Long snappers, punters, & placekickers... oh my!
I'm not sure about you... but in terms of collecting football cards these three positions get the least amount of hobby love from this collector.
And after watching this...
I felt the need to show Billy Cundiff & his fellow placekicker peers... that I care. So today's post is dedicated to them.
And in honor of them all... here's the lone placekicker memorabilia card in my collection:
2001 Stadium Club "Pro Bowl Jerseys" #SP-MG Martin Gramatica
Okay... so Gramatica isn't exactly a star. But he did lead the league in field goals made back in 2002... the same year he helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Plus... he played in one Pro Bowl.
In fact... this is the only jersey card out there for Gramatica collectors. He has one other memorabilia card, but it contains a piece of a goal post... not a jersey.
Okay your turn...
Who's your favorite placekicker of all-time?
Damn... this is a tough question. My first instinct was to go with Norm Johnson... Seattle's placekicker for most of the 80's... and their all-time leading scorer.
But then I remembered Joe Nedney. Nedney is a local guy, who is one year younger than me. He attended Santa Teresa High School, which was my high school's rival at the time. Later he attended SJSU, where he set their all-time scoring record.
Happy Monday... and sayonara!