30 Day Baseball Card Challenge

Saturday, October 7, 2017

In Their Honor

I don't watch a lot of college football.  Never have and probably never will.  San Jose State University is my alma mater and honestly they've never been a lot of fun to watch.  I'll occasionally go to one of their games and wear my SJSU gear, but I can't remember the last time I watched them on television.

In fact there are only a handful of games I make an effort to watch each year.  The Big Game between Cal and Stanford.  The Pac-12 Championship.  And maybe two or three bowl games.

Today I actually went out of my way to watch TCU host West Virginia in a battle between two ranked teams.

Don't worry Matt... I haven't jumped on the West Virginia bandwagon.  I was actually rooting for the Horned Frogs.

My niece is in her freshman year at Texas Christian University and the whole family was so proud of her when when she announced her decision to go there back in April.  I immediately started looking for an autograph of a famous alumni to add to my collection in her honor.

After a month of searching, I grabbed this:

2001 Fleer Ultra College Greats Preview #NNO

My other niece is attending Grand Canyon University.  Unfortunately, I can't find any certified autographs of athletes representing GCU anywhere, so my 1996 Leaf Signature Tim Salmon will have to suffice for now:

Her brother is a senior in high school... and will start applying for colleges in the upcoming months.  I look forward to seeing where he ends up... so I can pick up an autograph in his honor as well.

Well that's it for today.  Time to get back to watching the Cubs/Nationals game.

Happy Saturday and sayonara!


  1. That Bob Lilly auto is pretty cool! I really dig the simplicity of the design.

  2. Great Lilly addition.

    I don't watch college football either. Just can't get myself into it like my Giants

  3. Really the only college team I've ever followed was the Ray Meyer DePaul Blue Demons back in the Mark Aguire days. Can't go wrong with a Bob Lilly on card auto. And you don't have to remember that he was a Cowboy.

  4. jon - me too. trying to add the tomlinson auto (tcu alum as well) to go with it

    mark hoyle - thanks!

    sport card collectors - it's way too hard to keep up with all of the teams and players. but i definitely enjoy the atmosphere when i attend games

    hackenbush - lol. i actually grabbed a cowboys autograph too. i HATE the cowboys... but it was super cheap.