Continuing part of a theme established in the last post, and mainly since I knew Jeff would appreciate at least a few of these, here's four more great cards featuring three of my favorite players from the 2008 class:
Adrian Arrington 2008 Finest Blue XFractor auto (#12/30)
Because I've so often seen this photo on other 2008 Arringtons I own, I could have sworn I had more of the Finest samples, but this is actually only my second! Including four plates, there's actually nine, which could make for a fun, if nearly impossible project.
Chad Henne 2008 Elite auto RC (#093/199)
Mike Hart 2008 Elite Turn of the Century auto (#053/100)
This is a pair I was definitely happy to grab, especially given the prices I saw for each of them online. The person I brought them from was thoughtful and fair about his prices while I chose the ones I felt I could afford and most wanted, so out of the total $300 price I somewhat overpaid for some, but also came out with steals like these two. I love some of the Elite designs that Panini has done over the years (you know, when using actual logos and unis is possible) and I'd argue that they knocked it out of the park here, but of course I'm a sucker for well-done Michigan uni cards. There's a few other players represented in the various auto sets and I may seek them out at some point as well.
A few notes as usual:
- Arrington hits 29 cards, all autographs still
- Hart inches closer to Henne and another milestone at 39
- Henne overtakes Braylon Edwards for second place at 42
- 536 total football hits
- 689 hits from all four sports, with more to come from several sources, so stay tuned for #700
Back soon with more IPP fun, stuff from BA Benny and who knows what else?