Will I beat the odds?

I purchased this value box (a.k.a. blaster box) of 2013 Topps Platinum Football for $11.49. It's hella-hard to pull a hit from a value box, so I'll just cross my fingers for simply a mint Tom Brady base card.

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Base Cards

  • 1 - Joe Flacco

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Flacco earned his second best passer rating of 91.0 in the 2014 season. His best passer rating is 93.6 for the 2010 season.

  • 2 - Jeremy Kerley

  • 10 - Jake Locker

  • 20 - C.J. Spiller

  • 26 - Andre Johnson

  • 31 - Russell Wilson

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Wilson, the man who threw away a Super Bowl championship. Pun intended.

  • 34 - Arian Foster

  • 40 - Andy Dalton

  • 43 - Justin Blackmon

  • 48 - Matthew Stafford

  • 53 - Greg Jennings

  • 61 - Steve Smith

  • 67 - Antonio Gates

  • 74 - Tom Brady

  • 74 - Tom Brady

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Despite playing for the NFL since 2000, Brady continues to impress.

  • 82 - LeSean McCoy

  • 85 - Owen Daniels

  • 90 - Eric Decker

  • 91 - Carson Palmer

  • 92 - Victor Cruz

  • 98 - Matt Ryan

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Ryan threw a stunning 28,166 yards in his first 7 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. Despite his best efforts, his team has only played in two playoff games during that period.


Chrome Rookie Cards

  • 104 - E.J. Manuel [RC]

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Manuel, the man who bombed with the Buffalo Bills. How is that possible?

  • 108 - Matt Barkley [RC]

  • 112 - Denard Robinson [RC]

  • 113 - Quinton Patton [RC]

  • 116 - Justin Hunter [RC]

  • 137 - Tyler Eifert [RC]


Insert Cards

  • X-Fractor 111 - Ryan Nassib [RC] (odds 1:4)

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Nassib is the primary backup to starting quarterback Eli Manning for the New York Giants.

  • ARP-JRE - Jordan Reed [RC] (serial numbered 431/1000 | retail odds 1:355 packs)

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Reed received 499 yards with 3 touchdowns in his rookie season.

Despite being a high numbered hit, Autographed Rookie Refractor Jumbo Patch cards are inserted into 1:44 value boxes, on average.

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