Remember how my blog used to be all about great names? Yeah I do too.
Well it comes and goes, as do a lot of segments on this blog. But back in the day when I first went full on cards, I collected a bunch of different weird names like Wonderful Monds, Rusty Kuntz, Fair Hooker, and God Shammgod. It was a blast but I ended up not sticking with most of those collections other than a few key cards here and there.
Well one collection I never got rid of was Ben Gay. Maybe it's because he was a Cleveland Brown, maybe it's because he had such potential, maybe it's just because his name is so great. I don't know. But regardless, I've always kept a card or two of his around. And now I've got another thanks to COMC - his 2002 Scoreboard parallel:
I really dig Ben Gay. He came from a not great upbringing and succeeded into an NFL player. Of course he then fell out of the NFL within a year...but it's still pretty remarkable he was in the NFL at all.