I'm back. At least for a while. So the first thing I did when I got back to town was head on over to Bosco's and picked up a jumbo box of 2012 Topps Football. I needed some trade night tickets for this coming trade night. No ones won the past 3 or 4 months so there is almost 800 dollars worth of packs up for grabs.
So lets take a look at the set and what I got.
Let's take a look at the inserts. A few I really like and a few I could have done without. First the bad.
Here's what the back looks like.
Now on to the stuff I like.
There are quite a few parallels to the base cards this season. Camo, Pink, Black, Gold and 1/1 Platinum. The odds of the Camo and Pink are about 1:11, so you're not guaranteed any in a Jumbo. I didn't snag any of those, but I did come away with 5 golds.
My favorite insert of the set is of course the Tall Boy Mini's.
If you read my blog regularly you know I love mini's and oddballs, so of course this insert set is right up my alley and of course I'll be going after it. All 141 of them. 10 down 131 more to go.
There are also redemption cards for a free pack of Topps Kickoff.
And of course Topps is doing another giveaway.
Now onto the hits!
The whole reason for getting a Jumbo is the 3 hits.
Next up the auto's!
And there's nothing like opening a box of cards and one of the hits is a player you collect or on a team you collect.
I'm having a hard time keeping me from buying another jumbo of this. I really like the product this year, but I know that if I buy another box I'll either have 400 extras laying around or have to put another set together. But the last two years I ended up pulling Rookie Premiere autographs so it's tempting.
Anyways, I'm going to keep the hits and the Tall Boys and probably the QB Immortals and the giveaway cards are up on ebay, but the rest is up for trade. I have my 21 card need list up as well, but I have a feeling I'm going to be buying another box of this come Wednesday at trade night or another box of Ginter.