That changed a bit earlier this week when a seller posted a lot in the football forums that included something that looked nice--nice enough to be on my singles wantlist, that is. When I asked him if he'd part with it by itself, someone else viewing the thread astutely swooped in and made me an offer I couldn't refuse. A few days later, this
Jason Avant 2006 Playoff Contenders auto RC
was in my mailbox. I'm definitely a fan of the Sweet Spot Signatures series that the football sets put out each year, and the evidence is in my Michigan PC, which includes such cards of Brandon Graham, Brandon Minor, John Navarre and Marlin Jackson.
Avant has been one of my favorite players to collect despite the fact that he was never a superstar in college and hasn't risen above his possession receiver status in the NFL. He's just a solid, blue collar player who plays the game the right way, and I'm proud to have him in my PC. As it turns out, Avant is one of my absolute best player collections when you see some of the stuff I have of him. I'm now up to 19 of him, and only two of those aren't autographed or a patch.