Saturday 18 February 2023

2023 Adventures in Repacks - Part 5.1 - Hanger and a Hit


Here's the football one, and here's the opener. It might not be a special teams player, but a defensive player to open is a fine starter.

Your first grouping. The 2008 SP Rookie Edition that provided the Rivers is probably going to be the most unexpected set to provide a card in this repack. 
Defensive player with the ball! Great start! And Tramon Williams is among the Packers that did win a Super Bowl.

This has really been a NY Giants hot pack so far. I remembered Jeff Alm for non-football reasons, mainly the circumstances of his passing. On a more positive note, there's a Hall of Famer in Dawson in the bottom row, and I admit to being surprised that Austin has not been inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. 
I guess the Special Teams mojo I wished for in the opening card just took a little longer to materialize. Because here's a Kick Returner hit! This goes all the way back to 2003 to provide a blue Pro Bowl swatch. As best as I can tell with TCDB, this ended up as the only hit, auto or mem, of Lewis' career. So that piques my interest even more about this hit. 
It doesn't really scan well, but that Shipley is a blue foil variant. Mike Grey is an Oregon Ducks alum, meaning that card will be heading to Portland in a future mailer. Two Amari Coopers in one repack? I always love that kind of oddness.
The final card. Prizm/Chrome always do a masterful job of showing how filthy my scanner bed is. 

There you have it! Basketball next! 

1 comment:

  1. Definitely a lot of Giants here. The Rivers, Williams, and Lewis relic cards are neat, too.