Friday, October 28, 2011

NFL Adrenalyn XL Series Two Update

It seems that Panini America are going to launch the new series on the 28th or possibly further away.  On their blog a picture of Blaine Gabbert's new base card has been posted under the hot cards section.  It also reads that the cards have been shipped out.  He has a offence of 3 and a star of 6 which is not bad for a rookie.  We will keep you up to date when these cards get released! XPTJ MDM4 3XMN

Monday, October 24, 2011

Panini America Posts some Adrenalyn XL Photos

Currently, Panini America (NFL, NBA, NHL, Baseball) are in Italy with the rest of the Panini branches from around the world.  On their awesome blog they posted pictures of the production line which included pictures of UEFA 2011/12 Adrenalyn XL and Manchester United Adrenalyn XL.  In the pictures you can see the wrappers being made and used along with uncut sheets of cards.  For some reason the pictures are posting upside down (Not sure what's going on).

For those who want to read the article on their blog, here it is:

Saturday, October 15, 2011

NFL Competition Winner Announced!

Whitney777 has won the competition as he was the only one to enter.  A very easy win for Whitney indeed.  On another note, it seems that Panini have delayed the release of the Series 2 NFL Adrenalyn XL cards for some odd reason.  Stay tuned for more information regarding the release.  Here is what Whitney wins!

A nice bunch of inserts for your online profile whitney!  Enjoy.


Saturday, October 8, 2011

UEFA Champions League 2010/11 Adrenalyn XL Box Break and Review

I just busted open two boxes of UEFA 2010/11 Adrenalyn XL and also one extra pack.  In total it cost me around $30 AUD which was a good deal.  From this set you can pull Star Players, Goal Stoppers, Fans' Favourites, Champions and Trophy Cards (one in every 100 packs).  The base cards from the set feature a nice looking explosion theme in the background with the teams colours.  I managed to pull a full base set with many doubles and most of the inserts except the Champions.  Enough of me talking, here are the cards.

 Here is what the base cards look like.  As you can see there is Iker Casillas a goalkeeper, Nemanja Vidic a defender, Andres Iniesta a midfield and Robin van Persie a striker.

 The backs of all the cards which show which position the player plays.

Arshavin, Pique, Alves, Robben x2, Coentrao, iPek, Dani, Malouda x2 and Anelka Star Players.

Maicon, Milito, Nani, Berbatov, Ronaldinho, Ninis, Valbuena, Davis and Di Maria x2 Star Players.

Higuain, Adriano, Noboa x2, Rakitic, Fernandinho, Alex, Ruiz and Mata x2 Star Players.

Almunia, Valdes x2, Butt, Roberto, Claro, Cesar, Lloris, Mandanda and Abbiati Goal Stoppers.

Tzorvas x2, McGregor, Casillas, Sergio, Neuer, Pyatov x2, Pesyakov, Boschker and Sanchez Goal Stoppers

Muller x2, Culio, Toulalan x2, Ambrosini, Cisse x2, Weir, Ramos, Totti and Jasdon Fans' Favourites.

Banega and Brama Fans' Favouries.

 The three Champions Villa, Gourcuff and Ozil.

Card Design
I love the look of the Goal Stopper cards but the base cards can hurt you eyes after a while from looking at a bunch of them.  The Champions are nice with the gold and silver (scanner does not do it justice).

Are the hits good?
The inserts were great as I received more than 60 of them from 101 packs.  The three Champions were a let down as they are one in every 23 packs and I only got three.

Value for Money
These are good value with the Champions selling well.  The price per pack in Australia is crazy at $2.95 AUD and should be dropped down lower.  I got two boxes and one box of stickers of eBay for $30 which was good.

Would I collect them?
Yes I would but two boxes is just enough to get a full base set.  I only require 41 more cards from the set.


Four out of Five

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Zydrunas Ilgauskas Calls it Quits

Zydrunas Ilgauskas has decided to retire from Basketball after 17 years of playing professionally.  Ilgauskas played for the Cleveland Cavaliers for 14 years and played his last season for the Miami Heat where they failed to win the championship this year.  Ilgauskas was known as the 'Big Z' which was his nickname.  His position was Centre where he dominated with his height and size.  Ilgauskas now joins a list of retired NBA stars with Adrenalyn XL cards which includes Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal and a few others.  He had three Adrenalyn cards which two were from series one and the other from series two.  We wish him a happy retirement and the best of luck for the future.

Zydrunas' two Series One Adrenalyn cards of which one is a special.

His final Adrenalyn card which shows him on his final team, the Heat.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Pure Adrenalyn, Now on Facebook

I've decide to create a Facebook page for fans too like and keep up to date with the latest on the blog.  I have also decided that you are now aloud to post your giveaway answer on Facebook so get posting...  Look out for jumpballs on Facebook for some free codes.


Saturday, October 1, 2011

NFL Adrenalyn XL Competition time!!

So with the new Adrenalyn XL NFL set coming out on October the 12th, I've decide to run a giveaway.  The competition will end on the ninth of October which is three days away from the release.  Please post your answer to the competition in the comments box down below! So here is the Question:

In the Week Five match up between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, who will win and what will the score be?


Matt Hasselback Extra Signature & Paul Posluszny Extra

Mike Sims-Walker & Marques Colston Extra

Roddy White Special & Donnie Avery Extra

LaDainian Tomlinson Special & Drew Brees Base

Winners will all receive the cards online for the NFL Adrenalyn XL game.