Monday, September 16, 2013

Two Hanger Boxes of Topps Football

I haven't gotten cards in a while. I blame this on school, and marching band, and the Cowboys. But either way, today I got two hanger boxes of football, because I feel like I haven't had enough Topps. Nevertheless, I bit in.

Box 1-
346- Bills team card. Always promising to start with a team card.
345- Jeremy Maclin, the sadly injured wide receiver.
310- Ben Roethlisberger, whose team is playing pretty badly so far.
369- Patriots
252- Chris Givens
275- Steven Jackson, photoshopped into a Falcons uni
177- Chris 'Not Clarence' Clemons
116- Brandon Browner
342- Ryan Kerrigan
81- Bruce Irvin. Man, a lot of Seahawks
254- Mohamed Sanu
231- Ndamukong Suh, always a favorite for lowbrows
280- Russell Wilson
325- Roddy White
364- Trent Cole
168- Darren Sproles
8- Antonio Brown GOLD #'D TO 2013. Glad it's someone I've heard of.
Gridiron Legends of Lawrence Taylor. Great player, awful human being.
Matthew Stafford 4000 Yard Club, which is awesome.
Sam Bradford '60 mini. I love these, and I'm probably collecting them.
Future Legends of DeAndre Hopkins
Jason Witten 1000 Yard Club
Legends in the Making of Aaron Rodgers, who's already a legend for replacing Brett Favre and NOT being awful.
Keenan Allen 1969 insert
276- Daniel Thomas
237- Dolphins team card. One of the few moments of glory depicted
115- Michael Floyd
295- Thomas DeCoud
166- Terrell Suggs. I love this card, and I think Suggs is fun.
423- Datone Jones
83- Sylvester Williams
271- Cobi Hamilton.
372- Matt Elam, the 1st round pick of the Super Bowl winner, which doesn't say much.
378- Darius Slay
173- Cornellius Carradine
294- Christine Michael. Hm. Quite the name there.
426- Matt Schaub, ending rookie-fest
50- Andrew Luck, coming off a great rookie season
283- Vick Ballard, currently on the DL
286- Dwayne Allen. 3 Colts in a row.
306- Golden Tate.
262- Robert Turbin. Man, are they just grouping teams together?
326- Andy Lee and his golden foot.
170- Michael Crabtree
336- Colin Kaepernick. No way this is a coincidence.
18- Danario Alexander
140- Brandon Marshall, who's playing awesomely again
344- James Laurinitis
335- Luke Keuchly ROY
329- Thomas Davis
152- Brian Cushing
216- Janoris Jenkins.
111- Stevan Ridley, who is becoming one of the Patriots' lone asset.
304- Tim Jennings
214- Chris Johnson. Man, I keep forgetting he exists.
240- Maurice Jones-Drew, the lone impact man in Jacksonville
196- Fred Jackson.
92- Steve Smith, who's surprisingly still playing
38- Brandon LaFell
24- Browns tc
160- Trent Richardson
402- Aaron Dobson
63- DJ Swearinger
224- Vance McDonald. A lot of second rounders.
208- Margus Hunt. Another round 2 draftee.
376- David Amerson. Last five cards have been draft pick No. 59, 57, 55, 53, and now 51. Do I hear 49? 49 going once. Twice...
403- LeVeon Bell. Okay, #48. Close enough.
363- Kiko Alonso. #46. Oh my gosh, these are in order.
131- Darius Butler, who joke...41st overall in 2009. Man, this is a chain!
151- Dwayne Bowe.
391- Reggie Bush, the man of the hour.
giveaway card. Blah.

Box 2-
2- Devin McCourty
210- Rob Gronkowski, who should just go away.
121- Vince Wilfork. Wow, three Pats in a row.
258- Kyle Rudolph
328- Christian Ponder. Did somebody sort these?
164- Davone Bess
354- Andre Brown
392- Jason Pierre-Paul, who's one of the few elite Giants left.
359- Antonio Cromartie, who I haven't seen on a Topps card in years.
25- Richard Sherman
396- Kroy Bierman
a bunch of doubles
156- Kawann Short GOLD #'D TO 2013. Also, draft pick #44, continuing the chain. This is just weird.
Gridiron Legends of Roger Craig, which is awesome.
Tom Brady 4,000 Yard Club
Aaron Rodgers mini. Always nice to pull a Rodgers.
Brian Hartline 1,000 Yard club.
Future Legends o Sam Bradford. He'll be a future legend if he gets a good team.
Legends in the Making of Antonio Gates.
135- Eric Reid CAMO #'D TO 399. This is pretty awesome, actually.
Montee Ball 1969 rookie.
14- Joe Haden
194- DeMarcus Ware, who has the same pose on every card.
290- Von Miller. Oooh. This is awkward.
21- Matt Scott. Because I guess the Jags didn't want Tebow.
278- Miguel Maysonet
215- EJ MANUEL ROOKIE. Wow, that's a hell of a one-two punch.
248- Justin Hunter
239- Marquise Goodwin
135- Eric Reid
340- Wes Welker, on the Broncos, which is a nice sight
424- Jerod Mayo. Why would they do that?
182- Victor Cruz
316- And Tim Tebow. Four straight players I despise.
53- Cecil Shorts
233- Russell Allen
64- Derrick Johnson
171- Tamba Hali, organizing by team again
355- Curtis Lofton
330- Jimmy Graham. Do I hear 3?
179- Marques Colston. 3 Saints in a row! These are some very odd boxes. No eagles or Packers.
213- Navarro Bowman
3- Leonard Hankerson
337- William Moore
191- Rams tc
9- Ronnie Hillman
134- Brandon Spikes, cousin of Takeo Spikes, all around awesome person.
243- Reuben Randle
301- Bilal Powell
38- Doubles
59- Khaseem Green
332- Tyler Wilson, backup of the backup. Poor guy
88- Alex Okafor
357- Bacarri Rambo. Replace an R with a D, and you have a drunk Stallone's next project.
147-Rex Burkhead, going into the tradition of subpar players named Rex.
438- Jawan Jamison
44- Zac Dysert, future backup to a backup.
382- Brian Hartline
giveaway. meh.

So, those were some pretty nice boxes, with a lot of nice players.

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