The card design on these is excellent, and I love the college logos. The photography isn't half bad either...just check out that sweet Chase Coffman. My detective work tells me that Coffman played at Missouri from 2005-2008. Narrowing that down to teams that wear red pants with white hips, white jerseys with red stripes, and white helmets, I came up with the Illinois St. Redbirds. Sure enough, when I wen to the Missouri football site and searched that game's photo album, I came up with the same picture. #21 Jason Tate, had 4 tackles in the game, none of which were featured on this card. Further investigation reveals that Coffman has a knack for hurdling defenders.
I've always though college football lended itself well to card backs. The players usually only have 2-4 years of stats, so they don't overfill the space.
More base cards:
One subset (of the 105-card base set) is All-Americans:
I like the decision to go all-horizontal for these. Next on the subset list is the Trophy Club:
And Coffman makes a second appearance. There are a couple of other subsets that I didn't get any cards of. The last subset is the Power Picks short print cards (101-105)
These cards a pretty shiny in person. There is a Banner Seasons insert set, as well:
These are shiny, too, but aren't my favorite design. Each pack has a retail blue parallel:
I pulled one blue parallel for my officemate who went to WVU:
It doesn't get much better than that for blue parallels. Of course, any Hokie would be better, even if blue and maroon look horrendous together.
A nice blue Macho for the collection.
I didn't hit any autos or relics, but I did get a nice reflector parallel:
That dude was nasty in college. He hasn't reached his full potential in the pros, yet, but he has incredible upside.
I wish I could remember where I picked up this blaster, because I want to buy the other ones they had, now.