Prizm; the base cards and base inserts are boring and ugly but some of the color parallels are very nice.
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The Towns pic on his Mighty card is a bad rerun. Saw a base green, but still unconvinced. Oh well.
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Old 11-17-2018, 08:57 AM   #24
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I feel like this is the first time I disagree with you on a set.
It was bound to happen.

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I feel like you may have to see these in person. I was surprised. Exactly what yiguiri2002 just said....the refractors and various colors really pop and look classy, not over the top. The kicker for me is the base card photography. Definitely the best this year, which isnít saying much, but still....there are a lot of aesthetically pleasing cards.
I have seen them in person. The base and the roll call are "alright" - middle of the raod. It's the inserts that don't do it for me. These floating head rookies look horrible in my opinion.



The Mighty look worse. The 2018 look worse. The biggest disappointment to me is the the Memorabilia stuff. It's really taken a step back.

It is what it is though. Not everyone is going to agree. Beauty of the hobby. And honestly happy you guys are enjoying it! Just disappointed cause it was a product i looked forward to.
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Old 11-17-2018, 11:29 AM   #25
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It was bound to happen.



I have seen them in person. The base and the roll call are "alright" - middle of the raod. It's the inserts that don't do it for me. These floating head rookies look horrible in my opinion.



The Mighty look worse. The 2018 look worse. The biggest disappointment to me is the the Memorabilia stuff. It's really taken a step back.

It is what it is though. Not everyone is going to agree. Beauty of the hobby. And honestly happy you guys are enjoying it! Just disappointed cause it was a product i looked forward to.
Outside of the card you posted, these are some gorgeous cards to me. Love the action photos and the rookie roll call and especially love the horizontal certified fabric auto patches
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