This won't be a more formal review partly because it's a set that's not widely available, plus I didn't get images of the box before I ripped it. Therefore, here's a quick recap.
After yesterday's Desmond Howard/Anthony Carter signing, Dustin and I wandered around the (very few) tables at the show. I found myself drawn to the one table with unopened boxes and recognized the guy as a seller I'd seen many, many times at the Gibraltar Trade Center shows I sometimes go to. For $70 I picked up a $25 box of 2010 Topps Update hobby baseball and this $45 box of TK Legacy Michigan VI. This is a series of boxes I'd often seen at the various shows I'd attended but never seriously considered for whatever reason (probably price). However, $45 for 10 packs, each including a Michigan player auto, seemed like it would be fun. And so it was, even more so than I thought.
It would appear that multiple series exist for each team that was represented, and each series includes a diverse set of players from various eras. Even more interesting is the fact that a "limited" number of boxes are made (I believe my label indicated 680). Each four-card pack included base cards, checklists and a couple different inserts, such as program covers and notable games. As for autographs, there are base versions, plus different insert variations. That being said, here's a look at what I pulled:
my second Knight, Marcus donned the Maize and Blue from '96-'99, which means he was on the '97 National Championship team. If "Marcus Knight" isn't a college football player name, I don't know what is.
Wikipedia that he was a senior captain, drafted by the Bengals and also played for the Jets briefly. With Brady Hoke back we may see Michigan tight ends in the NFL once more.
he played Drew Bledsoe to Brian Griese's Tom Brady, then the following year, with Griese graduated, backed up--guess who?--Tom Brady. He did end up in the NFL, if only briefly.
Clock Game, in which MSU (at home) inexplicably got an extra second on the clock from their own timekeeper, then won on the last play of the game. What's funny is that that event can't be what's pictured on the card, which includes Tom Brady as the holder on what appears to be a botched hold. Interesting choice, to say the least.
All that for $45 was a steal as far as I was concerned, and I foresee a few more boxes of this stuff in my future if I can continue to find them at decent prices.
Stay tuned for a look at my 2010 Topps Update baseball hobby box pretty soon, plus a ton of stuff I know I have coming in the mail this week. Also, please make sure to head over to the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame as he's drumming up interest for a hit-filled trade bait draft #2, to which I may be contributing some stuff in an effort to increase the number of potential participants. I was part of the first one and I can guarantee you won't wanna miss this one!