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2011 Topps Gridiron Legends Box Break # 2

November 9, 2011

Jon Baldwin AutographI didn’t mind the first box I got of this product, so I decided to give it another go. Must have been the reading of the checklist and all those lovely scarce dual and triple legend auto’s that swayed me. Well you can guess how this story turns out…

What you’ll get – 8 Cards per Pack (6 if it contains a patch), 18 Packs per Box. Box Price Range – Low – $60+

Base Veteran Cards – 75

As I said last time , a nice mix of past Legends and today’s Stars. But I’ve discovered something, there’s one pretty big Star of recent years missing. He was a three time Offensive Player of the Year, and broke Barry Sanders record for most yards from scrimmage in 1999. His jersey has since been retired by the Rams and it is of course, number 28, Marshall Faulk. I’ve checked the checklist and no mention of Faulk whatsoever. Pretty glaring omission Topps!

Base Rookie Cards – 40

11 Round 1 Picks

10 Round 2 Picks

6 Round 3 Picks

9 Round 4 Picks

1 Round 5 Pick

2 Round 6 Picks

1 Round 7 Pick

Base RC’s are essentially the same as the base veterans, except they sport the now familiar small Topps “Rookie Card” emblem.

Inserts and Parallels – 25

5 Gridiron Legacies (Veterans)

3 Aspiring Legacies (Rookies -Titus Young, Mike Leshoure, Greg Little)

1 Legendary Combos

1 Green Parallel /150 Eli Manning

15 Blue Parallels (Blue background version of base card on thicker stock)

Game Used and Autographs -4

3 Aspiring Legacies Jerseys Jon Baldwin, Marcell Dareus, Mark Ingram

2 Base Rookie Autographs  Jon Baldwin (R1 /99) Mark Herzlich (Undrafted)

Bonus Game Used was nice, but the Auto’s were a little disappointing – Undrafted Linebacker ??

Final thoughts –

Well, this box probably wasn’t as good as my first and I think I’m done with the product. 4 Rams in the box, but nothing special and the rest of it was just so so. Those really nice combo’s must be scarce. At second look these are nice enough cards, not terrible value, but not great either and lacking something besides just poor old Marshall.

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