Hope everyone is doing well. Thanks to everyone's favorite Alaskan Buddha, we've had the most September posts since 2010, the first full year of the blog! I doubt we'll break the record, but it's been certainly fun reading about his haul from the Anchorage LCS.
A few days ago the Hobby version of this pack was posted. Here's the retail version of 2018 Donruss Football!
While Buddha paid just $.50 for his pack, I paid a little more (though it was 25% off on the Target Cartwheel app). Since Hobby packs have 2 more cards, he obviously got the better deal. Oh well, let's see what I got:
#64 - Alex Smith
#259 - Jimmy Graham
There are 400 cards in the checklist, with the usual plethora of unknown-odds inserts. The checklist is generally organized by team.
#18 - Deion Sanders
#140 - Kareem Hunt
Retired stars are in the mix too.
#125 - Jack Doyle
#172 - Kenny Stills
I don't mind the design, but I can do without the extra white curving lines at the bottom of the card.
#1998-4 - Jordan Howard (1998 Tribute Set)
#381 - Jordan Wilkins (RC)
Not pictured: Super Bowl LIII Kid Reporter ad and thick (3 cards think!) fake card
There are 15 cards in the 1998 Tribute Set. Wilkins isn't a "Rated Rookie" (half of the 100 rookies in the set are designated "Rated Rookies") but he's doing OK in his first year so far.
Here are the backs:
Standard Panini back. Not a lot of stats, but a lot of mini footballs. I do like the colors being based on team colors, but what's with the birthdate getting it's own line at the bottom?
Anyway, that's the pack. Have a good week and thanks for reading!