Friday 13 January 2017

COMC Black Friday: Part Five - The Quarterbacks

I'm sure that most readers are familiar with the now-retired Browns jersey that lists all the starting Quarterbacks since the Browns returned in 1999. Not all of those QBs have Browns cards for me to collect, but many do, and I picked up a number of Quarterback cards that came in my COMC Black Friday shipment.

Not only did Tim Couch wear the number 2, but he was the second quarterback to start for the expansion Browns on the list.

L-R: 2001 Fleer Hot Prospects - Honor Guard #46; 2001 Quantum Leaf - Star Factor #SF-14 (#/2000)

L-R: 2002 Finest #46; 2002 Fleer Maximum - K Corps #18 (#/3040)

2002 Fleer Tradition - Headliners #12

Okay, I've said it before, I miss Fleer cards. First off, I love how the K Corps card is numbered out of 3040 - how random. But really, among these cards, the Headliner has to be my favorite! Enough so that I'm going to show the back too.

The card back is pointing back to the days where kids played outside? Awesome!

You know, as much as I can relate to that when I was young, and as much time as I spent at the outdoor rink as a kid, I consider the cold weather now that I'm older and ask how I did that.

Moving on, we find the sixth starter since 1999.

L-R: 2005 Donruss Classics - Stadium Stars Goal Line Bronze #10 (#/750); 2005 Upper Deck - Promo #43

As a Canadian football fan that also watches the CFL, I was very familiar with Garcia before he signed with San Francisco. I was happy when the Browns signed him, and disappointed when things didn't work out. It is nice to add more cards of him in a Browns uniform, even if one of them mentions that he was signed by the Lions.

Let's follow Garcia with the seventh and ninth starters.

L-R: 2004 Topps Pristine - Refractors #114 (#/1099); 2005 Leaf Rookies & Stars Longevity #98

I only ordered the one Luke McCown card, but it looks a lot nicer (shinier) in person.

The foil of the Longevity card really doesn't allow it to be shown off as nice as it could be, but this is a checklist card that has Charlie Frye and Braylon Edwards on the front.

Top (l-r): 2005 Press Pass SE #1; 2005 Press Pass SE - Class of 2005 #CL 3
Bottom (l-r): 2005 Press Pass SE - Old School #OS 9; 2007 Topps Draft Picks & Prospects - Chrome Black #69

It is always nice to get cards of Frye in his Akron Zips uniform. I was surprised to notice that I have over 100 different Charlie Frye cards.

Following Frye as the tenth starter, we get to the last Browns quarterback to make the Pro Bowl.

Top (l-r): 2007 SP Chirography #23; 2008 Bowman Chrome - Refractors #BC122
Bottom (l-r): 2008 Leaf Certified Materials #29; 2008 Stadium Club - First Day Issue #33

Top (l-r): 2008 Topps Lettermen #10 (#/949); 2008 Topps Mayo #227
Bottom (l-r): 2008 Topps Triple Threads - Sepia #11 (#/249); 2008 Upper Deck Icons - NFL Icons Gold #NFL16 (#/99)

2008 Upper Deck Draft Edition #208

Compared to Frye, Anderson seems underrepresented in my collection as I only seem to have 79 of his cards.

For college football, I am a Notre Dame fan, so I am partial to the eleventh Browns starter since 1999.

Top (l-r): 2007 Finest #102; 2007 Playoff NFL Playoffs Preview #P-4
Bottom: 2007 SAGE DECADEnce #15

DECADEnce?  Really, SAGE? Although, looking at the capitalized SAGE, I guess I believe it.

Top (l-r): 2008 Score - Gold Zone #68 (#/400); Red Zone #68 (#/100)
Bottom (l-r): 2008 Score - Future Franchise Gold Zone #FF-2 (#/500); Scorecard #FF-2 (#/999)

Continuing my collection of all the 2008 Score Browns parallels.

Brady Quinn will share the next scan with starter number fifteen.

Top: 2009 Topps National Chicle - Mini #C39
Bottom: 2010 Topps - 1952 Bowman #52B-22

A couple of modern QBs on old-style cards. I also picked up an old-style card of the seventeenth starter.

L-R: 2012 Panini Elite - Elite Series Rookies Silver #8 (#/999); 2012 Topps Chrome - 1957 #18

I almost passed up on the Topps Chrome card because I knew that I had a 1957 Weeden card from that year. Surprisingly it was card #17 which showed Weeden in a passing motion. Who knew there were two cards of all 15 players in the insert set?

Finally, the last QB that I picked up cards for would be happy to sign autographs for you at the Super Bowl for a small fee, he is the twenty-first starter since 1999.

L-R: 2014 Topps Supreme #88 (#/162); 2014 Topps Valor - Speed #50

I know I refer to these QBs by the number of the order that they started in a lot of my posts (I have to laugh about it or I'll cry), but I always have to look it up. Should I try to memorize the list sort of like people do with the US Presidents?

1 comment:

  1. No need to memorize when you can make a blog list 😁 I love refractors so those are my favorites.