Thursday, November 15, 2012

COMC haul #9: The Legend of Tom Brady

(Note:  all COMC haul posts can be accessed here)

About a year ago I was celebrating Michigan finally getting back to a nine-plus-win season thanks to new coach Brady Hoke.  This season's record hasn't been quite as spotless, but at least nine wins this year wouldn't be out of the question again.

I refer back to that post not only because of the timing, but also because today's COMC pickup is the finishing piece of a trio of cards I've wanted, two of which I grabbed almost exactly a year ago:
This is the third of Tom Brady's 2011 Topps Super Bowl Legends Giveaway die-cuts.  A quick reminder of what the first two look like:
These three cards represent Brady's Pats winning Super Bowls 36, 38 and 39, with the latter being today's card, which commemorates the triumph over Donovan McNabb's Eagles.  It was apparently a hobby shop exclusive, but it eventually ended up on COMC and I actually grabbed it for a song--about $3.50--considering what some of these go for, and what I had to go through to get the first two:  entering a ton of codes and doing some furious trading.

I don't have a football inserts album yet, and I'm not sure if that's something I'll do, but either way, this card has a nice home in my Brady PC.  It looks as beautiful in-person as the scan makes it out to be (if not more) and is a nice tribute to Brady's immense NFL success.  Hopefully he'll appear in a few more Super Bowls before all is said and done.

As for his alma mater, the lowly Iowa Hawkeyes travel to town Saturday, so GO BLUE!


  1. I'm not sure if those are really cool or really ugly. Maybe they look better in person.

    1. Yeah, I think your best best is taking a look in-person if you can. I really like how they look, but they don't always scan nicely. The sides are more of a Refratory look than they scan, and the red background doesn't look as nice in the image either. And then there's obviously personal preference.