A few weeks ago my contact at Creative Cardboard Concepts asked if I could put up a promo for the upcoming Ringside Boxing – Round One release. As many of you know this set has been in the making for nearly 9 months now and in June it is set to be released. I decided to hold off until I got some product in hand to review. Yesterday to my surprise I received a set of promotional cards to review. I have to say I was fairly surprised since I knew the release was pretty far off.
So I got 7 cards to review all were on very thick (cardboard blocker) stock. I don’t think that the regular cards will be this thick, it was just for promotional purposes. A picture of all the cards I received are below:
Each box of the KO Version contains two hard-signed autograph cards and one authentic fight-worn memorabilia card or 1/1 insert.
Each KO Version box also contains 12 Ringside Boxing – Round One base cards and 3 Mecca Turkey Red inserts. The KO Version will be the only version where collectors can find parallels of the base cards (gold and onyx) and the parallels of the Mecca Turkey Red inserts (gold and onyx). In addition, each box of the KO Version will contain one limited edition base card.
Only 2,500 numbered KO Version boxes will be produced. They will be packaged in 10-box cases.
The TKO Version is packaged in 10 box cases with 10 packs per box. Each pack contains four cards.
The odds of pulling inserts in a box of the TKO Version are:
- Hard-Signed Autographs: one in two boxes on average.
- Authentic Fight-Worn Memorabilia: one in two boxes on average.
- Mecca Turkey Red Inserts: 1-2 in each box on average.
- Limited Edition Base Card: 1 in two boxes on average
Overall I really like the cards, all except the weigh-in subset, the designs are fresh and I really love the idea of a boxing only set. Something the sport needs desperately. With MMA taking over the fighting scene, boxing needs something to brig it back into the spotlight it once enjoyed. The hard signed card and the event worn cards can be seen below. What I like about the releases is usually the event used items are very unique. As far as the hard signed cards, I am always a fan of that! With some many great boxers in this release, it’s going to be chuck full of amazing signatures, including cut signatures that I am waiting to get a checklist of. I would definitely like to review the final product when it comes out, but for now I’ll settle with the promo cards.
Like everything I get I give away, and these promo cards are no different. The 7 shown in the box above will be given away for free, all I want to know from you was, what was your all time favorite fight. For me it’s easy Julio Cesar Chavez vs. Meldrick Taylor, where Chavez scored a TKO with only seconds remaining in the bout (the only way he could have won the fight). That’s mine, now what’s yours?