1. Card Design:
The base set features 3 different, and unique designs. The veteran base is very bland and has what appears to be a double-layered stencil wire border. It almost looks as if the printer ran out of ink and didn’t finish printing the color on the border for the card. The Legends are sleek with a B&W photo, offered in a slender vertical box on the left-side of the card, with a full colorized photo taking up the majority of the surface area. The rookies are, by far, the best design of the 3, with a banner across the bottom that says “Rookie”, with the player’s image popping out of a circular design above it. If the veteran base offered a better aesthetic feel, this section might hit 5.0/5.0!
2. Checklist Review:
200 cards compile the base set, broken down into 3 segments. Cards 1-100 are veterans, 101-140 are legends and the final 60 cards are rookies. Each card has 7 base parallels (sans the 1/1), along with another 7 Premium Edition parallels (including the base, but not the 1/1 Platinum). The Premium Penmanship auto CL features 87 veteran and legends, along with 59 rookies. Of course, you’ll find your fair share of parallels here as well. There is an auto/relic signature set, a dual auto/relic set and a dual auto set, to go along with the 6 insert sets.
This is a fairly attainable CL for those that might choose to piece together a base set or chase the inserts and parallels. The two issues with this set, as I see them. One, the autos are stickers (for those that aren’t fans). Two, and this might not be an issue with some collectors, is that the rookies are still seen in their college uniforms. Depending on your personal opinion on that, ultimately determines how collectible you feel Legacy is and how you see it fitting into your PC.
4. Favorite Parallel/Insert Set:
The colored parallels are rather generic. They aren’t fun, like you see with Prizm. I also don’t love the veteran base design, so it’s hard for me to get overly excited about the colored parallels of the same card(s). The insert sets are mediocre, but I do love seeing Panini bring in players of yesteryear that aren’t often featured on cardboard, in their Timeless Talents insert set (which features 20 subjects).
The rookie autos are just stickers on the base design. If you like the base design, as I do, then you should be pleased with that CL. It features all of the QBs from the 2019 draft class, and let’s face it, that is what matters most. The best signature set, in my opinion, is the Futures Ink collection which pits similar players together, dually signed. You can find Dwayne Haskins with Klyer Murray, Josh Allen with Nick Bosa and Daniel Jones with Drew Lock just to name a few. There is a total of 25 dual subjects on this CL.
The MSRP on Legacy sits around $80 a box. You should expect to find 2 autos, 32 rookies, 10 inserts and 10 parallels in each box. So, for set collectors, you will probably need (at least) 2 boxes to complete the base set. This product offers superb value for the price point and should be both fun to open and collectible. If you have $80 burning a whole in your pocket at the LCS, you could do much worse!
Overall Score 3.6/5.0