Cards. I can't get enough of them or read enough news about them. Nothing is better than ripping into a fresh pack of them, or a vintage wax pack for that matter.
Look at that! 15 cards and a 26 year old piece of gum. YUMMY!
But like Blanche DuBois, I must "depend on the kindness of strangers" to fuel my addiction. (Wiki it if this confuses you) If there are free cards to be had, I want them, all of them. (Except for those we are giving away in our contest.)
I was lucky enough to get chosen for a free hobby pack of 2010 Topps Football Cards over at Sports Card Radio. This is a great site with checklists, reviews, podcasts and a ton more. It's run by some really nice folks and you should definitely check them out. They are constantly doing free box breaks in their fan forum.
Not all the slots in the 36 pack break were covered so I lucked out and was randomly selected to receive an additional pack. JOY! Here are the highlights of what I pulled. Let's start with some guys who had nice games Monday night.
Anquan Boldin, who made the Jets secondary look... human and Dexter McCluster who scored his first NFL touchdown on a 94 yard punt return, the longest in Chiefs history.
A reprint of a 1978 Tony Dorsett card, a Tom Brady complete with a 2010 Topps Attax code, redeemable at Toppstown.com.
A Gridiron Lineage with Randy Moss and Dez Bryant (kind of a loose connection on this one) and a ticket to ride the great Topps slot machine, a John Elway Topps Gridiron Giveaway. And after entering the code I got this.
A 1961 Lindon Crow, DB for the Los Angeles Rams. Lindon Crow people. Lead the league with 11 interceptions in 1956, three time Pro Bowler. OK, well, its from 1961 and its free and that doesn't suck.
All told, I like the 2010 Topps Football release. Yes, it looks exactly the same as the 2010 Baseball cards, but the pictures are sharp and the cards are well cut. And did I mention they were FREE!
So thanks to Sports Card Radio. Check them out. It really is a great stop on the cyberspace highway.