|L-R: 2010 Panini Adrenalyn XL #95 and #100|
Here are two base cards from the Panini Adrenalyn XL card game. I've never played the game, or even read the rules, and I know nothing about it.
|L-R: 2010 Panini Adrenalyn XL #98; - Special #S15|
Here is the base Jake Delhomme card, along with his card in a foil Special insert set. You can see that the Delhomme's game stats are higher on the Special card. I guess they wanted to make sure you'd keep buying cards to improve your team with a better version of some of your players.
|L-R: 2010 Panini Adrenalyn XL #99; - Extra #E8|
Here is a similar pair of Jerome Harrison cards, but the insert set is a different foil Extra card. The stats seem to be a little bit more of an improvement on the Extra card as opposed to the Special card earlier.
|L-R: 2010 Panini Adrenalyn XL #101; - Extra Signature #ES8|
Here is another set of cards, but this one has a foil Extra Signature insert card. The signature appears to be printed onto the card. The increase of stats is a even a little bit higher on this insert card.
These cards bring me down to needing two more base cards, of Eric Barton and Sheldon Brown. I also need a Special version of Sheldon Brown, and an Ultimate Signature of Josh Cribbs. From scans I've seen, the Ultimate Signature card also appears to have a pre-printed signature on the card, and the stats appear to be eight higher than the base card.
I'm sure that I will eventually complete all the Browns in this set.
On the other hand, I will likely never complete all the needed Browns cards from the following set.
|L-R: 2010 Score - Scorecard #70 (#/499); - Glossy #169|
In the 2010 Score set, there are fourteen Browns cards to collect. I have all the base cards that I need, but each card also has six parallels (Artist's Proofs, End Zone, Glossy, Gold Zone, Red Zone and Scorecard).
I thought that I read that Ben Watson had announced that this would be his last year playing. Since the Saints were defeated today, that would mean that his career is over. I enjoyed watching him play, and was glad that he had a stint with the Browns.
|L-R: 2010 Score - Glossy #67; - Gold Zone #67 (#/299)|
The Glossy parallel team set is the one that I'm closest to completing. I'm now down to needing just three cards to complete it.
|L-R: 2010 Score - Scorecard #373 (#/499); - Hot Rookies Gold Zone #25 (#/299)|
Oh, yeah, and the insert sets all had the same six parallels. This is the first of the Hot Rookies parallels that I own, but there are also Colt McCoy parallels to find.
|L-R: 2010 Score - Gold Zone #73 (#/299); - Scorecard #73 (#/499)|
These two Massaquoi parallels are added to the Glossy one that I already owned. His three parallels are the most that I have of any player so far.
|L-R: 2010 Score - Red Zone #69 (#/100); - Scorecard #69 (#/499)|
These are my first parallels of the Joe Thomas card. Although the Glossy seems to be the easiest to find, I don't have the Joe Thomas one yet. This is my first Red Zone parallel for this set.
Checking my collection, and doing a little bit of quick math, there are 84 different parallel Browns cards to collect of the base cards. I just picked up nine of them, and they joined eleven that I already had. So, I'm very close to having collected a quarter of the available parallels.
I don't own any of the Artist's Proofs, numbered out of 32, or the End Zone parallels, numbered out of 6. I've still got plenty more of these parallels to acquire.