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.


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!


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


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.


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.

Thank you for reading.  If you have any interest in contributing, I’d love to have more content for readers!  If you like what we’re doing and want updates when we post new pieces, follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Please take the time and also look through some other pieces on the site.  I’m still looking for more folks that would like to contribute, so let me know if you are!  You can follow me on my other Twitter handles at @kin_kinsley and @DFW_Card_Shows.



Leave a Reply