This is kind of random and I’m just cleaning out my box of unopened packs that I was going to save for Card of the Game posts but whatever. It is a pack of 2007-08 Artifacts and a pack of 2007-08 Upper Deck First Edition.
Upper Deck First Edition:
Jermaine O’ Neal
Wilt Chamberlain Champions of the Court
Carl Landry Star Rookie
I have opened a couple of Artifacts packs because they always seem to be in repacks and bargain bins and I never get anything good from them. For the First Edition pack, the Wilt Chamberlain and the Carl Landry cards are keepers and everything else, meh. I am a fan of Carl Landry because although he wasn’t touted as a top prospect, he works hard, hustles and constantly strives to improve, shaping himself to quite a NBA contributor. In fact he was running for the sixth man of the year award last season. For the record, Landry reminds me of a little of David Lee and his brother is Marcus Landry who used to play for the Knicks so he is or was going to be the CotG (Card of the Game).
Speaking of the Knicks check out my latest blog post on the Knicks Then (Isiah Thomas era) and Now. The fact is any way you look at it the Knicks have improved.