This is my first look at the 2018 Playbook football cards. This is a set that isn't new but I don't remember the past sets to be honest. In fact I originally thought they were actually some type of small playbooks instead of actual cards until I saw fellow blogger's posts. There were 25 cards in the pack. At first they weren't that impressive to me but these are growing on me. The fronts have two different photos with one being a bit "muted" or more to the background. This looks really nice and it is hard enough to get a company to put a different photo on the back of the card so getting two different photos on the front is nice. This Antonio Brown Blitz insert was the highlight for me. The gold and black colors are cool combined with the design.
It has been a while since we've seen football packs highlighted by Cleveland Browns players but maybe a new era is dawning. Baker Mayfield highlights the X's and O's inserts I pulled and Nick Chubb was the best RC of the bunch. This is a nice Play Action insert of DeShaun Watson.
A nice trio of running backs from the league. McCaffrey is having a great year combined on the ground and receiving. Derrick Henry had a a monster game. And Zeke has had a huge year and is currently leading the league in rushing. That snuck up on me. Todd Gurley III scores on every other play and gets more headlines, and deservedly so, but Elliott really has had a great season.
The backs are pretty plain but the not the worst we've seen. I'll probably pick up more of these as I get a chance. The base design has a nice look, I like the inserts I've seen and I had a pretty nice pull. A great way to start with a new set.
25 - Total Cards
10 - RC
2 - X's and O's
1 - Play Action
1 - Blitz