Cards: Score 2010 Hot Rookies, Adrenaline 2010
Acquired: In Person, 6/10/12, 610 Houston Fan Fest III
See Also: Brandon LaFell
Lafell came out with a Detroit Lions hat on to the event. I was naturally a bit shocked as he is a member of the Carolina Panthers. When I got to the front of the line and asked him he said he was wearing it because it matched his hat. I came through the line a bit later again and got the second card signed. I probably could have gotten a third but I gave the Score 2010 Rookies card away to another fan who did not bring anything of him to the event. Brandon is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the Panthers offense. Of course he is overshadowed by guys like Cam Newton and Deshawn Foster, but his speed and hands are a great asset to this young and upcoming Carolina squad. I was surprised that he was at the event. Late last year I had gotten an autographed rookie box breaker of him that set me on a card buying binge.
These are great cards. Not only do they showcase great design, they are great to get autographed and really portray LaFell in action packed poses. Both of these cards are very original looking. The Adrenaline card goes so far as to post the card number on the front and abandons the traditional mantra of putting the company logo there too. The type is strong, and there is no fade anywhere to be found on these cards near the bottom of the player. While it seems that the card companies are moving away from showcasing the players in front of crowds, I still really like both of these cards. I may need to get a few more Adrenaline autographed later on.