The basketball contingent starts with this pair of 2013-14 Panini Crusade RCs of recent stars Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. THJ went on an absolute tear for Atlanta last Friday, then posted this yesterday:
#RespectGreatness indeed.From one Michigan Alum to another, all I can say is that boy Tom Brady is untouchable!!! #GOBLUE @UMichFootball #RespectGreatness— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) February 6, 2017
Joining that pair was this beauty:
Good luck to him! This amazing patch auto is my fourth Robinson hit ant 69th overall in my basketball collection.I want to let all my followers know, if you have any ideas💡 for me to do in the Dunk Contest I wanna hear it!! 😳🤔— Glenn Robinson III (@GRIII) February 7, 2017
Football was represented too, and it even had a Super Bowl connection:
my vintage football collection is this 1962 Post Cereal CFL of former QB Bob Ptacek. If you see a CFL-related card in my collection you can put good money on it having come from Doug, who digs up gems like this all the time. Very cool! It's been almost four years but I previously posted about Ptacek after picking up his TK Legacy auto.
my football inserts PC. Funch's base card from this set looks pretty nice, but this extra shiny/foil-y insert of the 2015 2nd-rounder is cool too.
ALAN BRANCH KILLS QBsUh, I believe that's "Super Bowl champion Alan Branch Kills QBs", friend. Your friendly (except to QBs) neighborhood NT had a half-sack and recovered a big fumble for the Pats on Sunday while earning his place in NFL history.
This redemption is an interesting one for two reasons; first, Branch never signed his cards so these got returned with a "NO AUTOGRAPH" stamp, like so:
Finally, it's hockey time!
Doug, thanks again for a crazy (or would you be more comfortable with loonie?) good package, not to mention the second one I need to post while I try to figure out what to send back your way. In the meantime, happy one week until your birthday!