A few weeks back, as I started combing through my list of card related blogs again, I came across a post at Joey’s SqueezePlayCards.com (one of the first card blogs I found, and still a favorite) discussing his getting into collecting 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Football. I saw the scans on his site, and by the time I saw the Snow Plow Game card, I knew I would be getting some.
Sure enough, a couple weeks back, as I was Christimas shopping at one of the local giant box stores, I took a quick peek at the card aisle, and while they had no blasters, they did have individual packs, so I grabbed a few (along with some Bowman Chrome–old habits die hard).
Sure enough, I was hooked–not a set I would ever expect to get rich busting, but great looking cards that mix classic football moments, icons, and modern day stars. Some of my early “hits” included a couple decent rookies (Matt Forte & Kevin Smith), Brett Favre, Tom Brady and Joe Namath.
But my favorite card? Brian Bosworth, sporting probably the best mullet in the NFL (until Jared Allen came along).
And when I stopped back tonight, they had a couple of blasters (and they must have been on sale, unless $15.99 is the normal price), so I’ve added to the collection–although I’ve already doubled (or tripled or quadrupled, in the case of Peyton Manning) up on some.
I’ll try to get a list up of what I have and what I don’t, in case I decide to go after a set–but I did get a kind of cool Favre/Paul Hornung card, a Bob Sanders tackling Lynn Swann card, and Scott Norwood Wide Right and multiple Eli Manning/David Tyree Helmet Catch cards (including a black bordered one)–but still now Slow Plow Game.
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