I enjoyed my first box
of 2013 Strata so much (and made back all my money) that I decided to buy a second one just before Christmas.
In my first box, I got the David Wilson base card I wanted, and in my second box I got the Vick base card:
There are retail and hobby versions of the base set, with hobby being on thick card stock. My want list for the hobby base set can be found here
I only got 4 topaz parallels this time.
The background looks much orangier in person, I think.
My rookie die cuts were ok. They're not my favorite inserts ever.
In each box, you can pretty much expect a jersey card, an auto, and a clear cut auto.
My jersey card is Marquise Goodwin of the Bills. He didn't see a ton of balls thrown his way this year, but still managed 17 catches for 283 yards and 3 TDs. He also put in some special teams work.
Hopefully Reed can come back next season and pick up where he left off. He played just 9 games before a season-ending concussion, but still put up 499 yards and 3 TDs on 45 catches. This card is headed to Ken over at Cardboard Hogs
. The gold parallel looks great with the 'Skins.
Finally, my clear cut auto is Tyler Eifert. He's not one of the top rookies, but he's not bottom-of-the-barrel either. He had a decent rookie year, and has a lot of potential, especially the way TEs get the ball these days.
Not a terrible box, but definitely my last one for a while.
Before I go, I might as well throw out some predictions for today's games.
Broncos by 10 (I hope Manning tears it up)
Seahawks by 12 (I would love for Kaep to have a great game, but don't see it happening)