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hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 09:32 AM
Topps National Chicle - NFL

"Football Stars - Painted Series"
24 packs per box and 8 cards per pack
'Look for 2 Autographs and 1 Relic Card in every box'

No info as of this writing on www.topps.com

I received the following:

143 base cards (including SP's)
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The painted cards have a matte finish. The cards I received have stars from the past as well as current stars and rookies. Veteran stars such as Montana, Jim Brown, and Marino are included in the set. The reverse has a rather extensive story of the player's strengths and highlights. Also featured is a short info blip of the artist that painted the card.

These cards should be good for the player collector and the set builder as well. They will also be great for the folks who like to get cards autographed. The finish on the card will be great for autos.

Inserts

Gold Mini's

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17 total

Bazooka and Chicle Mini backs

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4 Chicle
Aaron Maybin
Bobby Engram
Darrius Heyward-Bey
Tony Dorsett

2 Bazooka
Kevin Smith
Greg Olsen

Topps Mini back #ed to 25

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Andre Caldwell

Greats of the Gridiron
Greatest Thrills
Youngsters of the Gridiron
Stars of the Gridiron

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GOTG
Montana

GT
Warner
Holmes

YOTG
K. Smith
P. White
D. McFadden
J. Stewart
L. McCoy
C. Johnson

SOTG
Moss
Johnson
Fitzgerald

Era Icons

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8 different Icons

Top Loader

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C. Portis

Game Used

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Andre Brown

Autographs
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Brian Hartline
Jared Cook Jr.

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This issue is an interesting issue for me. Several of the artists have placed the players in vintage gear and vintage jerseys - some of the players nearly look silly - compared to the all out gear that is worn today. I can see these cards being some that collectors will either love or hate - and nothing in between.

The Cook auto - is in silver. After talking with some others that have ripped a bunch of this, this is the color of all of the Cook autos - it isn't a 'special' or limited auto - just a different color. Both autos are stickers --- booooo! If there ever was a card that would accept an auto - this is it.

The game used card is designed in a way that indicates to me that there are some double and triple relic cards out there.

Overall grade A-- get the autos on the card!!!!

Go rip several boxes and send the Crabtree cards to me!!

Duane

seawolf17
02-12-2010, 12:00 PM
Some of this "artwork" is scary, admittedly.

Could use 80's-era 49ers, though. Looks like Montana and Rice are the only ones in this set. (Just base; save the Montana GOTG insert for someone who needs it.) Could use the Hines Ward base if you pulled it also.

hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 12:35 PM
Topps Confirms Chicle Football Short Prints

Topps is confirming that there are 24 short printed base cards seeded 1 in 6 packs in the recently-released all-painted 2009 Topps Chicle Football. The short prints are as follows:


22 Johnny Knox

24 James Harrison

26 Clay Matthews

33 Josh Freeman

41 John Elway

47 Dan Marino

54 Chad Pennington

66 Cedric Peerman

69 Donald Brown

72 Jerious Norwood

73 Barry Sanders

74 Felix Jones

96 Ed Reed

106 Dustin Keller

116 Jared Cook

134 Jeremy Maclin

136 Devery Henderson

153 Torry Holt

168 Brooks Foster

177 Lee Evans

181 Derrick Williams

184 Bernard Berrian

190 Peyton Manning

194 Chad Ochocinco

In addition, the following three cards do not appear in the regular base card set. These subjects can only be found as mini parallel versions.

59 Jonathan Stewart
99 Brandon Pettigrew
191 Steve Slaton

DaSoxFan
02-12-2010, 12:42 PM
That hair on the Joe Montana card is hideous....Happen to pull any bears?

thanks
Henry

kugelmanco
02-12-2010, 12:52 PM
i don't know about this set, "scary" would be a good word for the artwork. and lol @ Montana's hair...

...interested in any colts you may have pulled :)

jmarascojr
02-12-2010, 01:22 PM
If you pulled any of these, I could really use them for the set I'm putting together:

1 3 8 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 31
35 36 41 47 54 56 62 74 75 84 96 99
101 106 110 116 122 126 128 132 134 136
141 149 153 154 156 162 168 172 176 177
179 180 181 183 184 187 190 191 194 196
199

redsfan24
02-12-2010, 01:23 PM
i need any buffalo bills BASE if you pulled any!

baseball24
02-12-2010, 01:32 PM
Did you pull any Jones-Drew, Darrelle Revis, Ben Roethlisberger, or Limas Sweed? Thanks.

daktion
02-12-2010, 02:04 PM
Nice review Duane. Would love the Hartline if your not keeping it. I'm sure I can find something for you, plus some stamps as always.

-Brett

hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 02:54 PM
If you pulled any of these, I could really use them for the set I'm putting together:

1 3 8 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 27 31
35 36 41 47 54 56 62 74 75 84 96 99
101 106 110 116 122 126 128 132 134 136
141 149 153 154 156 162 168 172 176 177
179 180 181 183 184 187 190 191 194 196
199


I have these for you:
1 3 8 18 19 23 27
35 36 56 62 75 84
101 110 122 126 128 132
141 149 156 162 172 176
179 180 183 187 196 199

Should be in the mail in the next few days.... Enjoy.

Duane

hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Did you pull any Jones-Drew, Darrelle Revis, Ben Roethlisberger, or Limas Sweed? Thanks.


Just have big Ben.
He's on the way....

Duane

hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Nice review Duane. Would love the Hartline if your not keeping it. I'm sure I can find something for you, plus some stamps as always.

-Brett

You may have the Hartline.

Duane

hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 03:12 PM
i don't know about this set, "scary" would be a good word for the artwork. and lol @ Montana's hair...

...interested in any colts you may have pulled :)

Found several Colts for you.

Coming to you.

Duane

hdjstuff
02-12-2010, 03:12 PM
i need any buffalo bills BASE if you pulled any!

Found some Bills for you.

Coming to you.

Duane

jmarascojr
02-13-2010, 10:24 AM
Duane,

Wow, thank you very very much, wasn't expecting all of that...

Thanks again!!!

Fatboycards
02-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Did you happen to pull the Pennington sp?

hdjstuff
02-17-2010, 10:46 AM
Watch the mailboxes...

Duane

timfsu2k
02-19-2010, 02:54 PM
Great, Manning is an SP!

DaSoxFan
02-19-2010, 03:42 PM
Duane, thanks for the goodies.
Henry