Chris Webber 2004-05 Sweet Sigs Sweet Stitches jersey
This Webber, the four football hits you'll see in a minute, and a card I'll be trading, came from a surprisingly useful 6/$5 box of autos and relics. This is actually the last card I grabbed to get up to the magic number of six; I had pretty much ignored the basketball stuff, but when I ran out of stuff from the other sports it took me just a minute to find a C-Webb that would at least be a bit useful to me. All in all it's a decently nice purple Kings jersey, plus it's my 20th basketball hit, so I've got that going for me!
Drew Henson 2003 SP Chirography auto (#139/245)
This really nice Henson 'graph came from my second large purchase of the day, one which mostly included trade bait stuff, but still a bit for me too. Chirography usually means a nicely designed UD auto, and I'd certainly say that's the case here. I now have 12 Henson baseball hits and five of those are autos.
Marty Turco 2002 Topps Heritage Crease Piece jersey
I had just finished up the second large purchase mentioned above when I saw a stack of $1 hits on a table across the way. These belonged to the same guy, and I happily plunked down $1 for this spiffy jersey, my 15th hit of my favorite all-time Michigan goalie. I really do like what Topps did with the design here, down to the detail of the swatch being shaped like a crease, plus the wood grain.
Brian Griese 2002 Private Stock jersey
I got about as excited as you could be buying single-colored jersey relics when I found these four in quick succession in the 6/$5 box, let me tell you. There's so much orange and white here you'd think a Creamsicle exploded! For the price I was glad to add three new A-Trains, plus another Griese, putting them up to 32 and 10 respectively. Two more minor milestones!
In Tuesday's TMV post I wrote about hitting up my favorite vintage guy, and as I occasionally do, I managed to score some football along with the baseball stuff. This second-year Dierdorf card (which will go nicely with his RC!) set me back just $1, which was pretty reasonable considering how nice the condition is. This makes me wonder if I should try to get Dan's Topps base run from his playing career, that could be fun. Anyway, you know I'll buy THAT for a dollar!
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch 1956 Topps
Here's easily the most interesting card of the day. It's not a rookie and it looks like someone took a bite out of the upper-left corner, but it's still a super fun card to add to my Michigan football vintage PC. As if "Elroy" wasn't a funny enough name on its own, Hirsch was nicknamed "Crazy Legs" by a Chicago sportswriter, a name that stuck, obviously. A native Wisconsinite, Hirsch played for the Badgers in 1942, then transferred to Ann Arbor for a naval program, and here he played football for two years, managing to letter in four different sports in '43-'44! Elroy starred for the '51 Rams, who won the championship that year, and he was later enshrined in Canton after a relatively brief but productive career.
How great is this '56 Topps action card of a guy nicknamed "Crazy Legs"? For just a couple bucks I think it was my favorite purchase of the whole show.
Well, with that recap taken care of I should be back to my last few COMC posts, plus showing off a few eBay and Blowout pickups, so look for all that in the next week or two!