Okay... maybe not anymore. But he's still pretty much the only boxer I have ever followed religiously... and he's the only boxer I've ever spent money on to watch (on PPV... not in person). I can't say the same thing in terms of autographs. Three years ago, I picked up a Manny Pacquiao signed 8x10 at the Tristar Show. Since then, I've been looking to add Iron Mike's signature to my collection and now I have.
My buddy purchased a lot of ten miscellaneous signed 16x20's on eBay to resell at shows and gave me first choice. I laid down my $40 and decided to go with the Mike Tyson's Punch-out photo, because it's such an iconic game from my youth.
Eventually I'll have it custom framed and matted with an original video game cartridge and NES controller. Both of those items are high on my flea market search list. I've seen plenty of used controllers and games over the years, but now that I'm actively pursuing them... the inventory has seemed to dry up.
Happy 50th Birthday Mr. Tyson! Thank you for all of the wonderful memories you produced for me and my buddies back in high school and college.
As for everyone else... here are today's questions of the day...
Who's your favorite boxer of all-time?
What are some of your favorite NES games?
I'm pretty sure this post answers my first question. My favorite NES games? Punch-Out would definitely be on the list... along with Metroid, Super Mario Bros., Kid Icarus, Tecmo Bowl, Castlevania, Blaster Master, and The Legend of Zelda.
Looking forward to reading your responses. I hope all of you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Happy Friday and sayonara!