Friday 14 April 2017

2017 Adventures in Repacks - Part 10.1 - Memories of Repacks Past

Yup. I still have a handful of repacks around from when Target Canada was a thing, just waiting to get posted. The next few days are as good as any to revisit this. 10 packs in the box, and these were them:

1990 Fleer
1991 Score S1
2009 Bowman
2009 Philadelphia *2
2010 Gridiron Gear
2010 Topps Prime
2010 Absolute
2011 Score
2013 Prestige

I'll start with the 2010s.

Absolute: LaDainian Tomlinson, Ray Rice, Brandon Marshall, Miles Austin, Darren McFadden, Donovan McNabb, Hines Ward, Cedric Benson, Pierre Thomas and Matt Ryan
And the first pack is base cards only. A pretty bland grouping photographically speaking as well, but I do like that Tomlinson's card isn't a photoshop special and Cedric Benson's straight-ahead rush. Still, if those are the highlights, bland is the word I have to use to describe it.

Gridiron Gear: Chad Ocho Cinco, Brian Hartline, Beanie Wells, Marc Mariani, Chris Cooley, Malcom Floyd, Santana Moss, Roscoe Parrish, Matt Schaub, Anquan Boldin

This one is a little more interesting. Firstly, you have a guy named Beanie. Then there's a Bills card as well, and a rookie card (albeit of someone who is no longer in the NFL). I also like the Hartline, since it seems the photo has a slight Gypsy Queen filter applied to it.

Prime: LeSean McCoy, Darrelle Revis, Matt Ryan, Maurice Jones-Drew /1379, John Skelton, Jermaine Gresham, Ndamukong Suh
Hey! 7 cards means I can fit all of them onto the scanner! And probably the best of these three packs. A bronze parallel starts things up in the corner. I really like that the Matt Ryan doesn't have a close crop with the photo, setting up a nice contrast with the sideline wall. One the bottom, an interesting photo, as that's not an angle you often see. And one of the #1 draft pick as well.

And there you have it. 2009 packs tomorrow.

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