Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Super Bowl Countdown: 13 Days to go

This was originally intended for Monday, but I spent MLK day with family. 

This is also my 900th post.  I really can't believe that.  When I started this blog, I never though I would get to 100 posts...

Now that the Super Bowl is set with the 49ers taking on the Ravens, it's time to countdown to game time, and keep score along the way.

Pretty much all of the cards I show in this countdown are available for trade except for former Hokies and former Wolverines*

Today's pack: 2012 Topps Strata Hobby Pack

Let me start this post by pointing out the most awful thing about Strata.  The hobby base cards are nice thick card stock.  The retail base cards are thin crap.  What moron decided there should be two versions of the base set with the only difference being card stock?  That person needs to be slapped.

On another base card note...the base cards are a complete waste of time.

Strata essentially equals layers.  That concept was completely lost on these cards.  They could have done so much more with the base set.  If these cards had Halo characters on them, they would make more sense.  Maybe I'm just mad because my one hobby pack had nothing but base cards.  Or, maybe these cards really do suck. I could also be mad because I bought a retail pack that had an Andrew Luck RC in it, yet I have no idea where the pack ended up.

Anyway, the Ravens pick up one point for the Anquan Boldin, who was a beast in the conference championship game.

Ravens 1
49ers 0

* Dennis, don't worry about claiming any Michigan players' cards. I've already pulled them aside for you.


Dennis said...

HEY I CALL--oh wait, cool, thanks. Go Niners! Also, big time congrats on your 900th post!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your 900th post. I'm just waiting on your adress to send the cards your way

Colbey Hopper said...

I didn't know the card stock difference between retail and hobby. Now excuse me as I have someone to slap.

Spankee said...

@Colbey Hopper ...

Topps Prime also has a different stock hobby v. retail. Really disappointing.