Sunday, August 9, 2009

2009 Score Football

For me, the professional football season has started. Sure, the preseason games that start tonight don't mean a whole lot. But there's something nice to sitting down with your son and give him a chance to explain what's happening on the field. Sure, I know, but he just started his first year of high school football. School starts tomorrow and they have the big Kickoff Jamboree on Friday, to be held at Neyland Stadium, home of the Tennessee Volunteers. He's pretty excited. To be on the same field that Peyton Manning played.

So, yesterday, while buying back to school supplies at Wal-Mart, I found this pack of 2009 Score Football for 97 cents. 7 cards. Better price per card than the 2009 Allen and Ginter. 5 bucks for 8 cards. The frugal in me won out.

Here are three samples of the Score...

The base cards all have this layout. There's some slight color changes between cards, to better match the team colors. This didn't work on the Kellen Winslow, Jr. card. Last year he played for the Browns. This year for the Bucs.

Typical back of a typical card. Not a lot of earth shattering news in the notes section.

One of the inserts. A throwback to 20 years ago. In design, that is.

I also got a glossy card of Jerious Norwood. Whee!

Jerious Norwood - 13 (glossy)
Kellen Winslow, Jr. - 71
Terence Newman - 82
Reggie Smith II - 252
Chris Cooley - 291
Brandon Gibson - 312
Darrius Heyward-Bey - 3 (2009 Rookie)

Overall, I wasn't really impressed. I'm not a big football card fan. Give me some old school stuff. Please. No, that isn't a plea to have you ship me your old cards. These just didn't do it for me.


  1. The fronts are ok, but the backs are ugly.

  2. I hadn't thought about E standing on the same field as Peyton. Hmmmmm. Pretty cool.