Monday, December 22, 2014

On the Eleventh Day of Cardmas, My Mistress Gave to Me...

11 Football Repacks,

10 TeenyMateys,
9 Basketball Cubes,
8 Pounds of Loosies,
7 Baseball Repacks,
6 Random Blasters,
5 Jersey Things,
4 Packs of Stuff,
3 UD Heroes,
2 Goodwin Blasters,
and a Baseball Gem of the Game!

Between Day 5, Day 7 and Day 8 (and probably all the other days) you likely thought I was insane.  Now you know for sure.  This happened on 11 different trips to Target.  Sure it's over like a 9-12 months or so, but still...turrible.  The red box guarantees an auto while the similar black box guarantees a jersey card.  The really sad parts is this is like $100 in repacks.  WTF.

Anyway, let's just take a look at the cards.

Said it once and I'll say it again: Jay Gruden is way way way more of a problem than RGIII.

I love those two-panel throwbacks, even when they're Stephen Hill.

Good job by the Buccaneers and Topps in making the LeGrand card happen.

That Roethlisberger cards is so Roethlisberger.

Terrible scan on the Freeman.

Ground and Pound is a fantastic insert set.

Flacco's SB run was legendary, so he has earned Heroes cards despite the rest of his career.

Eli was never the Wave of the Future unless Wave means Luckiest Average QB.

Koa Misi #888/999...which is kinda cool.

Hank Baskett #54/99...Google his latest news.

DeAndre Hopkins...really glad he's not still at Clemson.

Jack Ham...kinda embarrassed to say I hadn't heard of him.

Gale Sayers I have definitely heard of.

Sad that Jimmy Graham can't dunk over the crossbar any more.

Dobson #444/499

Everyone just loves pulling Hernandez cards now.

Woods #091/199.

Retro styled cards are one thing, but just reprinting rookies with no added flair is just stupid.

Not the greatest image for Luck's RC.

RGIII is black.  Seriously, that's a black parallel.

I love love love Hawaii themed Pro Bowl cards.  Hawaii is what makes the Pro Bowl unique, might as well play it up. Too bad it's in Arizona this year.

Bacarri Rambo...great name.

Xfractors are beautiful.

I love the 1986 Topps chrome retro styles.

I must say I've been really impressed with Reggie Bush's career.  Did not see it going the way it has.

Revis RC

Bo Orlando is a 1994 Topps Special Effects, which is something I didn't know existed.  Its silvery and has a superfractor-esque circle pattern, but isn't chrome.  Very nice, though.

The scan didn't do the Seau justice.

I really hate that Whitney's national anthem gets so much credit.  It was not that great of a rendition, and she sang into a dead mic while a recording played.  Screw that.

On a high note (pun intended) that Robert Edwards rookie is magnificent.

I now own one of 45,000 of that Eric Mahlum rookie.  Nanananabooboo.

Tim Tebow...complete player?

Travis Kelce is pretty much a d-bag.  Looks like his RC shows him taking one in the face.

The Gridiron Legends cards and the Legends in the Making are pretty nice.

We need more ref cards.

These two Ron Hellers were found consecutively in a pack of 1990 Fleer.  I didn't know there was 1 Ron Heller.  Apparently there were 2.  I know Freeman Heller was two people, but that's an obscure Smokin' Aces reference no one will probably get.

'80s Elway = Repack gold.

That Jerry Rice is a beauty.

The 2 Topps Laser cards were the "Bonus" item in two of the repacks. Pretty cool.

I love the Tallboys.

Phillippi Sparks Fleer card was the "Bonus" item in the third small repack.  Not much of a bonus.

Even a mini card of LT is scary.

Not as scary as Suh, though.  Dirty players are scary.

Finally, some cards for me.

Vick did bad things, but you can't deny that he's done much better with his second chance than most people do.  Those black Falcons jerseys were freakin' sweet.

Adibi and Ellis were nasty.

Ugly Press Pass card, but I like it since it has Ryan Williams.

I saw this thick card in the side of the repack packed in clear plastic, which is why I bought it.  It's actually a pretty cool card.

Here is the guaranteed relic:

Chad Henne...might not be the best QB out there, but he's still trucking along.

And the guaranteed auto:

Gage had a decent career but never really became a go-to receiver.

In addition to my guaranteed hits, I also pulled three more:


Mack is actually a Pro Bowl-caliber center for the Browns. Unfortunately he broke his leg this season, after never missing a snap in his career.

The Terminator is currently a fullback for the Jets.

I gotta admit I was surprised to pull two autos of guys who are currently playing.  Lineman and fullback aren't glorious positions, but both of these guys seem to be pretty good at their craft.

For those that were wondering, that's what 11 repacks gets you.  I'm sure you are all rushing out to buy them right now.

See you tomorrow for the final day.

FYI, it's going to have a pretty big finish.

1 comment:

Josh D. said...

Love those repacks! I have three of them sitting in my cabinet right now...all impulse purchases.

Thanks for posting all these -- I've really enjoyed them.