December 06, 2010

Dolphins Mail Day!

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Got some cards in the mail to add to my Miami Dolphins Collection.



2006 Flair Showcase
Jersey
Derek Hagan
2007 Bowman Ted Ginn Jr.
Fabric of the Future


















I don't usually buy relic cards, but those two were just a bonus on top of the purchase of the Nat Moore auto.  My first Dolphins Autograph Card!


2006 Sweet Spot Nat Moore Auto

Nat Moore was a receiver for the Dolphins for 13 seasons from 1974 to 1986.  He held virtually every Dolphins receiving record when he retired.  Of course those records were broken thanks to the help of Clayton, Duper, and Marino.

November 24, 2010

2010 Panini Epix Blaster Box Crack

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Cracked opened a blaster box of 2010 Panini Epix.  The blaster box consisted of 8 packs of cards each containing 10 cards a piece. Out of the 80 cards pulled I got 2 inserts and 2 rookies and 76 BASE CARDS!

Needless to say, I was very disappointed.

I'm not expecting a huge hit when I purchase a blaster box, but looking at non-rookie base after base after base gets really discouraging especially from a product with only 200 non-auto base cards.  At least throw in some interesting inserts or more rookies to break up the monotony.  Panini should take some lessons from Topps on how to fill a blaster box.

Sorry for the rant.  I'm sure the Panini hobby boxes are better.


At least I got some cards (yes BASE cards) to add to my collections:

Canes
#16 Devin Hester
#38 Andre Johnson
#94 Kellen Winslow Jr.
#99 Clinton Portis

Fins
#51 Brandon Marshall
#52 Chad Henne
#53 Ronnie Brown

November 22, 2010

Canes Mail Day!

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Got a card to add to my Miami Hurricanes collection today in the mail.  It's a 2007 Upper Deck rookie Auto of Tyrone Moss, number 10 all-time in rushing yards for the Hurricanes.

November 21, 2010

2010 Topps Chrome Football Value Pack Crack

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Busting open a value pack of 2010 Topps Chrome
 
Value Pack consists of:
3 sealed packs (4 cards each)
3 "Exclusive" Refractor Parallels

Base Cards

Rookies
#C36 Dan Lefevour
#C103 Riley Cooper

Semistars
#C131 Chad Ochocinco
#C214 Thomas Jones

Stars
#C30 Troy Polamalu
#C43 Eli Manning
#C187 Matt Ryan

Inserts
Armanti Edwards Bowman Chrome Rookie Preview #BCR17
Patrick Willis/Rolando McClain Gridiron Lineage #CGL-WM

Parallels
Walter McFadden Refractor #C68
Zac Robinson Orange Refractor #C49
Jerod May Orange Refractor #C64
Javier Arenas Orange Refractor #C198
Linval Joseph Purple Refractor #C22 (405/555)
Bryan Bulaga Blue Refractor #C129 (113/199)

Nice cards for the price and Topps still shows why they are on top of the game with inserts and parallels.

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November 11, 2010

Random Retail

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Picked up a couple of retail football packs while at Walmart today for the heck of it. Grabbed a pack of 2010 Panini EPIX as well as a pack of 2010 Topps.

EPIX - 1 pack - 10 cards

Base Cards

Commons
#86 Julius Jones

Semistars
#7 Anquan Boldin
#37 Ryan Grant
#44 Reggie Wayne (added to Miami Hurricanes Collection)
#65 Steve Smith (Giants)
#80 Darren Sproles

Stars
#2 Larry Fitzgerald
#23 Josh Cribbs
#60 Drew Brees

Inserts
Ball Hawks #5 Charles Woodson


2010 Topps Football - 1 pack - 12 cards

Base Cards

Commons
#5 Tim Hightower
#37 DeMeco Ryans
#273 Antwaan Randle El

Rookies
#415 Lamarr Houston
#416 Ben Tate
#425 Dez Bryant

Semistars
#115 Hakeem Nicks
#279 Josh Freeman

Stars
#144 Peyton Manning MVP

Inserts
Ryan Mathews 1952 Bowman #52B-36
Adrian Peterson Peak Performance #PP11
Andre Johnson Topps Attax Code Card (added to Miami Hurricanes Collection)

Again nothing big from a retail pack but the Topps pack trumps the EPIX pack easily.

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November 06, 2010

2010 Topps Football Rack Pack Crack

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Crackin' open a rack pack of 2010 Topps Football

36 Cards Total

Base Set Cards

Commons
#26 Will Smith
#174 Devin Aromashodu
#193 Nnamdi Asomugha
#185 David Harris
#329 Vernon Davis
#345 D.J. Williams (added to Miami Hurricanes Collection)

Rookies
#58 Taylor Price
#64 Jermaine Gresham
#69 Brandon Spikes
#72 Damian Williams
#93 Russell Okung
#96 Aaron Hernandez
#107 Sean Lee
#228 Jerry Hughes
#244 Mike Kafka
#263 Dan Williams
#428 Rolando McClain

Semistars
#76 Donald Driver
#78 Andre Johnson All-Pro (added to Miami Hurricanes Collection)
#189 Kevin Kolb
#199 Jamaal Charles
#184 Cincinnati Bengals Palmer/Ochocinco
#219 Laurence Maroney
#249 David Garrard
#282 Aaron Curry

Stars
#10 Adrian Peterson
#40 Chris Johnson
#79 Indianapolis Colts Manning/Brown
#200 Tony Romo
#239 Percy Harvin

Inserts/Parallels

Darrelle Revis 1952 Bowman #52B-47
Brain Dawkins/Eric Berry Gridiron Lineage #GL-DB
Eric Dickerson Peak Performance #PP13
Miles Austin Topps Attax Code Card
Tony Dorsett 75th Draft Anniversary #75DA-42
Steven Jackson Topps Anniversary Rookie Reprint


No huge pulls from this pack but I always enjoy the variety of inserts that Topps has started putting into their products. Nice amount of rookies in this rack pack as well.

Pictures of the insert cards