OK. I’m over the debacle from last night and want to focus on some positivity here at Cardboard Hogs. One player that has been having a very solid if not great season is DeAngelo Hall. Hall is one of those guys that Redskin fans love to hate and hate to love. In his short career with the Redskins he has made some terrible bonehead decisions, like picking fights with receivers and getting penalized or bailing on coverage to go for a pick only to get burned when he misses out.
This year though, amidst all the terrible-ness of a 3-8 season, Hall has stepped up in a major way. He’s having the kind of season that would get much more pub is he wasn’t on a terrible team…albeit, the main reason for the bad record is due to the defense (and special teams if you keeping score at home). Hall has managed to slow down if not stop some of the leagues best receivers all year long. From Megatron to Dez and Brandon Marshall, he has slowed them down from their standard levels of production.
I’ve picked up a few nice jersey or swatch cards as i have decided to coin them from my new favorite local card shop, Hoopla Sports. I am loving the customer service at Hoopla and the friendliness of their staff. One reason for switching shops is their online stores with Beckett and ebay. They are constantly updating their store with new items that i can bid on or add to my cart and pick up in store with no shipping charges. Cuts down on my in store time (which isn’t necessarily great) which is great considering my demanding 14 month old baby monster…(I love the kid!)
When I re-started this blog, I wanted it to be a way of tracking my new Redskins cards and display them to the other bloggers out there. I figured it would also be a great way to fill in some of the holes in my collection, while helping others through trades. Another reason was really to show off some of the great card designs. Although the Redskins may not be one of your favorite teams, I think these pieces of cardboard can be appreciated by all sports fans and collectors.
Since the season ended with a big loud thud and the franchise QB laying face down on the dirt in Landover, i haven’t been overly excited about buying new Redskins cards. As with anything, time heals all wounds. So i’m back in the saddle and purchasing new Redskin cards.
Part of my visit to the Sports Room on Friday was to see what new Redskin cards they had for sale. In the past these guys have been great about putting together fantastic team packs for a very affordable price. Through the years, I have managed to pick up the majority of the Redskin sets as there are not too many fans here in Portland – HTTR! With this visit, they had a couple new packs for $3 and $4. That’s a pretty great deal for any collector.
Buying these things is a bit of a gamble since i can only see the front and back card but i did notice multiple thick cards as well as some shiny ones…PLUS, you just cannot beat that $4 sticker!
Each pack turned out to be a great deal for me as i didn’t have most of the cards. They were from higher end sets that i have had to avoid this year due to our new child and the fact that some of these boxes and packs are just too expensive for me right now. I’ve found that this is the best way for me to collect, just wait out all the rush to buy the new stuff and pick up the cards that i collect, rather than buying boxes and getting players i don’t really care about. ALTHOUGH, i still reserve the right to buy boxes…they are still fun to open.
There were a couple serial numbered cards and new pieces to add to my PC. Gotta love it when you can buy cards you need to complete a checklist rather than something to simply put in a box and store away, never to be seen again…
There were quite a few Santana Moss cards that filled the gaps in their respective binder. I loved the Momentum cards this year. Nice cards on thick pieces of card stock and a simple, clean design. I really love the font at the top of the cards too, nice and clean with no serifs.
A very nice serial numbered Art Monk card as well. One of my all time favorites…it took way too long for him to get in to the Hall of Fame by the way.
The topper of the whole visit and the reason why i love stopping at my LCS is this card.
Rick just gave it to me, had it sitting on the shelf waiting for me too, pretty awesome! A nice shiny, die cut serial numbered card of Captain Chaos! Looking a little closer, you see that it’s number 47/47 and Cooley wears 47. The 47 trifecta! Rick tried to convince me that this is a great card because it’s a 1/1! Not really buying it, but thanks for the free Captain Chaos card! As much as i love Cooley, I really hope he retires this offseason and doesn’t play for another team next year. Can’t really see him making the team next year since he only had 1 catch. A great career no less.
That’s it, my latest Redskin haul. All together, there were 36 unique cards in the two team packs and i needed exactly 25 of them. Not a bad deal.