I've got one post left in my series covering my huge Sportlots purchase over on TMV, but that's gonna wait (at least) one more day as I feature the final football guy over here: Charles Woodson. As was the case on the other blog, the player featured in the finale is the one for whom I landed the most new cards, and that was definitely the case with Woodson. What did I land, and how many? Keep reading to find out!
The product titles here include Advantage, First Place, Fury, Masters, and Supreme, with a couple Gold Ingot parallels thrown in.
Then 2000 brings us Bowman and its Chrome version, one last Collector's Edge product (T3), and Donruss. I liked seeing the versions of Donruss in the first scan and this one because the manufacturer used those in "what would have been"-type cards in their 2001 baseball return.
A very cool Absolute Memorabilia design kicks off 2001, though it's possible I like it because I associate it with some of my favorite hits. Then there's a pretty good Bowman design, followed by the always excellent Classics, one of Donruss' best brands. Lastly, Focus and Game Time are a couple examples from the Fleer brand explosion around that time (which can be seen much more prominently in my collection when it comes to baseball).
Another three-peat begins 2003 as Fleer leads the charge via Focus, Platinum, and Tradition. The last two are about on par with each other in terms of quality while I don't find Focus that interesting.
Lastly, a couple Leaf-branded products end this scan: the beautiful and shiny Certified Materials and the not-that-exciting Rookies and Stars. I guess I just never saw the use of R&S as a base set, though it did offer some interesting inserts.
Topps' forgettable Platinum shines by itself in terms of the '09 stuff, then we skip 2010 entirely. Excellent designs (as usual, sorry to beat a dead horse) from Prestige and Score are joined by a nice Topps effort called Legends, which correctly included the legendary Woodson.
2012 gets a nice, shiny start with Certified and Donruss Elite, and then the Panini train keeps rolling with Prestige, Rookies and Stars, and Score. I like how the Elite and Score cards both include the retro Packers unis.
Last up, another looker from Topps Archives reps 2013 and a design that's not quite up to snuff with its predecessors can be seen on 2014's Absolute.
This crazy bunch of new cards--almost 150 in total--pushes the Michigan great to the leader of pack that is my football PCs with 264, good for a slim lead over second place guy Chad Henne. We'll see how long that advantage lasts!
With my Sportlots acquisitions from 2017 now done, next on my plate will be the last of my pickups from last year: another huge COMC haul. Stay tuned!