Monday 22 August 2016

More from a local card store

I poked my head back into the first local card store that I went to last week to pick up a card for a fellow blogger that I saw on display while I was there. To my surprise, the owner said that he had found more Browns for me. As it turned out I already had two of the autographed cards that he found, but I still wound up needing (and buying) the following cards.

2006 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia - Star Gazing Materials Prime #29 (#/50)

It is always nice to get a piece of a number in your patch. Sadly cards like these are so much cheaper with the Browns since so many of their draft picks have not turned out so well.

2007 UD Trilogy - Materials Gold #TM-BQ (#/33)

Another card that was probably a lot more expensive when it was pulled. There are a couple of scratches on the card, but obviously it is quite welcome in my collection.

2007 UD Ultimate Collection - Rookie Materials Silver #URM-JT

The one first round pick that has really worked out since the Browns returned. It is always nice to get more Joe Thomas cards from his rookie year.

2008 Playoff National Treasures #180 (#/99)

My eighth Martin Rucker autograph. A second Rucker autograph was one of the two cards that I didn't buy due to it being a double.

2009 SP Authentic - Chirography #CH-DQ

I enjoyed watching D'Qwell Jackson playing for the Browns and it was great that he overcame two serious injuries while with team. I hope he continues to play well with the Colts.

2009 SPx - Winning Materials #W-JL (#/249)

I was happier to see Jamal Lewis rushing for our team than running against us.

2010 Topps Unrivaled - Rookie Autographs #128 #/780)

This is my ninth different Carlton Mitchell autograph. A couple of years ago Mitchell signed with the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL, but injuries derailed his season with the team. I almost wanted to find him and let him know that I probably had the largest collection of his autographs in Ottawa before he even played for the team.

Now we get to a few more recent cards, including this one that would have cost me a lot more money if I had been approached to buy it during the last two years.

2014 Panini Contenders - Playoff Ticket #240 (#/99)

I've said it before, I like Manziel's autograph.

2014 Panini Elite - New Breed #24 (#/299)

2014 Panini Elite - New Breed #14 (#/299)

A couple of inserts from the same subset. Still one more Brown to find from the subset, a Terrance West card.

2014 Panini Elite - Throwback Threads #23 (#/199)

Nice to see the classic Browns uniform on the Hall of Famer Ozzie Newsome.

2016 Score - Franchise Red #7

The owner said that he had cracked a box of this year's score and had pulled this Browns insert and the next autograph and put them aside for me but didn't have them when I went in last week. He said he would have to look to see where he put his base cards from the set.

Sad to see Benjamin picked as the franchise player in this set since he's playing for the Chargers this year.

2016 Score - Rookie Signatures Scorecard #341

Based on how many consecutive years the Browns have had to start three QBs, there is a chance that Kessler will have to start a game late in the year. Nothing against him, but I hope not. I'd rather see one QB play well and stay healthy for the whole year.


  1. Manziel sure does have a pretty signature - too bad that he'll probably only be using it to sign legal documents from now on.

  2. Those are some nice cards.. Not really a football fan but they are nice.

    So Score is owned by Panini now..