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2009 Bowman Draft Picks

A couple months back, I stopped in at my local card shop to see how the owner was doing since his new baby was born–especially since my first was born right around the same time. While there, I noticed that some new football cards were in–including Bowman...

Now Collecting: 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces

A few weeks back, as I started combing through my list of card related blogs again, I came across a post at Joey’s SqueezePlayCards.com (one of the first card blogs I found, and still a favorite) discussing his getting into collecting 2008 Upper Deck...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part VIII

Closing out the first box, since we know there probably won’t be a big hit in there: Pack 19: #78 Reggie Bush #CS-9 Brian Westbrook Century Stars #67 Dwayne Bowe #25 Donte Stallworth #82 Derrick Ward Pack 20: #98 Ed Reed #CS-9 Larry Johnson Century Stars #6...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part VII

There are quite a few sports card blogs on the interwebs these days, and a fair amount of them will somewhat regularly bust open some product–for review,for ridicule, or just for fun. One thing I’ve noticed, though, is that there rarely seems to be a lot...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part VI

Wow, almost forgot to bust a couple packs before I head out to happy hour–can’t let that happen, now, can we? Pack 13: #89 Justin Fargas #47 Ryan Grant RCM-2 Mario Manningham Rookie Collection Materials, #015/500 #120 Alex Smith #128 Kenny Watson #137 Marc...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part V

Two more packs to start the morning right: Pack 11: #32 Correll Buckhalter #PGK-46 Donovan McNabb Pro Gridiron King #55 Ahman Green #13 Jeff Garcia #70 John Beck Buckhalter and Green couldn’t combine their stats from last year and deserve to be in the set. At...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part IV

Needed an afternoon break, so I grabbed a couple more packs. Pack 9: #29 Thomas Jones #CGK-12 College Gridiron Kings Early Doucet (#152/250) #130 Jamal Lewis #139 Marion Barber III #145 Roydell Williams Williams was better than I thought last year–still...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part III

Three more packs, over lunch: Pack 6: #57 Marvin Harrison #15 LaDanian Tomlinson #118 Cedric Benson #105 Lee Evans #122 Carson Palmer Despite Benson, that would be an ok fantasy football pack–if Harrison’s knee can hold up. He killed one of my teams last...

2008 Donruss Threads, Part II

OK, grabbed three quick packs for now. Noticed something else on the checklist too–they actually label Cards 1-150 as “Commons” on the checklist. How annoying is that? Even Beckett doesn’t classify ALL 150 as just commons–there are also...

Busting 2008 Donruss Threads

Well, finally broke down and purchased another hobby box of a 2008 product–in fact, two boxes, since I hadn’t in quite some time, my local card shop gave me a bit of a deal. Also, it might be the only 2008 product I collect this year–even Bowman...