I had a little time this beautiful Saturday morning and was looking through my scanned/undocumented folder and noticed a couple more cards that I picked up while I was in San Antonio.
The three cards were pulled from a dime box, so you are looking at 30 cents of hard earned money.
The first pairing of cards is DeAngelo Hall and Santana Moss.
Hall has always been a polarizing player. You love him or hate him. I have yet to hear anyone say ‘eh, he’s alright…’ It’s always love or hate with the guy. Personally, I love him. I think he’s passionate and truly cares about what he does…doesn’t hurt that he made a boatload of money from the Raiders and Redskins. He was cut earlier this year and it looked like he wouldn’t be back, but no one around the league really gave him much notice so he ended up back with the Redskins…which makes me happy, especially with all the young players in the secondary this year.
Moss is my man and I love the photo of him in this card. Nice of Panini to get the whole body in the shot too.
The last card is Triple Threads Clinton Portis numbered to 1350. This brings up one of the big issues with the hobby. I’m sure this card was immediately discarded when pulled from a box costing over $150 and redirected to a dime box. Someone was probably trying to pull the big hit and got stuck with this Clinton Portis card…no auto, no jersey, no patch. The only redeeming value is the serial number, but really it’s not that great either…1350! This is why I don’t typically buy boxes anymore, especially of the high end stuff. Had I purchased a box of 2010 Triple Threads and pulled this card, I would have been super excited and more than happy to put it in my Portis collection…but financially, it would not have been worth the price of the box. In this case, I win. Someone else spent the high price and I got a sweet card!