I saw it. But it left me seriously wanting. clicky-clicky
I shan't comment on the basketball or baseball lines, since I don't collect those. Football is not too bad, but even as a big Vikings fan I'm wondering why they are redoing Moss and Culpepper. As I've said elsewhere the only reason to redo them is to have figures with their heads hung in shame after missing the playoffs following a 6-0 start. People complain that they are expensive and hard to come by to which I reply BS. Both can be had for not that much more than cost and shipping. Culpepper's reg can pretty easily be had for cost. Some of the other football is surprising in the sense of rehashes. Manning is deserving, but unnecessary IMO. Still easily available. Holmes too. Urlacher two packs are clearanced as I understand it. Strange thought process.
Being more of a hockey guy I was quite dissappointed by the next two lineups. Mostly collecting goalies and I thought the choices were horrible.
Boucher? 9-9-7 this year. In spite of his shutout record, he's a career backup.
Theodore? good year - bad - bad - good year. That's deserving of a second sportspick?
Aebischer? Great record, but is it because of a great goalie or a lot of goals being scored by a talent laden lineup? Selanne, Kariya, Sakic, Forsberg, Hejduk, Tanguay, etc. I see an offense oriented team here. Not to say Aebischer won't become a premier goalie, but this is a pick based on high sales of Avs players rather than a decent goalie.
Brodeur2? Best goalie in hockey now and potentially historically when he's done. But he's just now being released in the two pack. We have series 1 and Team Canada, both of which are difficult to get, but still.... No accurate mask, no multiple Devils jerseys. I accept this pick, but think it's too soon, unless...
Is this a lockout lineup? Did TMP primarily pick a lineup that could be made with relatively few new players for some reason, perhaps that these series will not be produced in the forseeable future? I have to think so. Hardly need a Naslund2, Jagr2
, Thornton2, Brodeur2, Theodore2, Boucher2, Sakic4. Some great, great picks in there like Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Leetch, but overall, I won't be ordering cases for that lineup.
I'm now dearly hoping for a lockout of significant duration followed by the release of two series of hockey Legends.
Esposito (Phil or Tony)
Henderson (in Team Canada jersey - remember 72?)