Pressing on with the large pile of football pickups I have to scan and post, today we'll be looking at six offensive players whose names begin with "A".
base, Gold Refractor and Refractor versions. Besides the fact that I'm casually shooting for the rainbow, it happens to be a design I like quite a bit.
Yeah, you all know I love this set a ton, including my Gold Henne, base and Silver Jake Longs, and Gold Hart. Despite the fact that the Silver and Gold (numbered) cards are rarer, I much prefer the base versions, with their striking blue (even if it isn't Michigan blue) swath of color. I also like the fact that this photo obviously comes from the 2008 Capital One Bowl. In that memorable game, Lloyd Carr's final as the head coach, Michigan held on for an amazing victory over heavily-favored Floria, led at the time by overrated football Jesus Tim Tebow and pathological liar and piece of shit Urban Meyer. Adrian exploded for nine catches/153 yards and two TDs, including the game-winner late in the fourth. He was so amazing that game and made so many insane plays that I have to embed this team highlight video to include them all:
Arrington's '95 version (still one of the funniest card photos I've ever seen). The trio brings me up to 27 AAs, all autographed.
this Breaston, but I'll be after the others before long. I now have four cards of Askew and they're all autographs.
my third of the guy, and that's not bad. I now have him represented as a Wolverine, Chief and Viking, which is a nice little trifecta.
Avants by the truckful, but today I only nabbed one. It's a pretty nice jersey RC, though, and is my 24th of the stalwart possession receiver. Sterling can be a nice looking set when it wants to be one, and that's a pretty football-shaped swatch of green Eagles jersey. I just feel sorry for the poor Topps employee that probably got fired for not using up all the crappy white swatches first.
For those interested, today's football PC count hit 477 and the overall four-sport PC made it up to 617. More to come soon!