With all the turmoil going on with the burgundy and gold the past couple of days, I thought i’d post about something positive from the cards I already have scanned. Well, nothing positive to see here.
Coming in to the season, I, along with a lot of football analysts had Leonard Hankerson on the list of football guys to have a breakout season. He got off to a very nice start, but stumbled through the season until he was injured a few weeks ago. I still love the kid and think he can have some type of impact with Redskins, but I don’t see him as being any type of breakout star. Just a guy that has a couple of big games each year mixed in with marginal performances.
One thing about Hank that I love is his simple signature. Normally, I frown on the laziness of these kids signatures but this one has a certain flair to it and seems to have been thought out. I like it.
I’m also thinking this could be Fletcher’s last season with the NFL. Actually, I kind of hope this is his last season. He’s not been as productive as in recent years and appears to be losing a few steps…quickly. Still, he brought a ton of passion to the defense, not to mention an abundant amount of leadership. They should build a statue for this undrafted free agent.
As always HTTR and hope you guys are having a good holiday season!
As I mentioned in the previous post Colbey from Cardboard Collections hooked me up with a few extra Redskin cards, which was very cool. As I was flipping through the team bag of cards, I noticed most of the cards I do not have for my team sets, so they will be great additions. Thank, Colbey!
Here is a peek at the cards that stood out for me.
The Orakpo is really nice. One of my favorite players on the team and a Rookie card to boot. This one of those cards that i’ve never seen before either…so a really nice piece of cardboard.
Next is a couple of blasts from the not so far past. SP Threads of Portis and Campbell…wish I had done a better job of aligning the card banding.
Colbey also sent the two Griffin’s from this years Upper Deck set that I noticed on his blog…and really wanted for my RG3 personal collection. Love the Baylor jerseys.
Next is a three card filmstrip of sorts of Moss, Orakpo and Hankerson. I absolutely love the Orakpo photo…although it was used on the Topps issue as well…or at least the same pose…not really sure right now and too lazy to look it up. The Hankerson card is a little disconcerting as it is cropped really poorly and he is chopped off at the ankles…not to mention the gigantic offensive lineman ass poking out from the right. Ass.
I’m ending with Captain Chaos, Chris Cooooooley because I don’t believe he will be back next year…and I hope he ends up retiring. Can’t wait to watch him in the booth calling games in the future…or maybe he will become some crazy weed smoking hippy living in the hills and making pottery.
As I said, there were a lot of great cards and these were just a small handful of my favorites from Colbey. Thanks again!
Next up for the 1/1 series is old alligator arms, Leonard Hankerson.
I am still holding out hope that this kid comes through in a major way this season, he seems to have way too much talent to not become a star…but I could just be another Redskins mouth breathing homer. I know he’s capable of making big plays and becoming a number 1 target for Robert Griffin III.
This card was one of those bidding war cards and I may have outbid myself on this one, but i’m expecting it to be well worth it. I can’t wait to see what he does next season in the burgundy and gold.
The two cards below were picked up from an ebay purchase last week and i didn’t really look at them until i scanned them. Upon this additional inspection i noticed the word Rookie was different on each card and one was a sticker auto. I’m assuming the shorter print Hankerson card was issued prior to the design being refined and finalized so it could be signed in person. While the Niles Paul, not Paul Niles card was done later since it was a sticker card. Either way a little odd that the same card would have different designs…is it a lack of quality control from Panini, or was i duped?!?!!?
Both of these guys were drafted in the 2012 draft as receivers and have really caught on like the team would have liked. I’m expecting big things from both Hankerson and Paul though, especially since Niles has taken on the Rambo personality on his Twitter account. I’m sure this will no doubt carry on to the field as he grows in to his new Tight End position. With Niles, Fred Davis and Logan Paulson the TE position is looking really nice for next season…although, i will miss Captain Chaos Chris Cooley.
Hey kids, i just scored some free cards! Ain’t life GRAND!
One of the great things about Dave and Adam’s card world is the free stuff they send when you order from them, love it.
With my jumbo ’13 Topps box and presell Heritage stuff, i got four blaster boxes of 2011 Rookies and Stars. I bought a few of these cards last year and wasn’t too impressed with them, but hey, free is free. I was hoping to pull some Redskin inserts i don’t have yet…didn’t really happen, but managed to get a couple cards i didn’t have for my team sets. Also pulled a couple jersey rookie cards and some weird ass burnt orange or red or whatever color it is, I had no idea these were a thing.. Can’t be too rare as i got 4 of them in the 4 boxes. All in all, not a bad group of cards. Most of them will end up getting sorted and put away in boxes, never to be seen again until i can trade them or find some time to post them on the ebay.
Here is the notable haul for your viewing pleasure.
The Redskin collective. Funny thing about these cards is that they all came in the same box along with the Hankerson (below). Can you feel the heartache in the face of Aldrick Robinson and his photoshopped jersey, the kid looks befuddled! I needed this card, so i feel good about it, just not comfortable with his look on this one. The other card i didn’t have was the McNabb card. The reason i didn’t have it was because i refused to purchase it on a few occasions. I liked McNabb as an Eagles QB, played well but never great. So when he was traded to the Redskins a couple years ago, i about shit a brick…sideways. This old crapper is coming to play for my team? Seriously? Luckily he played poorly from the get go, so there were no long term plans to keep him around…AND it opened the phenomenal RGVIII phase, that’s Rex Grossman, number 8. That’s a whole ‘nother other post.
Here is the Hankerson card. I wish this guy would get rid of the alligator arms, could be a great receiver for years to come for the Redskins.
So, i was speaking to my wife and apparently these cards look gold to her. Burnt orange, Red, gold…don’t really care. They are just odd to me, especially the way Best and Breaston are slowly bursting out of the faded edges. Nothing much else to say. I may do more research to get an idea of print run on these or who they were meant for (target, wal mart…) or not. They are what they are.
The next group is the shiny and somewhat glossy Longevity cards. I think these are a much better parallel than the gold aura gems from above. Panini managed to do some killer super font type branding on these guys, but I think it works nicely here. They are numbered to 249, so that’s good. The two QB’s are marginal at best, so I don’t expect these guys to skyrocket in price. If there’s a Texans fan out there, I got a card for you!
Last up are the jersey cards. I have somewhat of an affinity for really thick cards. Their nice and hearty plus they always have a different sound to them. Almost a little hollow sounding…or tinny? Not sure. Both guys are WR’s and were rookies as the name of the set would suggest. I know Greg Little has shown some flashes of brilliance, but it’s been tempered by McCoy and Weeden’s ability to get him the ball. The back of the card mentions his fanatical attraction to Anquan Boldin and Andre Johnson, which is great because they are both fantastic WR’s…not sure if Little can get to their level, but he’s still young. He is also wearing double zero, which is not good for binary coding…gotta think he could have picked some number, any number and would have been ok, right?
The other guy is just that…the other guy. I think i heard of him on last season’s hard knocks, but don’t really remember. His cut jersey is a little nicer and he appears to have numerous tattoos. When are they going to come out with tattoo cards? They could call be rip cards called tear for tats or something more witty than that.
that’s all i have for now. I have a couple more box reviews i want to do and should get another few posts in soon, hope you are reading whomever you are.
I wanted to get one more quick post out before i go to bed tonight.
One player that i have gone back and forth on is Leonard Hankerson, a second year player from Miami. He seems to be a guy that has a ton of talent and a wide skill set for an NFL receiver, but has been unable to put it all together. Now, i understand that most of last year he was inactive and didn’t get much action and when he was finally able to get in the games, he had a season ending injury. This year he’s been great and frustrating. Some great catches and some head shaking drops.
I went to the card show at Mall 205 earlier this month and saw this booklet card. It’s my first card of this type and i was pretty excited to pick it up for $20 considering the jumbo multi colored patch and (lazy) autograph…i couldn’t pass it up. I love these book cards and think they are great, if you can afford them. One thing i didn’t think about when purchasing the card is how to store it? I did a little research and see that they now have booklet card cases. Looks like i will need to stop by my local card shop for some supplies this weekend. -HTTR!