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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Are You Ready for Some Football!!!

After not getting too much into football cards the past few years, I decided to dive back into it over the summer. For one, I really enjoyed the Topps set this year, especially with the Million Card Giveaway. I didn't get anything of note out of 11 tries, and nothing earlier than 1986. Oh well, it was worth a try.  I did, however, nab a few hits. Out of a blaster box, I pulled an Arrelious Benn Throwback patch, and had a few jumbo pack pulls, including a Gold Sam Bradford, a Ben Tate jersey and autos of Mohamed Massaquoi and Carlton Mitchell. The Texan is mine, but any of these others are available for trade.

I also decided to sample a few Panini products, including a box of Classics. Four hits were promised out of 24 packs, and I was extremely satisfied with what I found. With the parallels, I discovered a Drew Brees Timeless Tributes and Santonio Holmes Dress Code, both numbered to 25 and a Jacoby Ford Timeless Tributes Rookie, numbered to 99. The two autos were of Packers rookie James Starks and a Classis Cut of Alex Agase, who played in the 40s and 50s before becoming coach at Northwestern University, I think. Despite not being too familiar with Agase, I was thrilled with my first ever cut signature pull.was also pleasantly surprised with my jersey pulls, an Eli Manning Monday Night Heroes jersey and a Julius Peppers Flashback Fabrics Prime jersey patch. Both are fantastic looking cards, espeially the Peppers, with the colorful Panthers fabric.

Lastly, I decided to buy a few packs of Threads, also from Panini. While I wasn't as in love with the base design as I was with Classics, they still have a nice look to them if you just want to bust open a few packs. As far as the base set goes I found a rookie of Donald Butler and a base of Josh Cribbs, numbered to 25. I also opened up an auto of Steelers rookie Antonio Brown and a Rookie Class autographed letter of Panthers quarterback Jimmy Claussen.

As always, let me know if you are interested in any of these.


  1. Some nice pulls. I would surely be interested in the Brees and Eli Manning cards. I can find some Cubs for you or send me any other want lists you may have. Who do you collect in football? Shoot me an e-mail.

  2. Even though Peppers turned his back on the Panthers, I'd be interested in that card...possibly the Clausen card as well.