Regardless... at least I had enough self discipline to keep myself from busting all of them the day they arrived.
This morning I decided to start my day off with some football boxes, since the NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape. I'm way too lazy to scan all of the cards, so I'll stick to showing off the highlights of each box.
I started off with three boxes of 2012 Turkey Red in hopes of pulling a nice Andrew Luck or Russell Wilson card. Each box contains only eleven cards: 9 base cards, 1 mini, and 1 autograph. This product was probably my biggest gamble based on the price point ($34.95 per box), what you get in a box, and the overall odds of pulling anything significant.
But the Turkey Red design has always been one of my favorites and the 2012 NFL Draft Class is pretty loaded. Let's see how I did:
I was pretty excited to pull a Russell Wilson rookie card for my Seahawks PC in the first box I opened. Throw in the Marvin McNutt printing plate and Mark Barron autograph and I was pretty content with the box.
Box #2: Another 2012 Topps Turkey Red Football
Okay. I knew it couldn't last. At least the Cyrus Gray is a short print autograph.
Box #3: Final 2012 Topps Turkey Red Football
Another subpar box. But at least I pulled an autograph of a CAL alum. It's a shame that Jones can't play the Jets a six or seven times a season.
While the Turkey Red boxes were definitely a gamble, the two value boxes I picked up are a pretty safe bet. Each value box contains: 5 packs of Topps football, 1 hobby pack of Topps Platinum, and 1 exclusive Chrome refractor of Andrew Luck or RGIII.
At $9.95 a box, it's hard to lose money based on the entertainment value alone. Plus, who knows... maybe I'll pull a nice card for one of my PC's. Time to find out...
I don't have a lot of Luck... so I was happy to find this one. I also pulled this cool Nick Foles rookie card out of my Topps Platinum pack. He's definitely done a pretty decent job in Philadelphia.
Box #5: Last 2012 Topps Football Value Box
Nothing too special out of the final box... although the Bart Starr rookie reprint is pretty cool.
I didn't pull anything of major significance out of either of these boxes, but I've got to admit... they were pretty fun to bust.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!