Gridiron Unwrapped – New Huddle Inserts 10/27

Wow, been a while since I have done one of these, but definitely necessary with the new inserts that were released over the last few weeks. We got our first few new boosts, plus a few other surprises I didnt expect coming.

Parallax Signature Ticket

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Collectability: Unattainable

Back in the beginning of Bunt, they released a create your own sig card to much fan fare. They repeated it a few times over the course of the season, and a lot of the results were pretty awesome. It wasnt without controversy, but I think its a really cool idea. The person who pulled it said they were going to choose Tre Mason, which I am eager to see how they do it with HS and a Parallax effect.

Calvin Johnson Signature Series

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Playability: football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322
Collectability: Extreme

To think that the last few head shot sigs have all been 500, we were riding high. Now that they break out the big dogs, I like that it is shorter printed to preserve more of the value. Even though Megatron has been sidelined for the last few weeks, this should not impact the value much. Expect to give up a lot if you are looking to acquire one.

Coin Bundle Andrew Luck Blue 4x Boost

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Playability: football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322
Collectability: Extreme

Luck is a beast, and is on pace to have quite the season. He is also the first in the new Blue boost series, and will be extremely rare at the cost of $99.99 worth of coins to get him. I expect that these blue boosts will eventually be more available as more are released, but Luck is a great way to start it off. Bundle Boost Reward cards have some good value as it is, and this one is no exception.

Coin Bundle Boosts – Foles, Bell, Brady, Floyd, Etc

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Playability: Varies
Collectability: Strong to Extreme

Here is the thing with these cards. For whatever reason, there are a lot of users who are not pleased with their existence, which means that the boosts have a polarizing effect on the way they are valued. Some of the users value them above and beyond because they are looking to collect the set or they are looking to get every boost. Others do not value them at all. Keep that in mind as you are going through the list.

Final BB Set – 100 copies

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Playability: Varies
Collectability: Extreme

I was pretty excited to see some of these crazy rare boosts back on the market for the first time since the original Calvin Johnson. These cards are some very valuable players too, with Rodgers, Nelson, Forte and others all getting one. I had to give up a lot to get them, but also pulled a few from packs during the final frenzy. Excited to see what the oranges come through as, because there may be less than 50 per.

Beat TOPPSIAN Jay Cutler Purple Boost

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Playability: football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322football-helmet-psd42322
Collectability: Strong+

This is the first of many cards I would expect to come via this type of format, and it just so happens we are getting a very polarizing player in the league right now. Cutler doesnt exactly have the kind of popularity he used to, but Ian is a Chicago fan, which is why he was the pick. The card only has 53 copies which may make it one of the rarest boosts there are, but because it is not part of a set, and Cutler hasnt been lighting it up, makes it less appealing. The Bears can still turn it around, which will mean a lot for this card.

Set Chase – Captains

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I love this idea, as I think that the captain designation is still something that many of the teams really take pride in. Its not always the best guy on the team, but definitely one of the most influential voices in the locker room. That poses a problem, but I think that the checklist was pretty good. The look of the cards sure made up for any issues with players.

Verdict: BUY!

Set Chase – Topps Heritage

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They did this set in Bunt as well, and it was able to be executed much more appropriately because of full licensing. I think the cards with head shots were a bit boring without the logos to make the cards look good, and for some reason, the Topps Heritage logo is shown twice on the card for no apparent reason. The checklist was nice, but Harvin on Seattle was a bad idea. I think it should have been changed or not included.

Verdict: SELL!

WINNING WORD: TRADE

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