Or some All-Decade players. There are some great cards here, including Roger Craig getting a blow on the oxygen, a nice LT hologram, and a die-cut Ben Coates. I also like the Richard Seymour rookie and the early Stadium Club of Charles Woodson, but my favorite here has to be the throwback uniform of Champ Bailey. I think the old spearhead helmets are the best uniforms in Redskins history.
And, of course, I'll always welcome some former Cougs to my collection. Detmer and Beck remain two of my all-time favorites some of my favorite BYU memories come with them at the helm of the offense. Those memories seem to be all we fans have for a program that seems to be heading in the wrong direction and is slogging through another disappointing season, having dropped three in a row, including losses to Toledo and South Florida (who made BYU their first FBS win since 2017 last week). Now down to the third-string QB and facing a Top-15 Boise State team, the team may have a rough Homecoming weekend.
Most of the cards I got from Thunderfoot, however, didn't come from my wantlist. Instead, I perused his substantial tradelist for sets that were not represented in my collection. I have an unofficial side project in my collection, a Frankenset with one card representing any [base] set I can add to my collection. Right around 1992, that Frankenset starts to look a little nuts with so many products suddenly flooding the hobby. I was able to click "add" on a lot of cards from sets that needed some representation in my "Through the Years" Frankenset.
Let's travel through time with some football cards. We're starting in 1995 with Isaac Bruce in Playoff Contenders. This scan goes into 1996 with Troy Aikman on a Topps Gilt Edge. I already owned a few of these, but those cards are in other binders. It's a pretty weird set, I think, and I'm not sure that I like it.
This is where things get weird for me. I have very little from 1999-2012, and to be honest, not too many of these sets interest me much. In fact, much of the decade we're about to see looks very similar from year to year. Of the year 2000, I like the Leaf Certified, shown here by Simeon Rice, the most.
2001 offerings here, and my favorite is clean, classic looking Pacific Eric Moulds. I'm also a fan of Topps Gallery and the rare look at Jeff George as a Redskin. I don't think I have any memory of that particular partnership.
Finest is the finest of 2002, in my opinion. I like the shiny blue and the odd squares along the side. Upper Deck and Stadium Club, as always, represent well.
2003 continues on here, and I like this selection a little more than the last. Finest and Absolute are nice and shiny. Prestige is simple, yet interesting. And SPx, wow! That is a crazy looking card. Realistically, I could see myself building a Prestige set from this year if I decided to chase one from 2003.
This was just a sampling of a much larger trade through TCDB. While it didn't hit many needs for me, it was a lot of fun seeing sets that I wasn't familiar with and choosing the right cards to fit in my Frankenset binder. There are so many sets out there that I don't anticipate ever getting a sample of all of them, but it is fun to flip through and see the evolution of sets and brands. Thank you, Thunderfoot, for adding to that enjoyment!