Last night after work I took a short walk to look in my mailbox and found a nice bubble wrap envelope waiting for me there. Inside were some wonderful cards!
There were these great Browns Contenders cards...and yes, I can't wait until I can use Browns and contenders in a sentence that doesn't involve cards.
I'm hoping that having Ray Horton back as Defensive Coordinator will help Barkevious Mingo. He was drafted in Horton's first go around with the team, and I'm hoping that he will be used better.
Nate Orchard started to come around at the end of the year, and Charles Gaines saw action in the last half of the year. I hope that both improve and play big roles with the team this year.
Terrance West played last year with the Titans and the Ravens, and in two games against the Browns last year rushed for 47 yards on 10 carries.
Duke Johnson and Danny Shelton were rookies last year, and both have big expectations for their future.
It is funny to compare all the autographs that were sent to me.
Gaines and West are pretty much just their initials; Duke Johnson, not much more than that. And I think Johnson might have been afraid of running out of room on the sticker.
I like Shelton and Orchard's autographs. You still might need to know who it was that signed it, but when you know you can make it out. And I always like when players put their numbers - it really helps out if the autograph isn't on a picture.
The Mingo autograph is one that seems more like a B-ingo one. (And yes, go ahead and sing it out.) I guess the swoop after the B could be the M.
Anyway, all these cards are awesome to me and much thanks go to Matt!
And Matt, for a taste of Browns mustache goodness, I'll take a trip to the 70s for you.
|1975 Topps #314|
|1976 Topps #23|
|1977 Topps #420|