I made a quick trip in to our local Fred Meyers on Sunday to pick up a couple of things, donuts, chocolate, soda, candy…the diet of a grown ass child. To make things even more child like i decided to swing by the card section and did my best to avoid the retail fix. You know that feeling kids, you don’t want to fall down the pit of retail despair, but you can’t help it. It’s an addiction and I fell off the wagon. I was doing great too. Going to all my retail anonymous meetings. Following the 12 steps to perfection.
It’s time to start over.
I bought two packs and i feel dirty.
Not back street alley dirty or even midnight NYC subway dirty
But just kinda full of regret and out $9.98 that could have gone to a couple of beers at a show.
Here’s what i ended up with, be sure you are still seated.
The first pack was a jumbo pack of Absolute Football from this past season. Something fun here that i was completely unaware was happening this season was the full pack of die cuts. All the jigs and jags were really cool but made it a lil difficult to sift through the packs quickly, but i guess that’s just a collector problem issue. I also thought it was fantastic to pull these two guys back to back. Almost like panini was trolling the Rams.
I did pull a Redskin, one Redskin and probably the best offensive player from the 2014 season. DJax! Jackson loves Instagram, he’s a huge gram poster and he loves emoticon…or emoji’s? Not really sure. One of his favorites is the 100 one, as in, he’s always keeping One Hunid. That’s cool. The kids say that a lot, sounds fun. I’ma keep it One Hunid for the remainder of this post. One last note, DJax doesn’t ever use a ‘CK’ back to back (bacc to bacc if you are DJax) mostly because gang members think this means ‘Crip Killer’ and i guess he’s a crip. I find this amusing because his last name is JaCKson. Word!
Next pack. Panini Contenders. I’ve always loved this set and have bought boxes in the past but since i’m on a box break…break, i haven’t done that. The best little nuggets i got in this pack was this kid.
Russell Wilson. He’s a pretty fantastic young QB and only getting better. I had my doubts that he was legit until the comeback vs. Green Bay. Thought he was a decent QB on a great team with a great defense. Both seem to be true…
Last card. Brady and Amendola. Touchdown Tandem. I think i would have paired Brady with the Gronk on this one…but i don’t make cards.
I’m going to have to pull for the Patriots on Sunday even though i’ve never cheered for a Boston team in my life…just don’t really want to see the 12th man tell me how amazing their team is…even though they are pretty amazing and I don’t think the Seahawks will lose. Just can’t cheer for them is all.