Pack Break: 2015 Topps Fire Football Rack Pack

After all these years, the Easter Bunny found me.  The lady and I went back to West Virginia that weekend and he left us a basket!  I guess he lost my forwarding addresses.  I don’t believe he ever visited me when I lived in Pennsylvania or Indiana.

He left me a rack pack and I was excited to have a pack to open.  He didn’t let me down, but Topps sure did.  In my opinion, there is a lot not to like about this product.

On the bright side, I did get the three promised rookies in the pack.  I ended up with Jameis Winston (#1), Sean Mannion (39) and Tevin Coleman (#48).

The card design is terrible, in my opinion.  Then, to top it off, they are colored borders and there was a lot of chipping and bent corners on my cards.  The Winston, the best card in the pack, has a bent corner.  Awesome.

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I think that I got three of the “silver” parallels, but I am not 100% sure.  They are shiny, but that’s about all I can tell.  Maybe they are something else.  No matter what they are, it was quite underwhelming.  The positive, I got one of this guy…

Or not.  It seems that card #18 is a different Jesse James.  The other two maybe-silver parallels were Phillip Rivers (#19) and Frank Gore (#91).  All three cards have corner and/or edge damage.  Double awesome!

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If there is a bright side, the two insert cards in the pack somehow managed to be in decent shape.

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The two cards were a Jordy Nelson Transcendent Touchdowns (#TT-JN) and John Elway Into the Wild (#ITW-JE).  I think they are good looking cards.  However, they look a lot like the base cards.

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YAY!  The non-rookie base cards are kinda in good shape.  That’s what I’m talking about!  The cards I got were Matt Ryan (#7), Terrell Suggs (#10), Le’Veon Bell (#13), Sam Bradford (#15), Kurt Warner (#42), Russell Wilson (#51), Matt Forte (#59), Travis Kelce (#74), Teddy Bridgewater (#90) and Terrell Davis (#94).

Maybe I’m overly critical, but this stuff is garbage.  I love the Easter Bunny for bringing it to me, but Topps crapped the bed.  It’s just another example of why I am sticking to vintage for the most part.  I think I will give them to the nephew, he will definitely appreciate them.

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