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Hello all! Probably don't remember me but I used to be big on collecting football cards around the 2012-2015 years. In early 2015 I suddenly lost interest in collecting, I was buying entirely too much and I just wasn't having fun with the hobby anymore. I put all my cards in storage and while I didn't completely forget all about it I moved on to other pastimes. Fast forward to this past week.
It's rained all week and haven't had much to do since most of my hobbies these days involve being outside in one way or another. A few days ago I had the idea of looking around the proverbial closet, looking at a bunch of stuff from the past. I came across my collection and decided "heck, why not?" I figured I would just look at a box or two for old time's sake, reminisce for the night and put it away to collect dust. I still kind of remember most of my nicer cards so I wasn't expecting to come across anything that would blow me away. I just so happened to take out the box that I left unorganized when I "left" the hobby. I looked at cards I didn't remember having, many rookies that back then weren't household names. Afterwards, I had to look a little bit more just to see if my recollection was really that far off. I must have spent hours looking through boxes. Each time seeing cards that felt like I was opening for the first time. Right when my back was starting to feel like it was about to split in half, I thought "Man, I might have to buy a box tomorrow just for fun". Box Breaking is undoubtedbly the funnest part, at least for me.
So I did!
I went to Target, it had been so long that the area where they used to be was a completely different aisle, I didn't realize Target had even been remodeled. I found the new area and sure enough, there were many boxes on the racks. Since when has Optic been a thing? Don't remember seeing that brand.
Anyway, I bought a 2018 Donruss box, the Target edition with the exclusive Green parallels and a random Fairfield Field Goal Box, said it guaranteed an Auto, GU, 1 Hobby pack, and 3 other packs.
It's like the cardboard gods want me to get back into it all over again, definitely scored some pretty good hits for retail. (I'm a retail guy btw, bite me)
I'm not sure if I'll ever get truly crazy with it like the days of yesteryear but I think I'll buy at least one box every once in a while. I didn't know I missed that instantly recognizable smell of fresh cardboard that much. Even if I don't buy anymore, I would still like to move some of these cards to start reducing inventory and to get them in the hands of people who still feel like they're opening their very first pack.


Anyway, let's get the box break! That's what everyone clicked for!

2018 DONRUSS FOOTBALL

Base(?)
Kurt Warner #9
Devonta Freeman #13
Eric Weddle #25
Kelvin Benjamin #30
Devin Funchess #41
Kyle Long #48
Joe Mixon #60
Brian Urlacher #73
Sean Lee #79
Brandon Marshall #92
Davante Adams #109
Deshaun Watson #114
Lamar Miller #119
Andrew Luck #121
Myles Jack #136
Justin Houston #143
Todd Gurley #148
Keenan Allen #157
Xavier Rhodes #181
Tom Brady #183
Danny Amendola #191
Marcus Williams #199
Olivier Vernon #206
Jermaine Kearse #212
Marshawn Lynch #220
Jay Ajayi #231
Fletcher Cox #232
Antonio Brown #239
Carlos Hyde #250
George Kittle #252
Kwon Alexander #271
Marcus Mariota #278
Jamison Crowder #289

Rc's
Javon Wims #391
Rashaan Evans #361

Rated Rookies
Keke Coutee #326
Mason Rudolph #305

Rated Rookies
Green Parallel Nick Chubb #308

Green Parallels
Kelvin Benjamin #30
Keenan Allen #157

Rookie Gridiron Kings
Saquon Barkley #RGK-6

The Rookies
Josh Allen #R-4

Gridiron Kings
Joe Flacco #GK-5

Elite Series
Jared Goff #ES-13

Dominators
Jalen Ramsey #D-33

High Lights
Todd Gurley #H-14

Legend Series
Shaun Alexander #LS-18

MVP
Adrian Peterson #MVP-6

1998 Donruss Tribute
Antonio Brown #1998-3

Snow Days
Le'Veon Bell #SD-7

2018 LEAF DRAFT

Base(?)
Deon Cain #18
Equanimeous St. Brown #23
James Washington #27
Vita Vea #60

TD Machines
Derrius Guice #TD-06

2015 SCORE

Base
Jerome Simpson #55
Antoine Bethea #95
Demaryius Thomas #151
Jeremy Hill #160
Devonta Freeman #249
Aaron Rodgers #312

RC
Andrus Peat #362
Brett Hundley #369
Bryan Bennett #375

Franchise
Philip Rivers #11

Sophomore Selections
Andre Williams #11

Team Leaders
Drew Stanton, Andre Ellington, Michael Floyd, Alex Okafor #30

2016 DONRUSS

Base
Thomas Davis #46
Josh McCown #67
Malcolm Butler #188
Brandon Marshall #211
Jordan Matthews #230
Markus Wheaton #239
Mike Evans #276

RC
Trevor Davis #396

2013 PRESTIGE (HOBBY)

Base
Ryan Williams #4
Greg Little #46
Jerrell Freeman #88
Mark Ingram #124
Matt Flynn #138
Robert Meachem #166
Richard Sherman #181

RC
Marquess Wilson #265

2012 Rookie League Leaders
Quad Jersey!
Justin Blackmon,Chris Givens, Kendall Wright, Michael Floyd (#10/25) #4

2007 PLAYOFF PRESTIGE

Turning Pro
Double Jersey Patch!
Mario Williams (#20/25) #TP-7

2011 Panini Plates & Patches
Event Worn/Auto!
Delone Carter (#403/499) #232

Not too bad for 15.99 and 9.99 Target boxes! I've seen far worse lol, everything is FSOT except the Cowboys and KeKe Coutee.

Thanks everyone! Hope to pull some more nice hits in the future, sorry for the long post but hope you enjoyed it!
Congrats on the hits!
welcome back sweet hits