After coming home from Christmas in Arizona, I drove down to my P.O. Box and found those football cards sitting there waiting for me.
As it turned out, there were two cards that I needed for my Browns collection.
|(L-R): 2003 Upper Deck Sweet Spot #144 (#/675); 2005 Upper Deck Rookie Debut #116|
There was an interesting oddball set in the package.
|2007 Upper Deck Prilosec Brett Favre six card set|
It is a pretty neat oddball set that I scanned the other day to put into the Trading Card Database only to find that another member added them while I was scanning them. Nice timing.
Here is a selection of some other cards that caught my eye
There were a couple of other SA-GE HIT cards that I really enjoyed, more because I enjoyed watching the player in college as opposed to liking the cards.
|The foil on Playmakers is silver on the left and blue on the right. Foil scans so well.|
Here are a couple of inserts that I remember chasing back in the day. I probably have these cards in one of my old boxes somewhere. They brought back fun memories of hitting card shows with one of my old roommates, even if they are Broncos cards.
I always liked Fleer's All-Pro cards, and at least I could understand the various Topps Gold parallels - so much better than some of the many parallels we see now.
And finally a card of an ex-Browns player that I like, and a nice card from a team I hate.
As much as Browns fans have seen some horrifying ways to lose, the Raiders have suffered two of the most controversial playoff losses - the Tuck Rule game, and the Immaculate Reception/Immaculate Deception depending on which fan base you ask. This is a pretty sweet card of Franco Harris who scored the controversial touchdown versus the Raiders.
A big thank you to Red Cardboard for the football cards that you sent me. I'll eventually get something in the mail to you but I have some boxes to find to try and find some stuff from your wantlists so it may take a little while.
Before opening the first "vintage" baseball card pack that I received for Christmas, I just want to remind people to take a look at yesterday's post for a contest I'm running.
I'm going to open the oldest of the packs I received for Christmas, a 1986 pack of Sportsflics.
45 Lee Smith - Cubs
164 Al Oliver - Blue Jays
64 Tri-Stars Comeback Players: Bert Blyleven, Jerry Koosman, John Denny
Other than the two Browns cards at the beginning of the post, everything else is available for anyone that want it for their collections. Just let me know.