Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2009 Philadelphia Football

I went to a local card shop today to buy boxes for all of the 1950's-1970's sports cards my dad has in our attic. I bought 3 boxes and then the itch to open packs hit me. I now have a box of Philadelphia Football cards. I honestly do not really like Football cards at all. Even though I go to every Browns home game, I really am not super into football. This is my first box of NFL cards since 2001. The last set I got was UD Vintage. I'm a sucker for vintage sets, what can I say.

I'll get one auto and two memorabilia cards per box (average). Plus my one jumbo.

Jumbo first:
Hines Ward

Pack 1:
Steven Jackson
Derrick Mason
Jamarcus Russell
Everette Brown (Rookie)
Philadelphia Fabrics
Julius Peppers
Drew Brees
Laveranues Coles
LenDale White
Randy Moss

First pack and I get one of two supposed jerseys. My second team is Carolina simply because I've always loved their color scheme and when the Browns left I supported them due to Kerry Collins. I was even Collins once for Halloween. Glad the little swatch is blue and not white. Makes the card look nicer.

Pack 2:
Oshiomogho Atogwe
Tony Scheffler
Dwight Freeney
Stars in Action Marshawn Lynch
Michael Turner
Chansi Stuckey
Chad Johnson
Kevin Walter
UD Ad for an Adrian Peterson Auto'd Jersey Mystery Discount

Lynch is a cool card. I refuse to ever acknowledge Chad Johnson as Ocho Cinco. It's stupid. Oshiomogho Atogwe. Just look at that name for a second. I gurantee I have like 10% off that jersey. It's probably $5,000 so I'd still be paying $4,500 for an elite back, although I couldn't really care. Just for fun I'm going to see my discount. Apparently UD's website is down.

Pack 3:
Cortland Finnegan
Julius Peppers
Arnaz Battle
Rey Maualuga (Rookie)
Nelson Rockefeller Mini SP
Brandon Marshall
Jared Allen
Kyle Orton
Mystery Discount Ad

I love having non sports cards in my sports cards. Unless it's some dumb bullshit like what Allen and Ginter did this year. No, I don't want some Yo Yo Champion string relic. It might sell for a decent price but it's stupid. The buyer of the card is even more stupid for buying it, unless he's the person on the card, then it's acceptable. Mystery Discount Ad's Coupon code is the same as the past one, so I'd assume that I'm getting 0% off.

Pack 4:
Eddie Royal
Jeff Garcia
Josh Reed
Barack Obama Story Card
Philadelphia Fabrics Willie Parker
Jon Beason
Donnie Avery
Willie Parker
Santana Moss

A Barack Obama card. I own a card with Barack Obama on it. Incredible. I also forgot Jeff Garcia still plays in the NFL. I'm not sure which of those two is more shocking. 2nd Fabrics of the box, unfortunately it's of a Steeler. Then I pull his base card shortly after. White swatch. I really think the design of the jersey cards are incredible. Big picture of the player and the patch location on the card is perfectly placed. Great design overall. Unlike some horrible abortions out of Triple Threads.

Pack 5:
Greg Jennings
Asante Samuel
Zach Thomas
Justin Fargas
D'Qwell Jackson
Matt Leinart
Jason Campbell
Ray Rice

First (and probably only) Brown! Matt Leinart is oddly enough playing in an NFL game. I for sure thought his photo would be of him on the bench. I got another Mystery Ad Coupon with the same code.

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