Sep 16, 2012

For Football Week 2: Two 2012 Topps Football Packs

I decided to try my "luck" and see if I could at least snag a base rookie from the latest Topps offering of football cards.  I think the last time I opened a pack of football cards was 1991, so this is a new experience either way.  I love September and the confluence of the ending of baseball season and the opening of football season.

Pack 1
300-Eli Manning, not a bad start, getting a 2-time Super Bowl MVP award winner.  He was the QB on my fantasy team last year (lost in the finals of this long-time league again)

80-Chris Johnson-C2K is looking for a bounceback season, not quite to the heights of his 2000 yard season  in 2009.  His 2011 is a testament to the perils of holding out all preseason.

320-AJ Green:  He gained 1000 yards as a rookie WR last year, the 15th time that has happened.

163-Green Bay Packers team card-They were 15-1, and didn't make the Super Bowl.  Home-field advantage doesn't mean as much as it used to.

101-San Diego Chargers team card-They have the powder blue uniforms on, it's a nice card.

Game Time Giveaway: It looks like the site is up-unlocked a Tony Romo card, is that good for the site?  Apparently, a card is 1:14 codes instead of a token...not bad.

1965 Topps Tall Boy Insert 16: Miles Austin:  What a strange shape for a mini.

258-Randy Moss:  He is a 49er this year after not playing last year and barely playing in '10.  Can he be a contributor?

413-Aaron Corp- Signed as a free agent after the draft as a Bill, did not make a roster.

126-Quinton Coples-The DE was the Jets 1st round pick in 2012

61-Brandon Gibson-The Rams WR was born in Germany.

106-Mark Ingram-The former Heisman winner had an injury plagued rookie season, but will be the principal rusher on the Saints this year.

Pack 2
52-Alex Smith-He turned the corner last year and had his first 3000 yard passing season, leading the 49ers to the NFC championship game.

408-Marcell Dareus-The DT had the most sacks by a Buffalo rookie in a decade according to the back of the card.

2-Javhid Best-The talented Detroit player has been having concussion problems.  I know how hard those are to shake, and mine weren;t as severe as what a football players' would be.

302-Shane Lechler-He averaged over 50 yards per punt last year and still didn't  lead the league!

122-Jared Cook-This TE was my sleeper pick in the draft for those who miss out on the top ones...he's still sleeping.

87-Joe Haden-He's supposedly one of the top CBs in the league, but is being suspended for 4 games for violating the league substance abuse policy.

1957 Topps Rookie Reprint Red 15-Kendall Wright- a rookie starting receiver in a vintage design, nice.

Prolific Playmakers insert Darren Sproles-had an amazing 86 receptions last year as a running back and averaged 6.9 yards per carry.

196-Curtis Lofton-This Saints LB had 147 tackles last year and a statue of his likeness in his hometwon of Kingfisher, OK.

51-Gerell Robinson-The Arizona St. alum is on the Arizona Cardinals practice squad.

278-Juron Criner-This WR was the 5th round pick by the Raiders

160-Mark Sanchez-Signed to an extension and challenged by the Tebow, I predict a career year this year for Sanchez.


Jeremy said...

I didn't know Curtis had his own statue. Funny. I should be up on this stuff. The team cards look pretty cool as always.

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