But they never have ANY cards on sale. They did on Sunday Sunday Sunday though, so I got some 2008 stinkers they finally got desperate enough to slash the price on: 2008 Bowman football and pretty f*ckup 2008 Stadium Club baseball. I can get behind those for $10 instead of $20, so I did. Let’s see how I did.
2008 Bowman Football (7 packs, 5 cards per pack, guaranteed jersey per blaster)
I should mention that, being mostly rookies, I’m not going to know very many of these guys, because in four weeks this year I’ve probably seen twice as much football as I saw all of last year. With that said, here’s
125 Andre Fluellen Lions RC
139 Bryan Kehl Football Giants RC
152 Zack Bowman Bears RC- Keeper!
157 Chaz Schilens Raiders RC Gold Parallel
BC32 Paul Hubbard Browns RC Chrome
56 Chad Ochocinco (Johnson)
46 Larry Johnson
99 Dallas Clark
245 Tavares Gooden Ravens RC Gold Parallel
BC27 Jack Williams Broncos RC Chrome
Scoring Drive ad- They still put these in packs? 😮
56 Chad Ochocinco (Johnson)- I
46 Larry Johnson- Got
99 Dallas Clark- Bipped!
52 Michael Turner Gold Parallel
BC18 Justin King Rams RC Chrome
Checklist 1 of 3
Scoring Drive waste of tree. Seriously, they killed a tree to make these stupid ads!
Now I understand why topps makes you open their blasters from the bottom… at least they kicked me a jersey and parallel of a starting QB this time.
170 Joe Flacco Ravens RC- Sadly it wasn’t this starting QB.
225 Sam Baker Falcons RC
238 Calais Campbell Cardinals RC
228 Sedrick Ellis Saints RC Gold Parallel
BC9 Brad Cottam Chiefs RC Chrome
Scoring Drive blah blah blah. Just know there was one in every effin pack.
256 Shawn Crable Patriots RC
232 Dre Moore Bucs RC
247 Philip Wheeler Colts RC
124 Tom Zbikowski Ravens RC Gold Parallel
BC4 Duane Brown Texans RC Chrome
159 Timothy Hightower Cardinals RC- Tim Hightower = badass, Timothy Hightower = NERD!!
156 Jerome Felton Lions RC
147 Kenneth Moore Lions RC
167 Brian Brohm Packers RC Gold Parallel
BC39 Jalen Parmele Dolphins RC Chrome
18 Jeff Garcia- Most underrated QB ever?
31 Marion Barber
175 Josh Johnson Bucs RC Blue Parallel #ed 184/500- I didn’t say it was an amazing starting QB. He’s starting now though, so that’s pretty cool.
23 Tarvaris Jackson Gold Parallel
BC30 Justin Tryon Redskins RC
The jersey was in it’s own separate lil cello pack, and it was…
DJ-JL Jake Long Draft Day Jersey- An offensive lineman, but I’m not complaining. He’s quality.
2008 Stadium Club (8 packs, 5 cards per pack)
The odds were pretty astronomical with 1:60 packs being the easiest pull for ANYTHING.
112 Joey Votto Reds RC
31 Carl Crawford
37 Hanley Ramirez
76 Johan Santana
140 Max Scherzer D-Backs RC 1st Day Issue- Shoulda guessed. Surprised I didn’t get Scherzer in the football blaster.
115 Brandon Boggs Rangers RC
68 Gary Sheffield
11 David Ortiz- Keeper if I don’t have it yet.
104 Gregor Blanco Braves RC
122 Jonathan Herrera Rockies RC 1st Day Issue
Such pretty pretty photography. How could they have messed this up so badly? 😦
29 Delmon Young
4 Todd Helton
116 Johnny Cueto Reds RC
58 Jose Reyes
132 Kosuke Fukudome Cubs RC 1st Day Issue- Have it, so I can trade this one.
73 Greg Maddux
52 Vernon Wells
88 Hideki Matsui
14 Prince Fielder
147 Radhames Liz O’s RC
131 Sean Rodriguez Angels RC
80 Ryan Braun
82 Manny Ramirez
56 Garrett Atkins
112 Joey Votto other Reds RC 1st Day Issue
119 Jed Lowrie Red Sox RC
1 Chase Utley
85 Matt Holliday
50 David Wright
107 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers RC
53 Josh Hamilton
133 Chin-Lung Hu Dodgers RC
125 Josh Banks Padres RC
13 Alex Rodriguez
125 Josh Banks Padres other RC 1st Day Issue
109 Garrett Mock Nats RC
23 Thom Glavine- Eh, it’d almost make sense in this set.
142 Greg Smith A’s RC
74 Rich Harden- Keeper!
131 Sean Rodriguez Angels other RC 1st Day Issue
And that’s the end of this beautiful disaster set blaster. Everything not a keeper is available for trade, as always. For this set, I’m looking for all the Cubbies I don’t have, which is all of them except for Harden & the 1st Day Issue Fukudome, and all the legends except for Honus Wagner & the 1st Day Issue Babe Ruth (already got ’em).
I’m not feeling so well, but one final note before I go, after watching Monday Night Football I can say this with confidence: Aaron Rodgers > Brett Favre
Until our next…