With the Super Bowl today, I got to open some football cards. I have a blaster of 2009 Upper Deck Icons and a blaster of 2009 Topps Kickoff which I got with a gift card to the NFL shop. The Upper Deck Icon blaster box is in very bad shape and it looks like someone kicked across the room. I hope the cards are alright. First the Icons blaster. There are 10 packs with five cards per pack.
Roger Staubach America’s Team Jersey Card
Matt Ryan Game Day Gear Jersey Card- Nice!
Eddie Royal Foil
Earnest Graham Foil
Darren McFadden Sophomore Sensations 302/450
America’s Team Pack
Billy Joe Dupree
The cards weren’t damage and wow what a great blaster. I beat the odds and I got two jersey cards and they are of players people want Roger Staubach and Matt Ryan. As many may have known, I am not particularly a big football card collector but they would make great trade bait. I love the Icons design with the player shot and a faded closeup to the right. It is huge improvement over the 2008 design and they definitely would stand out among similar cards.
Now the Kickoff blaster. I guess it is the Opening Day of football. There is 11 packs with 6 cards per pack and here is the breakdown.
Base Cards: 56 with 22 of them rookies
Parallels /2009: 2
Topps Town: 2
Stars of the Game: 3
Some of my favorite cards:
Maybe I should have opened this blaster first because there is no way Kickoff can surpass the Icons blaster. The comics are interesting and reminds me of the old Bazooka gum comics. The base and foil inserts cards are pretty much what you expect from a low tier product but the parallels really show how lazy Topps is. All Topps did was stamp the kickoff date and the serial number. So all in all even at double the price Upper Deck wins this round.