About a week ago, i received an email out of the blue from a guy wanting to send me some Redskin cards…and i was like “HAIL YEAH MAN!” So i gave the random guy my home address and waited…not really sure what to expect. This is the first time, somebody out of the blue has been so extremely generous to just offer up some cards, Redskins cards no less. I had to quickly update my lists, which as it turned out was a great step for me to…update my want lists.
Here’s the breakdown of the cards sent by Mark Zentkovich, which i received tonight.
A couple of…umm…Swell cards of some old old old school Redskins. Mr. Battles in some shiny, silky pants…or maybe they are some original Zubaz! The other sepia snap shot is of Turk Edwards on the prowl about to tackle someone while wearing a QB’s number…Jason Campbell.
The next Swell card is of Slingin’ Sammy Baugh, who would have turned 103 a couple weeks ago. Not sure what’s going on with my scanner, but this card is in great shape…not cut and jagged like the upper right shows.
The next series of cards are various team cards from Fleer. I don’t believe Fleer ever made individual player cards during their early 80’s run, just team issues. Luckily though, unlike a couple of the early 80’s Topps sets, the logos on the helmets weren’t airbrushed off.
These beauties are from the 1988 Fleer set, which if i remember correctly was the last year Fleer made team only sets…bringing back their sets in 1990. The game against Chicago was notable for me for a couple of reasons. It was the game that Darrell Green returned the punt while hurdling a defender and pulling a muscle in his rib cage. He was visible holding his side with one arm and holding the football with the other as he brought it back all the way for a touchdown, putting the Redskins up for good. The other notable memory of this game was that it was Walter Payton’s last NFL game…although i was a huge Redskins fan. My favorite non Redskins was hands down Walter Payton. His greatness was something special that i thoroughly enjoyed watching in my younger years…man i miss the 80’s.
Next run of cards are not cards, but stickers…unfortunately, they are the then defending Super Bowl champs over my ‘Skins. Also, got some foil action below.
Badass Jeff Bostic, a former Hog and a former-er Clemson Tiger. No idea who the Bill is though…sorry.
Now some Panini stickers from the year 1989. You know, back when the Redskins weren’t a dumpster fire led by the leaderless. This was quite a grouping of studs too Gary Clark, Darrell Green, Kelvin Bryant and Mark Rypien…man, i really miss the 80’s.
Not bad for something so unexpected, thank you Mark! Really appreciate the cards. I will put something together and send it off to you in a week or so. Much appreciated!
Now, for something fun. One of my favorite groups out right now is Run the Jewels, i’ve talked about them a few times here and made it out to the concert last month at the Crystal Ballroom…with the bouncy floor and all. Here are a couple photos from that show.
A new Run The Jewels video!! So many punch lines in this one too, gotta say El-P really brought it with the innuendos here, plus that poor ass bunny went boom!