Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Great Collecting Mind, Round 2

A couple of months ago, Greg from The Collective Mind blog contacted me about a trade.  About a month later, he sent me a surprise package with some more cards. 

We'll start with some vintage Packers.  According to the back of the card, Ken Bowman was a practicing lawyer in the off-season.  Something tells me that he would have been an intimidating presence in the courtroom.  Willie Buchanon was a two-time Pro Bowler and 1st Team All-Pro in 1978.  This is his rookie card.  And John Brockington was one of the lone bright spots for the 1970s Packers.  He made three consecutive Pro Bowls, from 1971-1973 and was an All-Pro in that span as well.  All three cards are in pretty good condition, but a little off-centered.

Now a little more modern, here are two inserts for my Jordy Nelson PC.

2014 Topps Valor is a beautiful set, and here are two numbered parallels for my PCs.

Here is a new type of card that I've never had before.  This team helmet is raised rubber.  It's kind of interesting.  Even more interesting to me, though, is the fact that the subject matter (Devante Adams, if it's too blurry) has largely overcome his drop problems from last year and has become a dependable receiver in his third season.  He is a large part of the late season surge that could very well end up with the Packers running the table from 4-6 to the playoffs.  To any Lions, Vikings, and Bears fans out there, I apologize.  Sort of.  Sorry, not sorry.

Greg also sent a little set help and a promise for a third round coming soon.  I'm trying to pull some cards for him to cover Round 2 and Round 3.  Thanks for the pleasant surprise, Greg!  I'll take unexpected cardboard in my mailbox any day.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you liked them. I have a knack for pulling GB'ers out of packs, especially Aaron Rodgers. I'll hit your baseball player collections next. Have three Julio Francos set aside already, but no rush on your returns.

    When I pulled that Adams, I was like, that is cool, but what the heck is it? Happy to find it a good home. I hardly have any current Redskins if you'd like to start setting those aside...