Saturday, November 28, 2009

2009 Topps Chrome Football 2 Box Break

Howdy All,

Well as promised I got my 2 boxes of Chrome Football I bought off of ebay from ccardz who i highly recommend. Great service, fast shipping, and great prices and has never disappointed me.

Unlike Topps who seems to be disappointing me at every turn.

So the good the chrome and refactors look so cool and the first box I opened had 2 rookie autos in it.

The Bad I got no rookie auto's in the second box. Boo for you Topps and your misleading " a rookie auto in every box. " And Yes both boxes were still factory sealed. It says right on the box " One Rookie Auto card in every box!!! " not " One rookie auto card on average." They even have and exclamation point at the end of the sentence. I bought two jumbo boxes of update not to long ago and was jipped there too. Got both my autos but not my relics.

Any who, I did get 3 rookie copper refactors numbered to 649 in that box but i don't think that makes up for the non auto.

Here are my two autos. And the 4 copper rookie refactors. To Topps credit all the copper refactors where rookies!! Boy Rey Maualuga looks scary in his photo. I wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley or on the football field. I be honest I got more cool stuff out of the retail blaster box I bought from Wally world. And no Blue refractors here either, although they might be a retail exclusive like the xfractors.

So over all I think it's a wash. I did get 2 autos and lots of refractors.

It also seemed like I got lots of doubles in the boxes too. Well
I'm off to do some set building.

Until my box of 2008 Allen and Ginter get here I will remain as cynical as ever.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's been awhile........

Well the title says it all. It's been awhile since I posted. Since the last post I've been turned down for a new job, went to vegas and had a lovely time playing World Tavern Poker, almost got married, spent a week in Juneau getting my girlfriends car fixed, became unemployed for awhile, and got to buy a shit ton of blaster boxes of cards at Wal-Mart and Fred Meyers, seeing as there is no card store anywhere near me, that's as good as it gets.

I just ordered 2 boxes of topps chrome football because i like it so much and a box of last years allen and ginter because it seems to be on sale all over ebay and it rocks.

Which brings me to my rant for the day. Why is it that card company's today can't make an original product that looks awesome like Allen and Ginter without having to rip off an old design??? Don't get me wrong I like the new Allen and Ginter ect. but let's face it some of the stuff coming out is not that great. I have to say though the mass produced stuff of the early to mid nineties takes the cake like 91 Score and 91 Fleer.
I mean look at this card of CC it's awesome and if you where an autograph collector this would be a great card to get signed.
Anyway, that's all I have for now. I would love to know if anybody out there reads this and if you agree and what are your favorite and least favorite sets of all time. Until next time I remain the Cynicalbuddha. oh and i'll do some box breaks of the stuff I get I love to see what people pull out of there boxes.