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.

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