18 December 2015

Pack(s) of the Day 115: 2014 Topps WWE Chrome


The same package that held the 2011 Topps UFC Moment of Truth pack I posted about a couple of days ago also included some WWE cards, including a couple of 2014 Topps WWE Chrome Hobby packs. I was going to stretch out these posts by posting about each pack individually, but even between the two of them I am going to have a hard time finding enough to post about. It would seem that the WWE has moved on without me, and I don't know if I'll ever catch up to it.


I at least recognize Brie Bella and Dean Ambrose. I couldn't tell you anything about them, though. Scott Stanford is someone I don't know. The Corey Graves card is an NXT insert. I think NXT is like the WWE's developmental property. Interestingly, Graves' Wikipedia entry says that he has retired from wrestling, but is still with the NXT as a color commentator. Apparently Scott Stanford is a play-by-play guy for WWE shows.


The second pack was about as exciting as the first one. I have heard Zack Ryder's name and I am somewhat familiar with CM Punk. CM Punk's card is a Refractor. Apparently Diego is the younger brother of Carlito, who is a guy I've actually seen wrestle. That about does it for those cards. I feel a little out of touch when I look at them.

The night before last my wife and I went to see the Postmodern Jukebox concert in Boise. It was pretty good. I've been a fan of their Youtube videos for a while and a fair amount of the fun translated over to the live show. I had one highlight for the night. The MC announced that they were going to do a song from the 90's about what men really feel deep in their hearts. I leaned over to my wife and said, "I bet it's the Thong Song." Then they played that song! I totally called it.


I think their current US tour is about over, but if you get a chance to go to their show or browse their Youtube catalog you should do it.

The new Star Wars movie is out. I haven't seen it yet, but I really want to. Hopefully I will be able to avoid spoilers until I work out a way to see it, but I imagine that some parts of the movie will get spoiled for me in the near future as people are overcome by the urge to discuss it in the open.

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  1. That sounds like a fun show to have gone to.

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  2. So jealous about the concert! Love their YouTube videos. They were in Toronto last month but I couldn't get there.

    I'm looking forward to going to a Straight No Chaser concert while visiting my mom in Phoenix for Christmas. I highly recommend them if you get a chance to see them.

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    1. I will look into it, but I only go to about one concert per decade. I've used my allotment up for the 2010's now, so it's a toss-up whether I go to another show before 2020.

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  3. Corey Graves was the kinda like the lowest possible rent CM Punk as wrestler, but is a surprisingly excellent heel commentator.

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    1. At least he found a good niche to fill.

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