I know you are all waiting for me to start up the contest. I promise to get to it as soon as I can - I have the names and the randomizer ready to go...but tonight is a late night at work (it's homecoming week so there's nightly events that I sometimes have to attend). Anyhow, to help tide you over while I put the final touches on the first round of the contest, let's continue ripping the Goodwin Champions blaster box from 2012.
I posted part 1 already, here's the next four packs.
28. Ron Francis
103. Bryan Clay
142. Chantal Sutherland
155. Harry Greb
I used to think I was a pretty big sports fan but I can honestly say I've never heard of any of the four people in this pack. I went with Harry Greb as my scan for the pack because A) he was from Pittsburgh and B) he's boxing in the woods like a true bad*ss. Love it.
17. Grant Hill
118. LeBron James
127. Dennis Eckersley
Mini: 221. Wilin Rosario
The good news here is that I've heard of all four players. Unfortunately, half of them were basketball players (or pumpkin pushers as I call 'em). The mini Rosario is nice enough I guess - it could almost pass as a "real" card.
45. Sonya Thomas
46. Zach Johnson
88. Larry Bird
Lady Luck mini: 105. Mike Bossy
The Lady Luck mini is kind of cool - but the Larry Bird (looking like a soccer player) and the Sonya Thomas (female professional eater?!) each were more worthy of a scan. I had never heard of Sonya so looked her up online - she apparently goes by the name "The Black Widow" of competitive eating (proof on her website). I will say that I don't recommend Google imaging her unless you want to lose your appetite. There's not much attractive about a person cramming their pie hole full of, well, pies...and hot dogs, and whatever else competitive eaters eat.
105. Mike Bossy
120. Kawhi Leonard
144. Adrian Peterson
185. Ormer Locklear
I almost hate to admit it but I've enjoyed these four packs of Goodwin Champions. For pack 8, I got to learn a bit about Ormer Locklear - a guy famous for performing stunts with moving vehicles. He earned most of his fame as a wing walker. In other news, the dude was also apparently crazy. Unfortunately, he met his demise in an airplane crash while filming a movie in 1920.
On that somber note, we end today's edition of the blaster break. There's still four packs remaining - but I certainly don't expect them to be as enjoyable as this quartet ended up being!