Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Topps Chrome Jeremy Hill Rookie

One of the better base cards I've added in a while this is one of the top rookies of 2014 to pull. He's has more fantasy and real world value than 95% of last year's draft class. Playing for the Bengals all the sudden isn't a bad place to be with their ridiculous 6-0 start this year. Hill luckily is one of those guys that you can pull autographs of fairly easily in this product (he's not short printed like Manziel and Bortles) and could be one of the saving graces for the 2014 class. This particular card is also saved by the action photo in uniform (and helmet) that you want to see on football cards. The uncluttered background, nice pose and photography and clean design makes this a perfect rookie card in any era. Could it one day be as iconic as the 1958 Topps Jim Brown Rookie card? Perhaps we'll see in another 57 years just what these cards become.

2014 Topps Chrome Jeremy Hill # 125A

One per case card of last week's fantasy darling

Today's addition is a rather nice Drew Brees 4000 yard club refractor that can only be found 1 per case of 2014 Topps Chrome. I pulled the Roethlisberger on my own but this one was part of the large refractor lot I got on Ebay. I've got 2 of the 8 in this very small set so this set's coming along pretty nicely. There has been a little bit of action on Drew's cards this week since he had a monster game against the Giant on Sunday putting up 7 TDs and 511 yards passing. I had him in one of my fantasy leagues and he only had 30 points ABOVE his projected fantasy point total. Needless to say I won that game. I'm a little surprised that these cards are not numbered but it's possible that there were so many boxes produced this year that Topps didn't want to tip their hand as to how many cases were produced. The formula would have been # of cards x 8 and that would produce the number quite easily.

  Here's the card for the day! 
2014 Topps Chrome 4000 Yard Club # 2 Drew Brees

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Orange Montee Ball Chrome Refractor, a Halloween flavored card!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There's no presents to buy and no commitments to make, the only thing you have to do is have fun, eat candy and watch scary movies. This Sunday's card is a great addition and being an orange one is as Halloween as you can get!

Last night I enjoyed Halloween by watching the movie "Crimson Peak", a film by Guillermo del Toro and then Episode 1 Season 5 of American Horror Story. Both were pretty damn good and I recommend both very highly. This is coming from a horror movie aficionado and a pretty critical one at that.

Anyway, not a whole lot to report on Topps Chrome additions this week. I addes a few base including a CJ Mosely RC, a Kevin Norwood RCNick Foles base, Victor Cruz base and a refractor of Sheldon Richardson.

2013 Topps Chrome Montee Ball Orange Refractor #11 (Retail only)