HI! The subject of today's post is Jason Avant. You may remember him from such posts as "Merry Avantmas!" and "All Avant For Christmas is a Good QB."
I was inspired to post Avant stuff today after his ridiculawesome catch in yesterday's win over the Bucs. What catch am I talking about? Peep THIS:
Anyway, here's a TD's worth of cards of Avant I picked up from COMC the last few months:
Jason Avant 2006 Absolute Memorabilia RPM jersey-ball-jersey auto RC (#033/100)
I already had the non-auto version, so why not grab this one too, since it's 100 times better when signed?
Jason Avant 2006 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor auto (#35/50)
Here's another instance where I already had a lesser version of a card, then found one that was waaaaay, way better. The scan doesn't do it justice? The scan doesn't do it justice.
Jason Avant 2006 Donruss Gridiron Gear Rookie Jerseys Trios jersey-ball-jersey (#36/50)
Nope--I didn't already have a version of this one, but it was a nice frugal pickup in either my Black Friday or Cyber Monday package, I can't remember which. For under $2 I got a sweet triple relic of a great WR.
Jason Avant 2006 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Blue Materials jersey-ball-helmet auto (#24/50)
Ok, ok, this is the last triple relic of the day, and quite possibly the highest-end card, with stiff competition from the BowChro Goldy. What sets this one apart from some of my other hits is the presence of a piece of helmet, which you don't get all that often these days relative to jerseys and pieces of football. This is easily in my Avant top-10 thanks to the great triple relic variety, a sweet signature, and the Blue parallel.
Jason Avant 2006 Press Pass Legends auto
Avant will never go down as a legend at the school, but he'll definitely be remember as one of our better WRs to go on to the pros. What we have here is a typically nice Press Pass design: solid photo, nice area for an on-card auto, and as always, players in college unis. Hey Jeff, ::CollegeUniHighFive::!
Jason Avant 2006 SAGE Autographs Red auto (#636/999)
More college uni goodness on a pretty good SAGE card, though I wasn't as high on the years where they used the holographic stickers that really obscure the autographs. Still, it's a parallel of the Bronze version I already have. Will I try to grab the rest eventually? You never know!
Jason Avant 2006 Topps Draft Picks and Prospects Class Marks auto
Last one, and it ALSO includes a nice college uniform shot. Thanks to this one, I now have Topps DPP Class Marks autos from 2005 (Marlin Jackson), 2006, and 2007 (Steve Breaston).
And now, what I know you've all been waiting for: milestone time:
- Avant jets up the football PC leaderboard past 30 with his new total of 34
- More than 20 of those now feature autographs, which I thought was worth mentioning
- His 34 cards put him in a three-way tie with Adrian Arrington and Mario Manningham for 5th in football
- Football stands at 599 cards. Who'll be #600? I dunno, we'll see when I post next!
- And today's biggest news: the Michigan all-sport count has cracked the 800 mark with a new total of 804. With all the other marks being attained around here, including 150 baseball hits and (soon-to-be) 600+ in football, this is also a very exciting number to hit. At some point I'll have to put together a post that charts the progress of when I hit certain totals
So have a Merry Avantmas, everyone, and come back for football hit #600 soon! And the next time life throws something difficult your way, just ask yourself, What Would Jason Do? and haul that sucker in with a one-handed catch.