Friday, September 30, 2011
I won Super Bowl XXV !!!
Well, sort of. Matt of Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius had a contest to give away some Pro Set Super Bowl XXV Silver Anniversary Commemorative Card Sets. All I had to do was say who would win Super Bowl XLVI. I said Patriots, by which I meant Bills...obviously. Anyway, the randomizer pulled my name and a few days later, I had my set.
The set is fantastic, definitely worth dropping a couple bucks for on eBay or at a card show. It starts of with some ticket reprints:
followed by a nice set of Super Bowl dudes:
Those were my three favorite cards. Roger Craig appears to have broken the ankles of a few Dolphins. Dave Casper looks like he's going to just drag the Vikings to the end zone. The Winston Hill makes me laugh because it looks like he has a tiny arm throwing the ball. There's also a sign in the background that has a couple of hard to read letters. I think it says "Old Jake's Pork Tavern". I could be wrong. If that's not right, then somebody really needs to create an Old Jake's Pork Tavern. I would eat there.
The next part of the set had some great Spuer Bowl Moments:
I love the Jim O'Brien card. The look of excitement is so genuine and the crowd background is so clear. I scanned the second card because it's the only Jets card worth keeping...zing!
The highlight of the set, though, is the nine card puzzle at the end:
Panini needs to look to this set for inspiration for their football products. Top to bottom, this set is awesome.