Saturday, January 11, 2020

2019 Illusions Football

2019 Illusions Football:  I'm not familiar with this brand but it is back.  When I picked up the pack I had an idea I wouldn't like this thinking they'd be a design more in the mode of Panini Status Basketball.  I was wrong and glad I was.  The fronts are a bit shiny with a foil design and a color photo of the player and a different black and white photo in the background.  Jimmy Garoppolo seems like a good start here with him and the 49ers taking on Minnesota this afternoon in the Division playoffs.
I am glad I picked these up.  I'm liking them more and more.
Rookies make up a big part of the packs.
That's an orange parallel of Leightton Vander Esch.  The backs are pretty minimal but I like that there is some color, a big logo and I've definitely seen worse write-ups.  These continue to grow on me.  The price point ($5.48) for just 20 cards is a bit tough but I'll definitely pick up more either in packs or individual cards.

BREAKDOWN:
20 – Total Cards
7 – RC
2 – Orange Parallel

6 comments:

  1. Wow, those are the first I've seen of this brand too. It's reminiscent of Flair, I think.

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    1. Agreed. That hadn't occurred to me. I also think of an old Upper Deck design but I can't think of the year.

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  2. They didn't change much in the design comparing to past years, but that Jones sure looks nice!

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    1. I'll definitely find a good home for him. ;)

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  3. I wonder if Jones will be able to score a few times against Seattle today. Normally when my two teams play against each other, I tend to root for whoever is losing. But today, I'm leaning towards the Seahawks over the Packers... mainly because I think they'd have a better chance to beat the 49ers next week. But either way... one of my teams will be facing them in the NFC Championship Game.

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  4. At least you'll have someone in the championship. Always tough when your teams play each other. Buffalo and Atlanta are in different conferences. Good luck to the Seahawks.

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