Round 2 of Father /Daughter Pack Wars begins a little bit bigger than it was intended. I was planning on each of us getting a rack pack of 2011 Topps Series 2 baseball, but she INSISTED on Prestige football. Hoping to avoid a meltdown on her part (That came later when I wouldn't let her eat a banana in the produce section) I obliged and picked up 2 packs for each of us. My packs started first last time, so this time, let's take a look at what she got first.
5. Drew Brees - Great-looking shot and the grey tones of the base cards go great with black-jerseyed teams like the Saints.
4. Adrian Peterson - Nothing special about this card, other than I'm a big fan of his.
3. Dallas Clark Prestigious Pros - Not sure of the odds on the inserts, as they weren't printed on the packs, but this is a really nice-looking card.
2. Von Miller Approved Rookie - Nothing bad about getting a card of the #2 draft pick. However, this shows my biggest beef with Panini's products. I'm almost certain that this is an insert card, but I can't be sure, because Panini numbers their inserts with just the numbers instead of a letter-number code. For example, instead of "AR40," the card is simply numbered "40." Since I am not too familiar with the product, and I'm too lazy to look it up, I'll have to go with I THINK it is an inserts. Either way, it's still a good card.
1. Damian Williams Rookie Review Jersey - Once again, my daughter pulls me a hit out of a retail rack pack. She's only 2 years old (and NOT a pack searcher, I promise) but she seems to see hits in retail packs the same way that dogs can apparently see ghosts.
Now for my cards.
5. Troy Tulowitzki Diamond Stars - I'm indiferent to Tulo as a player, but this is a REALLY nice-looking set. I say that while looking at one card, but maybe it'll be too much when it's in a nine-pocket binder page. We'll see.
4. Diamond Giveaway Redemption 1975 Earl Williams - A common card, but 1975 is much better than another 2007. Plus, it'll be good trade fodder further down the road.
3. Hank Aaron/Jason Heyward Diamond Duos - Nothing is needed to be said about Aaron and Heyward is one of the hottest young players in the Major Leagues. Some of the combos are a bit lackluster, but this one is a perfect fit.
2. Roger Maris Kimball Champions - I'm a BIG Roger Maris fan, so his cards are always well-received by me. Plus, I love the stare-down photo they selected for his close-up shot.
1. Michael Pineda - Two packs in and I already pulled a card of series 2's hottest rookie.
The Pineda was good, but unless there's more backing it up, a jersey card wins it. I lose again.
So far, the score is: Matt: 0 The Girl: 2