As some of you might have heard, we have gotten a wee bit of snow here in Durham, NC last week. The total around my house was 8 inches, which for the south is as close to the end of the world as you can get. My power went off, then back on a few times, but it was the loss of internet that was staggering to me. Not only does that stop the production of custom cards, but also my posting ability! There were so many topics I wanted to discuss, but in the end I forgot some of it and others are now not worth mentioning. I did have some things I wanted to mention.
Through the Mail Success – Andre Reed
Another of the mini 1959 Wad Wax Heritage Minis came back. This one from newly elected Hall of Fame member Andre Reed. Reed should have been in the Hall of Fame years ago in my opinion. His ability to stretch the field might very well be unmatched in Buffalo Bills history. With 951 receptions and 87 career touch downs, the man sits high among the all time greats. As such he finally gets what he deserves, a bust in Canton.
The breakdown was as follows:
1058 America Way
Del Mar, CA 92014-3919
Turnaround time: 12 days
Total Cards in the set: 4
Remaining to be signed: 2 (Scott and Bruschi)
Next Through The Mail Set Going Out:
These are the next four to go out. They actually went out this morning. Mostly football but with a string of recent successes of Matt Williams, I had to add another one of my 80s cardboard gods.
They are as follows:
Tommie Frazier – One of my all time favorite college quarterbacks. he was recently inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. Saw one TTM success and decided to go for it. Really excited to get this one back, he was up there with Michael Vick as one of the most electrifying players in college football history.
Dan Fouts – My Charger himself, a regular gunslinger from the 70s and 80s. I used to love watching him toss the ball around. Another HOF member that I have to have in my collection.
Terry Bradshaw – Still my favorite Sunday football analyst. He was a pleasure to watch both on and off the field and his 1977 card was my first real valuable card that I put in a top loader. I was six at the time.
Matt Williams – One of those late 80s guys that I had a ton of rookie cards of. May have not been the best of his generation, but a damn good player that was probably one of the most reliable players of his generation both offensively and defensively. Currently managing the Washington Nationals.
Most of these should come back within 30 days.