Saturday, August 02, 2008

2006 Razor Poker

Razor is all over the news lately with their exclusive draft picks, Bowman Killers and packs costing two grand. Let's take a look at the product that started them off down the path of insatiable greed, the '06 Poker set. I'll admit, I never got too involved in the poker craze, although I do enjoy playing (although not for money) from time to time. This pack was in the 25 cents box at the flea market though and odds on an autograph are supposedly 1:24 packs. Those are better odds then you'll get for pulling a teddy bear at your average crane machine, so I gave it a shot.

55 Mike Matusow and Hoyt Corkins Super Showdowns
66 Layne Flack WSOP Bracelet Winners
6 Phil Gordon
73 Kathy Liebart WSOP Bracelet Winners
61 Greg Raymer WSOP Bracelet Winners
17 Ted Forrest
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Ok, before we go any further I need to point this out.
This is a 2006 Razor Poker Super Showdowns card:

This is a 2005 Upper Deck Team Leaders card:

That's all I have to say about that.

That's really all I have to say about anything in this set. I don't follow professional poker so I don't really know anything about these people. I didn't pull an auto so I'm not interested enough to Google any of them. I have seen Greg Raymond in a commercial though. Looking at the winnings on the back I feel kind of bad for some of these players. According to the back of the card, Ted Forrest has been winning championships since the early '90s and his career earnings is $3,121,961. Greg Raymer wins one championship in 2004 and won 5 million all in one pop. I guess that's what happens when cable gets desperate for programming. I'm looking forward to Razor's draft pick set, if it's any good (and by that I mean does it have any Braves in there) it might become my minor league set for the year. I'll pass on the $2,000 pack unless I win a poker tournament or something.


AlbuqwirkE said...

Are you NOT suggesting that Razor is Upper Deck in a different wrapper?

--David said...

Phil Gordon!? You pulled a friggin' Phil Gordon?? Yeah, okay, I have no idea who any of these folks are either...

The Baseball Card Snob said...

Well, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.