Ok, so Thorzul beat me to the first pack of the year. Can't a man sleep in after New Year's Eve? I was up in time to catch the kickoff of the Sugar Bowl, so it's all good. He had a couple of nice packs and got the blog off to a good start. I needed some extra time though to carefully ponder just what would be the perfect pack to open to start off the new year right. It's a new year, a new beginning, this is a chance to set the tone for the next twelve months! The right pack could propel this blog up to lofty heights, the wrong one... complete disaster. That's why after long deliberation, contemplation, procrastination and blowing through most of a $50 gift card at Target, I chose this pack to start off 2008.
What?? There's nothing wrong with this pack... it's Heritage! It's got the retro designs and the super supple wrapper that drives men wild and... gum. I really bought it for the gum. Yes, that's right, I just wanted some gum, so that's why I bought a pack or maybe three. Fine! I'm such an insane Allen & Ginter addict that I bought some packs just so I could try to get an A&G mini card. You think that's bad, I actually pulled a relic card from one of the other packs and this is the one I chose to post. I need help. This is what I got:
one stick of yummy gum
74 Dusty Rhodes
Allen & Ginter 10 of 12 The Undertaker
26 Armando Estrada
So I got my A&G mini, yay! And it's The Undertaker who I have actually heard of before. He looks nice and crazy on this card, and I like crazy cards. This set has an 80's design thing going on, although the backs are generic non-sports junk. It may just be that my mind is warped from all the cards I've scanned for The 792 but I like these even though I haven't watched wrestling with any kind of regularity for over a decade. The American Dream Dusty Rhodes is an awesome pull, the man is an awesome interview and it makes me happy to see someone who is as out of shape as I am kicking ass on a trading card. This is cool stuff although I'm already WWE'd out. Before you decide I've gone completely insane consider this: Which 1982 Topps card would you rather pull? This:
Sorry Bedrock, sometimes a Cy Young award isn't enough.