Now, boys and girls, can you say "high end"?
Don't answer that. It was rhetorical.
But oh my fricking gosh is this set high end. Of course, the emphasis is on rookies, but it is on making the rookies look like gods. Like, that's why Geno Smith looks godlike in this. And remember, this is only the Jets' backup. Still, this is a high end, hit-heavy rookie set. Why my contact would even remotely think I would enjoy this box is beyond me, but I'm rippin 'er anyway.
As you can see, we have 10 packs, with only 6 cards per pack. In each pack, you get four base cards of veterans, a base card of a rookie, nongimmicked (for the most part), and a hit. That's right. One hit per pack. And it's always gonna be a rookie. This should be interesting.
Base Cards- Kevin Kolb, who Panini decided not to photoshop into a Bills jersey (which seems odd, as you'll see later), Isaiah Pead, Antonio Brown, TY Hilton
Rookie Base- Kenjon Barner. No, not Kentwaan Balmer. Kenjon Barner.
Base Cards- Matt Forte, Mark 'What the hell am I still doing on an official roster" Sanchez, Maurice Jones-Drew, Steve Smith.
Rookie Base- Andre Ellington
Now...my hit in this box is so mind-numbingly awesome that it makes up for every Cowboy, Steeler, Red Sock and every bad card I've ever pulled. At least...now.
Clay Mathews, Andy Dalton, Kendall Wright, and Matt Flynn. Now, if they couldn't photoshop Kolb into a Bills jersey, how can they PS Flynn into a Raider jersey. Hell, he's probably still wearing a Packer jersey in the original photo.
Rookie Base- Ezekiel Ansah. Well, at least it's a first-rounder
Base Cards- Jay Cutler, Miles Austin, Matt Schaub, and- oh, well ANOTHER crappy photoshopping, this one of Danny Amendola. Like, what do they have against Kevin Kolb. Not like he was juuuust signed by the Bills before this went to press or anything. It was back in, like, March. Ish.
Rookie Base- Bjoern Werner. What's his name, Werner. What's it mean, diddly. (I fully expect absolutely no one to get that reference. Nobody gets references to Joel episodes.)
My hit in this one is definitely someone I've heard of, and someone you all should know...
Base Cards- Drew Brees, JPP, Trent Richardson, Torrey Smith.
Rookie Base- The man on the box, folks. GENO...SMITH! I got a Geno Smith rookie. Not an auto, but I ain't complaining.
Base Cards- RG3, Demaryius Thomas, Jermaine Gresham, Rashard Mendenhall (MORE PHOTOSHOP!)
Rookie Base- Chris Harper
Base Cards- Vincent Jackson, Andrew Luck, Randall Cobb, Alfred Morris
Rookie Base- Jordan Reed
Base Cards- Antonio Comartie, Adrian Peterson, Julio Jones, another Steve Smith
Rookie Base- Marquise Goodwin
Base Cards- James Laurinitis, Pierre Garcon, Matthew Stafford, DeMarcus Ware
Rookie Base- Vance McDonald
Base Cards- JJ Watt, Russell Wilson, Ray Rice, Eli Manning.
Rookie Base- Travis Kelce.
And, my final hit...
...and that's the giveaway. Six boxes, loads of hits, loads of Cowboys. All in all, good fun. Tomorrow, I'm gonna showcase all the hits that are still available, for anyone who feels like grabbing them at the last minute. But still, this was a fun break.