Although I collect baseball cards more than all of the other sports combined... I still enjoy watching and collecting other sports. Football has always been a big part of my family. I grew up in a San Francisco 49er household where we watched football every weekend during the season. And my fanfare for the sport has never waned. I just don't really write about it on this blog, because football posts don't receive a lot of views and I'd rather write about something my readers are interested in.
That being said... sometimes an event takes place and it's so monumental... I feel like I need to document it on my blog.
This weekend while sitting at the Serramonte Mall Sports Card, Toys, & Collectibles Show... one of the nearby dealers broke the news of Tom Brady retiring. The news might not have been shocking, but anytime a once in a generation caliber player hangs up his cleats... it's a pretty big deal. It also explained why several people asked about his cards. I actually sold three cards at a fraction of the going rate, but that's a story for another day.
Today I figured I'd just showcase a few of my favorite Brady cards...
2004 Topps Chrome #125
This card is my favorite base card of Brady. I really like the design and it features a great action shot.
I took a break from the hobby in 2001, so I missed out on a lot of Brady's early year cards. Thankfully I purchased a huge collection at the De Anza Flea Market in 2013 that landed me a few 2002 singles that are pretty cool:
2002 Topps Chrome #150
2002 Bowman Chrome #99
2002 Topps Finest #50
2002 SPx #6
2002 Topps Heritage #50
That flea market find is probably where I landed these rookie cards:
2000 Bowman #236
2000 Fleer Traditions #352
These days Brady rookie cards sell at ridiculous prices, so I won't be adding any new ones to my collection.
I'll round out the scans with the only two memorabilia cards I found in my box:
2004 SP Game Used Authentic Fabrics #AF-TB
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas #CC1
UD Masterpieces has always been one of my favorite product lines... and this relic card is stunning.
Side note... back in the late 2000's and early 2010's, I was into buying cheap boxes and cases. In 2011, I bought a sixteen box case of this product for $625 from DA Cardworld which motivated me to build the entire 2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas set. If you're a football fan and would like to see the complete set, click here.
Well that's it for today.
Sayonara Mr. Brady! I was always more of a Peyton Manning guy, but I'm the kind of fan that respects greatness. And a quick peek at your career achievements reveals you're the greatest quarterback of all-time (at least in my eyes). In fact, it's highly unlikely I'll see anyone unseat you from this title in my lifetime.
What about you?
Who do you think is the all-time greatest quarterback?
Happy Monday and sayonara!