A Blaster of Americana

As promised, a blaster of Panini Americana.  I have a second one too, but scanning has become an arduous process, who knows when I’ll get to it.  Anyway, enjoy this post with minimal jibba-jabba interruption.

I like the base design. Wooooooooo!

It's the usual mix of celebrities and psuedo-celebrities. If you've gotten a previous release, you know what to expect.

There is so much nerdiness of many different disciplines to be found this time around.

Astronauts, wrestlers, Power Rangers that went on to become bigtime voice actors (not in this blaster, alas), stars of nerdy movies and TV, Beadle(!)... the geekiness is strong in this one.

The inserts are meh, but the hits are nice. The poster there is the front. Base card backs are... sparse.

And the back has the swatch, the swatch being something red from Liza Minelli this time. Fun stuff. The Americana blasters were the only cards I bought this month that I genuinely enjoyed. The baseball stuff just felt like going through the motions. This post feels like that too, but whatevs.

Despite the overall half-arsed nature of this post, I really do like Americana and give it a very solid A-.

I’m collecting the base set and will put up a needs list when I get around to it.  Fortunately it won’t be huge.  There were almost no dupes (possibly none at all) between the two blasters.  That was pretty great.  So pretty much everything in the second blaster will different.

Next time, a few more sketch cards.  After that, who knows?  Thanks for stopping by!

That last scan didn’t get edited to size.  How did I miss that?

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3 thoughts on “A Blaster of Americana

  1. The Dimwit says:

    Hey, when you get a list together, shoot it to me, the wife has bought all kinds of blasters and boxes, we’re sure to have your shortages for a complete set. We’re 12 cards short of a second complete set with dozens of triples and quads.

    We also pulled that same Liza Minelli Cabaret card! Drat! Can’t wait to see your other blaster!

  2. Hackenbush says:

    I’ll have to pick a a copy of the Michelle Beadle somewhere.

  3. Tim says:

    Ooo the Cabaret card is pretty cool!

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