I don’t typically buy non certified autos since you can never really verify them…plus they tend to be sloppy and not something i’ve been excited about in the past. One table at the Mall 205 show last weekend has a few Redskin autos that I turned down last month, but couldn’t resist this time around. The dealer, Greg, had about 20 of these cards and was more than happy to sell all of them to me. I resisted and purchased the three i liked the most.
Jim Lachey wasn’t really part of the Hogs glory days, but could have easily been a part of their dominance. He would have fit in nicely with Jacoby, Butz, May, Bostic and Starke and may have won another Super Bowl or two. Jim was a part of the Super Bowl XXVI winning team.
Russ Grimm took WAAAY TOO LONG to get in to the Hall of Fame. Offensive Linemen really haven’t gotten the respect they deserve historically. A lot of the reason for this is due to the anonymity with which they play and they don’t have ‘stats’. They do all of the grunt work and protecting the QB and RB, but the guys behind them get all the glory. It’s not fair, but neither is life.
Brian Mitchell is a guy that should be in the Hall of Fame. Only one other player in the history of the NFL has more all purpose yards than him, Jerry Rice. Yet, he is nowhere close to getting in. Not sure why his value to the NFL, Redskins and his return dominance is overlooked by so many. I guess Special Teams is also overlooked. Devin Hester and Josh Cribbs are doing everything they can to change that.
These are the first autos for me from these players and i’m pretty happy with the purchase. All three set me back $10, so i can’t really complain…PLUS, they are all on card autos and not the dreaded stickers. Pieces like these are nice to add to my Redskin collection and are just cool little pieces of history for me.