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).

2008 Masterpieces YA Tittle

2008 Masterpieces YA Tittle

2008 Masterpieces Joe Namath

2008 Masterpieces Joe Namath

2008 Masterpieces Brian Bosworth

2008 Masterpieces Brian Bosworth

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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