I saw someone else’s pack break of Gridiron – my apologies, I don’t remember who, otherwise I’d give them a link – and those cards caught my eye enough to try my own pack.
I really like these cards, but I’m having a hard time figuring out what I find so appealing about them. On one hand, there’s so much detail in the photos as to almost lose the featured players in everything that’s going on. On the other hand, there’s just so much to look at, so much going on, it just gives you a feel for being on the sidelines at an NFL game.
Even though these cards feature individual players, it almost feels like these are the 21st century version of those old “Fleer Team Action” cards which were licensed by the NFL but not the players.
I like the way Mike Williams stands out from a field of Packers green and gold. This card could almost fit into a Packers collection as well as it would a Buccaneers collection.
My favorite part of this photo is the blurry, pensive-looking cheerleader in the background. She could be looking at the video board. She could be wondering if she put the garage door down when she left the house that morning. She could be pondering the use of embryonic-stem-cell-derived dopaminergic neurons in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. We’ll never know, but it’s more fun to guess anyway.
I didn’t get any inserts of note in my pack, but that was fine with me because it’s the photography of the base cards that I find so appealing.
If I were more of an NFL fan than a Steelers fan, I’d be buying a lot more of these packs. As it is, I’m going to keep an eye out for Steelers and any other cool cards.