Well, I've been meaning to get some cards for a while now, and I finally got some. I kinda went all out, getting a $10 box of Series 1, three packs, and three packs of Magic Football, because I loved that set in 2010.
Magic Pack 1-
4- Jason Pierre-Paul. Decent start, as I met him. Big, imposing guy, but really nice
171- BenJarvis Green Ellis, aka Law Firm
Magical Moments of Antonio Brown. I like this insert set.
149- Jarius Wright mini
81- Philip Rivers. I really like the design, but not as much as the 2010 version.
6- Matt Cassel, currently out of a job.
144- Greg Childs
146- Chad Greenway. Already a Vikings pack
251- Joe Flacco, the Super Bowl MVP, and local hero.
72- Joe Montana mini
12- Patrick Willis, another imposing player I met.
79- Davone Bess
128- Jim Kelly. That's a nice pull, as he's a big deal.
Rookie Enchantment of Kendall Wright. I really like these inserts
148- Jim Kelly mini. Weird
38- TJ Graham rookie
214- Dexter McCluster. Dunno if he's gonna make it big.
Topps Series 1 pack 1-
151- Alex Rios, hopefully used less next season.
116- Brian McCann. Sorta lost his luster, but will have a decent season, possibly
108- Kendrys Morales. Oh great. Doubles
44- Anthony Rizzo
149- Yovanni Gallardo
282- Russell Martin. Typical collation
97- Danny Espinosa. I don't have him, but he sucks
Code Card. Let's see who I get:
Wilin Rosario, backup catcher for the Rockies. Can't you just feel the excitement?
(My other code from my first box yielded Jay Bruce, which is much better)
285- Addison Reed
66- Daniel Nava
307- Norichika Aoki
324- Cameron Maybin
38- Brian Wilson. Have it
133- James Shields. Have it
120- Ian Desmond
210- Vernon Wells
225- Will Venable
136- Tyler Clippard
232- Jake Odorizzi, rookie
Drew Smyly Chasing the Dream insert. I like these.
187- Nick Maronde RED
129- Ike Davis. Nice, a card I don't have
114- Casey McGehee
205- Ryan Theriot
275- Johnny Cueto
135- Eric Hosmer
255- Josh Johnson
329- Rafael Soriano. Man, the collation's been really crappy
88- Jamey Carroll
10- Adam Jones. That's better
253- ADAM GREENBERG RC! NICE!
172- Nyjer Morgan
Chasing History of Johan Santana. I like these too
295- Brandon League
259- Bartolo Colon and His Cuban Mystery Cream
60- Jon Rauch
And now, the Cereal Box (and this is some good stuff):
308- Desmond Jennings.
43- RA Dickey, now pitching for the Blue Jays, and not as well as 2012 at that
122- Andrew McCutchen. The card has his dreadlock-ness swinging at the plate. REMEMBER THIS NOW.
240- JJ putz
214- Curtis Granderson
8- Ryan Braun, whose career's likely been tainted
289- Jeremy Guthrie
239- Ramon Santiago
323- Michael Brantley, lord of the dance
215- Gordon Beckham, yet to actually do anything
279- Vicente Padilla. Good gosh, he's still playing?
23- Jemile Weeks, Rickie's better brother
100- Mike Moustakas, the 2nd banana to Hosmer
283- CC Sabathia ALDS Game 5.
157- Carter CAPPS (See what I did there?)
249- Vance, the Vannimal Worley, rocking a Phils throwback, and soon to be rocking a Twins uniform.
69- Marco Scutaro NLCS Game 7
122- Andrew McCutchen...only this time he's catching a fly ball and not swinging. One of these two cards is a short print, dunno which one.
37- Max Scherzer EMERALD SHINY
Rod Carew Chasing History, which is awesome
Tommy Milone Chasing the Dream
Cut to the Chase of Nelson Cruz. Hate the guy. Love these cards
Nolan Ryan 72 mini. Still love these.
CODE CARD. Let's see who I get:
David Murphy, outfielder for the Rangers, king of awesome card poses. Not bad.
257- Mike Minor
62- Tommy Hunter
25- Mark Teixiera. It's also his uniform number. Woo!
107- Joe Mauer, who needs to have a better season this year.
59- John Axford, who had a less than memorable season
219- Josh Beckett! Happy he's not a Red Sock anymore
324- Cameron Maybin. Hello.
307- Aoki. double
295- League, double
259- Colon, double
60- Rauch, double
129- Ike, double. Nice job, Topps
231- Melky Mesa rookie. That's muuuuuch better.
268- David Lough
247- Luis Perez
99- Paco Rodriguez
264- Roy Halladay checklist. Doc needs to rebound in 2013.
87- Mike Olt
301- Jarrod Saltolomacchia, settling into the backstop for Boston
54- Jaime Garcia
236- Joe Nathan
18- Mitch Moreland
53- Alex Cobb
144- Jason Bay. Homers in 2009: 36. Homers in tenure with Mets combined: 26.
198- Chris Coghlan. Still undeserving of 2009 ROY title
119- Chris Davis
269- NLDS Gmae 5
112- Mark Reynolds. Either he strikes out or he gives you gold.
105- Freddie Freeman RED
16- Andre Ethier RED
52- CC SABATHIA RED
137- Edinson Voloquez RED
34- FELIX HERNANDEZ RED. Nice bunch of reds.
128- Buster Posey! This is awesome
218- Ben Zobrist
328- Jayson Werth
327- Jhonny Peralta
285- Addison Reed. Hello again
66- Daniel Nava
286- Jurickson Profar RC. NICE!
303- A-Rod cl. Meh
303- A-Rod cl. AGAIN??
Chasing History Roy Halladay SHINY. AWESOME
Chasing History Hanley Ramirez SHINY
Chasing History Frank Robinson SHINY. AWESOME
Chasing History David Wright Shiny. Great end to the pack
Well, that was pretty awesome.