2022 Pro Set Draft Football Blaster Box Break (Green Box)

How about another blaster box break? This time we have a 2022 Pro Set Draft Football Blaster (Green Box).

The 2022 Pro Set Draft Football Blaster (Green Box) only contains (3) cards – (2) autographs, and (1) Metal card.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Rashee Rice (SMU/Kansas City Chiefs)
  • Leo Chenal (Wisconsin/Kansas City Chiefs)


  • Jerome Ford Pink Wave (Alabama and Cincinnati/Cleveland Browns)

2022 Pro Set Draft Football Blaster Box Break (Grey Box)

Its time for another blaster box break. This blaster box of 2022 Pro Set Draft Football (Grey Box) comes from Target.

(2) autographs, and a 10-card set are found in the 2022 Pro Set Draft Football (Grey Box).

Here is what I pulled:


  • Tyreke Smith (Ohio State/Seattle Seahawks)
  • Brad Hawkins (Michigan/New England Patriots)

10-Card Set:

  • Bryce Young #1
  • C.J. Stroud #2
  • Quinn Ewers #3
  • Caleb Williams #4
  • Treveyon Henderson #5
  • Chris Olave #6
  • Garrett Wilson #7
  • Jameson Williams #8
  • Kenneth Walker III #9
  • Kenny Pickett #10

2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Blaster Box Break

I wanted to give a 2022 Bowman Chrome University Football Blaster Box a try I saw sitting on the shelf at my local card shop – Sports Zone Toys & Comics.

Blasters come with (7) packs per box. Every blaster should have (4) exclusive pink parallels.

The 2022 edition of this product is far superior when compared to last year’s set. Now it has college logos, and Topps really loaded up on the quarterbacks you can pull.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Dallas Turner Green Refractor #’ed/99
  • Aidan O’Connell Pink Refractor
  • Michael Mayer Pink Refractor
  • Clayton Tune Pink Refractor
  • Andrel Anthony Pink Refractor
  • Malachi Moore Refractor


  • Zach Evans Ramblin’ Man
  • Ty Simpson 1952 Bowman Football


  • Nick Singleton #87
  • Phil Jurkovec #35
  • Dallas Turner #6
  • Zach Evans #10
  • Walker Howard #92
  • Dillon Gabriel #12
  • Keyshawn Smith #55
  • Bryce Young #1
  • Nolan Smith #33
  • Cam Rising #76
  • Agiye Hall #90
  • John Emery #67
  • JJ McCarthy #48
  • Bo Nix #61
  • Will Rogers #46
  • Jaden Walley #15
  • Xavier Worthy #29
  • Raleek Brown #83
  • Denzel Burke #25
  • Nicco Marchiol #77
  • Jahleel Billingsley #26
  • Jaxson Dart #94
  • Josh Downs #30
  • Isaac Rex #71

2022 Wild Card Auto Mania Football – 1-Pack Break

I visited my local card shop over the weekend – Sports Zone Toys & Comics.

(1) pack of 2022 Wild Card Auto Mania Football, and a 2022 Bowman Chrome University Football blaster box caught my eye.

A hobby box of 2022 Wild Card Auto Mania Football comes with (8) packs per box, with an autograph in each pack. Hobby boxes sell for about $169. The retail version comes with (4) autographs and a $79 price.

Waiting for me inside my pack was an autograph of Tyler Allgeier.

Allgeier went to BYU, and currently is a running back for the Atlanta Falcons.

Wild Card does not have an NFL license. That means no team names and/or logos. Wild Card calls it “Pro-Look”.

Product Highlight: 2005 Upper Deck Mini Jersey Collection Football

You’ve got to give Upper Deck credit for creativity on this one.

Packaged inside each box of 2005 Upper Deck Mini Jersey Collection Football you will find (18) packs. Each pack contains (3) cards, and (1) Replica Jersey. There are (20) Replica White Jerseys, (10) Replica Dark Jerseys, and (9) Replica Jerseys Autographs to collect.

Autographs include:

  • Andrew Walter
  • Charlie Frye
  • Carlos Rogers
  • David Greene
  • Dan Orlovsky
  • Fred Gibson (Redemption)
  • Kyle Orton
  • Roddy White
  • Vernand Morency

The base set consists of (100) cards. Three subsets make up the base set – Regular Cards (#1-70), Jersey Generations (#71-85), and 2004 Season Review (#86-100). No parallels, inserts, relics, or autographs. The only autographs that you can pull are on the Replica Jerseys.

It doesn’t surprise me that this product flopped. Finding a way to store and display these Mini Replica Jerseys has always been it’s downfall. Football boxes are quite expensive mainly due to the Aaron Rodgers RC.

Upper Deck also made Mini Jersey Collection sets for the MLB and NHL. You will find NBA Mini Jerseys, but those were not issued as a standalone set. Blaster boxes of 2007-08 Upper Deck Basketball each contained a Mini Jersey.

Hobby Box
Aaron Rodgers RC #72
Tom Brady Replica Jerseys Dark
Tom Brady Replica Jerseys White
Kyle Orton Replica Jerseys Auto
Kyle Orton Replica Jerseys Auto Certificate Of Authenticity

Card of the Day: 1991 Wild Card College Football Premier Edition Case Card Redemption

2021 Wild Card Alumination Football Blaster Box Break

Another impulse buy from Walmart.

Wild Card is one of those manufacturers from the early 90’s who was around for about as long as Pro Set and Action Packed. Thanks to their multi-tiered Stripe cards collectors were introduced to the hobby’s first parallels. Today some of those rare Stripe parallels of popular players can sell for big money. Even the long expired redemption cards.

2021 saw the return of the Wild Card brand. Their new products range from affordable retail blasters all the way to high-end sets. All licensed by the IPL (Independent Player Licensed).

A retail blaster box of 2021 Wild Card Alumination Football contains (32) cards. You should receive (4) parallels per box. Retail exclusive cards include Ocular (50+ parallels), Splintered (8 parallels), Light Show (6 parallels), and Starbright (8 parallels). Blasters are the only place you’ll find the Blue Groovin’ inserts. 1:20 boxes contain a Red Pack. Red Packs can contain exclusive low-numbered parallels.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Trey Lance Ocular Purple #OC-6
  • Travis Etienne Ocular Red #OC-9
  • Rashod Bateman Splintered Blue #SP-17
  • Penei Sewell Light Show Purple #LS-29
Error – Front says “QB”, but he is a RB


  • Trevor Lawrence #ABC-1
  • Jayson Oweh #ABC-31
  • (2) Justin Fields #ABC-2
  • (2) Javonte Williams #ABC-40
  • (2) Amon-Ra St. Brown #ABC-68
  • (2) Greg Rousseau #ABC-19
  • Ian Book #ABC-51
  • Chuba Hubbard #ABC-24
  • Tylan Wallace #ABC-69
  • Ernest Jones #ABC-50
  • Joe Tryon #ABC-62
  • Azeez Ojulari #ABC-43
  • Jevon Holland #ABC-42
  • Robert Rochell #ABC-60
  • Trey Sermon #ABC-41
  • Michael Carter #ABC-37
  • Hunter Long #ABC-30
  • Amari Rodgers #ABC-45
  • Elijah Mitchell #ABC-53
  • Tyson Campbell #ABC-63
  • Terrace Marshall Jr. #ABC-13
  • Patrick Surtain II #ABC-14
  • Sam Ehlinger #ABC-26
  • Dayo Odeyingbo #ABC-36

2021 Leaf Pro Set College Football Blaster Box Break

It has been years since I opened a box of Pro Set cards. When I got into collecting in the mid to late 90’s Pro Set was already out of business. But that didn’t stop me from buying older packs.

Pro Set was originally founded by Ludwell Denny in 1988. Between 1988 and 1994 they made licensed cards for the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, and PGA Tour. Their parody “Flopps” set was an attempt at getting into MLB cards in 1992, but that didn’t get very far. Other sports and entertainment properties followed. After 1994 Pro Set went bankrupt.

Leaf Trading Cards announced in February 2021 that they had acquired the Pro Set trademark. Since then the Pro Set name has made a comeback on a variety of products.

This was another impulse buy at Walmart. A 2021 Leaf Pro Set College Football Blaster Box comes with (2) autographs and a 10-card set.

Here is what I pulled:


  • Agiye Hall
  • George Karlaftis

10-Card Set:

  • Bryce Young #1
  • C.J. Stroud #2
  • Carson Strong #3
  • D.J. Uiagalelei #4
  • Isaiah Spiller #5
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux #6
  • Malik Willis #7
  • Matt Corral #8
  • Quinn Ewers #9
  • Spencer Rattler #10

Card of the Day: Graeme Bond 1980 Scanlens Rugby League Football #13

Under The Tree: EA Sports NCAA Football 14

While doing some research for this post I came to realize something. I should have kept my video games sealed. Games I once had and originally cost $50 now sell for thousands. Then again, if I and everyone else had done that they probably wouldn’t have gone up in price.

Sports related video games aren’t the most in-demand when it comes to video game collecting. That’s not to say there aren’t any hidden gems out in the wild. Certain sports games command insane prices, but its not the genre collectors flock to right away.

A current diamond in the rough is EA Sports NCAA Football 14. Released on July 9, 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, this is the last game in their NCAA Football series. The main reasons for this are legal issues based on the game using player likenesses, and the players not being compensated for them. NCAA players getting paid for their likeness remains an ongoing debate. Because of this, no sequels have been made. As of this writing, it doesn’t look like a new game is coming anytime soon.

Denard Robinson on the cover.

Even though the game is out of print, college football fans continue to play it. Fans can edit the team rosters to a certain extent in order to reflect up-to-date players. Watching people play this game on Twitch has become very popular too.

Completely sealed copies easily sell for over $200. I would expect the price to drop if a new version of the game was ever released.