Yesterday I found myself having to run out to the mall to pick up something for one of my daughters. It just so happens that this is the same mall that my semi-local card shop resides in. After completing my errand, I took a quick browse around Cardiacs. Much had changed since my last visit there, but their singles were still quite overpriced. I picked up a few supplies and really wanted to walk out with at least one pack of something since I don't make it out there very often. I settled on a single pack of the recently released Donruss Soccer product.
I hadn't done much research on it so I had no expectations at all. Once I got home I ripped into it.
Here are your base cards. The design is not terrible, but not anything outstanding either.
More base cards. Nothing that really blew me away here. The photography once again isn't terrible, but at least for the six base cards I pulled, nothing that stands out. I think my favorite photo of these would have to be the Godín header shot.
I pulled an insert too.
The design of this Fantastic Finishers insert is pretty underwhelming and plain to me. My last card was this:
I was pretty happy to pull the one autograph per box on just a single pack. I don't frequent that shop, but at least this tells me that in this case their boxes aren't picked through by employees or regulars. This card is much nicer in hand than in this scan, even with the sticker auto.
Though I wasn't blown away by the design or photography of the cards I pulled, I have an inexplicable urge to track down some more of this product. I may even decide to build the base set if I can get my hands on a cheap box.
Thanks for reading, and don't forget to go check out the group break over at Nachos Grande. There's still some great team slots available!