finally gave in and purchased a blaster of 2014 Valor football, it has been
quite a few months since I even bought a pack of cards but I do like the Valor
design and each box included a relic so I figured it wouldn’t be too bad to
give in just once.
Valor set, while only 2 years have been released (2012 & 2014), is one of
my favorite sets. I just like the way that Topps designed the sets with an
artistic flair but also focusing on the players. This year Topps went with a plaid
design which reminds me of the Celtic Tartan patterns. I am of Irish decent so the
Celtic (pronounced Keltic) pattern leaves me with a soft spot in my heart. If I still built sets this would be a release that I would complete.
cards are on light weight cardboard, except the parallels, I am not sure if
this is because this is a retail product. Does anyone know if the hobby packs
contain thicker cards?
let’s take a look at what I pulled.
with the Seahawks, I pulled two current and one ex-Hawk. Marshawn Lynch, Paul
Richardson and Percy Harvin.
one Cardinal base card, the rookie TE Troy Niklas
couple of veterans/Hall of Famers led by Barry Sanders and Deon Sanders. I also
pulled a Bo Jackson (College HOF), Troy Aikman and John Riggins.
pulled two parallels, which are on a thicker cardboard than what was used with
the base cards. A Courage John Riggins #/399 and a Strength Jordy Nelson #/499
relic I pulled is of Cardinals rookie QB Logan Thomas, who has become the
backup to starter Drew Stanton following Carson Palmer’s season-ending knee
injury last week. I am happy the relic is of a player on a team I collect.