Sunday, February 21, 2021
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
I will say it's pretty sweet to get this Henne, my favorite of the trio, to celebrate his heroics as he stepped in for a potentially injured Mahomes to shepherd the Chiefs over the Browns. A terrible endzone interception by Henne made it necessary after the KC star built up his team's lead, true, but it was still a blast to see Chad come up with a huge barely short of the first down run on third and 14, then execute coach Andy Reid's ballsy fourth and 1 pass to ice the game instead of going the boring, conservative route. Henne joins such Wolverines as Mario Manningham, Desmond Howard, Brandon Graham, Marlin Jackson, and Ty Law in the annals of NFL Playoffs heroics, so this card will definitely have a special place in his PC. (It's also pretty cool that it's the card with the lowest print run of the bunch!)
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Saturday, January 30, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
I spent a good amount of my time today scanning, which is fun to do once in a while, and the majority of that was getting to my football COMC pickups from late last year. I got everything all cropped and ready to go for a post soon and added all the missing fronts/backs on TCDB. Once you get into doing that you tend to keep it up out of a sense of pride and competition!
Besides, those, though, I also scanned my first eBay purchase of 2021, which ended up costing me a bit more than fifty cents:
Naturally it's a much needed high-end Rich Hill card! The aging lefty appears in both the Winning Materials and Young Stars Signatures sets in Upper Deck's 2007 SPx product, and both of those have printing plate sets. In this case you're looking at the magenta plate from Young Star Signatures which, as you might guess, was an autographed insert:
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
And if he was already doing that, well, in for a penny, in for a pound, right? I was totally surprised to see this awesome signed 8x10 of another guy who starred at Yost Ice Arena for a couple years I had tickets, 2005-06 and '06-'07: Jack Johnson. Jack was a blast to watch during his college days, a major force on the ice, even if he sometimes took stupid penalties. It was no surprise when the #3 overall pick from the '05 draft went pro after a pair of seasons, and he's enjoyed some ups and downs over a long NHL career.
This photo is signed in blue (naturally!) sharpie and is from game action against the Lake Superior State Lakers of the former CCHA, Michigan's longtime pre-Big Ten league.