I finally got one of my redemptions from Panini.
It only took 167 days and it was this beauty, Dontari Poe. I know, I know…you all want a piece of this cardboard. Well he is definitely available for trade and at the very least he will find himself on ebay in the next few months. I was getting a little inpatient with the redemption and just like Cardboard Conundrum was hoping i could swing another auto, so i emailed Panini about getting a Redskins auto or…really…anything. I just wanted my redemption redeemed. Within a week, this guy showed up in my mailbox.
This card brings a lot in to focus for me. It exemplifies the problem with higher end packs and boxes. This was my big hit last November in a box of Prime Signatures that i purchased from The Sports Room. I opened the pack in front of Rick and he could see the disappointment on my face when i not only pulled a redemption auto, but i pulled Dontari Poe. A Defensive Tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs, who at the moment is most known for practically kissing Roger Goodell on draft day.
Rick looked at me and said “wasn’t really worth it, now was it…” Disappointment happens when you purchase these kinds of products more than excitement, at least in my experience. It was still fun to open though.
Getting back to Poe, he has the potential to become the next great DT in the NFL. As far as collecting goes though, DT’s don’t typically get you excited or draw major demand.
PLUS, he wears #92, the same number Big Fat Albert Haynesworth wore…and all Redsksins fans can feel my pain when they see the gif below from the Monday night massacre against Philly and Vick. Jackass.