2013 Rookies and Stars

Got two rack packs of 2013 Rookies and Stars football recently at Walmart. The packs are ok. You get 5 RC’s per rack and one insert. The rest are just commons. 

Here’s what I got:

Andrew Luck Statistical Standouts insert
Darren McFadden Longevity insert

Notable RC’s – Tyrann Mathieu and Knile Davis

Notable Commons – RG3, Morris, Luck, Wilson, Brees, Manning, Rodgers

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I like the overall design of the cards but I don’t feel like you get much value out of these cards. Probably won’t buy again. No pricing as of now.

 

2013 Topps

Recently I’ve been making a couple trips to Target and Walmart to pick up various packs and boxes of 2013 Topps Football. In all I got a couple rack packs, a $10 box from Target that contains 72 cards along with a green border rookie, a $20 box from Target that contains 72 cards and a ribbon patch and a $15 box from Walmart that contains 72 cards and a relic.

Here’s what I got from all that:

Brian Orakpo Camo Ribbon Patch
Tavon Austin Jumbo Jersey
Tyler Eifert Green Border RC

Notable Mini’s – Andrew Luck and Adrian Peterson

Notable RC’s – Geno Smith, E.J. Manuel (3), Eddy Lacy, Tavon Austin (3), Denard Robinson

Notable 4,000 Yard Club – Tom Brady, Andrew Luck (2)

Notable Gridiron Legends – Marshall Faulk (2), Troy Aikman, Terrell Davis

Notable Future Legends – RG3, Cam Newton, Trent Ricahrdson

Gold Cards (out of 2,013) – Eric Berry and Jonathan Dwyer

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Pretty decent haul overall. The ribbon patch of Brian Orapko would have been just about my last choice of all the great players they made those cards for. Not sure what the pricing is on these yet.

LA trip

This is my first post and to start off, I will document my adventure to a card shop in LA that I visited while I was out there called Games and Cards located in Eagle Rock. It felt great walking into this place because being from South Florida, there’s nothing like it here. The prices were a little steep compared to what you can get online (2013 Topps Jumbo box was $110 at the shop and about $90 online) but I certainly didn’t mind supporting the shop as I’m sure they don’t see that much business in today’s economy.

Now onto the cards, I bought a box of 2013 Topps Finest Football and a couple misc. packs of football and basketball. I didn’t hit anything in the misc. pack but here’s what I got in the Finest box:

Stedman Bailey RC Auto Patch (3-color and not numbered)
Jarvis Jones RC Auto Patch

Dion Jordan RC 16/25
Rob Gronkowski 7/99

Refractors – Tavarres King RC, Ed Reed, Jeremy Maclin and Reggie Wayne

Notable RC’s – E.J. Manuel, Matt Barkley, Manti Te’o, Ryan Nassib, Andre Ellington, Tyler Eifert, DeAndre Hopkins and Stepfan Taylor

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Overall I’d say it was a decent box, I like the way the cards look. No idea what the pricing is like yet.