Hope everyone is having a good weekend
and is ready for the Super Bowl. I don't have a horse in the race, I
just hope it's a fun game to watch. And they have good commercials.
Anyway, since there's no need for me to watch the 20+ hours of pregame, it's time to see what a pack of football cards looked like 10 years
ago...it's a pack of 2005 Topps Football!
As you can tell, the 2005 set celebrated Topps' 50th year producing football cards. With Panini taking over next year, I hope you all enjoyed their 2015 offering. Let's see what I got:
#237 - Brett Favre
#391 - Mike Patterson (RC)
#375 - DeMarcus Ware (RC)
#425 - Ryan Moats (RC)
My July 2011 Beckett Football magazine (which has Cam Newton on the cover, by the way) says this is a 440 card set, with cards 361-440 reserved for the rookies. Who had a rookie card in this set? Frank Gore, Heath Miller, and Favre's replacement, that's who.
#381 - J.R. Russell (RC)
#398 - Matt Roth (RC)
#225 - Jimmy Smith
#437 - Roddy White (RC)
That's an awful lot of unused space in this design. Too much white border. And the "Topps Football 50th Anniversary" script at the top is unnecessary, given the larger than usual 50th anniversary logo.
#238 - Dennis Northcutt
#332 - Peyton Manning (All-Pro)
#30 - Chris Baker
That was a lot of RCs in that pack. Overall, not a bad pack to pull at the time. Here are the backs:
Anyway, that's the pack. Have a great week everyone, and thanks for reading!